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European Commission adopts its second action plan against antimicrobial resistance

The action plan takes a One Health approach and addresses AMR in bacteria from humans, animals and in the environment. With the new action plan, which builds on a previous…

EATG is concerned by the Cochrane review of DAA treatment against HCV infection

Direct acting agents used against hepatitis C infection are clinically effective and reliable. EATG, the pan-European network of communities of people living with and affected by hepatitis C (HCV) and…

WHO releases full report on evolution of global public health since 2007

WHO: Ten years in public health 2007-2017 “‘Ten years in public health 2007-2017’ chronicles the evolution of global public health during the tenure of Dr. Chan, WHO director general.…

US: Heroin’s use rising, costing society more than $51 billion

Heroin use in the United States was estimated to cost society more than $51 billion in 2015, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Made from…

America pulls opiod from market for first time amid crisis echoing HIV and crack epidemics

The epidemic is impacting people all across the country, and in significant numbers The US Food and Drug Administration is making an unprecedented move, and has ordered a drug manufacturer…

WHO updates Essential Medicines List

WHO updates Essential Medicines List with new advice on use of antibiotics, and adds medicines for hepatitis C, HIV, tuberculosis and cancer 6 June 2017 | Geneva - New advice…

Media coverage of the 70th World Health Assembly

Intellectual Property Watch news coverage of the 70th World Health Assembly: Intellectual Property Watch: WHO official: Medicines should not be priced at the value of a life “Member governments of…

In the Middle East, being HIV-positive is enough to deport you

Migrant workers in the Arabian Gulf can be denied employment or detained for having a contagious disease. Human rights activists believe the policy is detrimental to public health. To read…

Antimicrobial resistance needs new R&D models, NGOs say

A group of non-governmental organisations organised a side event to the World Health Assembly to discuss the growing issue of antimicrobial resistance, the way to incentivise research and development for…

China cracks down on fake data in drug trials

Researchers and manufacturers face possible jail time — or execution — for fraudulent submissions to nation's drug agency. Those who submit faked clinical trial data might now go to jail…