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The New York Times

Shefali Luthra

28 February 2017

Milbridge, Maine, United States

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Throughout the country, issues of health care exclusivity and rising drug prices are being addressed with creative solutions. Innovating new medicines and medicine deliver systems, such as an alternative EpiPen, is pr...

Smithsonian

Brian Barth

2 February 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A program called FVRx (Fruits and Vegetables Rx) enlists physicians, grocery stores, and the government SNAP program to help make underserved communities healthier. When physicians write prescriptions for fruits and v...

Mother Jones

Julia Laurie

7 December 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Opioid addiction has increased throughout the United States. A clinic in San Francisco has been offering an opioid replacement drug called buphrenorphine to help wean addicts away from opioids. The clinic’s success at...

Nature

Amy Maxmen

24 August 2016

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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When the population in need of a new dug is very poor, the private sector has little incentive to create and test new drugs. Through product development partnership, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative keeps t...

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

15 December 2015

Cairo, Egypt

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A new approach to distributing pharmaceuticals in Egypt could become the blueprint for providing cutting-edge medicines to the poor. The approach, developed to fight Hep. C, capitalizes on local networks and involves ...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Monica Campbell

4 November 2015

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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At an Ohio supermarket, refugees get a surprising crash course on everything about pharmacies from the system of refills and dosages to how to open those child-proof bottles. With other offerings such as a class field...

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M. Sophia Newman

1 July 2015

Nairobi, Kenya

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Non-profit organization Reliefwatch is addressing supply chain breakdowns for developing world health clinics by sending them robocalls asking about procurement needs. The information updates a database in real time,...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

20 March 2015

San Jose, California, United States

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One in five seniors reports cutting back on basics like food or heat to afford prescription drugs - for many, cutting back on medicine led to faster health declines, increased hospitalizations and premature death. Sir...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

4 April 2012

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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In the developing world, intestinal worms stunt physical and mental growth, drain energy, and can inhibit school work for children. Deworm the World is a global campaign that lobbied the Delhi government to regularly ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

26 July 2011

India

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One-pill-a-day generic AIDS drugs for poor countries are hard to make because each ingredient is patented by a different pharmaceutical company. The Patent Pool provides a way for companies to donate their intellectua...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

21 July 2011

San Mateo, California, United States

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Once-a-day generic AIDS drugs for poor countries are hard to make because each ingredient is patented by a different pharmaceutical company. The Patent Pool provides a way for companies to donate their intellectual pr...

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