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Public Sector Should Incentivize Private Sector To Develop New Antibiotics, UNCTAD Official Says

U.N. Conference on Trade and Development: Fighting the war on antibiotic resistance with new investment schemes — Q&A with Christoph Spennemann “With medical experts warning of a ‘post-antibiotic apocalypse,’ UNCTAD legal officer Christoph Spennemann explains why joint public-private investment is the missing weapon in the war against the spread of…

In Blog Post, Former WFP Director Lists ‘Ingredients’ To End Global Hunger

Agri-Pulse: Opinion: Recipe for Creating Zero Hunger Ertharin Cousin, Payne distinguished lecturer at Stanford’s Spogli Institute, visiting fellow in their Center on Food Security, and distinguished fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, discusses the “ingredients” needed to end global hunger, including peace and stability, “sustainable and durable food…

NIH Official Discusses Need To Issue Exclusive License To Drug Company For Zika Vaccine Development With U.S. House, Senate Staff

CQ HealthBeat: NIH Tries to Ease Concerns About Zika Vaccine Deal “The federal government is considering granting a pharmaceutical company an exclusive license to further develop a taxpayer-funded vaccine for the Zika virus, just weeks after a similar arrangement was scuttled following blowback from health groups and lawmakers. … In…

NIH, Pharma Companies Launch 5-Year, $215M Partnership for Accelerating Cancer Therapies

CQ HealthBeat: NIH Launches Cancer Research Partnership with Drug Industry “The Trump administration on Thursday announced a cancer research partnership between the National Institutes of Health and 11 pharmaceutical companies, continuing an Obama-era program known as the ‘cancer moonshot’…” (Siddons, 10/12). The Hill: NIH, drug companies launch Cancer Moonshot partnership…

The Lancet Features Editorial, Opinion Pieces On Foundation For A Smoke-Free World

The Lancet: Tobacco control: a Foundation too far? Editorial Board “…[T]obacco has zero health benefits — only harms. By the creation of the Foundation [for a Smoke-Free World, which is funded by the tobacco industry’s Philip Morris International (PMI)], the risk of setting back the tobacco control cause is very…

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