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U.S. House Passes Spending Bill Including Permanent Repeal Of Mexico City Policy, Increased International Family Planning Funding; Negotiations With Senate Ongoing

Refinery29: House Passes Spending Bill That Repeals The Global Gag Rule “The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to pass a near $1 trillion spending package … Reproductive health advocates lauded H.R. 2740 as a victory for family planning and health care in general. The legislation permanently repeals the domestic…

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Some Poor Countries Pay Up To 30 Times More For Basic Medicines Than Others, CGD Study Shows

Financial Times: Poor countries pay up to 30 times more for medicines “…The Washington-based Center for Global Development examined billions of dollars in spending by developing countries, concluding that low- and middle-income countries were paying 20 or 30 times more for medicines such as omeprazole, for heartburn, or paracetamol, a…