Amid Scramble for COVID-19 Vaccine, Latin America Turns to Russia

LA PAZ (Reuters) – As Bolivia struggled late last year to secure deals with large drug firms to supply COVID-19 vaccines, the incoming president, Luis Arce, turned to Russia for help. By the end of December, Bolivia clinched its first major COVID-19 vaccine deal, with enough shots for some 20% of the population. The first Sputnik V doses arrived in […]

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Low income cancer patients and those without insurance see fewer trial benefits

When it comes to benefiting from experimental treatments offered in cancer clinical trials, your health insurance status and where you live matters, according to results of two new research studies to be presented at the 2019 ASCO Quality Care Symposium, held September 6 and 7 in San Diego. Cancer patients who enroll in a clinical trial and have no health […]

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The Effect of Income on U.S. Prescription Fill Patterns

But an in-depth look of more than 50 million US prescription claims highlights the stark health disparities between wealthy and poor areas, painting a picture of two different Americas: One where higher-income communities fill more prescriptions for lifestyle conditions and mental health disorders, and another where lower-income communities fill more prescriptions for environmental infectious diseases, and nutritional deficiencies. This analysis […]

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