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New $710-A-Day Drug Saves Lives But Strains State Budgets

November 23, 2015 10:07 am | by Dave Gram, Associated Press | News | Comments

A newly approved drug is being hailed as a major advance in treatment of cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that clogs the lungs with mucus and forces patients to struggle to breathe. But it comes with a punishing price tag - about $710 per patient per day. Read more...


Pfizer, Allergan Agree to $160B Merger

November 23, 2015 9:17 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

This new entity would be the world's biggest drug maker. Read more...


Independent Panel of Global Experts Calls for Critical Reforms to Prevent Future Outbreaks

November 23, 2015 8:15 am | by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | News | Comments

The report offers 10 major reform proposals to prevent future catastrophes. Read more...


Could a Smartphone App Help Stop The Next Polio Outbreak in Pakistan?

November 23, 2015 8:00 am | by The Conversation, Michael Callen of Harvard University | News | Comments

The reason Pakistan was having so much trouble didn’t come down to having enough doses of the vaccines or health workers to administer them – the country did. Read more...


Pharmacy Researcher Developing Nicotine Vaccine, Novel Drug

November 23, 2015 7:45 am | by University of Rhode Island | News | Comments

A University of Rhode Island researcher is developing a nicotine vaccine and accompanying drug delivery system that he believes could lead to one of the most effective methods of combating cigarette smoking and other tobacco use. Read more...


Antibiotics On Our Plate Could Lead to Human Health Crisis, Experts Warn

November 23, 2015 7:30 am | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

Two medical experts are urging China to curb its use of antibiotics in animals to avoid what could be a ‘major health catastrophe’ for humans. Read more...


Diabetes Drug Could Combat Fatty Liver Disease, Research Shows

November 23, 2015 7:15 am | by University of Birmingham | News | Comments

The researchers believe that the findings present the possibility of new therapies for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Read more...


FDA Approves Takeda Drug for Blood Cancer Multiple Myeloma

November 23, 2015 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a third drug to treat multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. Read more...


Model MPS Multi-Probe Monitor/Alarm

November 20, 2015 12:39 pm | by Hampshire Controls Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Hampshire Controls Corp., in celebration of its 40th anniversary, is proud to announce the launch of its MPS, "Multi Probe Alarm System." This new stand-alone or cabinet mounted system monitors, alarms and notifies you based on condition data that you have programmed into the alarm (using up to 4 probes of various types). It includes a system relay or relay output per probe if required, batte...

Drug Discovery Spotlight: Coffee Health Benefits; Antibiotic-resistant Superbug; Opioid Overdose Nasal Spray

November 20, 2015 11:07 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

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


Nanocarriers May Carry New Hope for Brain Cancer Therapy

November 20, 2015 9:36 am | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Glioblastoma multiforme, a cancer of the brain also known as "octopus tumors" because of the manner in which the cancer cells extend their tendrils into surrounding tissue, is virtually inoperable, resistant to therapies, and always fatal, usually within 15 months of onset. Read more...


ADHD Meds May Be a Prescription for Bullying

November 20, 2015 9:31 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Kids and teens who take medications like Ritalin to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to be physically or emotionally bullied by peers than those who don't have ADHD, a new University of Michigan study found. Read more...


Bayer Submits NDA for Pregnancy Prevention for up to Five Years

November 20, 2015 9:28 am | News | Comments

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals announced today that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking approval for LCS-16, an investigational hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) for pregnancy protection for up to five years. Read more..


Scientists Unveil Critical Mechanism of Memory Formation

November 20, 2015 9:25 am | by The Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

n a new study that could have implications for future drug discovery efforts for a number of neurodegenerative diseases, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found that the interaction between a pair of brain proteins has a substantial and previously unrecognized effect on memory formation. Read more...


Early Metastatic Breast Cancer Cells May Not Be Stem Cell-Like, After All

November 20, 2015 9:18 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Editor | Articles | Comments

Metastatic breast cancer cells that spread to the lung do not tend to be stem cells, a.k.a. cells undergoing the epithelial-mesenchymal (EMT) transition, says a new study in Nature. The finding contradicts the commonly held belief that stem-like EMT cancer cells are the main cells that metastasize. Read more...



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