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Heroin Epidemic Puts Pressure On Schools to Get Antidote

September 14, 2015 9:59 am | by Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press | News | Comments

The heroin epidemic that has been taking the lives of teenagers for years is creeping into even younger age groups and putting pressure on the nation's schools to keep a fast-acting overdose antidote within reach of every nurse and teacher. Read more...


FDA Advisers Vote Against Approving Purdue's Opioid Drug

September 14, 2015 8:47 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The vote was made over concerns related to dosing issues. Read more...


Wasp Venom May be Able to Safely Destroy Different Tumor Types

September 14, 2015 8:25 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

A series of lab tests had shown the insect's venom was able to inhibit bladder and prostate cancer cells along with various forms of drug-resistant leukemia. Read more...


People Who Eat Junk Food Have Smaller Hippocampi, Australian Researchers Say

September 14, 2015 8:24 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A person who eats more junk food has a smaller part of the brain used in emotion, memory and learning, says a first-of-its kind study from Australian scientists. Read more...


Mylan Says It Will Launch $27.14B Bid for Perrigo

September 14, 2015 8:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Perrigo has already turned down several offers from Mylan. Read more...

Gencia, Takeda Team to Discover and Develop Mitochondrial Therapeutics

September 14, 2015 7:55 am | News | Comments

The initial aim of the collaboration will be joint research and development leading to two preclinical drug candidates. Read more...


Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cells Could be "Suffocated" by Anti-diabetic Drug

September 14, 2015 7:40 am | by Queen Mary University of London | News | Comments

A new study shows that pancreatic cancer stem cells are virtually addicted to oxygen-based metabolism. Read more...


Actor Danny Glover in Nigeria to Star in Movie about Ebola

September 14, 2015 7:30 am | by Tom Odula, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. actor Danny Glover said Thursday that he is in Nigeria to star in a movie based on people who risked and sacrificed their lives to stop the spread of Ebola in Africa's most populous country. Read more...


First 'Biosimilar' of a Biologic Drug Reaches U.S., Finally

September 11, 2015 3:53 pm | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Years after discounted versions of some of the most expensive drugs ever went on sale in other countries, they're finally coming to the world's biggest medicine market. Read more....


Researchers Report Sustained Remission of Multiple Myeloma After Personalized Cellular Therapy

September 11, 2015 11:47 am | by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | News | Comments

A multiple myeloma patient whose cancer had stopped responding after nine different treatment regimens experienced a complete remission after receiving an investigational personalized cellular therapy known as CTL019 developed by a team at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more...

Upward Trend in Hepatitis C Infection Rates Among HIV+ Men Who Have Sex With Men

September 11, 2015 11:46 am | by New York University | News | Comments

While sexual contact is not the most efficient means of hepatitis C (HCV) transmission, there have been several reports of outbreaks of sexually transmitted HCV in HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM).  Read more...

Scientists Reawaken Sleeping HIV in Patient Cells to Eliminate the Virus

September 11, 2015 11:46 am | by Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discover Institute | News | Comments

A consortium of investigators led by scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have found that a new class of drugs may be used to purge pockets of dormant HIV from a patient's body, eliminating the virus once and for all. Since these agents are already being explored in clinical trials for treating cancer, the route to approval for treating HIV may be significantly shorter than usual. Read more...


Drug Discovery Spotlight: 3D Pill Barcode; DTC Advertising; Expensive Cholesterol Drugs

September 11, 2015 9:30 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

Welcome to Drug Discovery Spotlight, where we’ve rounded up this week’s most popular headlines. Read more...


One In Two Adolescents Misuse Their Prescription Drugs, Study Shows

September 10, 2015 1:06 pm | News | Comments

Although prescription drug misuse is on the decline among adolescents, one in two patients tested between the ages of 10 and 17 years are not using their medications appropriately, potentially putting their health at risk, according to an analysis by Quest Diagnostics. Read more...


Surgeon General Calls for Steps to Promote Healthy Walking

September 10, 2015 12:56 pm | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Only half of adults and just over a quarter of high school students get the amount of physical activity recommended for good health. Read more...



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