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Top vaccine makers Merck and Pfizer target China and older adults next

During the past few decades, the number of companies producing vaccines has dwindled to just a handful. There are other players in the space, but today, the four big drug companies that now dominate the market are Merck, Pfizer, Sanofi Pasteur and GlaxoSmithKline. Selling a vaccine like Shingrix for the shingles or Gardasil 9 for… Read More »

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Harvard research reveals Coke’s fingerprints on health policy in China

A complex network of research funding, institutional ties, and personal influence allowed Coca-Cola, through connections with a nonprofit group, to exert substantial influence over obesity science and policy solutions in China, nudging government policy into alignment with the company’s corporate interests, a Harvard study has found. Professor Susan Greenhalgh’s study reveals not just efforts by… Read More »

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China halts work on gene-edited babies

China’s government has ordered a halt to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies. Leading scientists have declared it’s still too soon to try to make permanent changes to DNA that can be inherited by future generations. Chinese Vice Minister of Science and Technology Xu Nanping… Read More »

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