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Demands of disease drive vaccine science

Producers aim much R&D at targets such as Ebola and HIV for which no vaccine exists Vaccine research has a long history, dating back to Edward Jenner’s first inoculation against…

Report finds wide gap in pharma companies’ profits and spending on R&D

A new report from Public Citizen, the US-based consumer rights advocacy group, shows that the 20 largest pharmaceutical corporations are spending significantly less on research and development of new medicines…

TB Alliance sublicenses promising TB drug from the Medicines Patent Pool

Agreement announced on World Tuberculosis Day revitalizes efforts to develop sutezolid as effective response to infectious disease killer. NEW YORK and GENEVA, 24 March 2017 — On World Tuberculosis Day,…

WHO Advisory Group report on Fair Pricing Forum released

The report from a meeting of a World Health Organization informal advisory group on challenges of medicines pricing and organising a Fair Pricing Forum this spring has been made public.…

TB community demands WHO to include #TBontheList!

The Stop TB Partnership delivered the letter to WHO requesting inclusion of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the WHO's Global priority list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to guide research, discovery and development of…

Join the #TBontheList campaign

Global TB community demands inclusion of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the WHO's Global priority list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to guide research, discovery and development of new antibiotics. Join the Stop TB…

WHO publishes list of bacteria for which new antibiotics are urgently needed

27 February 2017 | GENEVA - WHO today published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant "priority pathogens" – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat…

G-FINDER report 2016

A report on 2015 global investment into research and development (R&D) of new products for neglected diseases shows that year on year investment has decreased by $68 million (a reduction…

Medicines issued from EU-funded research should be widely accessible, groups say

Health advocacy groups called on the European Commission to change the way it funds research and development for new medicines so that innovations can serve a larger public. The call…

HIVACAR takes off to find cure for HIV

Hospital Clinic-IDIBAPS coordinates a European project to obtain a functional cure for HIV with immunotherapy The IDIBAPS and the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona lead a European project aimed at changing…