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  • The 20 largest research-based pharmaceutical companies are active in 75 developing countries in at least one of four areas: research and development; quality management in manufacturing; supply chain management; and pharmacovigilance.

    Targeting disease in the developing world Subscription

    A new report by the Access to Medicine Index finds that pharmaceutical companies influence access to medicines in developing countries through the development of innovative and adapted products, operating equitable pricing strategies and building local capacity.

  • The number of pharmacists per 10,000 population varies considerably, ranging from 0.02 in Somalia to 25.07 in Malta. The mean number is 6.02. The United Kingdom sits close to the middle, with 8.08 pharmacists per 10,000 population.

    Taking stock of pharmacy: a breakdown of global workforce data Subscription

    Numerous factors influence demand for pharmacists, with a rise in the number of prescriptions and more complex drug regimens increasing demand, and developments in the technician workforce and automation mitigating it in some regions.

  • Biology of the Ebola virus

    A visual guide to the Ebola virus epidemic Subscription

    As the 2014 Ebola virus epidemic continues to escalate, we chart the latest epidemiological data alongside an insight into the pathology of Ebola virus disease and the biological processes being targeted by drug and vaccine developers.

  • Aspirin is one of the most common drugs with an estimated 700 to 1,000 clinical trials conducted each year

    A history of aspirin Subscription

    Aspirin was one of the first drugs to come into common usage and it still one of the most researched drugs in the world, with an estimated 700 to 1,000 clinical trials conducted each year.

  • Over-the-counter medicines

    OTC medicines: a breakdown Subscription

    Sales of over-the-counter medicines totalled £2.45bn in 2013, up by £52.3m compared with the previous year.

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