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  • Paraná Bans Smoking in Areas Intended for Children

    Monday, November 24th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: The governor of the southern Brazilian state of Paraná just signed a law that bans smoking inside vehicles transporting children or at any commercial establishment or event intended for children.  The new instrument is considered a complement to Paraná’s 2005 law on smoking in public places.  In all probability other Brazilian states […]

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    An Affordable Anti-Malarial / Um medicamento para malária a preço mais acessível

    Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

    From Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi):
    Sanofi-aventis and DNDi welcome the Clinton Foundation announcement on ACTs and commit to providing fixed-dose combination “ASAQ” at equally low prices
    Sanofi-aventis and the non-profit Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) welcome the agreement announced by Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI) to reduce the volatility and the price levels of […]

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    Brazil: Government & Industry Discuss Changes in Processed Foods

    Monday, August 11th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: Brazil’s Health Minister, José Gomes Temporão, has launched an open and public dialog with Brazil’s food industry about lowering the salt, sugar and trans-fat levels of the processed foods that they offer to the Brazilian market. Temporão revealed that a Ministry study suggests that up to 260,000 Brazilian deaths every […]

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