Drug Shortages, Testicular Cancer Awareness: The Week in Health
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Drug Shortages, Testicular Cancer Awareness: The Week in Health

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Sofía Garduño By Sofía Garduño | Journalist & Industry Analyst - Thu, 08/10/2023 - 10:00

This week, Mexico’s Ministry of Health made a campaign to increase awareness on the risks of testicular cancer, which is more prevalent among men aged 18 to 35. Meanwhile, President Andres Manuel López Obrador proposed to establish a national stockpile of pharmaceuticals to address medication shortages.

In global news, the UN called for a transformative approach to food production, underscoring the role of sustainable food systems in achieving global development goals. 

Ready? This is The Week in Health! 


Ministry of Health Raises Awareness About Testicular Cancer

The risk of developing testicular cancer increases between 18 and 35 years of age, warns Mexico’s Ministry of Health, which urges men to perform monthly self-examinations to promptly identify any type of tumor. About one in every 250 men will face testicular cancer at some point in their life, according to the American Cancer Society. This fact highlights the need for awareness and education about the disease, as early detection plays a vital role in effective treatment. Learn more about it here

President Suggests Stockpiling Medication to End Shortages

In response to the ongoing shortages of crucial medications for treating pediatric cancer and psychiatric disorders, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador proposed the creation of a national stockpile of pharmaceuticals to solve ongoing shortages of drugs in the country. However, industry experts attribute these scarcities to distribution challenges, corruption and inadequate funding. Read the whole story here

Neuraxpharm Expands Presence in Latin America

Neuraxpharm Group, a leading European specialty pharmaceutical company specialized on the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, is expanding its global reach to Mexico and Brazil. The move represents a strategic milestone for Neuraxpharm, as the company endeavors to extend its market presence beyond the EU and provide advanced CNS products to patients in this promising growth market. Learn more about it here

Healthcare's Looming Cybersecurity Challenges

The vast amounts of sensitive patient data stored in electronic health records (EHR) make the industry a prime target for cybercriminals. The adoption of modern technologies has further expanded the attack surface, making healthcare organizations even more attractive to hackers. The rising profitability of cyberattacks on health facilities is driven by the high value of health data. Read the whole story here. 

UN Calls for Food Transformation to Achieve SDGs

In the wake of climate change challenges, the UN emphasizes the critical importance of transforming food production worldwide to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Food systems are seen as key catalysts for driving progress across multiple SDGs, extending beyond agriculture to encompass water, energy, natural resources and ecosystems. Learn more about it here

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