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Kerry announces U.S. to hold Global Fund replenishment conference

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TweetSecretary of State John Kerry announced on Wednesday that the United States will host the Global Fund’s Fourth Replenishment Conference. The conference, which is slated to be held in Washington D.C. in early December, is convened once every three years … Read More »

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Menendez and Corker introduce bill to strengthen PEPFAR

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Tweet Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) introduced new legislation on Wednesday to extend critical authorities and strengthen oversight of The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Since it was passed in 2003, PEPFAR has helped approximately six … Read More »

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U.S. budget cuts could impact drug development for TB, HIV/AIDS

Tweet Cuts to research and development programs could jeopardize the development efforts of new drugs for TB, HIV/AIDS and malaria, according to a recent report from the Global Health Technologies Coalition. The report said that the impending budget sequestration could … Read More »

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Bavarian Nordic to host congresswoman to discuss public-private partnerships

Tweet Bavarian Nordic A/S recently announced its plans to host Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and David Gollaher, the president and CEO of the California Healthcare Institute, for a visit to discuss the impact of recently passed legislation. The meeting will … Read More »

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U.S. releases stricter research rules for dangerous pathogens

TweetThe U.S. federal government released two documents on Thursday that detail stricter requirements for government and institution oversight of studies with pathogens that pose potential safety concerns. The first document, released by the Office of Science and Technology Policy, is … Read More »

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Missouri Senate approves stricter TB bill

Tweet The Missouri Senate recently passed legislation that would require more people to be screened for tuberculosis and enable prosecution of the people who spread the disease. If signed into law, the measure would require universities and colleges to develop … Read More »

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Obama administration re-establishes public health advisory group

TweetThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced the re-establishment of a public health group meant to assist the government in developing policy and program recommendations on healthcare practices. The Advisory Group on Prevention, Health, Promotion and Integrative … Read More »

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Approval of medication with animal rule causing confusion

Tweet After approving a completely novel product using the animal rule for the first time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may have presented more questions than answers. On December 14, the FDA used the animal rule for the first … Read More »

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Federal government puts squeeze on rural health agencies over vaccines

Arizona state health official concerned about vaccine exemptions

Federal government contends with flu vaccine shortages