Counting the Cost

Can the world afford universal healthcare?

Can the UN reach universal healthcare for all by 2030 and how can technology help?

Fault Lines

The Cost of Living: Why US Prescription Drug Prices Are so High

Fault Lines investigates what's behind the skyrocketing price of prescription medication in the US and the human cost.

Middle East

Occupied East Jerusalem cancer hospital faces financial crisis

Running out of money and medicine, Palestinian cancer patients suffer after severe cuts by Israel and United States.

AJ Impact

US government's annual budget deficit balloons to $984bn

With the recent tax cut and spending increases, the national debt continues to demand ever-larger interest payments.

US government's annual budget deficit balloons to $984bn

Asia

Pakistani medical staff strike over privatisation plans

Medical staff are striking in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province over a plan to privatise hospitals.

AJ Impact

Arthritis, cancer treatments show biggest price increases in US

Report says Humira and Rituxan topped list of drugs with highest spike in cost, despite doubt about research methods.

Arthritis, cancer treatments show biggest price increases in US

Latin America

Venezuela's teen pregnancy crisis takes a toll

Already facing a severe economic crisis, Venezuela is struggling to deal with higher than global average teen pregnancy rates.

AJ IMPACT

No-deal Brexit threatens Europe's medicine supplies

Nearly 6,000 drugs will need to go through a new licensing process after Brexit.

No-deal Brexit could deepen Europe's medicine shortages

US Elections 2020

Second US Democratic debate night two: What did candidates say?

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and other Democratic 2020 candidates clash about healthcare and immigration.

Second US Democratic debate night two: What did candidates say?

AJ Impact

White House changes course on how to cut prescription costs

By ditching rebate plan drug companies favoured, Trump signals new willingness to take on manufacturers directly.

White House changes course on how to cut prescription costs

AJ Impact

Trump's executive order will shake up the kidney-care industry

The president ordered the US Department of Health and Human Services to develop policies for in-home kidney treatment.

Trump's executive order will shake up the kidney-care industry

Obamacare

Affordable Care Act: US court to weigh its constitutionality

Court to decide if Congress effectively invalidated ACA when it zeroed out the tax imposed on those without insurance.

Affordable Care Act: US court to weigh its constitutionality

US & Canada

Obamacare: Affordable Care Act under threat in US

There are 8.5 million Americans that receive low-cost health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

US & Canada

Can robots improve a doctor's empathy?

Hal, a state-of-the-art medical training mannequin, is capable of talking and simulating distressed emotions, helping students prepare to deal with real-world situations and behaviours.

US Elections 2020

US Democratic debate night two: What did the candidates say?

Ten more candidates took the stage on Thursday in the final night of the first 2020 Democratic debate.

US Democratic debate night two: What did the candidates say?