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Polio Outbreak: WHO confirms Congo polio outbreaks and an eradication setback

Democratic Republic of Congo has suffered two separate outbreaks of polio, a debilitating and potentially deadly disease that the world is trying to eradicate, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Confirmation of the outbreaks in Congo’s Haut-Lomami and Maniema provinces came less than a week after the WHO said …

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Cancer Drugs: Pfizer, Roche and Aspen face South African probe into cancer drug prices

South Africa’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into three drug companies accused of over-charging for cancer medicines, the agency’s chief said on Tuesday. Tembinkosi Bonakele, head of the Competition Commission, said the agency would investigate Aspen Pharmacare, Africa’s biggest generic drug maker, U.S. company Pfizer and Swiss-based Roche Holding. …

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