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What Will Healthcare Costs Be After COVID? PwC Looks Behind the 2021 Numbers

Whether healthcare spending in 2021 increases by double-digits or falls by one-third directly depends on how the coronavirus pandemic will play out over the rest of 2020, based on PwC’s annual report on medical cost trends for 2021. The three cost scenarios are based on assumptions shown in the fine print on the first chart:… Read More »

Two Huge Covid-19 Studies Are Retracted After Scientists Sound Alarms

The studies, published in renowned scientific journals, produced astounding results and altered the course of research into the coronavirus pandemic. One undercut President Trump’s claim that certain antimalarial drugs cure Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus, concluding that the medications in fact were dangerous to patients. The other found that some blood pressure drugs… Read More »

Private nurses are threatened with the sack after refusing to treat coronavirus patients

Private nurses are threatened with the sack after refusing to treat coronavirus patients because they don’t have enough gowns, aprons and face masks Bosses at Nuffield Health’s Cheltenham Hospital warned they had ‘little choice’  The drastic action was in response to medics refusing to help on the frontline It comes as a survey reveals half of staff… Read More »

China’s Wuhan raises coronavirus death toll by 50% after city revises figures

This photo taken on February 17, 2020 shows medical staff members working at an exhibition center converted into a hospital in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province. STR | AFP via Getty Images Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China, has revised upwards the number of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in the… Read More »

COVID-19 survivors reveal how the crippling illness left them breathless and weak after recovery

Life after coronavirus: COVID-19 survivors reveal how the crippling illness left them breathless, weak and with lingering coughs for weeks after recovery The virus can cause long-lasting lung damage and exhaustion in severe patients More than 84,000 people have been official diagnosed with COVID-19 in Britain Around 10,000 have died but the vast majority will… Read More »

FDA Approves Braftovi (encorafenib) in Combination with Cetuximab for the Treatment of BRAFV600E-Mutant Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (CRC) After Prior Therapy

Print this page April 8, 2020 – Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Braftovi® (encorafenib) in combination with cetuximab (marketed as ERBITUX®) for the treatment of adult patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) with a BRAFV600E mutation, as detected by an FDA-approved test, after prior… Read More »