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Pharma Industry / Biotech Industry News From Medical News Today

The pharmaceutical and biotech Industry continues to evolve and change on a seemingly daily basis. Depending on their size and strategy, pharma companies may conduct extensive research in-house, or they may seek to license promising drugs from academia, o

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3D tumors grown in the lab provide new perspective for cancer drug discovery

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Understanding how cells within tumors respond to drugs is a critical issue in anticancer drug development.

New formulation of ibuprofen may be superior for pain relief than the current version

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that formulating ibuprofen with arginine might be the key to negating the cardiovascular side effects of the drug.

A step forward in building functional human tissues

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Toward the ultimate goal of engineering human tissues and organs that can mimic native function for use in drug screening, disease modeling, and regenerative medicine, a Wyss Institute team led by...

Big data analysis is "next frontier" in identifying harmful drug interactions

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Coupling data mining of adverse event reports and electronic health records with targeted laboratory experiments, researchers found a way to identify and confirm previously unknown drug...

Lack of bacterial absorption means common pharmaceuticals retain potential to cause damage in aquatic environments

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

More sophisticated methods may be required to assess the accumulation and wider impact of human and veterinary pharmaceuticals within the aquatic environment, scientists have said.

Copay assistance is the problem, not the solution to high drug prices, policy experts say

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:00:00 PDT

Copay assistance is part of the drug pricing problem, not a solution to it, according to several health policy experts in a commentary published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Breakthrough in analytical sciences could lead to medical revolution

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Pharmaceutical research could be quicker and more precise, thanks to an innovative breakthrough in the analytical sciences from the University of Warwick.

Making medications safer for newborns

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Although new drugs must be shown to be both safe and effective for approval by the Food and Drug Administration, sick newborns receive most of their drug treatment off-label and without the...

Cancer: Shutting down fat synthesis in cancer cells stunts tumor growth

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Using an enzyme-blocking molecule that shuts down fat synthesis in cancer cells, researchers stunt tumor growth in transplanted cells and animal models.

Multiple sclerosis: Progression-reduction drug in the pipeline

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Research has found that experimental drug, laquinimod, could potentially reduce the progression and may even prevent the development of multiple sclerosis.

Study reveals scope and characteristics of adverse drug reactions in the general population

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In a study of 1000 adult patients with unplanned admission to a tertiary hospital in Singapore, the prevalence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) at the time of admission was 12.

Stem cell-based screening methods may predict heart-related side effects of drugs

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Coaxing stem cells from patients to become heart cells may help clinicians personalize drug treatments and prevent heart-related toxicity.

"Moneyball" approach may help predict new drug toxicity in humans

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Winning sports teams have long inspired business leaders, but now their strategies are influencing pharmaceutical researchers.

Deworming drugs could treat deadly C. difficile infection

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A class of drugs used to deworm animals may have the potential to treat even the deadliest strains of Clostridium difficile in humans, new study suggests.

Computational method identifies existing drugs with virus-fighting potential

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New screening strategy could speed discovery of antiviral medications.A new, computer-based screening method could reveal the virus-fighting potential of drugs originally developed to treat other...

New way of testing drugs could speed up development of breast cancer treatments

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have discovered a new way to test hundreds of cancer drugs very quickly, which could drastically cut the time it takes to find potential breast cancer treatments, according to a Cancer...

Nasal Spray Addiction: Is It a Cause for Concern?

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Nasal spray can provide much-needed relief, but some can cause “nasal spray addiction.” Learn which sprays can cause it and what the symptoms are.

Asthma flare-ups reduced by antibody injection

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Two trials have found that giving benralizumab injections over the course of a year may reduce the frequency of asthma exacerbations in severe asthma.

Reefer slackness: Does marijuana reduce motivation?

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Does popular belief that cannabis reduces motivation hold true? Researchers investigate across two studies, yielding surprising findings.

Zika treatable with existing drugs, says breakthrough study

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Two drugs already approved for other reasons can stop Zika dividing in the body and causing the early fetal cell damage that leads to birth defects.

Study finds links between physicians setting cancer care guidelines and drug industry

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Nearly nine out of 10 physicians and researchers who helped develop a leading set of cancer care guidelines in the United States reported financial ties to the pharmaceutical and medical device...

Vitamin cocktails: An ethical dilemma of supply and demand

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The Daily Meal report on intravenous vitamin therapies - also known as vitamin drip treatments - which have gained popularity recently.

Study examines reasons for high cost of prescriptions drugs in U.S., approaches to reduce costs

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

High prescription drug prices are attributable to several causes, including the approach the U.S.

Cocaine addiction reversed in rats with novel compound

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Treating rats with a compound that blocks TrkB receptors in the brain's reward system was found to reverse signs of cocaine dependency, researchers report.

New opioid as effective as morphine, without the side effects

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified a drug candidate that is as effective as morphine for relieving pain, but without the harmful side effects of opioids.