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Cascade of Costs Could Push New Gene Therapy Above $1 Million Per Patient

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October 17, 2017 at 6:50 am

Outrage over the high cost of cancer care has focused on skyrocketing drug prices, including the $475,000 price tag for the country’s first gene therapy, Novartis’ Kymriah, a leukemia treatment appro...

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On Back Roads Of Appalachia’s Coal Country, Mental Health Services Are As Rare As Jobs

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October 17, 2017 at 5:00 am | PINEVILLE, W.Va. — Every other month, Tanya Nelson travels 32 miles from the heart of Appalachia’s coal country for an appointment with the nearest psychiatrist for therapy and to renew prescriptions...

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Want An IUD? Take Note Of Trump’s New Birth Control Policy.

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October 17, 2017 at 5:00 am | The Trump administration’s recently announced changes to health insurance rules have raised concerns among people wondering how they’ll be affected. This week, I address some of the questions likely ...

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A Few Pointers To Help Save Money And Avoid The Strain Of Medicare Enrollment

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October 17, 2017 at 5:00 am | Older or disabled Americans with Medicare coverage have probably noticed an uptick in mail solicitations from health insurance companies, which can mean only one thing: It’s time for the annual Medic...

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Boone County DWI patrols to increase this week

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October 16, 2017 at 7:34 am | The Boone County Sheriff's Department is stepping up efforts to catch impaired drivers between Monday and Oct. 23. The department will conduct saturation patrols, where one or more units look exc...

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About the opinion page

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October 16, 2017 at 11:46 am | ABOUT THE OPINION PAGE The Missourian’s Opinion section is a public forum for the discussion of ideas. The views presented here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views o...

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MU Homecoming to alter Saturday Go COMO bus schedule

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October 16, 2017 at 10:30 am | Riding the bus in Columbia this Saturday? If so, there are some route adjustments to be aware of. The city's Go COMO transit service delayed the start times of its regular routes Saturday, and it...

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ATV accident leaves Sedalia boy in critical condition

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October 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm | A 12-year-old Sedalia boy remained in critical condition Monday after being involved in an ATV accident Saturday afternoon , according to University Hospital. The boy, who was driving, lost contr...

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Columbia Friends of China to host 10th Annual Dumpling Festival

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October 16, 2017 at 12:30 pm | The Columbia Friends of China has invited the community to partake in a seven-course meal and cultural activities at its 10th Annual Dumpling Festival on Oct. 26. The festival operates with the g...

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