Why are cancer drug costs so high?

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering oncologist Dr. Leonard Saltz and Bloomberg’s Cynthia Koons discuss what’s behind high cancer costs with Betty Liu on “Bloomberg Markets.”

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Efforts needed to eliminate leprosy by year-end

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Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thi Xuyen has urged the five remaining localities where leprosy still exists to carry out more drastic measures towards a Vietnam free from leprosy-related issues by the end of 2015.

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Diphtheria outbreak blocked in Quang Nam

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Diphtheria outbreak blocked in Quang Nam

A recent diphtheria outbreak in Central Quang Nam province has been successfully contained with no new cases reported and those who had suffered from the disease recovered.

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Malaria vaccine gets 'green light'

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Malaria vaccine gets 'green light'

The world's first malaria vaccine has cleared one of the final hurdles prior to being approved for use in Africa.

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Rural areas buy up milk formula

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Rural areas buy up milk formula

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are still the most important cities for milk powder sales, while smaller cities/towns and rural areas also play an equally important role, according to a survey released by Nielsen Vietnam on July 22.

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Dirty ice causing health risk in HCM City

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Dirty ice causing health risk in HCM City

Food safety authorities believe up to half the ice used in food and drink stalls in HCM City is contaminated and unfit for consumption.

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World's first malaria vaccine gets go-ahead from EU regulators

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World's first malaria vaccine gets go-ahead from EU regulators

The world's first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it as safe and effective to use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease.

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Two generic drugs reduce breast cancer deaths: studies

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Two generic drugs reduce breast cancer deaths: studies

Two inexpensive classes of drugs available in generic form each reduce the recurrence of breast cancer in post-menopausal women as well as death rates from the disease, a pair of studies reported.

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Many foreign firms found to violate drug quality rules

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Many foreign firms found to violate drug quality rules

The Vietnam Drug Administration (VDA) under the Ministry of Health has publicized the names of 57 foreign pharmaceutical producers whose products violate Vietnam’s quality regulations.

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Alert! Ice cubes in HCMC are dirty

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Alert! Ice cubes in HCMC are dirty

More than half of the samples of ice taken from producers in Ho Chi Minh City had various kinds of bacteria including E.coli, according to the city’s Food Safety Agency.

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Man arrested for brutal beating of lover’s son

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Man arrested for brutal beating of lover’s son

A three-year-old boy is being treated at a hospital in southern Vietnam after a severe beating from his mother’s boyfriend ruptured his intestine and colon.

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Rural areas buy up milk formula

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Rural areas buy up milk formula

Ha Noi and HCM City are still the most important cities for milk powder sales, while smaller cities/towns and rural areas also play an equally important role, according to a survey released by Nielsen Viet Nam on Wednesday.

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Doctors still monitoring man after first heart-lung transplant

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Doctors still monitoring man after first heart-lung transplant

Doctors in Hue have performed the country’s first ever heart-lung transplant on a 40-year-old man who received the organs from a donor from Ho Chi Minh City.

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New national endocrinology hospital facility inaugurated

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New national endocrinology hospital facility inaugurated

A ceremony was held on July 23 to inaugurate a treatment facility of the National Hospital of Endocrinology in Tu Hiep suburban commune of Hanoi.

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4 kindergarten kids hospitalized for drain cleaner poisoning

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4 kindergarten kids hospitalized for drain cleaner poisoning

A kindergarten boy in northern Vietnam is still in unstable condition after he and three friends accidentally swallowed drain cleaner powder, doctors said Friday.

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