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European Commission Grants Marketing Authorization For Merck’s Ebola Vaccine

STAT: Ebola vaccine approved in Europe in landmark moment in fight against a deadly disease “…The European Commission granted marketing authorization to Merck’s vaccine, known as Ervebo, on Monday, less than a month after the European Medicines Agency recommended it be licensed. It is currently being used in the Democratic…

Media Outlets Continue Coverage Of Trump Administration’s Lawsuit Against Gilead Over Patent Infringements On PrEP Medicines

Axios: Federal lawsuit against Gilead puts patent rights on trial (Herman, 11/8). Financial Times: U.S. sues Gilead over HIV patent infringements (Mancini, 11/7). The Hill: Trump administration sues HIV prevention drug maker for patent infringement (Sullivan, 11/7). STAT: HHS sues Gilead for refusing to reach a licensing deal over patents…

Trump Administration Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Gilead Over HIV PrEP Drugs

New York Times: Trump Administration Sues Gilead, Maker of HIV-Prevention Drugs “The Trump administration on Wednesday sued Gilead Sciences, a pharmaceutical company that sells HIV-prevention drugs that can cost patients up to $20,000 a year [in the U.S.], accusing the company of earning billions from research funded by taxpayers without…

Private Sector Must Lead On Financing SDGs, U.N. SG Writes In Opinion Piece

Financial Times: Progress toward sustainable development is seriously off-track António Guterres, secretary general of the United Nations “…There has been some progress in the four years since the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] were adopted. … But overall, we are seriously off-track. Hunger is rising, half the world’s people lack basic…

Philip Morris International Joins International Development Group, Raising Questions Over Motives, Devex Reports

Devex: Exclusive: Philip Morris International continues its development charm offensive “…This week, the multinational corporation, which manufactures Marlboro cigarettes — and which has, in recent years, pledged to pivot toward ‘smoke-free’ tobacco products — became the newest dues-paying member of the Washington chapter of the Society for International Development, an…