The U.S. threatened nations supporting the resolution, according to The New York Times -- until Russia stepped in.
Donald Trump nominated former big pharma executive Alex Azar to become the secretary of Health and Human Services.
One of the lesser known success stories in global health is about the progress we have made over the past decade in controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases or NTDs. And yes, the term "neglected" is there for a reason: because these diseases affect the poorest of the poor and have endured largely due to indifference and neglect.
The industry often doesn't invest in medications and vaccines for people who can’t afford to pay high prices.
My mother, who was once the primary caretaker of her husband and three kids, who worked as a substitute teacher and part time editor of the Harvard Business Review, who threw amazing parties and volunteered at the temple and ran a gourmet catering business in her spare time, has Alzheimer's Disease, just as her mother and brother had it before her.
The pharmaceutical industry's marketing of prescription painkillers to doctors is a driving force behind the nation's current opioid addiction crisis. Given the role that the pharmaceutical industry has played in creating the crisis, they should play an equally large role in resolving it.
To improve the process of ethical oversight of research, we need to change our attitudes, and recognize far more fully that complicated moral issues, strains and vagaries are involved.