MSD Opens Office in Nigeria

Commitment to Improve Access to Medicines. Launch of HIV Drug ATRIPLA® Announced   MSD (http://www.merck.com), one of the world’s healthcare leaders, a subsidiary of Merck &...

On World Sight Day, MSD and Partners Mark 25 Years of Successful Collaboration To...

Partnership efforts result in interruption of disease transmission in nine regions within five countries in Africa •    World Health Organization commends the MECTIZAN® Donation Program on...

Somali Journalists Congratulate the election of the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) congratulates the newly elected president Somalia, his excellency Prof. Hassan Sheik Mohamoud on his election as the...

Biomed Analysis: Tackling drug-resistant malaria

Emerging resistance to artemisinin means efforts to track genetic markers and regulate the drug's use must step up, says Priya Shetty. When parasites resistant to the...

Janssen Creates new Division to Launch TMC435 and Help Conquer Hepatitis C in EMEA

Today sees the launch of Janssen Therapeutics EMEA, a division of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, dedicated to bringing the investigational protease inhibitor TMC435 to hepatitis...

Use new funding models to get drugs to world’s poor

Trade deals are threatening generic drugs — we need new ways to incentivise affordable drug development, says health expert Daniele Dionisio. Just under three billion people...

Biomed Analysis: Why Africa must make its own drugs

There is a pressing need for Africa to bolster its pharmaceuticals industry, and that requires the right policy framework, argues Priya Shetty. Many resource-poor countries, especially...

NGOs call for international regulation of synthetic biology

More than 100 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have called for greater international oversight of the emerging science of synthetic biology – including a moratorium on...

Common antibiotic could help cut TB deaths

A safe, cheap and widely available antibiotic could help prevent deaths from tuberculosis (TB), according to researchers. Doxycycline has been used as an antibiotic since the 1960s...

Research needed to tackle neglected disease uncertainties

Progress towards tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) will need research to assess uncertainties in how close the scientific community has come to controlling or eradicating them,...

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