New Alzheimer’s drug could be ‘devastating’ for Medicare

Politico, June 15, 2021: The controversial approval of the first drug to target Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 20 years has been blasted by many experts, because the drug is not proven to work and will cost $56,000 per year. “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that the impact on Medicare is likely to be devastating,” said Diana Zuckerman, the president of the National Center for Health Research.

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Biden’s ‘end cancer’ pledge begs for environmental oversight

E&E News, May 4, 2021: President Biden pledged last week to “end cancer as we know it,” a bold promise focused on boosting funding to the National Institutes of Health for a special Advanced Research Projects Agency-Health. But public health experts who have spent their careers examining environmental causes of cancer say it may not be possible to truly stop cancer without EPA stepping in.

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