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Government-Funded Research: Is It That Different?

In December 2011, the President’s Bioethics Commission released its “Moral Science: Protecting Participants in Human Subjects Research.” The report was ordered by President Obama following an October 2010 revelation that the US Public Health Service supported unethical research in Guatemala from 1946 to 1948 that involved intentionally exposing thousands of Guatemalans to sexually transmitted diseases […]
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JP Morgan Healthcare Conference Marked by Uncertainty

2012 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference Marked by Uncertainty Audrey S. Erbes, Principal, Erbes & Associates, outlines the highlights of this week’s event in San Francisco. One of the few positive notes struck in this week’s 30th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference (held in San Francisco) was the announcement by Kevin Willsey, J.P. Morgan’s co-head of […]
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New Coalition Takes on Neglected Tropical Diseases

A new coalition for sharing pharma IP takes aim at the increasing burden of neglected tropical diseases in the developing world. According to the World Health Organization, neglected tropical diseases affect more than one billion of the world’s poorest 2.7 billion people. Many of these diseases, which can cause blindness and other debilitating symptoms, have […]
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NIH Director Speaks Out on the Institutes' New Remit

As the National Institutes for Health hits the headlines over its remit to help develop new medicines, Director Francis Collins talks to Pharm Exec about the new initiatives he sees as critical for innovation, industry and public health. Francis Collins devoted more than 15 years in the lab to deciphering the human genome. Ten years […]
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Affordable Access to HIV Meds on the Way

UNITAID’s Medicines Patent Pool seeks to bring costly HIV/AIDS treatments and other essential drugs to low-income countries by requiring patent-holders to license their technologies to generics manufacturers. Will pledges of support from the NIH bring some of these patent-holders back to the negotiating table? A new way for patients to have access to affordable HIV […]
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