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Several Republican Lawmakers Argue Colombia Must Alter Drug Approval Criteria To Enter OECD

STAT: More GOP lawmakers urge U.S. trade officials to lean on Colombia over drug approvals “Still more Republican lawmakers are urging the U.S. trade representative to require Colombia to change its laws governing drug approvals before supporting the country’s membership in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an intergovernmental…

Higher Cigarette Prices Could Improve Health, Cut Costs For Health Systems, Study Suggests

Center for Global Health Research: Health, Taxes, and Poverty in 500 Million Male Smokers This press release discusses findings from a recent study published in BMJ examining the effects of higher cigarette prices on global health and development, noting, “Higher cigarette prices would save millions of people from extreme poverty…

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Christian Science Monitor: For doctor in Congo’s overlooked conflict, ‘crisis fatigue’ isn’t an option (Brown, 3/22). Devex: More bad news: Does the media really impact how the aid sector works? (Anders, 3/22). Devex: Q&A: What does 2018 hold for the fight against TB? (Pallares, 3/23). The Guardian: Paraguayan rape victim,…

WHO Should Repeal Policy On Plain Packaging Of Tobacco Products

Forbes: Unbranding Economic Freedom: The WHO And The Case Of Plain Packaging Lorenzo Montanari, director of international programs and affairs for Americans for Tax Reform and executive director of Property Rights Alliance “…The [plain packaging] policy [on tobacco products] is a direct attack on economic freedom and should never have…

Protectionist Policies, Climate Change Threaten Efforts To End Malnutrition, Improve Food Security, Report Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Climate change and protectionism could harm efforts to feed the world: report “Rising protectionist and anti-trade sentiments threaten efforts to curb malnutrition even as more people go hungry and climate pressures rise, a U.S.-based think-tank said on Tuesday. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) noted the…

Argentine Foundation Requests Government Reject Patent Request For HIV Drug Made By Gilead

SciDev.Net: Argentine NGO objects to antiretroviral patent request “An Argentine foundation has asked the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) to deny a patent request for an antiretroviral drug by the North American pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences Inc. … In Brazil the same request by Gilead was rejected in 2017…”…

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