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FDA Classification Prevents Emergency Authorization For Potential Zika Prevention Technology

The Hill: FDA’s hostility blocks Zika-prevention technology Henry I. Miller, physician, fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and founding director of the Office of Biotechnology at the FDA, and Drew L. Kershen, professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law “…One promising unapproved ‘drug’ that could control the vector…

Collaboration, Innovation Critical To Zika Efforts, Preventing Future Pandemics

The Hill: We need a dose of global collaboration to fight Zika Nima Farzan, chief executive officer of PaxVax, Inc. and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) delegate on the board of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations “…Today, the Zika virus represents a new, potentially devastating pandemic throughout Latin America…

Smart, Coordinated Efforts Can Help Stimulate Innovation, Improve Global Health

STAT: Smart strategies and collaboration can help improve global health Natalie Revelle, deputy director of program-related investments at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…[S]mart, coordinated efforts by governments, international organizations, and impact investors can engage the private sector to better serve the poorest populations. … Guarantees [for a certain…

Next Administration Should Work To Reform How U.S. Pays For Medical R&D

New York Times: The U.S. Is Standing in the Way of Cheaper Drugs for the Poor Jason Cone, executive director of Doctors Without Borders USA, and Raymond C. Offenheiser, president of Oxfam America “…High prices and monopolies are not delivering innovation that responds to people’s needs. In fact, many public…

GlaxoSmithKline CEO Andrew Witty Discusses Drug Prices, Disease Outbreak Preparedness

New York Times: The Pharma CEO Who Wants to Lower Drug Prices Andrew Witty, chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) “…In a recent interview, Andrew Witty, the chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline, who is retiring in March, talked about prices, epidemics, and other health issues. … [Witty:] We’ve been hearing from our…

Like Tobacco Industry, Soda Industry Attempts To Avoid Accountability For Products’ Role In Poor Health Outcomes

Scientific American’s “Food Matters”: If Soda Companies Don’t Want to Be Treated Like Tobacco Companies They Need to Stop Acting Like Them Patrick Mustain, communications manager at Oceana, compares the tobacco and beverage industries and discusses how each obfuscate science and attempt to avoid accountability for and “manipulate understanding of…

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