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Why organ transplants are so expensive in the US

The average billed cost of a heart transplant is an estimated $US1,382,400, according to consulting firm Milliman, and other organs aren’t much cheaper. Doctors say transplant centres are strong revenue sources for hospitals; they charge high service fees, which factor into the overall cost, to help meet their bottom line. […]
Why organ transplants are so expensive in the US
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Dispensed: Insurers will now cover a $2.1 million drug for kids, the pharma industry’s AI ambitions, and a caravan to Canada in search of cheaper insulin

Hello, Welcome to Dispensed, Business Insider’s weekly healthcare newsletter, and happy August! I hope everyone’s taking the month to do some much-deserved relaxing. It felt like a politics-heavy week for us here on the BI healthcare desk. For starters, we spent our week running around covering some of the proposed […]
Dispensed: Insurers will now cover a $2.1 million drug for kids, the pharma industry’s AI ambitions, and a caravan to Canada in search of cheaper insulin
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Australian scientists have grown a kidney in a dish

A tiny human kidney has been grown in a dish by Australian scientists using stem cells. The breakthrough isn’t the same as growing a replacement organ, yet, the feat has the potential to save billions of dollars and a lot of time in the testing of drugs for humans. New […]
Australian scientists have grown a kidney in a dish