Taiwan reports first death from coronavirus
Taxi driver with diabetes and hepatitis B is fifth fatality outside mainland ChinaA taxi driver has died from the coronavirus in Taiwan, marking the first such death on the island and the fifth fatality outside mainland China from an epidemic that has curbed travel and disrupted global supply chains.The health minister, Chen Shih-chung, said during a news conference on Sunday that the deceased was a 61-year-old man who had diabetes and hepatitis B. Taiwan has to date reported 20 confirmed cases.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Ratcliffe and agencies Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Taiwan China Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news Asia Pacific Source Type: news

STDs on the rise: The evidence of claims data
(FAIR Health) Private Insurance Claim Lines for STDs Rose 76% from 2007 to 2018 Gonorrhea Claim Lines Increased 326 Percent among Males, FAIR Health Study Shows. Hepatitis B Was the Leading STD on the Rise in People over 60. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pharmacology of Current and Investigational HBV Therapies Pharmacology of Current and Investigational HBV Therapies
Currently, a functional cure for hepatitis B virus infection is rare. This review summarizes the efficacy, safety and pharmacology of the many compounds under investigation for the treatment of HBV.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - February 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hexavalent Vaccine Included in Vaccines for Children Program
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 -- The hexavalent combined diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTaP) adsorbed, inactivated poliovirus (IPV), Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) conjugate (meningococcal protein conjugate), and hepatitis B... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Licensure of a Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis, Inactivated Poliovirus, Haemophilus influenzae Type b Conjugate, and Hepatitis B Vaccine, and Guidance for Use in Infants
A new combination vaccine to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, Haemphilus influenzae type b disease, and hepatitis B has been licensed, but won't be available before 2021. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 6, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Diphtheria Vaccination Hepatitis B Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pertussis Vaccination Tetanus Vaccination Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Specific Vaccines Whooping cough Source Type: news

Hepatitis B: New therapeutic approach may help to cure chronic hepatitis B infection
(Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen - German Research Center for Environmental Health) Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen, Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) have developed a novel therapeutic approach to cure chronic hepatitis B. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NPPA seeks clarification on Gilead's drug pricing plea
National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has sought clarifications from the company. Gilead had sought exemption from price control for its Tenofovir Alafenamide tablets (brand name Vemlidy) to capture a major chunk of Rs 140-crore market for chronic Hepatitis B in India. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche submits supplemental Biologics License Application to the FDA for Tecentriq in combination with Avastin for the most common form of liver cancer
      ·Application is being reviewed under FDA ’s Real-Time Oncology Review pilot programmeBasel, 27 January 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the completion of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) submission to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab), for the treatment of people with unresectab le hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have not received prior systemic therapy. The FDA is reviewing the application under the Real-Time Oncology Review pilot programme, wh...
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lower Hepatoma Risk With Earlier ALT Normalization During HBV Treatment Lower Hepatoma Risk With Earlier ALT Normalization During HBV Treatment
Earlier normalization of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels during treatment of chronic hepatitis B is independently associated with a reduced risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), researchers from South Korea report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 21, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FSU study aids fight against HIV, hepatitis B
(Florida State University) A discovery by Florida State University College of Medicine researchers is expected to open the door for new and more potent treatment options for many of the more than 36 million people worldwide infected with the HIV virus and for others chronically ill with hepatitis B. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bharat Biotech keen to revive Rs 600 crore TN vaccine complex
With a planned annual capacity of 585 million, the project proposed to make pentavalent, or five-in-one, combination vaccine, BCG vaccine, and vaccines to prevent measles, hepatitis B, human rabies, Hib (haemophilus influenzae type b) and Japanese encephalitis (JE) in the first phase, which was to be commissioned by 2010. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BOMBSHELL: AIDS was developed as a bioweapon and administered through CDC-approved vaccine trials that targeted GAY men in the 1970s
(Natural News) Did you know that, just prior to the HIV and AIDS epidemic that swept the American homosexual population during the early 1980s, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had conducted a hepatitis B vaccine experiment that’s believed to have triggered it? Between the years of 1978 and 1981, the CDC specifically... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Panacea Biotec bags orders worth USD 24 mn from UN agencies
The vaccine protects children against five deadly diseases, including diphtheria, tetanus and hepatitis B. "Panacea Biotec... has received awards worth USD 24.32 million from U N agencies (Unicef and PAHO) for supply of its Easyfive-TT, a fully liquid WHO prequalified wP-based Pentavalent vaccine (DTwPHepB-Hib)," the company said in a filing to BSE. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dental patients advised to get tested for HIV, hepatitis
Some patients treated by a Tennessee dentist have been advised to get tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NIH announces new plan to tackle chronic hepatitis B
The U.S. National Institutes of Health has made research into the biology of hepatitis B, as well as a potential cure, a new priority with the announcement of a new plan Wednesday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH strategic plan details pathway to achieving Hepatitis B cure
Plan outlines efforts to intensify ongoing HBV research. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 10, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Strong Data, Local Relationships: The Future of HIV Care in Tanzania Starts Here
By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth International ; Lucy Mphuru, Country Director& Project Director, Tohara Plus Project Lucy Mphuru (center left) talks with health workers and clients at an IntraHealth-supported mobile clinic in Shinyanga that provides voluntary male circumcision services. Photo by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International.November 26, 2019Lucy Mphuru has a big job.Every day, she and her team at IntraHealth International in Tanzania work with frontline health workers and government partners to improve health services in a country of 58 million—1.6 million of whom live...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: HIV & AIDS Community Engagement Leadership and Governance World AIDS Day Health Workforce Systems Source Type: news

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More than one thousand patients at Goshen Hospital in Indiana may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B after an error in the sanitizing procedure for surgical equipment, according to a press release from Goshen Health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 1,000 patients may have been exposed to HIV and other viruses after error in sanitizing procedure
More than a thousand surgical patients at Goshen Hospital in Indiana may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B after an error in the sanitizing procedure for surgical equipment, according to a press release from Goshen Health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CRISPR Used to Silence Crucial Hepatitis B Gene CRISPR Used to Silence Crucial Hepatitis B Gene
A new CRISPR technology used to target a gene might be an effective way to eradicate chronic hepatitis B infection, investigators report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Patient-reported Outcomes in Chronic HCV vs. HBV Patient-reported Outcomes in Chronic HCV vs. HBV
This study compared quality of life scores in patients with chronic hepatitis C and hepatitis B, both before treatment initiation and at the time of full HBV suppression or HCV eradication.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Predictors of Immune Response to Hep B Shot ID'd in Lymphoma
MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 -- For patients with lymphoma, the dose and frequency of hepatitis B vaccination, sex, Ann Arbor stage, and ibrutinib as part of the chemotherapy regimen are independent factors that affect the impact of the vaccine, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Proficiency Testing of Viral Marker Screening in African Blood Centers - Seven African Countries, 2017
Following substantial investments in national blood transfusion service laboratories, in 2017 investigators tested proficiency at 84 blood center laboratories in seven African countries. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 24, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Blood Safety Blood supply safety Global HIV/AIDS Hepatitis B Screening Hepatitis C MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report South Africa Source Type: news

Roadmap to Functional Cure of Chronic Hepatitis B Roadmap to Functional Cure of Chronic Hepatitis B
This review provides an overview of the current evidence supporting the use of combination therapies for chronic HBV, summarizing expert consensus on a roadmap to attain functional cure.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Award Recognizes RHITES-E for Agility, Effectiveness in Boosting HIV Services in Uganda  
October 02, 2019IntraHealth International’s Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E) Activity has won the2019 CLA (Collaborate, Learn, Adapt) award from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) for its agility in boosting HIV services in the eastern region of Uganda. In March 2018, Uganda’s Ministry of Health introduced a surge strategy, in line with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) efforts, to find more people living with HIV and enroll them in care by improving HIV testing efficiency and linkages to treatment. To r...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Uganda Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-East) HIV & AIDS Source Type: news

Uganda: Cipla Recalls 20,000 Hepatitis B Drugs
[Monitor] The Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Ltd (CiplaQCIL), a pharmaceutical company in Uganda, has recalled at least 20,000 Hepatitis B doses from the market after they discovered a problem with packaging. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Sensitise Tertiary Students On Disease Preventions--Dr Pambo
[Ghanaian Times] The prevalence of Hepatitis B and HIV/AIDS is very high on tertiary campuses across the country and efforts must be made to improve upon sensitising the youth on the diseases, Dr Prince Pambo has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 30 Million Nigerians Infected With Hepatitis Virus
[Leadership] The Hepatitis Zero Nigerian Commission, a Global Eradication Project initiative, has said that Nigeria is estimated to have the highest cases of Hepatitis B in the World at 12.2 per cent which translates to about 20 to 30 million infected by the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis B Core-Related Antigen Levels Linked to Liver Cancer Risk Hepatitis B Core-Related Antigen Levels Linked to Liver Cancer Risk
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Prevalence of CAM Modalities in Patients With Chronic HBV Prevalence of CAM Modalities in Patients With Chronic HBV
How prevalent is the use of complementary and alternative medicine therapies in patients with chronic hepatitis B? What treatments are most commonly used and how safe are they?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Uganda: Minister Cautions On Hepatitis B Screening
[Monitor] The State minister for Health in-charge of general duties, Ms Sarah Opendi, has cautioned organisations carrying out medical camps against screening for hepatitis B without providing vaccination, urging that this may cause complacency about the disease and lead to loss of lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Roche Expands Global Access to Viral Assays to Aid Eradication Efforts
Roche has expanded the Global Access Program, originally established to increase availability of HIV diagnostics in underserved countries, to include diagnostic tests for tuberculosis, hepatitis, and human papillomavirus (HPV). Increased access to reliable diagnostics will allow early, possibly life-saving, detection and decrease the spread of these diseases. Roche launched the program in 2014 and began offering the added tests in July. The molecular diagnostics available include tests for determination of HIV-1 viral load, early diagnosis of HIV-1 and -2 in young infants, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and rifampin/ison...
Source: MDDI - August 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Jenevieve Blair Polin Tags: IVD Source Type: news

HHS: Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health
Announces a public meeting of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Advisory Committee on Minority Health (ACMH) on August 22-23, 2019. The focus of the meeting will include a discussion of strategies to improve the health of minority populations through the development of policies and programs to eliminate health disparities with an emphasis on infectious disease, especially HIV and Hepatitis B. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 8, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hepatitis D: Everything you need to know
Only people who already have hepatitis B can get hepatitis D. Learn more about the causes and symptoms of hepatitis D, as well as the possible complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Nigeria: 20 Million Nigerians Live With Hepatitis B - Experts
[Leadership] Ibadan -As the world marked Hepatitis Day, Health experts including, the assistant Director of Public Health Nursing, Grace Adekoya and Dr. Kolawole Akande, from the University College Hospital UCH have disclosed that about 20 million Nigerians live with Hepatitis B while about one per cent of the population live with Hepatitis C. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Screen Pregnant Women for HBV at First Prenatal Visit
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a final recommendation statement and evidence review on screening pregnant women for hepatitis B virus infection. Based on that review, the USPSTF recommended screening pregnant women for HBV at their first prenatal visit to help prevent infection in newborns. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 29, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cape Verde: Cabo Verde Sets the Bar for Ending Mother-to-Child Transmission of Viral Hepatitis
[WHO] "Vaccinating is protecting who you love the most. Everyone should do it," implores Orisa Brito, a mother of three children living in Praia, the capital of Cabo Verde. Her youngest child, Lila, is a healthy 5-month-old who received a dose of hepatitis B vaccine within hours of her birth and is due for another dose in a month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghanaians Urged to Know Their Hepatitis Status
[Ghana Govt.] The Acting Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick K. Aboagye, has urged Ghanaians to renew efforts at preventing viral hepatitis B and C. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

USPSTF Reaffirms Need for HBV Screening in All Pregnant Women USPSTF Reaffirms Need for HBV Screening in All Pregnant Women
All pregnant women should continue to be screened for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection at their first prenatal visit, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) said in an updated recommendation statement.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Darzalex (daratumumab) and risk of reactivation of hepatitis B virus: Dear Healthcare Professional letter
Letter warns of risk of hepatitis B virus reactivation (HBVR), including some fatalities, in patients treated with daratumumab. All patients should be screened for HBV before treatment. Advice is provided on how to manage patients with positive HBV serology and HBVR. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: 'Hepatitis B, C Infections, Leading Causes of Death in Ghana'
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has identified the country as having prevalence of chronic hepatitis B and C virus infections, which are leading causes of death from infectious diseases globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

USPSTF Reaffirms Benefit of Hep B Screening in Pregnant Women
TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening pregnant women for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection at their first prenatal visit (A recommendation). This recommendation forms the basis of an updated... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Screen Every Pregnant Woman for Hep B: Task Force
TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 -- All pregnant women should be screened early for hepatitis B, to prevent the viral infection from being passed to newborns. So says the latest guideline from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. " Clinicians can help... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus infection in pregnant women
(JAMA Network) The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit. The USPSTF routinely makes recommendations about the effectiveness of preventive care services and this statement is a reaffirmation of its 2009 recommendation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Roche expands the Global Access Program beyond HIV to also include diagnostic tests for Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, and Human Papillomavirus
Roche announced today the Global Access Program is expanding beyond HIV, to include Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), Hepatitis B and C (HBV and HCV), and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) for low and middle income country programs where the disease burden is the highest. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - July 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche expands the Global Access Program beyond HIV to also include diagnostic tests for Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, and Human Papillomavirus
Roche announced today the Global Access Program is expanding beyond HIV, to include Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), Hepatitis B and C (HBV and HCV), and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) for low and middle income country programs where the disease burden is the highest. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - July 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Uganda: Mobilise Public to Join the Fight Against Hepatitis B
[Monitor] In 2016, deaths caused by viral hepatitis surpassed all chronic infectious diseases, including HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis, according to a Global Burden of Disease study. The prevalence of hepatitis B in Uganda stands at 4.1 per cent, which means that 1.75 million people are infected. This is according to a study carried out by the Ministry of Health in partnership with the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Therapeutic Vaccination for Chronic Hepatitis B Therapeutic Vaccination for Chronic Hepatitis B
This review examined the current evidence for the efficacy and safety of therapeutic vaccines compared to no treatment, placebo or standard care in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 16, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Nanotechnology delivers hepatitis B vaccine
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) X-ray imaging shows that nanostructured silica acts as a protective vehicle to deliver intact antigen to the intestine so that it can trigger an immune response. The material can give rise to a polyvaccine against six diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fosun buys GSK plant, hepatitis B drug rights
YaoPharma, Fosun's Chongqing unit, will spend up to $36 million to buy GlaxoSmithKline's Suzhou pharmaceutical factory (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news