Reports reveal that as many as 144,000 inmates of state prisons in the United States who have hepatitis C are not being given any kind of treatment. Corrections departments in every state were enquired about the number of inmates with hepatitis C, the treatment they were receiving, the drugs used for their treatment and also about policies that exist which concern inmates inflicted with the virus.
The newly formed health insurance administration in China intend to deepen discounts on cancer drugs which were already on its National Reimbursement Drug List (NRDL) based on public bidding and procurement based on cancer therapies. In the meantime, officials will start enlisting negotiations for treatments which were not included on the coverage list.
Hepatitis C is caused by the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), which affects the liver. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that around 399,000 people die every year due to Hepatitis C throughout the world. Hepatitis C leads to cirrhosis and liver cancer since it is diagnosed only at a late stage.
The FDA sent a warning letter to Sichuan Friendly Pharmaceutical after listing it in the import alert list due to its abysmal performance during a fall inspection. The FDA was not pleased with the manufacturing methods it saw at the Chinese API maker’s facility.
In response to the issue, the scientific team of Professor Yazdan Yazdanpanah's Inserm and Sylvie Deuffic-Burban created a mathematical model to estimate the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of varied screening strategies which includes universal screening.
After months of inspections, Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have taken a decision to ban the import of Oxytocin in India from 1 July 2018. The government has restricted private manufactures to produce Oxytocin formulations for domestic use, only state-owned Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (KAPL) have been allowed to manufacture and directly supply to registered hospitals and clinics across India.
The issue gained widespread public attention following the application by a boy’s family suffering from a rare form of epilepsy to use cannabis oil medication. The Home Secretary stated that a license would be issued for the boy’s treatment procedure to go ahead.
In a necessary effort to help curb the antibiotic-resistance issue, Pizza Hut’s efforts to extend the human-relevant antibiotic-free chicken from only their pizzas to all their chicken products, must be praised even though KFC has committed to achieving the same goal by the end of this year.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has included ‘gaming disorder’ as a serious mental health condition in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Gaming disorder is officially considered to be serious since excessive priority is given to gaming over other everyday activities.
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