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“Medicine is the restoration of discordant elements; sickness is the discord of the elements infused into the living body.” - Leonardo da Vinci

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Paint it yellow for the real world

Paint it yellow for the real world

"Many HCPs do not realise that a medicine’s lack of effectiveness is reportable." There is a current trend to generate real-world data on medicines. This desire is being fuelled both by pharmaceutical companies and healthcare providers. In a cash...

Prescribing on your gut?

Prescribing on your gut?

"It is unfair to disregard this association as an aberrant finding" On June 30th, the UK will wake up to another new world, probably less seismic than the EU referendum result, but one that will cause waves. In a drive for transparency and openness, the...

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  • Drug limits dangerous reactions to...
    on February, 2024 at 2:25 am

    A drug that binds to allergy-causing antibodies can protect children from dangerous reactions to accidentally eating allergy-triggering foods, a new study found.

  • Compounds in female ginseng could lead to new...
    on February, 2024 at 9:04 pm

    With ever-increasing life expectancy comes the challenge of treating age-related disorders such as osteoporosis. Although there are effective drugs for treating this metabolic bone disease, they can be expensive and have side effects, limiting their availability to some people. In the search for […]

  • Common hair loss and prostate drug may also cut...
    on February, 2024 at 1:33 am

    The drug finasteride, also known as Propecia or Proscar, treats male pattern baldness and enlarged prostate in millions of men worldwide. But a new study suggests the drug may also provide a surprising and life-saving benefit: lowering cholesterol and cutting the overall risk of cardiovascular […]

  • New model identifies drugs that shouldn't be...
    on February, 2024 at 7:45 pm

    Researchers have developed a multipronged strategy to identify the transporters used by different drugs. Their approach, which makes use of both tissue models and machine-learning algorithms, has already revealed that a commonly prescribed antibiotic and a blood-thinner can interfere with each […]

  • Blocking key protein may halt progression of...
    on February, 2024 at 7:44 pm

    Researchers have found that inhibiting a key protein can stop the destruction of synapses and dendritic spines commonly seen in Alzheimer's disease.

  • Superbug killer: New synthetic molecule highly...
    on February, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    A new antibiotic overcomes antimicrobial resistance mechanisms that have rendered many modern drugs ineffective and are driving a global public health crisis.

Header Banner: AZT the development name for zidovudine was the first drug launched to treat HIV. It was used in high doses and as monotherapy, causing horrendous side effects and resistance in the HIV virus. In the subsequent 30 years clinical trials has led to the development of single tablet, once daily regimens to treat HIV with limited side effects. Now a two pill combination called Truvada can be given to individuals to prevent the risk of acquiring HIV (shown in the DarkDrug logo).

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