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GSK Submits Malaria Vaccine Candidate for EMA Approval

GSK announced that it has submitted a regulatory filing to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for its malaria vaccine candidate, RTS,S. RTS,S is intended for use against the Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite, which is most prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It is estimated that malaria accounts for approximately 90% of deaths in SSA, of which 77% occur […]
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Antibiotics Discovery: Time for a ‘Manhattan Project’

by Susan Crowley The innovative pharmaceutical industry is under attack from critics around the world for failing to develop new antibiotics to treat emerging infections. The charge has been furthered by statements from World Health Organization (WHO) director Margaret Chan. In 2012, she warned that bacteria were starting to become so resistant to common antibiotics […]
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Assessing the Value of Retrospective Studies: Real-World Data, Real-World Applications

by Sarah Ray The value of retrospective studies cannot be overstated. Retrospective studies affect many healthcare sectors, including the pharmaceutical industry and general public health. Applying these studies provides clear advantages at different points of the product life-cycle. During drug development, these studies may help clinical teams propose adaptations or even a companion diagnostic tests […]
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UN Pact Scuttles Anti-Vaccine Provision

A new international agreement to reduce mercury contamination of air and water was recently adopted by 140 countries, without a proposal that threatened to limit access to vaccines in much of the world. The credit goes to public health authorities and medical experts who challenged a provision blocking production of vaccines with the preservative thimerosal, […]
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Measuring Responsibility in Big Pharma

Measuring Responsibility in Big Pharma If you can’t measure it, the saying goes, it doesn’t count.  But what if you’re measuring the wrong things? The Access to Medicines Index (www.accesstomedicineindex.org) is an attempt to measure and compare the corporate social responsibility of both innovator (20) and generics (7) companies based on a number of different […]
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