Posts Tagged ‘Public Health’

The business of medicine – and the band played on…

August 31, 2014

Its official, I am starting to be concerned about the spread of Ebola to the developed world.  Now, let me make this clear, I doubt we would have a major epidemic in a country like the US.  But with the sheer number of cases reported and the fact that the epidemic is gaining steam makes the possibility of cases developing in the developed  world more likely.  The WHO just released a very grim prognosis regarding the course of the epidemic in Africa and given the way things are going, I see why they are concerned.

Ebola outbreak spreading and showing no signs of peaking…

Yesterday, I  read an article in The Washington Post article about Ebola spreading to Senegal the following points were particularly worrying:


Race for the exits on antibiotic research…because its not profitable enough

March 27, 2013

In light of the latest “superbugs” that are on the move one would think that big Pharma would be scrambling to respond with a new array of broad spectrum antibiotics.  After all, these bugs are defying our current arsenal and scoffing at what a few years ago was the latest and greatest of our new broad spectrum antibiotics.  Why wouldn’t  they want to get “in” on the next antibiotic wave?

Because it isn’t profitable!