Prescription drug ‘sticker prices’ may rise in 2021 after years of decline

The number of list price increases of prescription drugs is expected to rise in 2021, reversing a trend of the past five years. A study from 46brooklyn Research, an organization tracking drug prices, found the number of list price increases of brand-name drugs in 2021 has already exceeded the number in 2020, and it is… Read More »

Crowded parties and coronavirus concerns keep high schoolers from returning to the classroom

Their study, published last Thursday in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, found a statistically significant increase in clinic and hospital visits by patients who reported respiratory illnesses as early as the week of December 22. The first known case of Covid-19 in the US was thought to be a patient in Washington who had… Read More »

Viral suppression in Uganda improved by more viral load tests, done faster

Simple measures to improve the ordering and turnaround of viral load tests in Uganda significantly improved viral suppression after one year, a cluster-randomised trial reported this week at the Eleventh International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science found. Although viral load testing is a well-established procedure in Uganda’s national HIV treatment programme, its uptake could… Read More »