Pharma“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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"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...
"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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A scientific first: How psychedelics bind to key...
on September, 2020 at 10:12 pm
For the first time, scientists solved the high-resolution structure of these compounds when they are actively bound to the 5-HT2A serotonin receptor on the surface of brain cells. This discovery is already leading to the exploration of more precise compounds that could eliminate hallucinations but […]
Many practitioners are not prescribing HIV...
on September, 2020 at 10:12 pm
Only about 54% of medical practitioners surveyed say they have prescribed pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, to HIV-vulnerable patients, according to a new study.
Why the dose matters: Study shows levels and...
on September, 2020 at 2:53 pm
When used to manage infections, the drug itraconazole is generally given at a single, fixed dose to all patients. But determining the correct dosage of the drug to help treat cancer isn't that simple, new research suggests.
New smart drug delivery system may help treatment...
on September, 2020 at 12:40 pm
A research team has created a smart drug delivery system that reduces inflammation in damaged nervous tissues and may help treat spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders. The system, which uses extremely thin biomaterials implanted in the body, also protects nerve fibers (axons) that […]
Potential COVID-19 drug azithromycin may increase...
on September, 2020 at 3:34 pm
Azithromycin -- a commonly-prescribed antibiotic -- also is being investigated as a potential treatment for COVID-19. Researchers have found that azithromycin by itself is not associated with an increase in cardiac events; however, if the drug is taken with certain other drugs that affect the […]
Potent drug supply drop, not domestic drug...
on September, 2020 at 1:05 pm
The slight decline in drug overdose deaths in 2018 coincides with Chinese regulations on the powerful opioid carfentanil, rather than the result of domestic U.S. efforts to curb the epidemic, a new analysis reveals. What many - including President Donald Trump - perceived as a decline in overdose […]
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).