Drug repositioning– taking known drugs and identifying new applications for them–is an attractive concept for speeding up the process of bringing drugs to human testing for unmet medical needs. In a new study, published online Dec. 11 in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, University of Iowa researchers led by Alexander Bassuk, MD, PhD, […]Continue Reading ...
A widely used diabetes medication combined with an antihypertensive drug specifically inhibits tumor growth – this was discovered by researchers from the University of Basel’s Biozentrum two years ago. In a follow-up study, recently published in Cell Reports, the scientists report that this drug cocktail induces cancer cell death by switching off their energy supply. […]Continue Reading ...
New study shows how drug manufacturers can reduce wastage, and therefore their costs, by altering the size of the vials they produce Pharmaceuticals are often dosed according to patient weight or body size which means that a dose must be individually measured. In a new study, lead author Anthony Hatswell of Delta Hat Limited and […]Continue Reading ...
December 7, 2018 Audience: Consumer, Health Professional, Pharmacy The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and patients not to use drug products intended to be sterile that were produced in an inadequately designed processing room and distributed by Promise Pharmacy, Palm Harbor, Florida, due to lack of sterility assurance. Administration of […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 — A new warning has been added to the multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) after rare reports of patients suffering strokes and tears in the lining of the arteries in the head and neck, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. Most patients with these problems — which can lead to […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Someday doctors may prescribe sugar pills for certain chronic pain patients based on their brain anatomy and psychology. And the pills will reduce their pain as effectively as any powerful drug on the market, according to new research. Northwestern Medicine scientists have shown they can reliably predict which chronic pain patients […]Continue Reading ...
Russian researchers announced the development of a combined action drug based on ionizing radiation and bacterial toxin. Their total effect appeared to be 2,200 times stronger compared to that exerted by the radiation and toxin, separately. The drug affects tumor cells selectively providing better diagnostics and treatment of malignant tumors. These advances were reported in […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 — Truxima (rituximab-abbs) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first biosimilar to the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma drug Rituxan, the agency said Wednesday. A biosimilar is a biological product that is approved based on data showing it is “highly similar” to a drug already approved by the […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers from the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience are teaming with the University of California San Diego and the U.S. National Institutes of Health to develop a drug — now in its earliest stages — that can treat certain types of chronic pain without the addictive consequences of opioids. The drug compound, known as ML351, […]Continue Reading ...
Reports have shown that individuals aged over 45 years are increasingly being admitted to hospitals with mental health problems related to drug use. The number of admissions due to mental health problems and behavioural problems associated with drug use, were 638 in 2007/8 and have now come to 1,182 says the report. The admissions in […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid implicated in nearly 29,000 overdose deaths in the United States last year, most likely spread because of heroin and prescription pill shortages, and also because it was cheaper for drug wholesalers than heroin, according to a report on illicit US drug markets by researchers at UC […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Opioid overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying per day, according to a report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Preliminary figures show more than 72,000 people died in 2017 from opioid-related overdoses across the country. About a […]Continue Reading ...
A class of cancer drugs called protein kinase inhibitors is one of the most effective treatments for melanoma. However, in many cases, tumors eventually become resistant to the drugs and cause a relapse in the patient. A new study from MIT suggests that combining kinase inhibitors with experimental drugs known as ribonucleases could lead to […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers Pamela Maher and Dave Schubert report new methods to identify Alzheimer’s drug candidates that have anti-aging properties. Credit: Salk Institute Old age is the greatest risk factor for many diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and cancer. Geroprotectors are a recently identified class of anti-aging compounds. New Salk research has now identified a unique subclass […]Continue Reading ...
Insilico Medicine, a Rockville-based company developing the end-to-end drug discovery pipeline utilizing the next generation artificial intelligence, will present its latest results in modern and next-generation AI for Drug Discovery at the AI World Conference in Boston on December 4th. Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques, such as deep learning (DL) and reinforcement learning (RL) play a […]Continue Reading ...
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