2021 Access to Medicine Index: No profit, no pharma?
30 January 2021 | 1:34 pm
A new pharmaceutical company ranking has said the industry is slowly improving access to medicine in low and middle-income countries. But it only mobilized on COVID once the pandemic became a threat to rich countries.
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Environmental crime is the third most lucrative criminal business in the world. Yet too often it is still treated like petty crime. Activists hope new EU legislation may soon change that.
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It's the main article of later versions of the Hippocratic Oath: "First, do no harm". But sexism in healthcare often leaves that pledge unfulfilled. From invasive exams to missed diagnoses and even sexual assault, women are disproportionately affected by gender bias in medicine, often with grave consequences.
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As respiratory infections sweep through Germany, there's a dramatic shortage in medicines. But the president of Germany's medical association has come up with a bright idea to solve the problem — drug flea markets.
The British monarch has asked for profits worth 1 billion pounds from his windfarms to be used to address the cost of living crisis rather than the activities of the royal family.
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Providing healthcare in Ukraine is a huge challenge not only on the frontline, but also in areas left ravaged by conflict. The Ukrainian army says it has re-taken around 1,000 towns and villages from occupying Russian troops. These are zones where mainly elderly, isolated locals remain. They need medication and treatment for a variety of conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and post-traumatic stress disorder.
For the first time in three years, the major German airline has turned a profit as millions of travelers return to the skies. But continuing workforce issues may hamper expansion in 2023.
Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine last year, the German arms manufacturer has seen its share price more than double.
The Korean tech giant owed the slump in profits to weakened demand for memory chips, as the end of lockdown diminished previous demand for new computers and smartphones.
Germany has fallen five spots in this year's Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders. The annual report has given a stark warning against advances in disinformation.
In Canada, wildfires continue to devastate the western province of Alberta. Thousands of people have had no choice but to leave their homes, and many more are on evacuation alert. The province has declared a state of emergency, while firefighters are attempting to bring the blazes under control.
Toyota on Wednesday said it expects operating profit to climb 10% this business year, with a five-fold jump in pure electric vehicle sales, amid an easing in global supply chain disruption from a shortage of chips.
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