These anti-aging pills seem to be actually working

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Pills hailed as the first real “anti-aging” drugs inched a little closer to the market after a study found they cut the number of respiratory infections in the elderly by half.

The drugs: The pills act on an aging-related pathway called TORC1. Inhibiting this pathway “has extended life span in every species studies to date,” according to Joan Mannick, who led the study for drug giant Novartis. Those species include mice and worms.

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Why does chemotherapy cost $70k in the U.S., but only costs $2.5k in India?

By rejecting patent applications, developing countries have kept down the costs of much-needed medications.

Gleevec, a leukemia drug, costs $70,000 per year in the United States, but only costs $2,500 in India. Why does that drug cost so much more in the U.S.?

 

 

 

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