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HEALTH: Cholesterol-slashing drug does not impair brain

Washington, United States | AFP | A new cholesterol-slashing drug that has shown promise for high-risk patients does not impair brain function, according to a study out Saturday. Previous research had raised the possibility that evolocumab, sold under the brand name Repatha by Amgen, may have a damaging effect on memory …

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Progress toward long-acting malaria pill

Miami, United States | AFP | Scientists have made progress toward a pill that lingers in the stomach and releases its contents over a span of two weeks, an advance that could boost the fight against malaria and other diseases, a study said Wednesday. The research, funded by the Bill …

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Charity scores small win in Hepatitis C drug battle

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  A medical charity scored a small victory Wednesday in its bid to break a US pharma giant’s hold on an eye-wateringly expensive Hepatitis C drug when a European body partially revoked the firm’s patent. Patient groups around the world have accused Gilead Sciences of charging …

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Glaxo becomes seventh female-led FTSE 100 firm

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline on Tuesday promoted its consumer healthcare head Emma Walmsley to chief executive, a move which will make her the most powerful woman on the FTSE 100. The 47-year-old, who succeeds outgoing boss Andrew Witty, will become the seventh female chief …

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Ugandan activists want US to review position on pharmaceutical patents

Several civil society organizations working in Uganda’s health sector have petitioned the US government through its Kampala mission to review its current position in the ongoing negotiations with the so-called least developed countries in Geneva, Switzerland, over access to affordable medicines. Locked in negotiations with the US are Uganda, Nepal …

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