Strategies & Technologies Driving Drug Discovery to Market
Subscribe to Drug Discovery & Development All
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

DDD Update

Daily news and top headlines for drug research professionals

Safety, Life-Saving Efficacy of Statins Exaggerated: USF Scientist

February 20, 2015 1:08 pm | News | Comments

Hailed as miracle drugs when they hit the market two decades ago, statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs prescribed to prevent heart attacks, are not as effective nor as safe as we have been led to believe, say Dr. David M. Diamond, a professor of psychology, molecular pharmacology and physiology at the University of South Florida. Read more..


Lawyer: Teen Infected by 'Superbug' Struggling to Survive

February 20, 2015 12:31 pm | by Alicia Chang and John Rogers, AP Science Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

An 18-year-old student is struggling to survive after he was infected by a "superbug" outbreak tied to contaminated medical instruments at a Los Angeles hospital, his attorney said. Read more...

Lilly Provides Update on Evacetrapib Phase 3 Trial

February 20, 2015 12:25 pm | News | Comments

Eli Lilly and Company has accepted the recommendation of the ACCELERATE study academic executive committee, based on emerging science in the cardiovascular field, to extend the Phase 3 trial of the investigational medicine evacetrapib by approximately six months. Read more....


Building Understanding of Hepatitis C Virus Replication

February 20, 2015 12:17 pm | News | Comments

The study, published online in the journal Cell Host & Microbe, explains the role of one small, but critical molecule called miR-122 in helping the virus replicate itself. Read more...                           

Evaluating Drugs to Improve Vision In Diabetic Macular Edema

February 20, 2015 12:05 pm | by Marla Paul, Northwestern Univ. | News | Comments

A national study led by Northwestern Medicine shows the drug Eylea is superior for improving the eyesight of persons with poor vision due to diabetic macular edema, a major cause of vision loss from diabetes, according to Lee Jampol, MD, Louis Feinberg, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology. Read more...


The Evolution of Birth Control

February 20, 2015 11:23 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

This video shows how contraception has evolved over the years. Read more...                               


Novo Nordisk Announces Positive Phase 2 Results for Type 2 Diabetes Drug Study

February 20, 2015 9:19 am | News | Comments

Novo Nordisk announced that it has successfully completed the phase 2 trial for a treatment for type 2 diabetes. Read more...                      


Large Amounts of Mitochondrial Toxic Agents Cross the Placenta Barrier

February 20, 2015 9:07 am | by Hospital Clinic of Barcelona | News | Comments

Mitochondria can suffer from two types of disease: genetic or acquired. Read more...                             


Researchers Discover Potential Treatment for Drug Resistant TB

February 20, 2015 8:59 am | by University of Georgia | News | Comments

This form of the disease cannot be cured with conventional therapies. Read more...                             


Indian Health Authorities: 700 Died in Flu Outbreak

February 20, 2015 8:53 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Health authorities were working to ensure remote hospitals in northern and western India had adequate medical supplies for a flu outbreak that has claimed more than 700 lives in 10 weeks. Read more...          


Cancer Risk Linked to DNA 'Wormholes'

February 20, 2015 8:50 am | by Institute of Cancer Research | News | Comments

Single-letter genetic variations within parts of the genome once dismissed as ‘junk DNA’ can increase cancer risk. Read more...                      


UN Ebola Chief Hails Successes, Warns of Fatigue

February 20, 2015 8:47 am | by Jonathan Paye-Layleh, Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response hailed Liberia's success in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus. Read more...                  


The Journey to an HIV Vaccine Endures

February 19, 2015 12:46 pm | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | Articles | Comments

Despite more than 30 years of efforts, scientists have not yet come up with a reliably effective HIV vaccine — in part, because of the inherently complicated nature of the virus. Here are where their research efforts stand today.


VirMedica Makes Capital Investment in D2 Pharma Consulting

February 19, 2015 10:12 am | by D2 | News | Comments

VirMedica, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions designed to optimize the commercialization of specialty pharmaceutical products, announced that it has made a significant capital investment in D2 Pharma Consulting, LLC ("D2"). Read more...


Cholesterol Count Results: Most Americans Don't Know LDL-C Levels

February 19, 2015 10:07 am | by Sanofi | News | Comments

Despite the fact that high LDL-C (bad cholesterol) is a critical heart health factor for adults,1 71 percent of Americans surveyed (n=2,033) are not sure of or do not recall their LDL-C (bad cholesterol) levels, according to the initial results from the Cholesterol Counts Poll released during American Heart Month. Read more...



You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.