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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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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.

New enzyme-mapping advance could help drug development

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at MIT and the University of São Paulo in Brazil have identified the structure of an enzyme that could be a good target for drugs combatting three diseases common in the developing...

Is acetaminophen in pregnancy linked to behavioral problems in offspring?

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A study suggests that acetaminophen use, generally considered safe during pregnancy, may lead to a higher rate of behavioral issues in children.

New asthma pill reduces troublesome symptoms

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

In what is hailed as a 'game changer' for future asthma treatment, a new study shows an asthma pill is effective in treating symptoms of the condition.

'Generic' biologic drugs appear comparable to brand-name counterparts

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New analysis suggests common and costly medications made from living cells can be equivalent even when manufactured by different company.

Pharmacy on the go: Programmable device produces vaccines on demand

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A device that acts as a portable pharmacy for use in remote areas of the world has been developed as a cost-effective solution for on-demand treatments.

Investigation reveals how the NHS is impeding access to high priced drugs

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

An investigation published by The BMJ reveals how the NHS is impeding access to high priced drugs for hepatitis C.

Acetaminophen: Is it as safe as we think?

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Acetaminophen is the most commonly used painkiller in the U.S., but increasingly, researchers have questioned its safety. We look at the possible risks.

TSRI team finds potential drug candidates that could intervene in deadly diseases

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

In a new study, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified drug candidates that can boost a cell's ability to catch the "typos" in protein production that can cause a...