People are living longer despite care inequalities

The World Health Organization report that life expectancy has increased by 5 years, but data show inequalities in access to health services among countries. A new global report finds that people are living longer, despite disparities in healthcare access. The World Health Statistics series is an annual snapshot of global health compiled by the World … Read more

Indivior shares plummet, Reckitt hurt on US charges over opioid prescriptions

Indivior Plc lost three-quarters of its stock market value on Wednesday and former parent Reckitt Benckiser also fell after the U.S. Justice Department accused the British drugmaker of illegally boosting prescriptions for its blockbuster opioid addiction treatment. FILE PHOTO: Pharmacist Jim Pearce fills a Suboxone prescription at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program in Boston, … Read more

Alnylam, Regeneron to partner for RNAi treatments

REUTERS: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc on Monday agreed to partner to develop treatments for eye and central nervous system diseases using RNA interference. Regeneron will make a US$400 million upfront payment to Alnylam and to purchase US$400 million of Alnylam equity at a price per share of US$90. Alnylam is eligible to … Read more

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