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 •  February 14

LONDON Jan 20 (Reuters) - the international charity Medecins Sans Frontieres urged drugmakers GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer on Tuesday to slash the price of their pneumococcal vaccines to $5 per child in poor countries. In a report on vaccine prices ahead of an international donor conference in Berlin at the end of January, MSF slammed Big Pharma...

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 •  February 14

* J&J working with Bavarian Nordic and U.S scientists * Vaccine programme accelerated in light of current crisis * Move follows plan to fast-track GSK and Canadian vaccines Sept 4 (Reuters) - Scientists will fast-track tests on another Ebola vaccine, this time from Johnson & Johnson, in another sign that the world's worst outbreak of the virus is...

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 •  February 14

LONDON Feb 24 (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co has contributed an HIV medicine for children to an international shared patent pool in a move that should speed the development of cheap paediatric formulations for use in poor countries. The non-profit Medicines Patent Pool (MPP), which aims to persuade leading drug companies to share rights to...

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 •  February 14

CONAKRY Feb 7 (Reuters) - Guinea's government has authorised the wider use of an experimental drug to treat Ebola in treatment centres after successful initial trials, officials said on Saturday. The expansion of the treatment comes as the number of people with Ebola in Guinea has doubled in the past week, reversing a broader trend of decline...

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 •  February 14

(Adds details, quotes, background) LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Experimental Ebola drugs including compounds from Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Sarepta and Tekmira will be tested in affected West African states for the first time in a bid to fast-track trials, the Wellcome Trust said on Tuesday. Announcing a 3.2 million pound ($5.25 million) grant for the...

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 •  February 14

* Outbreak has disrupted normal healthcare in region * Vaccination programme hit, increasing disease risks LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization warned on Friday of a risk of outbreaks of measles, whooping cough and other diseases in West African countries hit by Ebola and said this must be countered with rapid intensification...

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 •  February 14

* Vaccine to be sent to Geneva in three shipments * WHO will decide how vaccine will be distributed * Ebola outbreak is largest on record (Adds further detail, background) TORONTO, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The Canadian government will ship 800 vials of its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization in Geneva beginning on Monday, the...

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 •  February 14

LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) - The European Medicines Agency said on Friday it had started collecting data from pharmaceutical companies trialling experimental medicines to treat Ebola in a bid to speed up the process to find an approved cure for the virus. "I have therefore asked the EMA Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, CHMP, to...

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 •  February 14

(Reuters) - Hikma Pharmaceutical Plc said it would buy nearly the entire share capital of EIMC United Pharmaceuticals, a drugmaker specialising in oncology products, from a consortium of shareholders to strengthen its position in the Egyptian market. Hikma, which makes and markets branded and non-branded generic and injectable drugs, did not...

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 •  February 14

* Sharp fall in malaria deaths worldwide in 2000-2013 -WHO * Ebola-stricken countries vulnerable to malaria resurgence * WHO urges special measures in Ebola-affected areas (Adds details, fresh quotes) By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Malaria deaths have dropped dramatically since 2000 and cases are falling...