The Weekly Roundup

September 02, 2016 | Pamela Youngberg Dickson

Gilead is in the hot seat again. Tuesday, the University of Minnesota filed in federal court defending the patent rights allegedly secured and assigned to the school by Dr. Carston Wagner, an endowed chair in medicinal chemistry at the School of Pharmacy. (The U of M, by the way, was ranked the second best pharmacy school in the nation. Go Gophers!) The drugs covered by patent, the U says—“antiviral compounds and methods for using those compounds to treat viral infections, such as that caused by hepatitis C virus”—include those that contain products that contain the drug sofosbuvir.

Here are few other stories we came across this week that you might find interesting:

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The Weekly Roundup

April 08, 2016 | Pamela Youngberg Dickson

Federal, state, and local health officials met last week in Atlanta as the Zika virus increases its reach into North America. As of the end of March, 312 cases have been reported, all of which were travel-related, but story seems to change almost daily at this point, and the CDC continues to study alternative paths of transmission. The World Health Organization provides situation reports here and we found some background from the folks who have had to deal with the virus for a lot longer than we. Here are a few other stories we though you might like:

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