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Kaiser Health News/NPR Examine U.S. FDA’s Priority Review Voucher Program

Kaiser Health News/NPR: Are Golden Tickets That Speed Drugs Through FDA Worthwhile? “…Members of Congress, the pharmaceutical industry, and rare disease advocates have passionately supported [priority review] vouchers as a way to spur development of drugs for rare and neglected diseases. But skeptics, including FDA officials and some academics, have…

38 Research Papers Added To PLOS Blue Marble Health Collection

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Expanding the Blue Marble Health Collection PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases co-Editor-in-Chief Peter J. Hotez, Chief Editor of PLOS Medicine Larry Peiperl, and Editorial Project Manager of PLOS Collections Nathaniel Gore discuss the latest update to the Blue Marble Health Collection, a series of research papers…

CNN Examines Global Impact Of Fungi Infections, Related Deaths

CNN: How fungi kill millions globally “…[T]hese tiny organisms can be fatal and kill an estimated 1.5 million people globally each year. It’s a shockingly high figure and is greater than the number of people who die from malaria, more than twice the number of women who die from breast…

Global Dispatches Podcast Discusses Global Burden Of NTDs With Peter Hotez

Global Dispatches Podcast: Episode 123: Dr. Peter Hotez Mark Leon Goldberg, editor of U.N. Dispatch and host of the Global Dispatches Podcast, speaks with Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, about his “new book called Blue Marble Health that offers evidence…

Southeast Asian Health Ministers, WHO Reaffirm Commitment To Achieving Goal Of Controlling, Eliminating NTDs

U.N. News Centre: U.N. and Southeast Asian health officials reaffirm commitment to ending neglected tropical diseases “Health ministers in Southeast Asia [Tuesday] reaffirmed their commitment to achieve the target of controlling, eliminating, and eradicating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), with the United Nations health agency voicing its support for their efforts…”…

India’s Government To Launch First-Ever Leprosy Vaccine, Developed In-Country

The Guardian: India rolls out world’s first leprosy vaccine as fight goes on ‘war footing’ “…Today India accounts for more than 60 percent of the world’s new leprosy cases and health officials have quietly moved to a ‘war footing’ against it, one senior researcher says. This week the government announced…

Yellow Fever Outbreak In Angola, DRC Not Public Health Emergency But Remains Serious, WHO Says

CIDRAP News: WHO: Yellow fever not a public health emergency “[Wednesday] the World Health Organization (WHO) held its second emergency committee meeting on yellow fever under the International Health Regulations and said the current outbreak in West Africa still does not constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)…”…

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