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The 1st meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo took place on Friday 18 May 2018, from 11:00 to 14:00 Geneva time (CET).

The commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb, said a proposal to have pharmaceutical companies include drug prices in advertisements has prompted a series of questions, including exactly how consumers would benefit and whether the government can legally require the disclosures.

Drug delivery has come a long way. It is still, of course, focused on ensuring the right amount of drug gets to the right part of the body at the right time. However, with advances in devices, it has become embedded more and more in the overall delivery of healthcare. Amount, site and time are still just as important but drug delivery devices are starting to play a prominent role in how a therapy fits within a patient’s lifestyle.