Feb 3, 2016

Takeda to evaluate Zika vaccine possibilities

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Asia’s largest drugmaker, has assembled an internal team to look into how it might contribute to vaccine efforts to combat the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne pathogen that is currently spreading through the Americas. The company has been in contact with several ...

Jan 27, 2016

Cancer kills 7,500 each day in China, study finds

Chronic infections, smoking and pollution have contributed to skyrocketing cases of cancer in China, with an estimated 4.3 million new diagnoses last year and 2.8 million deaths, researchers said Tuesday. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in China, said the report ...

Jan 21, 2016

Drug industry to fight superbugs together with governments

Dozens of makers of medicines and diagnostic tests have joined together in an unprecedented effort to tackle “superbugs” — infections that are increasingly unresponsive to drugs and threaten millions of people in countries rich and poor. Altogether 74 drugmakers, 11 makers of diagnostic tests ...