“Gilead” has signed a licensing agreement with the Indian manufacturers
On 15 September it was announced that the company “Gilead” has signed a licensing agreement with seven Indian companies for the rights to produce and sell drugs sofosbuvir (“Cavaldi”) and ledipasvir for the treatment of viral hepatitis C in the territory of certain countries.
Under the agreement, the licensees will be able to supply sofosbuvir and combination drug ledipasvir/sofosbuvir in 91 markets of countries with low and middle income countries. According to preliminary data, the price for a three-month course of treatment with sofosbuvir should be around 900 USD.
According ITPCru, in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia the license applies only to Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova are not included in the territory of the license.
Experts in the field of health and representatives of civil society accused of “Gilead” in that the company’s policy, oriented solely to obtain commercial gain, blocking access to the drug. Even in developed countries cannot afford to provide the drug to all those in need because of overly high prices, reaching 84000. According to some studies, the cost of production of a three-month course sofoluwe is only about 70 dollars. Continue reading
What is traditional medicine? When we can neglect the achievements of modern medicine and to turn to millennial experience of our ancestors? Should sort out this issue.
Why in the modern world, people are increasingly resorting to the methods of folk medicine. neglecting visits to clinics and hospitals? Maybe people have lost faith in the capabilities of doctors? Maybe it is because for the past couple of decades, everything that is done in public health institutions, does not cause in the average citizen’s trust. Indeed, often there are situations of improper use of drugs or production of erroneous diagnosis.
As modern people began to pay more attention to their health, do sports, read a lot about health, eating became more correctly. Besides, today is rather well-developed network of information and communication in any subject you can find a lot of answers in the media, the Internet and television. And it is very good. So, people tend to live longer. And they make medicine to catch up. Around the world gradually developed a tendency to live longer and, if possible, as healthy as possible.
But in our country people, having lost faith in the possibilities of scientific medicine, more and more began to turn to presentiations medicine. considering that the people cannot be wrong. Although people sometimes makes mistakes. Of course, I wish our medicine has become same civilized, as abroad, then, may be, and no longer need the recipes from people. Continue reading
World’s first OSU scientists suggested to create antibacterial drugs from medicinal plants against the chemical communication between organisms.
The project of Anna Tolmacheva “Resource potential of medicinal plants of the Orenburg region as the source of a new class of compounds — inhibitors of the system, the quorum-sensing bacteria” was supported at the regional level. As the scientist explains, bacterial cells exist in the community like myself and use a complex system of intercellular chemical communication – Quorum sensing (QS) — to better adapt to changing environmental conditions.
QS controls a variety of important processes of vital activity of microorganisms, including such important for Biomedicine, such as the development of factors of virulence (ability to infect) antibiotic resistance and formation of biofilms (microorganisms attached to each other on any surface).
— A group of young scientists experimentally investigated medicinal plants of the Orenburg region as the source of a new class of compounds that suppress the course of physiological and physicochemical processes of bacteria, — says Anna . Were selected 20 medicinal plants that grow in the Orenburg region and used in traditional folk medicine of gleichenia and prevention of infectious diseases: yarrow, bearberry, birch, succession, marigold, celandine, Continue reading