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Experts from leading cancer centers ask, ‘Where’s the outcry?’

Antiviral drug for post-transplant complications now costs more than the transplant

June 2, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

A life-saving antiviral drug used to treat a type of severe pneumonia in children and adults who have undergone bone marrow transplants can now cost more than the transplant itself after the drug’s sole distributor, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, increased the price by almost 400 percent.

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When flu viruses join forces

Certain influenza variants infect cells better together than apart, new study shows

March 15, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch researchers have discovered that two flu strains can join forces, growing in infected cells in the lab better than either strain alone.

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