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Leaders of a host of EU countries and groups have come together with the World Health Organization for an $8 billion push for a new COVID-19 vaccine.
The WHO accidentally revealed data from a study in China showing that remdesivir neither sped patients' recovery nor reduced the virus in their blood.
Witty is taking a leave of absence from his job at UnitedHealth Group until around the end of the year to co-lead the WHO initiative.
The World Health Organization has called out Big Pharma for its dearth of antibiotic innovation amid a growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.
Although triclabendazole has been used for years to treat parasitic infections in animals, Novartis brought the drug to its first FDA nod.
Pretomanid is the second drug to score approval under the Limited Population Pathway for Antibacterial and Antifungal Drugs, which was created to spur the development of drugs for infections that do not have effective treatments.
The pipeline of drugs and vaccines aimed at diseases prevalent in low- and middle-income countries has more than doubled since 2014.
The new guidelines suggest TST and IGRA as options for latent TB testing, regardless of the wealth or disease prevalence of the country.
The past week brought discoveries related to tumor metastasis, the virulence of a superbug, and breast cancer risk.
The list of the 12 "priority pathogens" will help encourage and direct R&D to tackle the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance, says the agency.