• STAT+: Pfizer says it will widen access to hundreds of off-patent medicines in poor countries

    9 days ago - By STAT

    In another bid to widen access to its medical products, Pfizer plans to provide roughly 500 medicines and vaccines - many of which are no longer protected by patents - at not-for-profit prices t0 45 mostly poor countries. The goal is to make it possible for the countries to purchase the drugs and vaccines at substantially lower prices than they might otherwise.
    The move expands a effort announced last May to provide about two dozen patent-protected products to 27 low-income countries and another 18 lower-middle-income countries, most of which are located in Africa. And as the company...
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  • STAT+: Pharmalittle: Lilly and AbbVie exit U.K. drug-pricing program; J&J scales back Covid-19 vaccine production

    9 days ago - By STAT

    Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week, which is only getting started on this side of the pond, due to an extended holiday weekend. Whatever your schedule, we hope you are feeling invigorated and inspired, because the ever-present to-do list is, no doubt, expanding. To cope, we are brewing a delicious cup of stimulation. Our choice today is Jack Daniels in honor of our 16th anniversary since Pharmalot debuted. We would like to take a moment to thank you for tuning in all these years and, moreover, lift our cup to recognize those of you who provide feedback...
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