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Are Drug-Drug Interactions Today’s Biggest Health Threat?

Posted on October 16th, 2018 by

The use of prescription medicines is sharply on the rise. Over the past decade, the number of adults taking over-the-counter medicines has sunk, while the number of prescription drug users has increased by more than 30 percent. Continue reading “Are Drug-Drug Interactions Today’s Biggest Health Threat?” »

Human Cells + Tech = Accelerated Drug Development and Treatment

Posted on October 16th, 2018 by

Some scientific advancements can be both awe-inspiring and just a little creepy at the same time. In the world of pharma and medicine, this applies to some newer approaches that are melding living cells with high-tech to do some wonderful things. Two such advances, which made the short list for BiopharmaTrend.com’s top trends in pharmaceutical research for 2018, are organs-on-chips and bioprinting. Continue reading “Human Cells + Tech = Accelerated Drug Development and Treatment” »

Using data for good to solve humanitarian issues

Posted on October 16th, 2018 by

Researchers are increasingly using their domain expertise to tackle many of the world’s problems such as hunger, pandemics and other societal issues. When I worked for a pharma company I was continually surprised experienced pharmacologists could tell me which toxicology events in animals were predictive of human responses and which events could be safely ignored. Continue reading “Using data for good to solve humanitarian issues” »

How Drug Repurposing Is Revitalizing the Pharma Industry

Posted on October 16th, 2018 by

The average expense of bringing a new drug to market has increased by more than 200 percent since the 1990s, with development costs regularly running into the billions. As pharma revenues continue to sink below the costs of creating commercially viable drugs, a growing number of developers are exploring a different approach: seeking out additional monetizable uses for drugs to which they already own intellectual property rights. Continue reading “How Drug Repurposing Is Revitalizing the Pharma Industry” »

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