Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Finger-prick test developed for trichomoniasis

A quick, affordable diagnostic test developed by a Washington State University researcher may help curb one of the most prevalent but least discussed sexually transmitted infections.


Pharma lobby blasts 'stupid' pandemic patent plans

Stripping patent protection from COVID-19 treatments is a "mind-bogglingly stupid" idea, the head of a leading pharmaceutical lobby said Wednesday, warning that the move would put industry innovation at risk.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Monkeypox: The next global vaccine equity failure?

Inequitable access to COVID-19 vaccines has turned out to be the catastrophic moral failure the World Health Organization's director-general warned about at the beginning of 2021.


Report: Remdesivir dominated hospital drug spending in 2021

The COVID-19 treatment remdesivir dominated hospital drug spending in 2021, accounting for nearly 10% of all pharmaceutical expenses and outpacing the next three drugs combined, according to the National Trends in Prescription ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Global vaccine equity key to ending COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 crisis continues around the world, public health and infectious disease experts at Western University's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are pushing for global vaccine equity to end the pandemic.


What's at stake in COVID-19 jab patent waiver row

Over a year into global COVID-19 vaccination efforts the question of whether jab formulas ought to be freely available is still unresolved—and undersupplied countries are turning to workarounds.


Smarter prescriptions from doctors could save NHS billions

GP's could save billions of pounds for the NHS by switching patients' prescriptions from patented medicine to alternative drugs whose patent has expired, a new study shows. Researchers found that whilst some practitioners ...

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