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A new global tool has been launched to help governments reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Read more

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Students at the University of Nottingham will be able to use software to train them in modern drug discovery, thanks to a collaboration with software developer Optibrium. Read more

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A record high in the number of cases of measles in the European Region has been revealed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), leading to calls for immediate action to stop the further spread of the disease. Read more

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A study from the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that a new formulation of a drug that prevents excessive bleeding in women following childbirth could save thousands of women’s lives in low and lower-middle income countries. Read more

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Data and analytics company, GlobalData, has stated that the use of focused smartphone apps could help to solve the issue of medication non-adherence in patients suffering with chronic diseases. Read more

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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… Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read 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! Read 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 Read more

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

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

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

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read 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). Read 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. Read more

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