medicine

UN meeting enlists technology in war on multi-billion-dollar counterfeit medicine market

A United Nations-backed meeting to combat the multi-billion-dollar market for counterfeit medicines today sought to harness technology in the arsenal of weapons used to crack down on the products, which can promote drug resistant strains of disease, worsen medical conditions and kill patients.

UN health agency plans to boost treatment for rabies, snake bites in developing world

With more than 12 million people suffering dog or snake bites and scorpion stings each year, the United Nations health agency today announced plans to boost the production of crucial therapeutic sera which can make the difference between life and death or crippling disability for millions of people in poor countries.