The ads take clear aim at stressed, hassled moms. “Breathe,” one ad encourages moms. “Pour a glass of wine … Prepare your family the chicken. Whether the label says ‘no antibiotics’ or not, the meat and milk you buy is free of harmful residues from antibiotics.”

Egypt, the country with the highest prevalence of hepatitis C, is leading the way in treating the disease with revolutionary new drugs deployed at a scale unmatched by its wealthier counterparts. The secret? Savvy negotiating, and systematic deployment of affordably-priced…

Wastewater treatment plants that take runoff from drug manufacturing sites are laced with anti-fungals, anti-histamines, anti-inflammatories and other drugs.

Inappropriate use of anti-malarials could be slwoing progress against malaria in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where 10% of global malaria deaths are concentrated.

Although malaria deaths have been nearly halved since 2000, the global health community is hardly in a celebratory mood on this World Malaria Day. The reason: Progress against malaria has recently stalled. “We are now at a turning point, warned WHO Director-General Tedros…

India’s pharmaceutical industry is churning out drugs to treat the country’s 70 million diabetics. Many are questionable combination pills hitting the shelves without clinical trials.An analysis of India’s regulatory procedures found fixed-dose combination drugs (FDCs) are…

Editor’s Note: This week we will highlight 5 takes on how we can reduce drug prices while preserving robust research and development, from the fall issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine. Read the complete set here.

Aging infrastructure increasingly ushers pharmaceutical pollution into urban waterways. Its impact on aquatic ecosystems is largely still a mystery—but new research sheds some light.

Editor’s Note: This week we will highlight 5 takes on how can we reduce drug prices while preserving robust research and development, from the fall issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine. Read the complete set here.

Chemical byproducts from pharmaceuticals flow into the ocean, largely unregulated and unchecked by wastewater treatment plants.