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TPP Could Block Access To Some Medications In 4 Countries, GlobalPost Reports

GlobalPost: In these four countries, the TPP’s rules on generic drugs could kill people “For its backers, including the White House, the world’s largest ever trade deal is a no-brainer. … But in four of them — Peru, Mexico, Malaysia, and Vietnam — the TPP may have a particular dark…

Despite Challenges, Ebola Vaccine Research Continues In West African Nations

The Lancet: Ebola vaccines line up while industry calls for change “As the West African Ebola outbreak slows, the world has a suite of experimental vaccines in various stages of development. But manufacturers are warning of problems ahead…” (Petherick, 10/10). Reuters: J&J starts vaccine trial in Sierra Leone, even as…

Drug Prices In U.S. Average 3 Times Higher Than In Other Countries, Reuters Reports

Reuters: Exclusive — Transatlantic divide: how U.S. pays three times more for drugs “U.S. prices for the world’s 20 top-selling medicines are, on average, three times higher than in Britain, according to an analysis carried out for Reuters. The finding underscores a transatlantic gulf between the price of treatments for…

Agricultural Productivity Gains Essential To Achieving Global Food Security

Des Moines Register: World still falling short of feeding 9 billion Editorial Board “…According to the 2015 edition of the Global Agricultural Productivity Report released in Des Moines on Wednesday by the Global Harvest Initiative, average global growth was stagnant for the second year in a row. Productivity is a…

New Public-Private Partnerships To Train Health Workers Key To Achieving UHC

Devex: New partnerships essential for global health success Ben Simms, chief executive of the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) “…Without a major effort to recruit and educate health workers, how can the commitment to achieve universal health coverage be realized? Greater emphasis needs to be placed on supporting and…

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