BioCryst Pharmaceuticals receives preliminary comment letter from U.S. FDA

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announced on Monday that it received a preliminary comment letter from the Food and Drug Administration outlining a pathway for the submission of a new drug application for intravenous peramivir. Read More »

Hong Kong officials meet to discuss human influenza A H7N9 cases

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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks on National Public Health Week

Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, urged the nation on Monday to continue to advance the public's health as we celebrate National Public Health Week. Read More »

Smart cabinets change pharmaceutical processes

CoreRFID, a UK electronic identification systems specialty company, has partnered with Terso, a US technology company, to bring Terso's management and distribution of pharmaceutical products to the U.K with the smart cabinet. Read More »

HHS Secretary issues statement for National Minority Health Month

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GSK announces start of Phase III study for vasculitis drug candidate

GlaxoSmithKline, a research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company, announced on Wednesday the beginning of a Phase III study to evaluate Benlysta, a drug candidate to treat vasculitis. Read More »

Health leaders reveal New York health improvement plan

Nirav R. Shah, State Health Commissioner, and Thomas Farley, New York City Health Commissioner, were joined by representatives from the health care community to launch a statewide, five-year plan to improve health in New York. Read More »

Scientists, grantees take steps towards HIV vaccine

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Chambers appointed as U.N. special envoy for malaria

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WHO and Global Fund cite $1.6 billion TB shortfall

The World Health Organization and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria recently identified an anticipated $1.6 billion annual shortfall in annual international support for the battle against tuberculosis. Read More »

GE Foundation broadens promise to increase access to healthcare

GE Foundation recently expanded its GE's Developing Health U.S. program by launching new pilot programs in Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Loiusville. Read More »

New Hampshire immunizes 314 adults against pertussis

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MSF calls on warring parties in Mali to respect civilian healthcare

International humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières called on warring parties in Mali on Wednesday to respect civilian populations by allowing them to access medical facilities. Read More »

New York receives high marks for healthcare quality

A recent forum hosted by the New York State Health Foundation and the National Committee on Quality Assurance recently recognized New York state for high quality healthcare, including excellently performing Medicaid healthcare plans. Read More »

Monkey model developed by NIH scientists to research coronavirus infection

National Institutes of Health researchers recently created a type of infection in rhesus macaques that will help other scientists better understand an emerging coronavirus. Read More »

Scientists identify the first approved drugs that show anti-prion activity

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Scripps scientists bring focus to mechanism of click reaction

Scientists at the La Jolla, California-based Scripps Research Institute recently illuminated the mechanism at the center of a chemical process used widely to synthesize new pharmaceuticals, new materials and biological probes. Read More »

Global teamwork and national tracking needed to stop fake drug problem

A national system to trace drugs from factory to patient is needed to stop fake drugs from entering the supply chain, according to a recent report by the Institute of Medicine. Read More »

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks on National Minority Health Month

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VaxInnate awarded dengue vaccine development grant by U.S. Government

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