Africa struggles to stem deadly flood of fake medicine
After he was struck down by malaria and typhoid, Togolese tailor Ayawo Hievi thought he was set to recover when he started taking drugs prescribed by his doctor.But far from curing him, the medication...
Sanders Targets Health Industry’ Profits. Are His Figures Right?
That could bring tradeoffs: for instance, fewer people choosing to practice medicine. But, Meara noted, the number supports Sanders’ larger thesis. “There’s room to pay less.”Other health reform plans...
Johor outpatients can pick up medicine at malls, from May
From May, government health facility outpatients in Johor are expected to be able to collect their medical prescriptions, issued by government hospitals or health clinics, at several dedicated shoppin...
Defective CVS cold medicine caused my violent seizure, permanent injuries, N.J. man says in suit
A New Jersey man has filed suit against CVS Pharmacy, claiming a brand of the store’s cold medicine sent him into a violent seizure that required hospitalization and caused permanent injuries.Brian Hu...
Why India still depends on APIs imported from China?
India has emerged as the ‘Pharmacy of the global south’. But, there’s a flip side to this success story. Deepika Khurana and Dr. Sobuhi Iqbal report how Indian pharmaceutical industry despite being a ...
At age 100, the father of preventive medicine is still going strong — as living proof that he was right all along
CHICAGO — Dr. Jeremiah Stamler has a little problem at work. You know the kind: that checklist item that you can’t quite seem to check, the one part of the big project that you haven’t yet nailed down...
China 'medicine' demand threatens world donkey population: report
Beijing (AFP) - China's demand for donkey skins to make a traditional medicine could wipe out more than half the world's donkey population in the next five years, researchers said Thursday.Nearly five...
Can Southeast Asia Win the War on Diabetes?
Although the WHO endorses the implementation of sugar taxes as the right medicine, the governments need to do a lot more to win the war against diabetes. By Deepika Khurana Southeast Asia (SEA) accoun...
Medicines pose global environmental risk, experts warn
Paris (AFP) - Residues from billions of doses of antibiotics, painkillers and antidepressants pose a significant risk to freshwater ecosystems and the global food chain, a new analysis said Thursday.T...
TB drug price slashed in global push to thwart killer disease
Hyderabad (India) (AFP) - A pharmaceutical multinational on Thursday slashed the price of a key anti-tuberculosis drug boosting the battle against the world's deadliest infectious disease, as a new tr...