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Approximately 10.5% Of Drugs Fake, Substandard In Low-, Middle-Income Countries; Counterfeits Potentially Contribute To Tens Of Thousands Of Deaths, WHO Reports Say

Associated Press: U.N.: About 11 percent of drugs in poor countries are fake “About 11 percent of medicines in developing countries are counterfeit and likely responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of children from diseases like malaria and pneumonia every year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday…” (Cheng,…

15 People Detained In China Vaccine Scandal As Concerns Over Impact Widen

Associated Press: 15 detained in China rabies vaccine scandal “…Those detained include the CEO of Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Ltd., which has been accused of fabricating production and inspection records following a surprise visit to company offices by inspectors last week. The other 14 were also executives at the company,…

More Data, Investment Needed To Strengthen Quality Assurance Practices For Medicines

Devex: Opinion: Medicines shouldn’t make people sicker — protecting people from poor-quality meds Emily Kaine, senior vice president of global health for USP “New research published in the JAMA Network Open journal has found that 13.6 percent of medicines in low- and middle-income countries are falsified or substandard … In…

FT Health Discusses Lancet Global Health Commission On High-Quality Care, Features Interview With CMO/Co-Founder Of Company Working On Depression Treatment

FT Health: Quality not quantity The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses findings from the Lancet Global Health Commission on High-Quality Care, highlighting an accompanying report and podcast. The issue also features an interview with Ekaterina Malievskaia, chief medical officer and co-founder of Compass Pathways,…

More News In Global Health

Devex: No savior: Can blended finance work for WASH? (Edwards, 9/10). HealthDay News: Poor Health Care Linked to 5 Million Deaths Worldwide a Year (9/7). Health Policy Watch: African Access Initiative: “We Will Count Our Success By Seeing Patients Diagnosed Correctly And Treated With The Right Medicine” (Ueberschlag, 9/5). Ozy:…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Yemen Red Cross: More dying from indirect effects of war (Lederer, 4/21). Fox News: Why the next generation of cancer researchers need support if they are to find a cure (Carlton, 4/21). Globe and Mail: One scientist’s work sheds light on the ‘transforming’ state of planetary health (Hui,…

More News In Global Health

Bloomberg: The DNA Cops Who Make Sure the World’s Deadliest Viruses Aren’t Rebuilt (Spalding, 6/27). CBS News: Air pollution killing thousands of infants in Africa, study says (6/27). Devex: Why training pharmaceutical regulatory professionals is key to improving health in Africa (6/28). Homeland Preparedness News: New cholera tracking approach may…

Already Struggling, Venezuela’s Hospitals Heavily Impacted By Nationwide Power Outage

Reuters: Doctors pray for sick as blackout batters Venezuelan hospitals “…Venezuela’s hospitals, already struggling with shortages of supplies and equipment amid an economic meltdown, entered crisis mode on Thursday when the South American nation’s power system went down. Public hospitals typically have generators to provide back-up electricity in the event…

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