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WHO resolves to improve response to public health emergencies

January 27, 2015

The WHO Executive Board unanimously adopted a resolution recently that would overhaul and strengthen WHO’s capacity to respond to disease outbreaks worldwide.

The resolution, which was proposed as a result of WHO’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, recognizes, “the urgent need for an improved and more effective and coordinated response capacity for the international community and especially for WHO and Member States in responding to health-related emergencies.”

Victrelis expected to be discontinued by December

January 27, 2015
Merck expects to discontinue the manufacturing and distribution of its inhibitor Victrelis for the treatment of hepatitis C virus by December, according to a company…
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Various regimens effective in treating Chinese patients with HBV

January 27, 2015
In an open-label clinical trial, treatment-naive patients with hepatitis B virus infection showed similar sustained virologic response rates to four different treatment…
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Long-acting ART most cost-effective for patients with multiple treatment failures

January 27, 2015
Long-acting ART could be beneficial for patients with HIV, particularly those with poor adherence to daily medication, according to researchers from Massachusetts…

Clusters of underimmunized, vaccine-refusal communities identified in California

January 27, 2015
Underimmunized communities and families that refuse vaccines were found to cluster geographically, which could significantly increase the risk for an outbreak and create…
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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

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Student education, immunization requirements necessary to prevent outbreaks on college campuses

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NEW YORK — James C. Turner, MD, executive director of the department of student health and the National Social…
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Advances in Pharmacokinetic Enhancers in HIV Treatment: What You Need to Know to Optimize Outcomes

Advances in Pharmacokinetic Enhancers in HIV Treatment: What You Need to Know to Optimize Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

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