How voluntary licensing agreements are transforming HIV care

How voluntary licensing agreements are transforming HIV care

BARCELONA — In 2014, ViiV Healthcare, a pharmaceutical company dedicated to ending the HIV epidemic, and the Medicines Patent Pool, an organization funded primarily by Unitaid to increase access to medicines in lower-income countries, signed two voluntary licensing agreements. The agreements allowed generic manufacturers to produce and sell low-cost versions of the ViiV-developed HIV drug dolutegravir in all low- […]

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Doctors more likely to recommend antihistamines rather than cough and cold medicine for kids

Doctors more likely to recommend antihistamines rather than cough and cold medicine for kids

For respiratory infections in children under 12, physicians are increasingly more likely to recommend antihistamines and less likely to recommend cough and cold medicines, a new study found. Antihistamines are widely used over-the-counter to treat various allergic conditions. However, these medicines have little known benefit for children with colds, and some older antihistamines cause sedation […]

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