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How Big Data & Big Pharma Will Transform Drug Development

<b>Roche</b> (RHHBY) CEO Severin Schwan recently spoke with Japan’s <i>Nikkei</i> news about an interesting partnership that could take Roche and other big pharma …

Cancer drug development time halved thanks to artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence has halved the time it has taken to bring a cancer combatting drug to market, start-up claims<p>A cancer-fighting drug is on target to be brought to market in half the expected time thanks to the use of artificial inteligence in testing, a start up has claimed.<p>Berg Health, a …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence cuts cancer drug development time in half

A drug used to treat cancer was developed in half the time it normally takes and at a fraction of the cost after artificial intelligence (AI) was …

Pharma Dips into Organs on Chips

“I have in my bag a kidney and a brain.” The plenary presentation by National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins at a recent …

Drug Development Institute & Pelotonia

The Ohio State University Drug Development Institute (DDI) was founded in 2011 to guide the development of promising anticancer drugs produced by …

The Drugs Won’t Work

The Rise and Fall of Rational Drug Design<p>I was in a diner in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was 1997 and I was having an Italian soda with Anthony …

Software eases pain of drug discovery

Scientists at Inventiva, a drug-discovery company, used to spend long hours collecting data manually from the machines that run their experiments so …

Biotechnology

Why companies share their prized compound libraries

harmaceutical companies amass huge libraries of chemical compounds they can test to see if one just might be capable of being developed into a new …

Biotechnology
Pharma

Pricey generic drugs to get competition from Imprimis

Turing Pharmaceuticals sparked nationwide outrage and government investigations by raising the cost of Daraprim, a drug for treating AIDS and cancer, from $13.50 a capsule to $750 last month.<p>This week, the biomedical company Imprimis Pharmaceuticals of San Diego introduced a competitor to the …

Drug compounder offers cheap version of costly Turing drug

Stepping into the furor over eye-popping price spikes for old generic medicines, a maker of compounded drugs will begin selling $1 doses of Daraprim, …

Drug firms are fleecing the NHS – and the taxpayer

<b>It is conspicuous that drug firms have only started hiking prices since the Conservative Party started messing around with the National Health</b> …

AMA Votes for Ban on Prescription Drug Advertising

The country's largest doctors group has voted for a ban on direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs and medical devices.<p>The American …

Pharma

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Rx for America: Nearly 6 in 10 adults take prescription drugs, study says

Americans have become increasingly medicated since the turn of the century, according to a new study.<p>Fully 59% of U.S. adults were on at least one prescription drug in the years 2011 and 2012, and 15% took five or more. A dozen years earlier, 51% of adults filled at least one prescription and 8% …

State Efforts to Reduce Consumers’ Cost-Sharing for Prescription Drugs

High prices for prescription drugs have been in the news lately. There is the eye-popping price of the life-saving hepatitis C drug Sovaldi (1,000 a …

Pharma

Specialty drug prices are soaring

Although there is no precise definition for specialty drugs, many of them are relatively new, are administered by injection and are used to treat conditions that often impact older Americans, such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.<p>Specialty drugs are among the most expensive …

Health Care

Risk of Off-Label Uses for Prescription Drugs

A recent study found a significant increase in adverse side effects<p>About 12% of drugs doctors prescribe are for uses other than those approved by regulators, a recent study found. So-called off-label prescribing significantly raises the rate of negative side effects, the research showed.<p>Doctors are …

Medicine

Generation meds: the US children who grow up on prescription drugs

Millions of US children are on medication for behavioural problems and depression – but what are the long-term effects? Photographer Baptiste Lignel followed six boys and girls to find out. Introduction by Sarah Boseley<p>In America, medication is becoming almost as much a staple of childhood as …

Medicine

This Breakthrough Report Of A Cancer-Causing Tapeworm Is A Straight-Up ‘Nope’

The Nov. 5 issue of the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> presents a terrifying tale that elevates tapeworms from a mere nuisance to a medical nightmare. A 41-year-old man visited Colombian doctors after suffering from a terrible, ongoing cough and severe weight loss.<p>After a period of illness, the man …

Cancer

Take it from me: To improve compliance with psychiatric meds, we must educate patients - Scope

<i>We’ve partnered with Inspire, a company that builds and manages online support communities for patients and caregivers, to launch a patient-focused</i> …

Mental Health

At TEDMED 2015: How microbiome studies could improve the future of humanity - Scope

<i>This year's TEDMED was held Nov. 18-20 in Palm Springs, Calif. Stanford Medicine is a medical research institution partner of TEDMED, and a group of</i> …

Genetics

Sanofi, AstraZeneca swap compounds in new twist on open drug R&D | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - French drugmaker Sanofi and Britain’s AstraZeneca said on Friday they had agreed a direct exchange of 210,000 chemical compounds from their respective libraries in a new twist on the drive to boost open innovation.<p>The Sanofi logo is seen at the company's headquarters in Lyon, …

Pharma

Your Colon May Be Home to an Entirely New Form of Life

A new genetic analysis of human gut bacteria is turning up some really weird critters—so weird, in fact, that some biologists are speculating we’ve …

Antibiotics are dead - it's time to find another cure

Bugs have finally developed resistance to our last-resort antibiotics - if we don't find an alternative, we will start dying of currently treatable diseases<p>Today is the day the antibiotic era ends. British scientists announced this week that they have found bacteria that are resistant to our final …

Bugs as Drugs: Seeking the Microbial Secret to Health

Our body is, in essence, more ecosystem than organism.<p>The human body teems with trillions of microbes — bacteria, viruses and fungi — and at any …

Microbiome