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'Drug Transparency': Each Bill Needs Careful Evaluation
'Drug Transparency': Each Bill Needs Careful Evaluation
Author Tom Norton writes: About a month ago, I received a breathless email from a colleague who was following the Vermont Drug Transparency debate in Montpelier. The measure was signed into law on June 2, 2016, and he felt it would "lead the U.S. Pharm...
Zika Fears Spur Pharmaceutical Gold Rush Amid Vaccine Vacuum
Zika Fears Spur Pharmaceutical Gold Rush Amid Vaccine Vacuum
Before it became known as a deadly virus, Zika was just a lush forest on the north shores of Lake Victoria, a quiet sanctuary across from Tanzania and its gold mines. These days, the virus has sparked a gold rush of its own: companies are touting produ...
Drug Industry Overstates Impact of Patent Reviews On Innovation
Drug Industry Overstates Impact of Patent Reviews On Innovation
Drug makers complained bitterly last week after the U.S. Supreme Court left intact a controversial procedure for reviewing patent disputes, arguing that the decision threatens valuable research efforts and that patients will eventually suffer. But the ...
Authentic Drugs Tagged with Plant DNA Could Help Snare Fake Meds
Authentic Drugs Tagged with Plant DNA Could Help Snare Fake Meds
In the U.S. it’s uncommon to encounter counterfeit pharmaceuticals, drugs that are manufactured illegally and passed off as the genuine articles. But in countries with weaker regulatory systems such as India and Nigeria these drugs make up 25 to ...
Zika Crisis Stresses Need for Pharma Industry
Zika Crisis Stresses Need for Pharma Industry
Do police departments and phar­maceutical companies have anything in common? Correct: Both are routinely vilified until a crisis occurs. Case in point? By now every­­one is aware that the Zika virus — spread initially by mosquitoes...