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USA: Tax Dollars Pick Up Two-Thirds of Healthcare Tab

Taxpayers funded nearly two-thirds of all U.S. health expenditures in 2013, and that figure is expected to rise even higher by 2024, a study has found.

Published
22 January 2016
From
MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
Russia at AIDS epidemic tipping point as HIV cases pass one million – official

Russia's AIDS epidemic is at a dangerous tipping point after the number of people registered HIV-positive passed the 1 million mark, the country's top AIDS specialist said on Thursday, warning the rate of infection had reached record levels.

Published
22 January 2016
From
euronews
Building patient groups for viral hepatitis – a new online resource for healthcare professionals

In this guest blog, Jeffrey Lazarus talks about the importance of patient groups for viral hepatitis and introduces a new tool launched by the World Hepatitis Alliance.

Published
22 January 2016
From
BMC Blogs Network (blog)
Global Fund explores next generation financing models

The Global Fund is cautiously exploring the idea of introducing one or more next generation financing models. These are models where the basis for payments to implementers is changed from expenses (the way the Fund currently operates) to outputs, outcomes, or impact.

Published
21 January 2016
From
Global Fund Observer
Number of Russians with HIV Hits 1 Million

The number of HIV-positive patients registered in Russia has reached one million, the Interfax news agency reported Wednesday, citing Vadim Pokrovsky, head of the Moscow-based Federal Center for Fighting AIDS.

Published
21 January 2016
From
The Moscow Times
Solving Pharma's Shkreli Problem

Martin Shkreli has a knack of saying exactly the thing that will make people angry. But the industry’s dirty little secret is that it is full of Martin Shkrelis, albeit less greedy ones with nicer shoes and more polished manners. They usually don’t raise prices on old drugs by 5,000%–just 50% or 500%. Over the past three years Merck’s price increases have amounted to 29% of its sales growth, Pfizer’s 34% and AbbVie’s 112%, according to consultancy SSR, which does health care research.

Published
20 January 2016
From
Forbes
National AIDS Trust appoints Public Health England’s Jane Anderson CBE as new Chair of Trustees

The National AIDS Trust (NAT) has appointed Professor Jane Anderson CBE as its new Chair of the Board of Trustees, due to start in post from 22 March.

Published
20 January 2016
From
NAT (National AIDS Trust)
National HIV Prevention: Hurray for the £1.2 million

Just before the Christmas holidays Public Health England (PHE) released their tender documentation for a new national HIV prevention programme, to last for three years from 2016/17, with the possibility of extensions for a maximum of a further two years. This is very welcome news.

Published
18 January 2016
From
National AIDS Trust
Part 2: National HIV Prevention: Where's the £1.2m?

NAT is calling on the Minister for Public Health and PHE to make their intentions clear as soon as possible. We know there are many people out there who will join us in challenging any proposal to reduce from £1.2 million the planned additional expenditure on national HIV prevention in 2016/17.

Published
18 January 2016
From
National AIDS Trust
The 2016 Hepatitis C Drug Approval Outlook

Here’s what’s in store this year for new hepatitis C therapies, as well as approvals for new uses of existing treatments.

Published
18 January 2016
From
Poz

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