Tag Archives: India

Petition asks BRICS to triple TB R&D funding

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Global tuberculosis treatment advocates and activists are asking leaders of the five countries that are home to almost half of all tuberculosis illnesses and deaths to triple their funding for research and development of new medicines and technologies to prevent, diagnose, and treat the leading infectious disease killer worldwide, on a petition that will be […]

“A sweetheart deal” “deplorable” “immoral and unacceptable” “Massive victory for big pharma” . . . We’re reading about TPP’s pharma rules, and an update on a 5000-percent price hike

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(Spoiler alert: The price of a life-saving treatment for toxoplasmosis remains unchanged, a month after company CEO Martin Shkreli said it would drop . . . )  But first: The world got glimpse of what the Trans Pacific Partnership offers pharmaceutical companies last week with the WikiLeaks release of the treaty’s Intellectual Property Rights chapter, a […]

Study: With obstacles to services for men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs, diagnosis is first pitfall to HIV care in India

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Consider the gains India, home to the third largest number of people living with HIV in the world, has made against HIV in the last 10 years. With rates of HIV among women getting prenatal care dropping by 50 percent in that time, the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal  for 2020 — 90 percent of people with […]

Childhood tuberculosis: Study finds larger global hidden epidemic

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Indications of a  “huge undiagnosed reservoir” of pediatric tuberculosis, with actual incidence much higher than the number of cases reported highlight the need for additional study of the disease in children, and an opportunity for improved prevention through household screening, a study released in The Lancet today says. Authors of the study, produced by researchers […]

Entrepreneur uses cell phones to fight counterfeit drugs while linking patients with answers

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“In healthcare we have to work with what’s already happening” Nathan Sigworth was a freshman in college when he spent a month visiting a small hospital in India, and made a simple discovery: economics there dictated a very different delivery of health care than he was used to seeing. In time, he discovered that while […]