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Posted by: FSG on 2/13/2014

Read What Is the Social Value of Pharmaceuticals?

This post by Sebastien Mazurri shares highlights from a recent Twitter Chat hosted by The Guardian Sustainable Business Pharma Futures Blog.

Posted by: Rebecca Weissburg on 2/11/2014

The announcement that CVS will no longer sell tobacco products in its U.S. stores is welcome news to many public health practitioners and advocates. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in the United States, causing more deaths than the next three most common cancers combined. And although U.S. smoking rates have never been lower and continue to decline, the number of deaths due to lung cancer in the United States grew by 4.3% between 1999 and 2008.

Posted by: Simon Meier on 1/9/2014

Why drugs are so expensive: It's the science, stupid

In a new blog series from Scientific American discussing the challenges of drug discovery, chemist Ashutosh Jogalekar explains why the process is so expensive. According to Jogalekar, a main reason for the high costs is the complexity of biology.

Posted by: FSG on 1/7/2014

In this post, Cyril Pervilhac from Public Health International Consulting answers five questions on the future of Next Generation Evaluation and it's role in global health.

Posted by: Sebastien Mazzuri on 10/29/2013

In the summer of 2013, FSG and the Shared Value Initiative convened a group of representatives from pharmaceutical, medical device, food/nutrition, technology, and communication companies as well as interested parties from academia, NGOs, civil society and government agencies in Boston for a workshop discussion centered on shared value measurement for health solutions. Shared value has proven to be a powerful framework in helping businesses to address the health needs of underserved populations in a profitable way, but further measurement is needed to demonstrate the full potential of a shared value strategy.The objectives of the workshop were twofold:

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