NSW to accept more returning Australians

NSW will accept an extra 500 returning Australians each week, provided other states double their intake. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said she was prepared to accept almost 3000 returning citizens per week, with the daily cap to rise from 350 to about 420 people, after reaching an agreement with Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday. Ms… Read More »

B.C. medicare ruling clashes with 2005 Supreme Court decision that said Quebec can’t ban private health insurance

Article content continued But there were nuances. Three of the seven judges said the insurance ban violated section-7 of the Charter, while one just said it breached a similar section of the Quebec bill of rights and declined to deal with the Charter. Three judges dissented, which meant there was a three-three tie on the… Read More »

Concerns rise that the system for diagnosing epidemics is failing

Bloomberg—How big is the coronavirus outbreak? A lot bigger than we were initially told, it turns out. On Thursday, confirmed cases of Covid-19 in China’s Hubei Province—the epidemic’s epicenter—jumped by almost 15,000. It’s not that there was a sudden wave of new infections. Rather, the increase reflects a change in how China counts patients; it… Read More »

Eli Lilly’s Reyvow, squaring off against AbbVie and Biohaven, posts data showing early and lasting migraine relief

With several new acute migraine treatments vying for market share, Eli Lilly is touting new data on Reyvow showing the med can provide patients “pain freedom” in as little as one hour, plus sustained relief for up to two days. In a phase 3 trial called Centurion, patients who took Lilly’s new drug at the 200mg dose were 4.6 times more likely to experience pain… Read More »