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Science Survey Examines 10 Potential Vaccines Needing To Move Forward In Clinical Trials

Science: Unfilled Vials “…Developed in university, government, or industry labs, [several experimental vaccines] have proven effective in animals and even been tested in small human trials. But because the diseases they target, like Ebola, are not seen as important threats in the developed world, they have not attracted the industry…

GlaxoSmithKline’s ViiV Healthcare To Purchase Experimental HIV Medicines From Bristol-Myers Squibb For Up To $1.46B

Bloomberg Business: Glaxo to Pay Bristol-Myers Up to $1.46 Billion for HIV Drugs “GlaxoSmithKline Plc agreed to buy Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.’s portfolio of experimental HIV treatments for as much as $1.46 billion in two transactions, bolstering one of the U.K. drugmaker’s fastest-growing businesses…” (Serafino/Kitamura, 12/18). Financial Times: GSK spends up…

Companies Must Not Place Pharmaceutical Profits Ahead Of People’s Health

Forbes: Why Martin Shkreli’s Price Hike May Hurt Everyone … Including You And The Pharmaceutical Industry Bruce Y. Lee, associate professor of international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, director of the Global Obesity Prevention Center, and director of operations research at the International Vaccine Access…

Private Sector Involvement, Collaboration Across Sectors Critical To Achieving UHC

Huffington Post: Achieving Universal Health Coverage: It’s About Time Jeffrey L. Sturchio, president & CEO at Rabin Martin “…[Achieving universal health coverage (UHC)] requires a marriage between the art of allocating resources appropriately with the reality of the burden of disease and what can be done to mitigate it. ……

Global Private Funding For HIV Totals $618M In 2014, FCAA Report Says

Philanthropy News Digest: Grantmaking for HIV/AIDS Totaled $618 Million in 2014, Report Finds “Philanthropic support for HIV/AIDS initiatives in low- and middle-income countries totaled $618 million in 2014, up eight percent from 2013, a report from Funders Concerned About AIDS [(FCAA)] finds. According to the report … the increase –…

Mexico Becomes First Country To Grant Regulatory Approval To Sanofi’s Dengue Vaccine

Agence France-Presse: World’s first dengue fever vaccine cleared by Mexico “The world’s first dengue vaccine won regulatory approval in Mexico on Wednesday, raising hopes that it could prevent more than 100 deaths there a year and eventually perhaps millions around the world…” (Miselem, 12/9). BBC News: Mexico to get world’s…