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Understanding Gilead Sciences’ HIV Expansion across Geographies

<i>The Real Story behind Gilead Sciences' Valuations in 2016</i><p>(Continued from Prior Part)<p><b>Gilead Sciences’ HIV franchise</b><p>In addition to the US market, …

The cost of drugs is killing us. How can we foster access for all?

Big pharma says high prices fund research and development, but costly drugs hit poor people hard and divert money needed to build clinics and pay nurses<p>Over the past year, high medicine prices have made the headlines. In the UK, two cancer treatments were dropped because they were deemed too …

Biotechnology

Gilead bags EU approval for next-generation HIV drug

<b>The European Commission has approved a combination HIV therapy from Gilead Sciences that is tipped to become another antiviral blockbuster for the</b> …

Biotechnology

3 Things to Watch in Gilead Sciences, Inc.'s First-Quarter Results

This big biotech will announce Q1 results soon. Here's what to look for.<p>After dropping more than 17% at one point, shares of <b>Gilead Sciences</b> …

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Gilead’s Second TAF-Based Single Tablet Regimen Odefsey® (Emtricitabine, Rilpivirine, Tenofovir Alafenamide) for the Treatment of HIV-1 Infection

<i>– Odefsey is the Smallest Single Tablet HIV Regimen –</i><p>FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 1, 2016--Gilead Sciences, Inc.(NASDAQ:GILD) today …

Biotechnology

India approves Gilead Sciences Inc’s hepatitis C drug patent

India has granted approval to Gilead Sciences Inc’s patent for its hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, marking a setback for patient groups who said the move …

3 Key Pipeline Developments for Gilead Investors to Watch

Forget Hepatitis C -- here are 3 key developments investors should keep on their radars in 2016.<p>With hepatitis C sales leveling off, a recent …

Insurer stops covering HIV prevention drug

Health insurer Pacific Blue Cross is no longer covering a controversial medication that can prevent the spread of HIV, the virus that leads to …

Public Health

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The newly renamed International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) is looking to bring more …

Regulation

The World’s Most Expensive Medicine Is a Bust - MIT Technology Review

The most expensive drug in history is a money loser that’s not reaching patients. In fact, it’s only been paid for and used commercially once since …

Kate Taylor: Humour will always triumph over tyranny – Sony, are you listening?

Megalomaniacal despots are not known for their self-deprecating sense of humour. Perhaps they giggle their way through old Three Stooges videos; maybe they chuckle as hapless aides are fed to the crocodiles. But a good belly laugh at their own expense is not really in the repertoire.<p>So it should …

Dirty chicken scandal: food expert calls for boycott of chicken

Levels of campylobacter ‘scandalous’, says Professor Tim Lang, after tests show up 1o 8 out of 10 chickens contaminated<p>Tim Lang: public should stop buying poultry<p>Food poisoning scandal: how chicken spreads campylobacter<p>A leading food expert and adviser to successive governments has called for a …

Why the rightwing press can’t tell the truth about migration

No wonder certain newspapers didn’t report the good about the tax/benefit contribution of EU migrants. Their entire business model is built upon fear of The Other<p>Here is my theory about the less enlightened section of the national press. It is not that they necessarily hate black people or gay …

Biological warfare flares up again between EO Wilson and Richard Dawkins

US scientist dismisses Dawkins as a ‘journalist’ in a BBC television interview about pair’s differing views on natural selection<p>The war of words between the biologists EO Wilson and Richard Dawkins has reignited after the Harvard professor described his Oxford counterpart as a “journalist”.<p>In an …

These midterms won’t define Obama

Such is the bollocking of President Barack Obama as the U.S. midterm elections take place Tuesday that you’d think he was the second coming of George W. Bush or Herbert Hoover.<p>He’s being called the bystander-in-chief. How he lost America is a prevailing theme of the yelpers. His foreign policy is …

Canadians spend more income on housing than almost anyone in the world

Canadians are struggling with steep housing costs, according to a large global survey which found that high mortgage, rent and utility payments are leaving little for saving and investing.<p>The global investor pulse survey, released Thursday by money manager BlackRock Inc., found that "many Canadians …

Tinder, the Fast-Growing Dating App, Taps an Age-Old Truth

HP's 3D Print Breakthrough Could Push Rivals 'Out of Business'

After years of tinkering in the labs, Hewlett-Packard finally is making a big bet on 3D printing. Although HP is targeting a crowded market, the company’s inkjet technology — announced today — looks so revolutionary to analyst Terry Wohlers that he predicts “it could even put some other companies …

Researchers: Not even a global pandemic can solve our overpopulation problem

Efforts to curb population growth have no chance of working, a new study finds. So what’s left?<p>Here's a statistic that, that, no matter how you try to wrap your mind around it, continues to defy belief: of all the human beings that have ever existed, an estimated 14 percent are alive right now.<p>Yep, …

“God is not a magician, with a magic wand”: Pope Francis schools creationists

The pontiff admits he believes in evolution and the Big Bang, says science and religion can peacefully coexist<p>In an exciting declaration, Pope Francis I stated that God should not seen as a "magician with a magic wand," while unveiling a statue of his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI at the Pontifical …

The 10 most conservative (and liberal) cities in America

The U.S. is a much more complicated political patchwork than you might expect<p>Americans have countless stereotypes about people from different regions of the country. There’s the polite Midwesterner, the abrasive New Yorker, the Berkeley hippy, the gun-toting Texan. There is red America and there is …

Divided we stand: The numbers behind Toronto’s electoral results

The most striking image from yesterday's Toronto mayoral election wasn't one of a cheering crowd at a victory rally or long lines of voters eager to cast a ballot: it was the map of the results showing how Toronto has remained geographically divided in terms of mayoral candidate support.<p>However, …

Why I visit prostitutes

Just as sex workers are shamed by society, so are the clients who see them. It’s time to tell my side of the story<p>I am a man who regularly visits prostitutes. There are quite a few of us — according to a Business Insider article, as many as one in seven American men will visit a prostitute at some …

The western model is broken

The west has lost the power to shape the world in its own image – as recent events, from Ukraine to Iraq, make all too clear. So why does it still preach the pernicious myth that every society must evolve along western lines?<p>“So far, the 21st century has been a rotten one for the western model,” …

Why is there so much hostility to immigrants in the UK?

To explain popular racism we have to stop explaining it away, and look instead at the conditions that make sense of it<p>“It is not prejudiced to worry about immigration,” Ed Miliband suggests. Possibly. But no one is worried about immigration. Yes, 77% of people in the UK want immigration reduced, …

Vatican: ‘Homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer Christians’

Bishops say although Catholicism does not support same-sex marriage, it must find ways of making gay people feel included<p>Is this the modern family according to Francis? From gay relationships to extramarital sex, from divorce and remarriage to civil unions, the Roman Catholic church has signalled …