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  • Cuba to Help Argentina Produce Cancer, Antiretroviral Drugs

    Thursday, January 29th, 2009

    Argentina’s Health Minister Graciela Ocaña has just signed an agreement with Cuba where the latter will aid the former in researching and producing antiretroviral medicines (ARVs), cancer drugs, vaccines and other treatments for diseases prevalent in Argentina.
    Last year, shortly after assuming her post, Ocaña established the Program for the Public Production of Medicines, Vaccines and […]

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    OECS Goes Proactive Regarding Fake Medicines

    Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

    Temas Note: To understand better the threat posed by counterfeit medicines and what is being done by others to tackle it, check this prior Temas article.
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    From the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS):
    OECS Secretariat launches proactive mechanism against Counterfeit Medicines
    Law enforcement and health officials from St. Lucia will meet on Thursday 5th June 2008 to […]

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    The Costs of Vaccinating and of Not Vaccinating: The Case of Pneumococcal Disease in LAC

    Friday, April 20th, 2007

    This has been sitting in the backlog queue since December, I am ashamed to say. I wanted to reshape this into a true Temas article (hence the delay), but simply do not have the time. Yet I still consider the issue important and relevant enough to reprint the PAHO press […]

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    Fighting the Growing Menace of Counterfeit Drugs

    Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

    Have you ever bought medicine at a pharmacy in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)?  I'm not talking about the big, sophisticated ones you might find in Buenos Aires or Rio de Janeiro.  I'm speaking of those small ones in places like Santo Domingo or small towns in the Central American countryside, which are often […]

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