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.
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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.
Guest Blog By Lou Reese, Co-Founder of Give to Cure and Co-CEO of United BioMedical. My father used to tell me that "if you
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.
• Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and the only leading disease still on the rise. More
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.
The rifleman mustering for a firing squad is honest - an icon of retribution without pretense. If we can own his violent act on our behalf, capital punishment suits us. But clinical killing is euphemism - a cowardly way for us to deceive ourselves.
Two seemingly unrelated items of medical news: Ebola is devastating West Africa and may spread around the world, and the entertaining ice bucket challenge has raised $115 million for ALS research. The linkage is that both diseases have needed and still need medical research. So do hundreds of other diseases and conditions.
While not all relationships between health care providers and drug and medical device manufacturers are problematic, the implementation of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act will help ensure that provider-industry relationships finally receive appropriate scrutiny.
Non-drug interventions for ADHD also work. Behavioral modification techniques practiced by parents and teachers, and special education interventions (especially small-group instruction) are primary and proven therapies.
Well, it has to do with our red-blooded American capitalist mentality. In essence, Americans subsidize drugs for the rest
Well, we need to understand the surreal world in which prescription drugs are bought and sold in the U.S., and how they're different from just about anything else you might buy.
Parker Higgins, an activist for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said the intellectual property rights chapter of the
Forget everything you've heard about the benefits of Tamiflu, the Roche corporation's blockbuster influenza drug. A new analysis that includes previously-unpublished trials offers a fresh, and very unflattering, perspective.
There are some fortunate trends, however. Many pharmaceutical companies have realized that the expense of their proprietary
After what was described to us as "routine" surgery to remove a fibroid, my wife, Erica, was diagnosed with Myxoid, uterine leiomyosarcoma (LMS). That was the first shock. The second? The cancer is so rare, each year fewer than 100 people in the country receive such a diagnosis.