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Time To Combine Traditional And Modern Medicines

Time To Combine Traditional And Modern Medicines

The corona crisis has shown us a stark reality that was otherwise ignored for a long time. Our health systems and healthcare facilities are inadequate, overly expensive, and largely out of reach. When someone in our families falls sick then we get bothered about familial health. Running between doctors, pharmacies and pathologies our budgets get imbalanced, yet we do not[Read More…]

by 18/11/2021 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
A More Sustainable Future that takes the Best from Traditional and Modern Medicine

A More Sustainable Future that takes the Best from Traditional and Modern Medicine

As the pandemic has demonstrated, global supply chains with multiple dependencies are extremely fragile and collapse easily. This has been particularly the case for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), that has seen the prices of medicine skyrocketing. The need of the hour is not only to build alternative and localized supply chains which are also environmentally sustainable, but also to draw[Read More…]

by 13/11/2021 1 comment Life/Philosophy
Why the Approval of That Alzheimer’s Drug Is So Disturbing

Why the Approval of That Alzheimer’s Drug Is So Disturbing

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration ignored the advice of its own expert advisory committee and approved the first new treatment for Alzheimer’s in 18 years. Called Aduhelm, it carries a substantial risk of painful brain swelling and bleeding, requires monthly infusions, and comes with an eye-popping list price of $56,000 per year. These caveats might be fine if[Read More…]

by 19/06/2021 2 comments Life/Philosophy