Hungarian and US scientists win Nobel for Covid-19 vaccine discoveries
The award-giving body says they 'contributed to the unprecedented rate of vaccine development during one of the greatest threats to human health in modern times'.
Indian drugmaker denies syrup exported to Liberia is toxic
Many Indian-made drugs have been found to have contained ethylene glycol and similar toxin diethylene glycol since last year, which the WHO have linked to the deaths of children in Gambia and Uzbekistan.
UK govt admits antibiotic shortage
Family doctors and parents have reported difficulty finding antibiotics to treat Strep A, which typically causes a sore throat and fever and flu-like symptoms.
Indonesia child deaths blamed on syrup medicines rise to 195
Most of the children affected are under the age of five.
India rushes food, medicine to bankrupt Sri Lanka
A critical shortage of foreign currency has left Sri Lanka unable to pay for enough imported food, fuel and medicines to meet demand since the end of last year, causing widespread hardship.
Medicine supply under control, avoid panic buying, health ministry says
Deputy Health Minister Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali says all medicines are effective regardless of brand or manufacturer.