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Canadian panel calls for universal public drug coverage

OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) – A Canadian advisory council studying prescription drug coverage said on Wednesday the federal government should create a C$ 15.3 billion ($ 11.5 billion) universal, single-payer public pharmacare system, and warned that the current system requires a major overhaul. A pharmacist counts prescription drugs at the at the CentreTown Pharmacy in Ottawa, Ontario,… Read More »

Trial shows antihypertension drug may improve pancreatic cancer outcomes

 Locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) — a tumor that, while still confined to the pancreas, involves major abdominal blood vessels — is one of the worst forms of an already deadly tumor, as it cannot be removed surgically. Now a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center clinical trial of a treatment protocol combining intensive chemotherapy and radiation… Read More »