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The Pharmaceutical Ethics of Stunning Drug-price Increases

October 5, 2015 9:59 am | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

Offering some perspective on the responsibility of pharmaceutical companies and the changes needed in the health-care system is Dr. Victor Trastek, a former vice president of Mayo Clinic and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona, and now director of the School for the Science of Health Care Delivery within ASU’s College of Health Solutions. Read more...


3 Share Nobel Medicine Prize for New Tools to Kill Parasites

October 5, 2015 9:50 am | by Karl Rittermalin Rising, Associated Press | News | Comments

Three scientists from the U.S., Japan and China won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering drugs to fight malaria and other tropical diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people every year. Read more...


Canada Tries to Cut Soliris Price, Gets Sued by Alexion

October 5, 2015 8:00 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Soliris is an orphan drug that treats two rare blood diseases. Read more...


New Study Removes Cancer Doubt for MS Drug

October 5, 2015 7:45 am | by Queen Mary University of London | News | Comments

The drug called Cladribine is already licensed and in use for people with leukemia, a blood disease. Read more...


Five New Genetic Variants of Brain Cancer Found

October 5, 2015 7:35 am | by Institute of Cancer Research | News | Comments

Researchers said their findings provided important new evidence for an inherited susceptibility to glioma, and offered potential clues for how to treat or prevent the disease. Read more...


FDA Accepts Sandoz Regulatory Submission for Proposed Biosimilar Etanercept

October 5, 2015 7:20 am | News | Comments

This is the second BLA submission by Sandoz using the 351(k) biosimilar pathway. Read more...


Researchers Create Self-Propelled Powder to Stop Bleeding

October 5, 2015 7:15 am | by University of British Columbia | News | Comments

Researchers have created the first self-propelled particles capable of delivering coagulants against the flow of blood to treat severe bleeding. Read more...


Drug Used to Treat Cancer Appears to Sharpen Memory

October 5, 2015 7:00 am | by Rutgers University | News | Comments

The drug administered in this animal study is among a class known as HDAC inhibitors. Read more...


Biggest Breakdowns in Biotech This Week

October 2, 2015 11:50 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The stock market was not kind to drugmakers this week. Read more...


Vernalis Acquires U.S. Rights to Moxatag from Pragma Pharmaceuticals

October 2, 2015 11:24 am | News | Comments

Vernalis Therapeutics Inc. announced that its parent company, Vernalis plc, has acquired U.S. rights to Moxatag (amoxicillin extended-release tablets) from Pragma Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Read more...


Do Brain Interventions to Treat Disease Change the Essence of Who We Are?

October 2, 2015 11:16 am | by Adina Roskies, The Conversation | News | Comments

These days, most of us accept that minds are dependent on brain function and wouldn't object to the claim that "You are your brain." After all, we've known for a long time that brains control how we behave, what we remember, even what we desire. But what does that mean? And is it really true? Read more...


Videos Reveal How HIV Spreads in Real Time

October 2, 2015 10:57 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

How retroviruses like HIV spread in their hosts had been unknown — until a Yale team devised a way to watch it actually happen in a living organism. The elaborate and sometimes surprising steps the virus takes to reach and spread in the lymph nodes of a mouse have been captured on videos and described in the Oct. 2 issue of the journal Science. Read more...


Drug Discovery Spotlight: First Two-Drug Immuno-oncology Combo Approval; New HIV Guidelines

October 2, 2015 10:26 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...


“Shocking” JAMA Studies Offer Key to Grasping Science Gender Inequities

October 2, 2015 10:00 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Editor | Articles | Comments

Two JAMA studies on female scientists and bias are eliciting stunned reactions. One JAMA study, which found women launching labs receive almost three times less funding than men,was “totally shocking” to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) emeritus professor Nancy Hopkins, M.D., she told Drug Discovery & Development.  Hopkins was uninvolved in that study. Read more...


England, Wales Ban Smoking in Cars with Children Inside

October 2, 2015 8:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The ban went into effect Thursday but police are not expected to issue a rash of fines as the public becomes accustomed to the regulation. Read more...



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