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A generic drug from Argentina offers cystic fibrosis families hope

UK campaigners protesting for access to the Orkambi in 2017Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA/Shutterstock By Clare Wilson “She’s our child, nothing else matters – I’d lose my house before I take her off the treatment,” says Nina White from Kent, mum of seven-year-old Beatrice. Beatrice has cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition causing progressive worsening of lung function, which… Read More »

Viewpoints: Lessons From A Pediatrician On The Unnecessary Dangers Of Measles; Worrisome Trends Soar After Marijuana Legalization

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Hill: From Doctors To Legislators: Vote Yes On Current Vaccine Bills And Then Do More As a hospital pediatrician, I was heartbroken to care for my first patient with measles. Despite knowing intellectually that, due to poor vaccine uptake, this completely preventable disease would… Read More »

Montreal doctors’ ‘Hail Mary’ treatment could save babies’ lives from most common of all rare diseases

MONTREAL — Lyana Deslauriers was born with eyes a magnetic, ethereal blue, low-set ears and a heart two sizes too large. That thick, dense heart would keep growing and threaten to kill the Joliette, Que., toddler before her Montreal doctors tried something never before attempted — a “Hail Mary” that could turn the world’s most… Read More »