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AstraZeneca cancer drug pipeline gets boost from European green light

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Phil Noble A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield, central England May 19, 2014. The green light from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for olaparib, or Lynparza, is welcome news since the product hit a road bump in June when a U.S. panel voted against its accelerated approval.

ANALYSIS-Fixing "Ebolanomics" in pursuit of vaccines and drugs

af.reuters.com — Unprecedented Ebola outbreak demands new business model * Experts see long-term potential for government stockpiles * Drug pricing needs to account for very poor countries By Kate Kelland and Ben Hirschler LONDON,

Drugmakers may need indemnity for fast-tracked Ebola vaccines

ottawasun.com — Drugmakers are looking for some kind of indemnity from governments or multilateral agencies against possible losses or claims arising from the widespread emergency use of new Ebola vaccines in Africa.

Fixing 'Ebolanomics' in pursuit of vaccines and drugs

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Public Health Agency of Canada/Handout Scientists at the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg, Manitoba, prepare an experimental Ebola vaccine for shipment to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva in this undated handout picture released October 18, 2014.

Drugmakers may need indemnity for fast-tracked Ebola vaccines

finance.yahoo.com — Governments or multilateral agencies may offer indemnity * Topic expected to be discussed at Geneva vaccines meeting LONDON/GENEVA, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Drugmakers are looking for some kind of indemnity from governments or multilateral agencies for the widespread emergency use of new Ebola vaccines in Africa.

Drugmakers may need indemnity for fast-tracked Ebola vaccines

reuters.com — Topic expected to be discussed at Geneva vaccines meeting * Companies say issue won't delay accelerated vaccine work By Ben Hirschler and Stephanie Nebehay LONDON/GENEVA, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Drugmakers are looking for some kind of indemnity from governments or multilateral agencies for the widespread emergency use of new Ebola vaccines in Africa.

Drugmakers may need indemnity for fast-tracked Ebola vaccines

reuters.com — While the issue will not delay the industry's ongoing work to accelerate production and clinical testing of three experimental vaccines, it is likely to be discussed at a high-level meeting in Geneva on Thursday. World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan will chair the meeting, which includes industry executives, representatives from countries including those affected by Ebola, drug regulators and funders.

Drugmakers may need indemnity for fast-tracked Ebola vaccines

theglobeandmail.com — Drugmakers are looking for some kind of indemnity from governments or multilateral agencies for the widespread emergency use of new Ebola vaccines in Africa. While the issue will not delay the industry's ongoing work to accelerate production and clinical testing of three experimental vaccines, it is likely to be discussed at a high-level meeting in Geneva on Thursday.

Drugmakers to join forces to make millions of Ebola vaccine doses

chicagotribune.com — LONDON (Reuters) - Leading drugmakers plan to work together to speed up the development of an Ebola vaccine and hope to produce millions of doses for use next year. Europe is also expected to announce 200 million euros ($250 million) of funding to develop new Ebola vaccines, drugs and diagnostic tests, sources said on Wednesday.

EU earmarks $250 million to help develop Ebola vaccines: sources

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Mathilde Missioneiro/WHO/Handout via Reuters 1 of 2. A medical staff holds a package of an experimental candidate vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV against Ebola virus disease at the University hospital in Geneva October 22, 2014. The funding is set to be announced this week under the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), a public-private scheme jointly paid for by the pharmaceuticals industry and the European Commission.
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Oct 24, 2014

Not a good end to the week--> Doctor who worked in Africa is first #Ebola case in New York City reut.rs/1wnDjoV

Oct 21, 2014

RT @ReutersAfrica: Judge sentences Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison.



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