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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 »

Michigan county fair attendees test positive for rare strain of swine flu

Two children contracted a rare strain of flu after interacting with pigs at a Michigan county fair.  (iStock) Health officials announced Friday that two children were sickened by a rare strain of influenza after coming into contact with pigs at a county fair in Michigan. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said that… Read More »