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U.S. regulators approve most expensive medicine ever: $2.1 million to treat fatal disease in babies – CBS News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a $ 2.1 million medication to treat a fatal disease in children — the most expensive treatment ever. The medicine, Zolgensma, by drugmaker Novartis, targets a condition called spinal muscular atrophy that weakens a child’s muscles so quickly they’re unable to move or breathe.  The disorder affects 400… Read More »

Doctor Shortages Leave Some Rural Americans Without Access To Health Care : Shots – Health News – NPR

Enlarge this image For people living in the small town of Arthur, Neb., getting to a doctor can be a challenge. The nearest hospital is located about 40 miles away in Ogallala. Krik Siegler/NPR hide caption toggle caption Krik Siegler/NPR Taylor Walker is wiping down tables after the lunch rush at the Bunkhouse Bar and… Read More »