Will regulatory failures in the developing world make current tuberculosis treatments ineffective? In a New York Times op-ed, Roger Bate reveals the results of our study assessing the quality of anti-tuberculosis drugs from 17 low- and middle-income countries – and … read more
To its credit, the IMF appears to be continuing its newfound role as the provider of a reality check to European policymakers. While these policymakers are complacently claiming that the worst of the Euro crisis is behind us, today the … read more
In my book Phake: The Deadly World of Falsified and Substandard Medicines, I stress the difference between substandard medical products and deliberately falsified ones. The latter are made by criminal enterprises that have no interest in the contents of their … read more
The Center for Global Development (CGD) recently ran a post describing the reticence within the U.S. Government, and more specifically the President’s Malaria Initiative’s (PMI), to support a malaria subsidy scheme known as the Affordable Medicines Facility – Malaria (AMFm). The … read more
Last week, the UN World Tourism Organization made Zimbabwean tyrant Robert Mugabe—himself under an EU and U.S. travel ban for running a masterclass in thuggery and depravity—an ambassador for tourism. It’s the kind of thing that you can’t make up, … read more
Today is World AIDS Day and President George W. Bush writes in the WSJ about the progress made against the disease around the world. He appeals for continued HIV funding through the plan (PEPFAR) his administration established eight years ago. … read more
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