Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Medicare Aims to Expand Coverage of Cancer Care. But Is It Enough? Advertisement Supported by ByRobert Pear April 13, 2019 WASHINGTON — In a major test case, Medicare is poised to cover a promising but expensive new type of cancer treatment, with significant restrictions meant to hold down the cost. Cancer patients, doctors and drug companies are urging the Trump administration to remove the restrictions and broaden coverage so more patients can benefit from the treatment, known as CAR T cell therapy, or CAR-T. But insurance companies are pushing for the restrictions. The treatment is manufactured specifically for each patient, and many more such “personalized medicines” are in the pipeline. Medicare’s final decision, expected in the next few weeks, will influence … [Read more...] about Medicare Aims to Expand Coverage of Cancer Care. But Is It Enough?
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Carolyn Y. Johnson, The Washington Post Published 10:55 am PST, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Stephanie Hinze holds her son Harrison, 2, at home in Gainesville, Ga. Hinze, who suffers from spina bifida, is five months pregnant with her third child. Stephanie Hinze holds her son Harrison, 2, at home in Gainesville, Ga. Hinze, who suffers from spina bifida, is five months pregnant with her third child. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Elijah Nouvelage Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Elijah Nouvelage Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Stephanie Hinze holds her son Harrison, 2, at home in Gainesville, Ga. Hinze, who suffers from spina bifida, is five months pregnant with her third child. Stephanie Hinze holds her son Harrison, 2, at home in Gainesville, Ga. Hinze, … [Read more...] about Long overlooked by science, pregnancy is finally getting attention it deserves
A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked substances being reconsidered for severe forms of mental illness. The nasal spray from Johnson & Johnson is a chemical cousin of ketamine, which has been used for decades as a powerful anesthetic to prepare patients for surgery. In the 1990s, the medication was adopted as a party drug by the underground rave culture due to its ability to produce psychedelic, out-of-body experiences. More recently, some doctors have given ketamine to people with depression without formal FDA approval. The Food and Drug Administration approved Spravato as a fast-acting treatment for patients who have failed to find relief with at least two antidepressants. Up to 7.4 million American adults suffer from so-called treatment-resistant depression, which heightens the risk of suicide, hospitalization and other serious harm, according to … [Read more...] about Mind-Altering, Ketamine-Llke Drug OK’d for Severe Depression
PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:07 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.The list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. From top left: Jenna Ackerley, Anne Beckett-Allen, Katie Bannister, Jane Basham, Dayle Bayliss, Shayra Begum, Nicola Beach, Adele Bellis and Professor Emma Bond Pictures: WENDY AIKEN PHOTOGRAPHY/EDF ENERGY/BARRY ELEY/PHILIP MYNOTT/SUFFOLK COUNTY COUCIL/UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLKJenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women