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WHO releases Medical Product Alert for contaminated cough syrup

July 20, 2023
Medical Communications Pharmacy, WHO, cough syrups, medical product alert, world health organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) has shared a Medical Product Alert for an additional contaminated cough syrup medicine identified in …


WHO leaves breakthrough cancer therapies off updated Essential Medicines List

July 10, 2019
Research and Development Cancer, EML, WHO, essential medicines list, oncology, pharma, world health organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its list of essential medicines to include 28 more drugs. The WHO’s Essential …


Antibiotic development is inadequate to meet global resistance threat, WHO warns

September 20, 2017
Research and Development WHO, antibiotic resistance, antimicrobial resistance, pharma, pharmaceutical, world health organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report indicating that worldwide development of new antibiotics is not keeping pace …


Takeda secures $312 million zika vaccine development contract

September 5, 2016
Manufacturing and Production, Research and Development, Sales and Marketing Takeda, US government, Zika, world health organization

Takeda has announced that it has been granted a $312 million contract from the US government to develop an inactivated, …

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Novartis receives WHO nod for malaria drug Coartem

July 17, 2015
Manufacturing and Production Coartem, Novartis, WHO, antimalarial, malaria, world health organization

The World Health Organization will add Novartis’ antimalarial treatment Coartem to the prequalified list of vaccines that is supplies to …

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Novo Nordisk obesity drug is launched in the US

April 23, 2015
Sales and Marketing Novo Nordisk, liraglutide, obesity, overweight, saxenda, world health organization

Novo Nordisk is rolling out its obesity drug Saxenda across the US for the treatment of obese adult patients. Saxanda …

WHO: New measures needed to reduce high drug costs

March 26, 2015
Research and Development, Sales and Marketing Europe, WHO, pricing, transparency, world health organization

New approaches to drug pricing and reimbursement are needed to make sure pharma provides access to new medicines, according to …

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Charity challenges Sovaldi patent

February 10, 2015
Sales and Marketing Gilead, HCV, Médecins du Monde, sofosbuvir, sovaldi, world health organization

Doctors of the World (also known as Médecins du Monde) has filed an opposition to the patent for Gilead’s blockbuster …

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Untested Ebola drugs can be used in Africa

August 13, 2014
Research and Development, Sales and Marketing Africa, Biocryst Pharmaceuticals, Ebola, Siga Technologies, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, WHO, world health organization, zmapp

The World Health Organization will allow untested treatments for Ebola to be used in West Africa as the death toll …

WHO: ‘Common infections will kill again’

May 1, 2014
Research and Development, Sales and Marketing AMR, WHO, global, infection, world health organization

The world is heading for a situation where common infections which have long been thought to be no threat to …

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