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The Food and Drug Administration said it's taking steps to boost the number of generic prescription drugs on the market in an effort to make medicines more...
by Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press
9:25am
6.29.2017
The owner of the Massachusetts-based drug compounding center who was blamed for a meningitis outbreak that sickened hundreds and killed dozens nationwide was...
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10:05am
6.27.2017
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For most people, taking an Ambien is a means of treating insomnia. But some patients with neurological disorders whose consciousness is already limited have...
by University of Michigan Health System
2:00pm
6.26.2017
An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry...
by Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
9:28am
6.22.2017
The highest court of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness even when there is...
by Maria Cheng, Associated Press
8:42am
6.22.2017
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A plant found throughout Southeast Asia traditionally used to treat arthritis and rheumatism contains a potent anti-HIV compound more powerful than the drug...
by University of Illinois at Chicago
9:38am
6.15.2017
U.S. regulators want a narcotic painkiller involved in the opioid epidemic off the market amid data showing people continue to abuse it. The FDA said it has...
by Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press
9:11am
6.12.2017
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A vaccine developed to block the "high" of heroin has proven effective in non-human primates. This is the first vaccine against an opioid to pass this stage of...
by Scripps Research Institute
2:00pm
6.7.2017
International stakeholders, including pharma, healthcare, governments and the global population, need to work together to stop antibiotic resistance in its...
by Antonio Felici, Director & Head of Microbiology, Drug Design and Discovery, Aptuit
10:38am
6.6.2017
The 100-word research letter that found opioid painkillers were not addictive was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1980. The doctor who...
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9:25am
6.6.2017
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The growing resistance to antibiotics in modern medicine has been recognized as perhaps the most significant threat to the future of medicine. A Yale team now...
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10:11am
6.5.2017
A new study indicates that ketamine doesn’t lower levels of pain or reduce the need for pain-killing opioid drugs in the days after an operation. Further,...
by Washington University in St. Louis
9:33am
6.5.2017
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More than 183,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses between 1999 and 2015. Could this avalanche have started with the slightest of tipping points: a five-...
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10:01am
6.1.2017
Americans rely on the U.S. military to keep them safe from humans who would do them harm. What they might not know is that some service members work around the...
by U.S. Department of Defense
9:47am
6.1.2017
Many diabetes patients must inject themselves with insulin, sometimes several times a day, while others take medications orally to control blood sugar. Now,...
by American Chemical Society
1:40pm
5.31.2017
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Scientists have given new superpowers to a lifesaving antibiotic called vancomycin, an advance that could eliminate the threat of antibiotic-resistant...
by Scripps Research Institute
9:48am
5.30.2017
In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial, researchers say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness,...
by University of California, San Diego
9:31am
5.26.2017
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Although cannabis had been used for many centuries for treatment of seizure disorders, medical use became prohibited in the 20th century. However, with the...
by Elsevier
9:32am
5.25.2017
The CeMM Library of Unique Drugs (CLOUD) is the first condensed set of FDA-approved drugs representing all clinical compounds. Its potential was shown in a...
by CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
2:40pm
5.24.2017
Gonorrhea cases have continued to climb as STD rates have recently spiked across the nation. But doctors have had one less drug in their toolkit over the last...
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10:01am
5.24.2017
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Researchers have managed to synthesize lung surfactant, a drug used in the care of preterm babies, by mimicking the production of spider silk. Animal studies...
by Karolinska Institutet
10:26am
5.23.2017
A cancer drug for patients with certain types of leukemia and lymphoma can also prevent reactions to some of the most common airborne allergies, according to a...
by Northwestern University
2:41pm
5.22.2017
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Scientists have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other...
by Rutgers University
2:28pm
5.22.2017
In a small and preliminary clinical trial, researchers show that an experimental gene therapy that uses viruses to introduce a therapeutic gene into the eye is...
by Johns Hopkins Medicine
9:20am
5.22.2017
The initial specimen diversion device (ISDD) is a pre-assembled, sterile blood culture system designed to divert and sequester the initial 1.5 to 2 mL of blood...
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2:07pm
5.17.2017
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According to a meta-analysis of three randomized controlled trials, zinc acetate lozenges may increase the rate of recovery from the common cold three fold. On...
by University of Helsinki
1:51pm
5.11.2017
How often are safety concerns raised about a drug after it's been approved by the FDA? Researchers have found that for drugs approved between 2001 and 2010,...
by Brigham and Women's Hospital
9:12am
5.10.2017
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Memory performance decreases with increasing age. But a mouse study has shown that cannabis can reverse these aging processes in the brain. Old animals were...
by University of Bonn
2:30pm
5.8.2017
A drug used to treat bipolar disorder and other forms of depression may help to preserve brain function and prevent nerve cells from dying in people with a...
by Rutgers University
9:58am
5.8.2017
Ketamine, an anesthetic that can cause hallucinations and has been used for decades as a recreational club drug, could be a valuable new anti-depressant,...
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10:06am
5.3.2017
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