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Amsterdam mayor Van der Laan steps down as doctors stop cancer treatment

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Amsterdam mayor Van der Laan steps down as doctors stop cancer treatment


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Dutch firms scout for investment opportunities in health sector

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Dutch firms scout for investment opportunities in health sector


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A light breakfast can cut some cancer drug doses, Dutch researchers say

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A light breakfast can cut some cancer drug doses, Dutch researchers say


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Is Climate Change Linked to Higher Diabetes Rates?

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Hospitals to buy cancer drugs collectively to drive costs down

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One in five doctors gives drugs away to poor patients: research

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  • Amsterdam mayor Van der Laan steps down as doctors stop cancer treatment
    Amsterdam mayor Van der Laan steps down as doctors stop cancer treatment

    , dutchnews.nl

    Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan is stepping down from public duties after doctors told him there is no more they can do to treat his lung cancer. In a letter addressed to ‘Dear Amsterdammers’, the mayor said he had now officially reported in sick and that his duties would be taken over by deputy mayor Kasja Ollongren. Van der Laan went public about his lung cancer diagnosis in January, saying the cancer has spread and that there is ‘little reason for optimism’
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Diseases & Conditions

  • Appeal court backs 12-year-old boy’s decision to refuse cancer treatment
    Appeal court backs 12-year-old boy’s decision to refuse cancer treatment

    , dutchnews.nl

    The court of appeal has upheld the right of a 12-year-old boy to refuse treatment for cancer even though doctors say it will improve his survival chances. Judges ruled that the boy, identified only as David, was capable of making a rational decision not to undergo chemotherapy for a brain tumour, after hearing evidence from a psychiatrist. His father had brought the case against care organisation De Jeugd & Gezinsbeschermers, arguing that David might have been influenced by his mother’s belief in alternative medicine
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Cancer

  • Hospitals and insurers experiment with cancer drugs purchase alliance
    Hospitals and insurers experiment with cancer drugs purchase alliance

    , dutchnews.nl

    Dutch hospitals and insurance companies have launched a pilot project to buy expensive cancer drugs together, the Volkskrant reported on Friday. They hope the alliance will give them a stronger position in negotiations with pharmaceutical companies and so cut costs. Hospitals and insurers have worked together for some time in buying medical aids such as wheelchairs together. The pilot project will focus on drugs to treat patients with leukemia, which currently costs around €30m per year
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Health care

  • Hospitals and insurers experiment with cancer drugs purchase alliance
    Hospitals and insurers experiment with cancer drugs purchase alliance

    , dutchnews.nl

    Dutch hospitals and insurance companies have launched a pilot project to buy expensive cancer drugs together, the Volkskrant reported on Friday. They hope the alliance will give them a stronger position in negotiations with pharmaceutical companies and so cut costs. Hospitals and insurers have worked together for some time in buying medical aids such as wheelchairs together. The pilot project will focus on drugs to treat patients with leukemia, which currently costs around €30m per year
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Patients

  • Custom Door Makeovers Give Dementia Patients a More Comfortable Living Environment
    Custom Door Makeovers Give Dementia Patients a More Comfortable Living Environment

    , countryliving.com

    When you're already losing your memory, giving up your home of 20-plus years and moving into a new environment can be especially daunting. But one Dutch company has a simple solution to help dementia patients feel more at home. True Doors creates door covers using the image of a door from the patient's previous house, thereby recreating the look of the front door they knew and loved. The company says
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Hospital

  • Dutch hospital settles breast cancer royalty dispute with Japanese firm
    Dutch hospital settles breast cancer royalty dispute with Japanese firm

    , dutchnews.nl

    Amsterdam’s specialist cancer hospital, the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, has received millions of euros in damages in a secret settlement with a Japanese pharmaceuticals firm, the Telegraaf said on Wednesday. The payment was made in connection with fraud relating to royalty payments on a breast cancer test developed in the Netherlands that had lasted for 25 years, the paper said. The test allows doctors to monitor how a patient is responding to treatment
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  • Hospitals and insurers experiment with cancer drugs purchase alliance
    Hospitals and insurers experiment with cancer drugs purchase alliance

    , dutchnews.nl

    Dutch hospitals and insurance companies have launched a pilot project to buy expensive cancer drugs together, the Volkskrant reported on Friday. They hope the alliance will give them a stronger position in negotiations with pharmaceutical companies and so cut costs. Hospitals and insurers have worked together for some time in buying medical aids such as wheelchairs together. The pilot project will focus on drugs to treat patients with leukemia, which currently costs around €30m per year
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