Tag Archives: President Barack Obama

Novartis Wins First FDA Approval of Biosimilar Drug

Novartis Wins First FDA Approval of Biosimilar Drug

  Washington, United States – The United States opened the door to cheaper biotech drugs Friday, accepting a biosimilar cancer drug made by Swiss pharmaceutical giant  Novartis. The US Food and Drug Administration ...

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Cannabis on a High in 2014

Cannabis on a High in 2014

  Washington, United States – It’s been something of a breakthrough year for marijuana, the once shunned intoxicant that is steadily gaining ground as a legal high in parts of the world.  ...

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Time Names Ebola Fighters as ‘Person’ of 2014

Time Names Ebola Fighters as ‘Person’ of 2014

  New York, United States – Time magazine on Wednesday named as its “Person of the Year 2014” the healthcare workers treating the Ebola epidemic, which has killed more than 6,300 people ...

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Ebola Vaccine Promising in First Human Trials: NIH

Ebola Vaccine Promising in First Human Trials: NIH

  WASHINGTON, November 26, 2014 (AFP) – Researchers say they’re a step closer to developing an Ebola vaccine, with a Phase 1 trial showing promising results, but it will be months at ...

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California Announces Ebola Quarantine Rules

California Announces Ebola Quarantine Rules

  LOS ANGELES, October 29, 2014 (AFP) – California announced new quarantine guidelines Wednesday for people arriving in the western state deemed to pose a risk of spreading Ebola. The ...

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‘Active’ Monitoring of High-Risk Ebola Workers Urged: CDC

‘Active’ Monitoring of High-Risk Ebola Workers Urged: CDC

  WASHINGTON, October 27, 2014 (AFP) – US health authorities on Monday issued new guidelines urging active monitoring of people at risk of Ebola after returning from West Africa, but ...

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WHO Eyes Mass Ebola Vaccines by Mid-2015

WHO Eyes Mass Ebola Vaccines by Mid-2015

  GENEVA, October 25, 2014 (AFP) – Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to West Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said Friday, after ...

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Man Dies of Ebola in Texas, as World Toll Nears 3,900

Man Dies of Ebola in Texas, as World Toll Nears 3,900

  WASHINGTON, October 8, 2014 (AFP) – A Liberian man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died in a Texas hospital Wednesday, as deaths ...

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US Ebola Case is First Diagnosed Outside Africa

US Ebola Case is First Diagnosed Outside Africa

  WASHINGTON, October 1, 2014 (AFP) – The United States has diagnosed its first case of Ebola in a man who was infected in Liberia and traveled to Texas, US health officials ...

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Obama: Ebola Crisis ‘Spiraling Out of Control’

Obama: Ebola Crisis ‘Spiraling Out of Control’

  ATLANTA, September 17, 2014 (AFP) – President Barack Obama issued a global call to action to fight West Africa’s Ebola epidemic on Tuesday, warning the deadly outbreak was unprecedented ...

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