Category Archives: healthcare

Positive Results for Ebola Vaccine

Immunovaccine Inc., a clinical stage vaccine company, announced on Aug. 25 positive results for a vaccine formulated in its DepoVax technology in an Ebola virus challenge study performed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the NIH. In a preliminary study, four vaccinated cynomolgus macaque, which are particularly sensitive to the Ebola […]
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China Closes In On US As Biggest Healthcare Market

China overtook Japan as the world’s second-biggest healthcare market in 2013, and with its annual healthcare spending forecast to reach nearly US$900bn by 2018, it will rapidly close the gap on the US, reports the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). EIU’s China Healthy Province Index (CHPI) provides a detailed healthcare profile of each of China’s 31 provinces,ranking provinces […]
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Ebola Debates Turn Everyone into an Expert

It is a tragic truism to remark that the merits of the pharma sector are most sharply perceived only at times of deep human suffering. The debates engendered by the latest Ebola outbreak neatly if nastily demonstrate the point. All of a sudden, the mass media and social networks are reflecting wide public demands for […]
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Are You Aging Well? Ask Pfizer

I’ve just finished taking Pfizer’s #FOGO (Have A Fear of Getting Old?) test on getold.com. I passed with flying colors. The results assured me that I would have a hell of a time aging during these advancing years and that the last lap of my life would be a breeze. Why? I wonder. Was it […]
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Medical Marijuana Trials: Pre-empted by Politics

There has been a lot of debate on the therapeutic use of marijuana. There are currently 24 states that have legalized marijuana for medical use. Most recently, two states, Washington and Colorado, have legalised the drug for recreational use. While there is literature that suggests benefits of marijuana for medicinal use, particularly in animal models, […]
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