In July, a mail carrier in Phoenix, Arizona, claimed to have cooked a steak to an internal temperature of 142 degrees Fahrenheit—medium rare—on the dashboard of his delivery vehicle, which doesn't have air conditioning.
Universal health coverage depends on affordable medicines. But pushing down prices without also investing in quality assurance will increase the sale of substandard and falsified drugs, warns Elizabeth Pisani.
Science can and does change humanity. Yet while we live in an age of extraordinary advances, profound health challenges remain. Global health emergencies such as rapidly rising drug-resistance, epidemic threats from diseases known and unknown, mental health, and the escalating climate crisis are a threat to us all.
A fridge designed for vaccines and medicines has “harnessed the power of nature” to keep its contents cold, even with intermittent access to electricity.
When a poor country becomes wealthier, it's a good thing, right? Not if the country is trying to buy essential medicines.