Drug shops are community hubs for everyday health needs in rural areas of Africa and Asia, but are also known to dispense suspect medicines and antibiotics without prescriptions. Instead of closing them down, Tanzania updated the shops with a government-funded program begun…

Excessive, unnecessary use of medically important antibiotics in livestock production is spurring antibiotic resistance in animals and humans, confirms a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report published this week.

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…

The World Health Assembly passed a resolution on snakebites last night, The Week reported, which advocates hope will improve research and access to antivenoms by the poor areas affected most deeply.

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

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…

Treating women farmers of child-bearing age for hookworm in the Democratic Republic of Congo may significantly ease hardship, says a new study.

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…

The skyrocketing price of life-saving prescription drugs mean scores of Americans must fork out thousands of dollars a month just to survive, or choose between crucial medications.Among them is 57-year-old Saundra Johnson, whose income is too high to qualify for extra…

One reason neglected diseases like mycetoma are so neglected: The lack of market incentives for pharmaceutical companies to develop new drugs.