(Source: WHO – World Health Organization) BRAZZAVILLE/DAKAR/NAIROBI, 22 April 2013 – Reaching more people and strengthening immunization on the continent is the aim of the third African Vaccination Week (AVW) being celebrated from 22-28 April 2013 unde…
In the 1966 film Fantastic Voyage, a crew of five, including stars Raquel Welch and Donald Pleasance, hopped into the submarine Proteus and were shrunk to microscopic size. Then they were injected into the body of the scientist who had perfected the miniaturization process. Their mission: save him from a blood clot in the brain, the result of an assassination attempt.
“Dear member of Congress,” begins the March 18 letter purportedly sent by various organizations across the country to U.S. legislators. The letter argues against a proposal to let the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary use the purchasing power of Medicare to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies for lower prices on prescription drugs used by Medicare patients through the Part D program. The names of 353 organizations appear after the letter as signers.
Patient groups are hailing a new era of transparency that can improve treatments but drug companies fear the full release of trial data will undermine their business model. By Andrew Jack
A child receives polio vaccination drops as others stand in a line during an anti-polio campaign on the outskirts of Jalalabad.REUTERS/ Parwiz A new global plan aims to end most cases of polio by late next year, and essentially eradicate the paralyzing…
The patent ruling cuts healthcare costs but imperils innovation, and New Delhi must make far greater efforts to invest in its own health system
More than three-quarters of British doctors prescribe a treatment they know probably won’t work at least once a week, like low-dose drugs, vitamins, nutritional supplements or an unnecessary exam.
New chief executive says he is to restructure research and development operations as well as cutting staff by 10 per cent over next three years
Computer-modeling approach zeroes in on compounds that can both hit multiple targets and avoid side effects
OTTAWA — The New Democrats are accusing the Tories of playing partisan politics with a bill that would give the world’s poorest countries easier access to Canadian generic drugs. But Industry Minister Christian Paradis said Tuesday private-member’s bill C-398 wouldn’t … Continued
Companies, like people, must hold fast to the values of integrity, honesty and altruism. To eschew these values is toxic, writes Michael Woodford
Study finds 85% of respondents accept use of animals under some conditions and 55% back it for any research where there is no alternative
A new computer program, still in development, seeks to uncover rare side effects for prescription drugs by searching for people’s complaints on web forums, Twitter and other places online. The programmers hope to identify rare side effects for drugs on … Continued
The business of helping people get a good night’s rest is a fast-growing sector in an otherwise slow-moving economy, with a little fuel additive in the mix that’s only going to make things more interesting. That would be the increasing … Continued
Pfizer‘s animal health unit on Monday filed to sell a 20 percent stake to the public in an initial public offering. The drug giant had announced in June that it would spin off its animal health business in an I.P.O. The … Continued