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Opinion Pieces Address Issues Around Ebola Vaccine Development

Opinion pieces discuss challenges and issues around developing an Ebola vaccine. The Atlantic: An Ebola Vaccine Is Not the Answer Olga Khazan, staff writer for the Atlantic “… [E]ven if a vaccine [for Ebola] works, it would be a stretch to say we could confidently use it to prevent another…

Drug-Resistant Malaria Found Throughout Southeast Asia

NPR: Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreads Across Southeast Asia “Back in 2008, doctors in Cambodia made a worrisome discovery. They were having a hard time curing some people of malaria. … Malaria had evolved resistance to the last medicine we have against it, a drug called artemisinin. … A study published Wednesday…

Antibiotic Resistance Poses Dangerous Health Threat

CNN’s “Global Public Square”: Time to act on the ‘other’ health crisis Tracey Guise, CEO of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and Laura Piddock, director of Antibiotic Action and professor of Microbiology at the University of Birmingham “It’s not surprising that international attention has been focused on the ongoing…

Drug-Resistant Malaria Found In Border Regions Of SE Asia; Experts Bid To Stamp Out Disease

News outlets report on efforts to combat drug-resistant malaria found in border regions of Southeast Asia. Deutsche Welle: Threat from drug-resistant malaria is ‘immense’ “Drug-resistant malaria parasites are spreading across Southeast Asia, a new study found. Oxford University’s Elizabeth Ashley, who led the study, tells DW the mutation poses a…

Drug-Resistant Malaria Found In Southeast Asian Border Regions

News outlets report on a study published Wednesday showing drug-resistant malaria is established in the border regions of four Southeast Asian nations. Agence France-Presse: Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in S.E. Asia “Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperiling global efforts to…

CDC Officials Discuss Efforts Around Anti-Malaria Drug Resistance

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Anti-malaria drug resistance: a threat to global health security In a guest post, Patrick Kachur, chief of the Malaria Branch in the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria at the CDC’s Center for Global Health, and Larry Slutsker, director of the Division of Parasitic Diseases…

White House Panel Expected To Report Link Between Farm Antibiotics, Human Resistance

Reuters: Panel’s report likely to tie farm antibiotics to human resistance “A White House advisory committee is expected to acknowledge the link between antimicrobial resistance in humans and livestock being fed antibiotics when it issues its report in the next few weeks, according to the transcript of a committee meeting…

Solutions Needed To Create More Pharmaceutical Innovation Leading To Accessible Drugs

New York Times: A Dearth in Innovation for Key Drugs Eduardo Porter, New York Times columnist “…Antibiotics face a daunting proposition. They are not only becoming more difficult to develop, but they are also not obviously profitable. … Research on new antibiotics could be encouraged by allowing shorter clinical trials…

Antibiotic Use Rises Worldwide, Study Shows

NPR: Last-Resort Antibiotics In Jeopardy As Use Rises Globally “The total doses of antibiotics sold in clinics and pharmacies around the world rose 36 percent from 2000 to 2010, scientists reported Wednesday. The finding, published in The Lancet Infectious Disease, comes from the first study to look at global antibiotic…