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TB drugs Policy to be Introduced

Global public health agencies would discuss the Union Health Ministry’s policy on rationing new tuberculosis medicines at a forthcoming meeting in New Delhi. The Hindu had reported that advanced medicines to treat Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (DR-TB) were available for only about 1,000 patients.

Effect of the Opioid Epidemic on Pediatric Critical Care

Children's admission to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) for opioid overdoses nearly doubled between 2004 and 2015, highlighting the broad-ranging impact of the current opioid crisis in the United States, a new study shows. The study, published online in Pediatrics, is the first to evaluate the effect of the opioid epidemic on pediatric critical care.

Surgery Near End-of-Life Is Common

According to the article from Kaiser Health NewsSurgery has become all too common among those near the end of life. Nearly 1 in 3 Medicare patients undergo an operation in the year before they die, even though the evidence shows that many are more likely to be harmed than to benefit from it.

Lassa fever High Rates of Fatality with No cure and No vaccine

Nigeria has been affected with an outbreak of the deadly Lassa fever since the start of this year. This disease typically has a high rate of fatality, no known cure and no vaccines have been developed against it yet. This is an unprecedented outbreak of this disease that is spreading faster than before. It is infecting more individuals than health workers can handle with their limited resources, say official sources.