The antibiotic resistance crisis which is threatening to render many diseases untreatable is being fuelled not just by overuse of the drugs, but a fragile supply chain that is at risk of collapse, experts have warned. The authors of a white paper by the Dutch non-profit organisation Access to Medicine say a lack of access to specific antibiotics can lead to less appropriate drugs being prescribed for an infection, or even the use of lower doses – both of which increase the risk of antibiotic resistance – as well as delay for treatment. What’s more, they say, low stocks can lead to price hikes and mean poor quality medicines become rife. “The right products need to reach the right patients at the right time,” said Dr Jayasree Iyer, executive director of the Access to Medicine Foundation and co-author of the report. Among the shortages flagged is that of the common antibiotic benzathine penicillin G, which was found by to be unavailable in 39 countries in … [Read more...] about Antibiotic resistance crisis worsening because of collapse in supply
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An iPhone model developed by Apple (Photo: Getty Images) Hanoi (VNA) – According a Nikkei Asian Review report,Vietnam is among the most likely destinations for Apple to restructure its supply chain in. The California-based tech giant has decided the risks of depending heavily on manufacturing in China are too great, and it has asked major suppliers including Foxconn, Pagatron, Wistron, Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics to evaluate the cost of shifting 15-30 percent of production capacity from China to Southeast Asia. Economist Nguyen Dinh Anh told a Sputnik reporter that if Vietnam is selected, the domestic economy will be boosted while the country will have a chance to increase its prestige in the global economy. Improvements will be seen in several macro-economic indicators such as GDP, import-export revenue, jobs, and State budget collection, he said, adding that Apple will help give a more modern and industrial look to localities. Apple’s shift of its … [Read more...] about Vietnam, a potential destination for Apple
Shareholders of Hindustan Unilever enjoyed substantial growth in their investment as the share price of the company more than doubled in the past three years.The scrip rose 106.4 percent from Rs 859.80 on June 27, 2016, to Rs 1774.75, on the same day of 2019. In comparison, the BSE Sensex rose 50 percent during the same period while the Nifty50 soared 46 percent.Let's put the surge in HUL's share price in perspective. Your investment of Rs 10,000 in the company three years ago would be now worth Rs 20,640.Close Analysts at Motilal Oswal expect the stock to rally further to reach Rs 2,070 on multiple moats such as rapidly improving adaptability to market requirements, recognition and strong execution on Naturals and other evolving categories, continuous strong premiumisation trend and extensive use of technology, creating further entry barriers. related news Delhi-NCR pollution: Ola and Microsoft to collect air quality data PFRDA studies proposal to allow pension fund … [Read more...] about HUL shareholders’ wealth doubled in 3 years. Are the best days behind it?
The franchise business is flourishing in the Vietnamese coffee scene Franchising allows investors to access established brand names and open café chains in Vietnam, including café chains. Franchise fees go from VND millions to billions. Newswire FnB Vietnam clarified the franchise fee for numerous café chains in Vietnam. Highlands Coffee Launched 20 years ago, Highlands Coffee is one of the most successful names in the local coffee and franchising scenes. Highlands Coffee established its brand at the high-end segment, thus charges a franchise fee much higher than the average competition, with stricter rules to comply with. The initial franchise fee: VND3.5-5 billion ($152,173-217,391). The monthly franchise fee is 7 per cent of the monthly profit. The management fee is 5 per cent of the monthly profit. Cong Caphe The theme and ambience of Cong Caphe outlets bring to mind Vietnam’s subsidy period. Cong's name is synonymous with a retro experience … [Read more...] about What franchise fees Vietnam’s largest café chains charge
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has expressed hope for regulatory stability in the India and said that the e-commerce giant is doing "extremely well" in the country.Bezos' remarks came in response to a question on Amazon's concerns over some Indian policies with regard to digitization."Regulatory stability is the thing that we would always hope for India. Whatever the regulations are ... they are stable in time and that's one of the things we're hoping will now be true. We'll see," Bezos, 55, told reporters on the sidelines of his induction into the National Portrait Gallery here on Sunday.Close "Our business in India is doing extremely well. It's growing very rapidly," Bezos said. related news PNB, Union Bank get in-principal nod from govt for proposed merger RBI plans to set up college of supervisors: Shaktikanta Das RBI has cut rates by 110 bps since April, but average lending rates goes up 8 bps: Report He said the head of his India operations Amit Agarwal, with whom … [Read more...] about Amazon doing extremely well in India, says Jeff Bezos while hoping for regulatory stability