Fake medicines and supplies are flooding developing countries amid the COVID-19 crisis, and it could spur a “parallel pandemic” of counterfeit products.   Since the pandemic was declared, a global pharmaceutical crimes police unit has seized tens of thousands of counterfeit…

COVID-19 is giving the world a glimpse of the high-stakes science performed by infectious disease modelers who drive policymakers’ decision-making.

Did WHO praise for China’s response early on hurt efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus? Mounting evidence that Chinese officials silenced whistleblowers and undercounted cases while the WHO praised China’s response are testing faith in the WHO’s…

Holes in Russia’s HIV/AIDS strategy are being filled by activists re-distributing medical supplies and support amid a dire shortage.   The Aptechka network repurposes leftover medication, such as pills left by the dead, to cope with demand. In Russia, AIDS-related deaths…

Today’s delivery of oxygen to a state-run hospital in India where 63 people died last week did little to quell public anger. The hospital, in Gorakhpur, ran out of oxygen and other supplies after failing to pay its bills, but officials declined to say the lack of oxygen…

Perfectly good equipment cast aside for upgraded models, still-safe supplies that slip past their expiration date, items tossed for infection control regulations—it adds up to a staggering amount of waste in the US.