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Global networks form to take on the problem of drug-induced liver injury (DILI)

Posted on May 20th, 2020 by in Pharma R&D

Drug-induced liver injury (DILI), which is one of the top causes of liver failure in the United States [1], is an adverse reaction that can be caused by a significant number of medications. DILI can be fatal and is not only a major concern post-market, but also during drug development as it is the top safety-related reason for late-stage clinical trial failure.

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Exploring the effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine against COVID-19

Posted on March 18th, 2020 by in COVID-19

With the continued fatal spread of COVID-19 and no cure at hand, Chinese doctors are looking to pharmaceutical drugs and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) alike to explore possibilities for treatment as well as prevention. According to Nature, traditional therapies are included among the many clinical trials that are running or pending in China right now. But there is concern that rigorous standards need to be set, to ensure the trial results can be trusted.

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Approaches for creating a COVID-19 vaccine

Posted on March 16th, 2020 by in COVID-19

Before the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, no one had ever heard of the causative agent 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2). There were no approved antivirals or vaccines for this virus or for any related coronaviruses (e.g., severe acute respiratory syndrome–associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) or Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus).

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3 issues global pharmas should consider as the coronavirus outbreak continues

Posted on February 26th, 2020 by in COVID-19

It has been more than four weeks since the Wuhan lockdown on January 23. As the crisis unfolded, spring festival national holidays were extended (and extended again), and finally people are now gradually going back to work—though some cities, towns and villages are still taking strict measures to prevent the virus spreading further.

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