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Merck Covid-19 pill may cut death risk in half

If approved for emergency use, pill would become the first widely available oral medication to treat Covid-19.

Merck Covid-19 pill may cut death risk in half

Yisrael Katz: 'Benny Gantz is preventing approval of subsidized medications'

Finance Min. Katz slams DM Gantz for preventing updated list of medications from being approved. 'It's an embarrassment.'

'Gantz is preventing approval of subsidized medications'

Report: New medications may not be added to 'basket' of subsidized medications until March

Will the Health Ministry approve delaying decisions on the addition of new medications to the subsidized 'basket' - due to coronavirus?

Report: New medications may not be added to 'basket' until March

Health Ministry: Watch for illegal counterfeit medications

Tel Aviv businesses sold fake medications illegally, Health Ministry says.

Health Ministry: Watch for illegal counterfeit medications

FDA expands warning against use of blood pressure drug

Patients taking affected medication should contact their pharmacist or physician.

FDA expands warning against use of blood pressure drug

New medication gives hope to myeloma patients

Groundbreaking treatment prevents the proliferation of cancerous cells.

New medication gives hope to myeloma patients

New law to allow purchase of medication at any pharmacy?

Knesset committee approves for vote a bill which would allow Israelis to insist on paper prescription, purchase medications at any pharmacy.

New law to allow purchase of medication at any pharmacy?

Israel to fund expensive cancer drugs

Israel adds expensive cancer medication, diabetes technology, and genetic testing to its list of heavily-subsidized tests and treatments.

Israel to fund expensive cancer drugs

ADHD Drugs Found to Trigger Suicidal Thoughts

Canadian Ministry of Health revises warnings on ADHD drugs after numerous reports indicating they lead to suicidal behavior.

ADHD Drugs Found to Trigger Suicidal Thoughts

Ahmadinejad Sacks Cabinet's Sole Woman

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sacked Health Minister Marizeh Vahid Dastjerdi, the sole woman in his cabinet.

Ahmadinejad Sacks Cabinet's Sole Woman

Study: Prayer Tied To Prevention Of Alzheimer’s

A new joint American-Israeli study has found that praying regularly can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by 50 percent.

Study Shows Prayer Tied To Prevention Of Alzheimer’s

Israeli Scientist Develops Kit to Detect Bacteria

A 92-year-old scientist from Hebrew University has invented a kit that enables the immediate detection of drug-resistant bacteria.

Israeli Scientist Develops Kit to Identify Deadly Bacteria

Israeli Drug Firm’s Diabetes Drug Passes Test

A small Israeli drug firm called Kamada reports its drug for juvenile diabetes has passed an interim Phase I and II trial.

Israeli Drug Firm’s Diabetes Drug Passes Test