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The most expensive medicine ever treats a rare condition. The price: $2.13 million – Los Angeles Times

Evelyn Villarreal was one of the first children treated, at 8 weeks. Her family, from Centreville, Va., had lost their first child to spinal muscular atrophy at 15 months. Two years later when Evelyn was born a test showed she also had the disease, so the family enrolled her in the gene therapy study at… Read More »

Over 18 million Brits in ‘fat danger zone’ and twice as likely to get diabetes

Adults who are moderately overweight face a surprisingly high threat of suffering from a number of serious conditions. They face a 140% higher risk of Type 2 diabetes compared with a healthy weight, 28% for kidney issues and 15% for heart issues. The biggest ever study of UK obesity reveals the scale of the problem.… Read More »

Cleveland Clinic acquires Indian River Medical Center, Martin Health in deals requiring $750 million in financial commitments

Cleveland Clinic has closed two merger deals that make the system the new parent of Indian River Medical Center and Martin Health System, a three-hospital system. Both are now officially part of the Cleveland Clinic health system, effective Jan. 1 following recent regulatory reviews and approvals. Moving forward, IRMC and Martin Health will continue all… Read More »