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As we approach World Health Day (7 April), which this year coincides with the 70th anniversary year of WHO and has a focus on ‘health for all’, we take a look at some key topics that have impacted pharma over the past six months… more

News

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released figures highlighting a startling 400% increase in cases of measles reported in 2017 compared with the previous year’s figures. more

Analysis

NHS England has called on the pharma industry to work with them on an ambitious plan to eliminate hepatitis C throughout the country five years earlier than the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) goal of 2030. more

News

In this online exclusive, Dr Neil Polwart, founder of Novarum DX and BBI group head of Mobile, explains why innovative diagnostic technology has a key role to play in HIV testing and prevention. more

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Speaking at the World Antibiotic Awareness Week, Eriko Takano, professor of synthetic biology at The University of Manchester, has given a glimmer of hope in the antibiotics production crisis — robotics! more

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Pharmacovigilance is a dynamic clinical and scientific discipline that has had an important impact on the public health environment. Madalina Huruba, ELC Group, goes into the history and the necessity of an effective pharmacovigilance system more

Opinion

Virologists from KU Leuven, Belgium, have shown that an experimental antiviral drug against hepatitis C slows down the development of Zika in mice. more

News

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, has launched a vaccine research and development project targeting the prevention of Zika virus infection and disease more

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The European AIDS Vaccine Initiative 2020 (EAVI2020) has launched with a £16 million initiative to accelerate the search a HIV vaccine more

News

Ian Lemon, Essentra, looks at the issues the pharmaceutiucal sector faces with counterfeiting and where the future of packaging is heading more

Opinion

US-based organisation SumOfUs has produced a report that states a frequently overlooked cause of AMR is environmental pollution related to the production of antibiotic intermediates and APIs for antibiotic drugs. more

News

WHO prequalification has been awarded to Novartis' antimalarial medicine Coartem 80/480 mg, making it the first high strength artemisinin-based combination therapy antimalarial treatment available for public sector procurement. more

News

Regulatory affairs services provider ELC Group has signed up for the early-stage development of a novel vaccine targeting prevention of influenza, signalling the organisation's entry into the pharmaceutical development market. more

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The European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) has been joined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to launch the 7th annual ‘International Day for Fighting Infection’ (April 24th, 2015). more

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In its latest push to tackle unsafe injection, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a new campaign to drive the use of 'smart' syringes. more

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Speaking to the Regional Committee for Africa, Dr Margaret Chan, DG of the World Health Organization (WHO) has criticised pharma, calling it a ‘profit-driven industry’, in relation to the continued struggle to disseminate a vaccine for Ebola. more

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Back to the dark ages?

Lu Rahman, EPM group editor, discusses issues surrounding antibiotic resistance more

31 Jul 2014 13:26 Editor's Blog