Tag Archives: governments

  • WHO Ebola Vaccine Meeting

    … has only continued to develop.  During the meeting, the leaders of WHO collaborated on the ways in which to establish a sensible approach to combat and stop the spread of this deadly outbreak. So what are your thoughts on the vaccine discussion? Let us know here  ! The below article excerpt originally appeared here: “A high-level emergency meeting, convened by WHO at the request of several governments and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry, was held on 23 October to look at the …

  • BARDA and their Countermeasures Initiative

    Last month was the PHEMCE conference in Washington DC which translated the governments approach to countermeasures production for the next decade or so. From the discussions it appears that BARDA will be placing a greater focus on CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear) countermeasures issues in the future than it has in the preceding 5 years when there’s been a heavy emphasis on flu related countermeasures, H1N1, for example. In addressing these issues there would appear to …

  • The Drive Behind Lean Manufacturing Implementation

    … manufacturing solutions to production. Consider these few salient developments: · As a result of the FDA’s greater emphasis on and closer scrutiny of drug safety, pharmaceutical manufacturers in the U.S. face an extended time to market. · In the US and Europe combined, drug recalls have risen from 2,999 in 1995 to a high-water mark of 5,338 in 2005. · governments are capping prices, but imposing more and more regulatory and compliance burdens. · Penalties for compliance infractions are on …

  • Glaxo and Pfizer Will Provide Pneumonia Vaccines

    Starting now, and for the next 10 years, developing countries will start receiving pneumonia vaccines from GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer Inc. GAVI Alliance, the public-private partnership based in Geneva, recently announced this new commitment.  The program GAVI established to treat pneumococcal disease initially received $1.5 billion in funding, which came from the Italian, U.K., Canadian, Russian, and Norwegian governments, and from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This new development …

  • Influenza of the Future

    Ever since the Swine Flu scare of 2009, governments all over the world aren’t pulling any punches in the inevitability of a real pandemic event.  The potential public-health risk posed by a real pandemic event would be altogether catastrophic in many parts of the world, especially in third world countries.  The only hope for governments to stand any chance against a serious influenza outbreak would be to have a multitude of vaccines already available to the public, to fulfill their needs …

  • The Global Vaccines Market, 2008-2023

    … of the current epidemic patterns and healthcare needs. The most important reason for the growth of vaccines is that they are extremely cost effective in fighting disease, thus, governments and private health providers will increasingly encourage their use. There is increased awareness now in terms of  the benefits of preventive medicine relative to  the better quality of life and reduction of healthcare costs for consumers, and the vaccine industry is answering the call with new products, and …