R&D

GSK unveils Synflorix price cut for refugees

In a development that’s getting the pharma some credit with the international charity Médecins Sans Frontières, GSK said Monday it’ll lower the price of its pneumococcal vaccine Synflorix in certain situations.
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Sea algae toxin impacts memory, behavior in California sea lions: Study

Trouble is brewing out west for sea lions. A new study shows that California sea lions exposed to a toxin produced by a certain type of algae have permanent brain damage that spurs memory loss and behavioral changes, which could affect the animals' ability to survive in the wild and have negative implications for the seafood industry.