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Could getting rid of a case of wine help get rid of cases of pneumonia? This is the idea that came to me last week when New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov started his column with the following joke: What's the difference between a...

by Business Week- May 11, 2010 Two-thirds of cases due to infectious diseases, researchers report (HealthDay News) -- Infectious diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria and blood poisoning account for more than two-thirds of the 8.8 million annual deaths in kids under 5 years of...

by Associated Press New York Times-March 23, 2010 "GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer Inc. made a 10-year commitment to supply developing nations with new pneumonia vaccines, the Geneva-based public-private partnership GAVI Alliance said Tuesday. GAVI's program to treat pneumococcal disease received initial funding of $1.5 billion from the governments...

By Andrew Pollack New York Times-March 23, 2010 "Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline will supply hundreds of millions of doses of their pneumonia vaccines to the world’s poorest countries at heavily discounted prices under a novel agreement announced Tuesday...

By: Duff Wilson The New York Times - February, 24 2010 "The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Prevnar 13, an expanded version of a vaccine to protect children against more forms of bacterial infections that can cause meningitis, pneumonia and other diseases. The new vaccine protects...

Janurary 29, 2010 "Bill and Melinda Gates today announced an unprecedented investment of $10 billion over the next 10 years to support the research, development and delivery of life‐saving vaccines for the world’s poorest countries. This extraordinary investment – which is in addition to the $4.5 billion the...

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