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Luxturna, a medication against hereditary degeneration of the retina that can lead to total blindness, will be sold for $850,000 in the United States, making it one of the world's most expensive medical treatments. It is administered in a single dose, according to its manufacturer, Philadelphia-based Spark Therapeutics. It will retail for $425,000 per eye, which is less than the $1 million price tag that had been expected before the company received FDA approval in mid-December. The announcement comes amid a growing debate in the United States over the high cost of medicine, particularly for supposedly innovative treatments. Anticipating... [Read More]
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The Wasco County Sheriff's Office said a Level 3 evacuation order – meaning 'Go Now' – was issued for the 8200 block of Rail Hollow Road to the forest boundary. [Read More]
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Pictures show man stealing items from restaurant's dining room and kitchen, police say. [Read More]
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