PhRMA: Roughly 400 new meds in pipeline for infectious diseases

America's biopharmaceutical research companies this year have 395 new medicines and vaccines in the pipeline to fight infectious diseases. Some of the diseases targeted plague the developing world, while others threaten lives in every country. Six medicines and five vaccines for malaria are currently in development, according to a PhRMA report. Of the 395 medicines and vaccines, 24 are on a fast track--including those for hepatitis C, severe sepsis and pneumonia. PhRMA release | Report