Tag Archives: Medicine

Is Insulin’s High Cost Keeping Diabetes Patients From Taking Their Medicine? – Kaiser Health News

“One out of 4 diabetes patients in our country cannot afford their insulin.” Kamala Harris on Monday, April 22, 2019, in a CNN town hall event High prescription drug prices are fast becoming a leading political topic, with medications like insulin emerging as a poster child for the issue. Nearly doubling in price from 2012… Read More »

Gene-silencing: ‘New class’ of medicine reverses disease porphyria

Doctors have used a new type of medicine called “gene silencing” to reverse a disease that leaves people in crippling pain. The condition, acute intermittent porphyria, also causes paralysis and is fatal in some cases. The novel approach fine-tunes the genetic instructions locked in our DNA. Doctors say they are “genuinely surprised” how successful it… Read More »