Introduction According to the CDC, counterfeit medicines are manufactured with incorrect or dangerous ingredients while still packaged and labeled to look like the real medicine. While counterfeit drugs have been widely understood for
In this podcast, we interview Atrik Patel, a sophomore studying Global Health Studies at Northwestern University. The podcast is discussion- and question-oriented. We cover issues such as inequity in healthcare, inaccessibility to proper
For rich and developing countries alike, it is imperative to confront issues of drug safety, quality, and manufacturing to ensure an equitable distribution of essential medicines to the populations who need them most.
The re-energized advent of telemedicine has opened doors to additional opportunities that will not only reduce exposure to COVID-19 and mitigate strains on hospital systems, but also expand access to healthcare and improve overall health outcomes for years to come.
Credit: womenshealth.govThe COVID-19 pandemic has overtaken the world, radically changing the nature of healthcare and treatment, disrupting daily life, and causing widespread illness and panic. As the world’s focus has shifted
In 2018, the WHO proclaimed that true universal health coverage serves “everyone, everywhere.” Despite India’s implementation of a universal healthcare model, healthcare in India remains largely inaccessible. India’s current healthcare system
The lifeboat ethics dilemma is easy to understand, hard to resolve, and entirely a problem of resource allocation. Proposed by ecologist Garrett Hardin, lifeboat ethics is a metaphor depicting a lifeboat with the capacity to save only a limited number of vulnerable swimmers without capsizing
Over the past six months, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has delivered a very significant and systemic impact on the way that we lived our lives. However, nowhere is the impact of COVID-19 felt than on the economics of America’s colleges and universities.
Source: KVC Health SystemsNearly three-quarters of a million people have died due to the opioid epidemic from 1999 to 2018 (1). This crisis has affected individuals throughout the entire economic and geographic spectrum
The pharmaceutical industry is one of the largest and most lucrative industries in the world, valued at over $1.2 trillion globally. Almost 50% of Americans take prescription drugs, and that number is steadily climbing. Drug abuse, especially of synthetic drugs, is also at an all-time high.
Outbreak Control In any public health emergency dealing with an infectious disease, our ability to control an outbreak is critically tied to our ability to implement significant behavior changes. During the 2014 outbreak
In light of the recent Coronavirus outbreak, public health officials are realizing future potential artificial intelligence systems to help with monitoring and diagnostic measures. Companies such as Google, Babylon Health are diving into this emerging market.