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HIV Prevention Group Files Petition With U.S. Patents Office Alleging Gilead Delayed Improved HIV Drug Development To Gain Profits From Older Medicines

Washington Post: Gilead delayed safer HIV drug to extend monopoly profits, advocates allege “…An HIV-prevention group called PrEP4All Collaboration filed a petition Wednesday with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office contending Gilead knew its new, improved drug — approved in 2015 and now part of Gilead’s combination therapies Genvoya and…

Expert Discusses Role Of Venture Capital In Achieving Global Health Goals

World Economic Forum: How venture capital can transform global health Nina Rawal, founder and managing director of Emerging Health Ventures, discusses the financing needs to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the role of venture capital. Rawal concludes, “The venture capital model is far from perfect and is not proposed…

MSF Calls On Gavi Board To Stop Paying Subsidies To Pfizer, GSK For Pneumococcal Vaccine

Médecins Sans Frontières: Pharma giants shouldn’t receive multi-million dollar pneumonia vaccine subsidy “Ahead of this week’s board meeting of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, in New Delhi, India, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) called on board members to immediately stop paying out funds from a remaining US$262 million subsidy to the pharmaceutical…

Various Organizations Release Content Related To World AIDS Day

Center for Global Development: HIV Treatment in Rural South Africa Increases Employment among HIV-Negative Neighbors — Especially Women (Over/Kaufman, 12/2). Center for Strategic & International Studies: World AIDS Day: Big Questions on the Eve of HIV’s Pivotal Year (Allinder, 11/26). Friends of the Global Fight: Elton John and other leading…

Fortune Feature Examines Controversy Over Sanofi Dengue Vaccine In Philippines

Fortune: Epidemic of Fear: How the Trouble-Ridden Debut of a Breakthrough Vaccine Sparked a Panic “…[W]hile the Philippine news media and most of the politicians involved have moved on, the Dengvaxia controversy continues to have a profound and lasting impact. … In the Philippines, where immunization coverage was already dangerously…

More News In Global Health

AFP: Europe’s prisons failing to monitor inmates’ health: WHO (11/21). The BMJ: Doctors criticize Indian government’s advice to delay oxytocin at childbirth (Mudur, 11/20). Devex: Food system transformation needs everyone at the table, experts say (Morgan, 11/20). The Guardian: U.N. warns Burkina Faso could become ‘another Syria’ as violence soars…

Novo Nordisk, UNICEF Form Partnership To Address Childhood Overweight, Obesity With Focus On Latin America, Caribbean Region

UNICEF: Novo Nordisk and UNICEF announce new partnership to help prevent childhood overweight and obesity “Novo Nordisk and UNICEF announced a new partnership [Wednesday] to help prevent childhood overweight and obesity worldwide with an initial focus on interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Under this partnership the United Nations…