How can we increase the odds of successfully developing a medicine?
A study this week in the journal Nature says it goes all the way back to the initial experiments that are done on mice. If mouse studies were done more carefully, scientists would know more quickly which medicines would be successful for testing in humans.Read More
The private sector has many opportunities to use its resources and reach to encourage positive change. Today, we announced that GSK is taking such an opportunity to accelerate sub-Saharan Africa into an era of growth and prosperity.Read More
This article from the NYT linking income and smoking underscores the health disparities that exist based on where you live. According to a new analysis of federal smoking data, smoking—which is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the US—is increasingly a habit of the poor and working class.Read More
Health is a tricky subject; it isn’t just what happens in the doctor’s office. In fact, a lot of what influences our health happens in our own communities. Many factors – including economic, social, and environmental – are closely linked to our own health.Read More
There is a magic that can happen when a business and a nonprofit team-up to tackle a tough community issue. So, just think of what can come from a partnership between a business and not one, but eight, nonprofits.Read More
The face of America is changing. According to US Census Bureau data, those who identify themselves as Hispanic, Black, Asian, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander or mixed race will account for 51% of the US population by 2050. Unfortunately, with these changes come challenges that may affect the quality of care for these populations.Read More
Today is Rare Disease Day and the rare disease community is marking the day by inviting everyone to “join together for better care.” The rare disease community is unique and a very active partner in all aspects of healthcare. Community members openly share information about their conditions to generate awareness. They also work closely with the pharmaceutical industry and academia to develop unique therapies and actively promote transparency in research and education to benefit everyone. We have a lot in common!Read More