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Delinkage no panacea for access to medicines

Editor’s note: this article was first published in India’s Financial Express, on 1st June 2017 The cost of medicines was on the agenda last week at the World Health Organization’s annual policy meeting, the World Health Assembly, in Geneva. NGOs and certain middle-income countries continue to

The power of combination drugs

Putting two medicines together to treat a single disease is a cornerstone of modern medicine. The treatment of tuberculosis was transformed in the 1950s when Sir John Crofton devised his ‘Edinburgh Method’, in which patients were simultaneously dosed with multiple drugs, each with different but