Pharmaceutical companies have traditionally tended to avoid direct involvement in the debate on animal research, even though they and their employees and contractors are among the more frequent targets of animal rights extremism, so I was delighted to see this new video from the leading pharmaceutical company Novartis on YouTube. That it is Novartis leading the way on this issue should … Continue reading Novartis stands up for animal research
A vaccine against meningitis B?
Newspapers in the UK are buzzing with excitement over news that a new vaccine against meningitis B developed by the Swiss pharmaceuticals firm Novartis has performed well in early clinical trials. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/may/15/health.medicalresearch http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-wellbeing/health-news/meningitis-defeated-at-last-828286.html About 3,000 mostly young people catch meningitis B every year in the USA, of whom about 10% die and 25% suffer lifelong … Continue reading A vaccine against meningitis B?