Ground-breaking research into the Hepatitis C virus made waves in virology this year after scientists successful identified the virus – earning them the Nobel Prize for Medicine. To find out how the researchers arrived at this development, we examine the challenge of identifying Hepatitis C, compared to A and B. Plus, following a nail-biting US election, we pick apart President-elect Joe Biden’s attitude toward the pharma industry and what the next four years could mean for companies operating in the US.
Also in this next issue, we track the rise of self-medication in pharma as the lines between healthcare types continues to blur, investigate the ethical implications of experimental achondroplasia treatments, and speak to industry insiders to understand what it takes to accelerate vaccine development.
Moreover, we review innovations in anti-counterfeit packaging formats for pharma products, ask if pharma’s net-zero goals will be enough to reverse the damage done by one of the world’s most carbon-heavy industries, and explore the clinical research potential of New Zealand.
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