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Viewpoints: Cheaper Drug Imports From Canada Would Be Wonderful But Are Just Another Fantasy; U.S. Needs To Wake Up To Concerns About The Ebola Outbreak

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. Los Angeles Times: Trump Comes To His Senses On Prescription Drug Imports President Trump would prefer that you think he’s working tirelessly to protect Americans from soaring drug prices. His administration announced this week it wants to create a system that allows people to… Read More »

DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency

The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern”. The move may encourage wealthy donor countries to provide more cash. But the WHO stopped short of saying borders should be closed, saying the risk of the disease spreading outside the region was… Read More »

Flu outbreak claims life of toddler

A Western Australian toddler has tragically died after contracting a deadly influenza virus that has killed hundreds of people across the country amid an outbreak. Elijah David Huynh, a two year old boy from the Pilbara, died at Perth Children’s Hospital on Tuesday after being diagnosed with the Influenza A virus. He is the 42nd… Read More »

More patients diagnosed amid Legionnaires’ outbreak

Health officials in Ohio say 10 people have now been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease amid an outbreak at a recently opened hospital near Columbus. Franklin County’s health department said Tuesday that’s up from seven. One of those patients died Sunday. Mount Carmel Health System says the hospital is working with health officials to identify the… Read More »