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2012-08-08 11:35:10

The real crisis is rewarding companies for new drugs with no added benefit They say the real crisis stems from current incentives that reward companies for developing large numbers of new drugs with few clinical advantages over existing ones. Since the early 2000s, numerous articles and reports have claimed that the pipeline for new drugs will soon run dry, write Donald Light from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Joel Lexchin from York University in Toronto....

2010-10-31 00:13:30

Importance of drug patents, public-private partnerships highlighted Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 30, 2010 "There is a public health crisis in the least developed countries. It is a crisis made by humans and solvable only by humans. There is urgency for governments, businesses, NGOs and academia to collaborate in dealing with this most urgent of problems," declares Cameron Institute's new 200-page report, Pharmaceutical Access in Least Developed Countries: on-the-ground barriers and...

2010-06-19 07:45:30

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) issued its first-ever guidance on Friday on how to use more than 240 critical medicines for children under the age of 13. The new WHO Model Formulary for Children includes information on use, dosage and side effects of medicines, possible complications for medicines taken together, and warnings about which children should not take them, the U.N. health agency said. Proper dosing of medicines for children is critical, the agency said,...

2009-11-06 12:35:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Specialty Medicines Companies (ASMC), an informal working group of mid-market and smaller innovator pharmaceutical companies, today expressed concerns about H.R. 3962, the "Affordable Health Care for America Act," introduced by House Democrats last Thursday. These smaller companies fear that the cumulative effect of a host of provisions in H.R. 3962 will hinder their efforts to bring new medicines to market. From required rebates...

2009-02-26 13:09:39

A new report on medicines in the U.S. research pipeline says a record number of drugs to treat heart disease and stroke are being developed. The report from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America says more than 300 new medicines to treat such diseases are being tested in human clinical trials or are awaiting approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. That compares with 146 such medicines in development during 2005. The president of the organization, Billy Tauzine,...

2008-03-13 09:40:00

Prescribing costs increase dramatically when people reach 65, according to a detailed analysis of more than five million patients published in the March issue of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.Average costs were six-and-a-half times higher than for people under 65 and 16 times higher than for children under four.When researchers from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Barcelona looked at the primary care records of 5.47 million patients in Catalonia, they found that...

2006-05-27 12:41:44

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Saturday it would examine whether the international drug patent system prevents developing countries from obtaining needed medicines, vaccines and diagnostic tests. Spurred on by Brazil and Kenya, the 192 WHO members agreed at an annual meeting in Geneva to launch an intergovernmental group to look for gaps in medical research and development, and draw up a global strategy to ensure the health needs of poor people are met. The...

2004-11-26 03:00:09

INFORMATION ON every prescribed drug will be published on a nurseled website to help patients keep informed about their treatment. NHS Direct is working in partnership with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency on the project. The Medicines Information Project will be rolled out over the next three years and hold details of 3,000 drugs. Data on 64 drugs for epilepsy and flu are already attracting 25,000 hits a month. A further 27 drugs to lower cholesterol went up on the...

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