Thursday, October 8, 2015
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with its counterpart body in India. The agreement will increase collaboration between the two countries in the area of medicines and medical devices with the aim of further improving public safety.
Attorney General Joseph Foster has launched an investigation into the manner in which several pharmaceutical companies have marketed prescription opioids in New Hampshire.
A dozen awards from the NIH will support research that incorporates DNA sequence information into electronic medical records. The goal of research conducted by the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) network is to better understand the genomic basis of disease and to tailor medical care to individual patients based on their genomic differences.
People who delay or refuse vaccines for themselves or their children are presenting a growing challenge for countries seeking to close the immunization gap. Globally, one in five children still do not receive routine life-saving immunizations, and an estimated 1.5 million children still die each year of diseases that could be prevented by vaccines that already exist, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).