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Developing Neuroprotective Therapies: Defending the Nervous System from Damage DEVELOPING NEUROPROTECTIVE THERAPIES: DEFENDING THE NERVOUS SYSTEM FROM DAMAGE

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Aug 17, 2018

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Accelerator Life Science Partners recently announced the launch of Magnolia Neurosciences Corporation – a biopharmaceutical company advancing a new class of neuroprotective medicines. To lea...

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Is it safe to mix aspirin and ibuprofen? IS IT SAFE TO MIX ASPIRIN AND IBUPROFEN?

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Aug 16, 2018

Taking aspirin and ibuprofen at the same time can cause side effects. The safety of mixing these drugs depends on the reasons why people are taking them. Aspirin and ibuprofen are both pain relievers from the same family of medicines known as non-ste...

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What are the natural ways to prevent prostate cancer? WHAT ARE THE NATURAL WAYS TO PREVENT PROSTATE CANCER?

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Aug 16, 2018

There is no single best way to prevent prostate cancer, but several natural methods can help. These include maintaining a healthful weight, exercising, and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the type most co...

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New chemical causes deadly brain cancer to self-destruct NEW CHEMICAL CAUSES DEADLY BRAIN CANCER TO SELF-DESTRUCT

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Aug 16, 2018

Scientists have discovered a chemical compound that cuts off the "energy supply" to glioblastoma cells, making them self-destruct.  A newly discovered chemical may improve brain cancer survival. A glioblastoma is a deadly form of ...

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Why cannabis relieves IBD symptoms WHY CANNABIS RELIEVES IBD SYMPTOMS

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Aug 14, 2018

New research, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, reveals the molecular mechanism that explains why cannabis could help treat inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term that describes inflammatory...

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New technique treats prostate cancer in just five radiotherapy sessions NEW TECHNIQUE TREATS PROSTATE CANCER IN JUST FIVE RADIOTHERAPY SESSIONS

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Aug 14, 2018

A new clinical trial shows the benefits of an innovative form of radiation therapy, which delivers the radiation in only five sessions instead of the usual 37. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that prostate cancer affects over 160,000 pe...

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Amputees feel as though their prosthesic limb belongs to their own body AMPUTEES FEEL AS THOUGH THEIR PROSTHESIC LIMB BELONGS TO THEIR OWN BODY

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Aug 13, 2018

In a breakthrough approach that combines virtual reality and artificial tactile sensations, two amputees feel as though their prosthetic hand belongs to their own body. Moreover, the scientists show that the phantom limb actually grows into their pro...

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Highly Effective and Selective Molecule Developed to Fight Malaria HIGHLY EFFECTIVE AND SELECTIVE MOLECULE DEVELOPED TO FIGHT MALARIA

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Aug 13, 2018

A novel laboratory-synthesized molecule is a strong candidate for the development of a new antimalarial drug. The possibility of a new drug offers hope for thousands of patients infected by Plasmodium falciparum, one of the parasites that cause malar...

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3D Electron Microscopy of Synapse Building 3D ELECTRON MICROSCOPY OF SYNAPSE BUILDING

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Aug 13, 2018

New research from a team led by Marshall University scientist W. Christopher Risher, Ph.D., reveals novel molecular insights into how multiple cell types drive the formation and maturation of brain circuits. The brain is a highly complex organ that e...

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Pharmaceutical Challenges Aided by a Laboratory Powder X-ray Diffraction (PXRD) System PHARMACEUTICAL CHALLENGES AIDED BY A LABORATORY POWDER X-RAY DIFFRACTION (PXRD) SYSTEM

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Aug 11, 2018

This white paper explores a number of ways that today’s modern, laboratory-based  PXRD instrumentation and advanced software can greatly assist pharmaceutical scientists in their quest to develop high quality, stable products and accelerat...

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Glaucoma May Be An Autoimmune Disease GLAUCOMA MAY BE AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

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Aug 10, 2018

Glaucoma, a disease that afflicts nearly 70 million people worldwide, is something of a mystery despite its prevalence. Little is known about the origins of the disease, which damages the retina and optic nerve and can lead to blindness. A new study ...

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Neurons Tango to Synchronize Their Daily Rhythms NEURONS TANGO TO SYNCHRONIZE THEIR DAILY RHYTHMS

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Aug 08, 2018

The mammalian suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) functions as a master circadian pacemaker, integrating environmental input to align physiological and behavioral rhythms to local time cues. Approximately 10% of SCN neurons express vasoactive intestinal po...

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Can your network handle these healthcare technology shifts? CAN YOUR NETWORK HANDLE THESE HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY SHIFTS?

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Aug 08, 2018

Evolving technologies enable healthcare innovation—unless an underperforming network slows progress. These healthcare technology shifts may affect your network in the future.

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What Might Explain the Unhappiness Epidemic? WHAT MIGHT EXPLAIN THE UNHAPPINESS EPIDEMIC?

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Aug 08, 2018

Although measures of teen and adult happiness dropped during the high unemployment rates of the Great Recession, it didn’t rebound when the economy started to improve. We’d all like to be a little happier. The problem is that much of what...

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AI Is a New Must for Medical Software AI IS A NEW MUST FOR MEDICAL SOFTWARE

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Aug 08, 2018

It appears that artificial intelligence is an apple of discord in disruptive technologies. On the one hand, even those who create new products based on AI or implement it across their internal processes, are worried. “Artificial intelligence an...

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Cancer Cells vs Normal Cells CANCER CELLS VS NORMAL CELLS

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Aug 08, 2018

Cancer is a complex genetic disease that is caused by specific changes to the genes in one cell or group of cells. These changes disrupt normal cell function – specifically affecting how a cell grows and divides. Cancer cells have more genetic ...

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Link between appendicitis and allergies discovered LINK BETWEEN APPENDICITIS AND ALLERGIES DISCOVERED

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Aug 07, 2018

Children with allergies have a lower risk of developing complicated appendicitis, according to a new study from Lund University and Skåne University Hospital in Sweden. The findings, now published in JAMA Pediatrics, could pave the way for new ...

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Novel Approach Could Lead to Creation of New Thiophosphate-Based Nucleotide Drugs NOVEL APPROACH COULD LEAD TO CREATION OF NEW THIOPHOSPHATE-BASED NUCLEOTIDE DRUGS

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Aug 07, 2018

Scientists at Scripps Research and Bristol-Myers Squibb have created a novel tool for precisely controlling the stereochemistry of thiophosphates, found in some promising new drugs that target genetic molecules and other disease targets. Called phosp...

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ADHD medications: Of all available drugs, methylphenidate should be first option for short-term treatment in children ADHD MEDICATIONS: OF ALL AVAILABLE DRUGS, METHYLPHENIDATE SHOULD BE FIRST OPTION FOR SHORT-TERM TREATMENT IN CHILDREN

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Aug 07, 2018

Of the drugs available for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the most effective and safe for short-term treatment is methylphenidate for children, and amphetamines for adults, according to the most comprehensive evidence yet from a net...

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Learning More About Addiction Relapse LEARNING MORE ABOUT ADDICTION RELAPSE

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Aug 06, 2018

Researchers studying cocaine addiction have managed to significantly reduce relapse rates in a preclinical model. To do so, a molecule called BDNF was delivered directly to a part of the brain that has a critical role in reward-seeking behavior, the ...

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pH imbalance in astrocytes may lead to Alzheimer’s disease PH IMBALANCE IN ASTROCYTES MAY LEAD TO ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

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Aug 06, 2018

Researchers have identified that a simple pH imbalance in astrocytes could be the root of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine said they have found new evidence in lab-grown mice brain cells that an imbalance in acid-a...

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What WHAT'S IN YOUR BLOOD?

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Aug 06, 2018

Even though we only tend to focus on four key blood types, there are actually hundreds of iterations of different proteins and other components that make up our blood. Your type is determined by your genetics, a mix of each parent’s type to cre...

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New drug may improve liver cancer therapy NEW DRUG MAY IMPROVE LIVER CANCER THERAPY

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Aug 06, 2018

Researchers from many international institutions have teamed up to design a more effective drug for liver cancer therapy. Their compound may help improve survival rates and reduce adverse effects. The researcher working in the lab. If it is not caugh...

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Belly fat linked to cognitive decline BELLY FAT LINKED TO COGNITIVE DECLINE

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Aug 06, 2018

In the largest study of its type, researchers conclude that having higher levels of belly fat in old age is correlated with a reduction in cognitive function. Dementias, including Alzheimer's, are a growing concern. As the average age of the popu...

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Agitation in dementia: Are drugs the best treatment? AGITATION IN DEMENTIA: ARE DRUGS THE BEST TREATMENT?

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Aug 05, 2018

A common symptom among people with dementia is agitation, which can affect their and their carers' well-being. Dementia experts conducted a new study and found the most effective means of addressing agitation. In a paper that is now published in ...

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A novel way to test cancer immunotherapy combinations A NOVEL WAY TO TEST CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY COMBINATIONS

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Aug 02, 2018

Identifying safe and effective immunotherapy based combinations is one of the biggest challenges facing cancer researchers today. Testing every possible combination isn’t practical as it would require hundreds of individual studies. Here at Roc...

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Alzheimer’s Drug May Stop Disease If Used Symptoms Develop ALZHEIMER’S DRUG MAY STOP DISEASE IF USED SYMPTOMS DEVELOP

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Aug 01, 2018

About 50 percent of people who reach the age of 85 will develop Alzheimer’s disease. Most will die within about five years of exhibiting the hallmark symptoms of the disease severe memory loss and a precipitous decline in cognitive function. Bu...

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Artificial Intelligence System Designs Drugs From Scratch ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM DESIGNS DRUGS FROM SCRATCH

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Aug 01, 2018

An artificial-intelligence approach created at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy can teach itself to design new drug molecules from scratch and has the potential to dramatically accelerate the design of new d...

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New blood test may someday help guide the best treatment for aggressive prostate cancer NEW BLOOD TEST MAY SOMEDAY HELP GUIDE THE BEST TREATMENT FOR AGGRESSIVE PROSTATE CANCER

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Aug 01, 2018

Tumors that spread, or metastasize, in the body shed cells into the blood that doctors can scrutinize for insights into what a patient’s cancer might do. Analyzing these so-called circulating tumor cell  (CTC) isn’t part of rout...

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The top 5 vaccine companies by 2017 revenue THE TOP 5 VACCINE COMPANIES BY 2017 REVENUE

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Aug 01, 2018

Even in an industry dominated by a few huge companies, disruption happens sometimes and 2017 was one of those times. GlaxoSmithKline surpassed Merck to top the vaccine industry by sales, generating $7 billion compared to Merck's $6.5 billion. It ...

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Effective Drug For Disorders of Copper Metabolism EFFECTIVE DRUG FOR DISORDERS OF COPPER METABOLISM

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Aug 01, 2018

According to a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a research team led by Dr. Vishal Gohil of Texas A&M AgriLife Research in College Station has now offered more targeted treatment options for individuals with defects in...

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Can cell phone use cause ADHD? CAN CELL PHONE USE CAUSE ADHD?

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Jul 31, 2018

Anyone who has spent any time around teens, and seen the way they often seem surgically attached to their phones, has likely wondered: is all that time on the phone affecting their brains? Researchers from California studied the digital media use of ...

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Pill Approved For Endometriosis Treatment PILL APPROVED FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS TREATMENT

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Jul 31, 2018

A first drug, by the name of Elagolix, to treat for endometriosis-related pain, has recently become approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Endometriosis is caused by uterine tissue moving to another part of the body, usually around the pelv...

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DNA For Drug Development? DNA FOR DRUG DEVELOPMENT?

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Jul 31, 2018

Genetic data of individuals who were customers of DNA testing service for the purpose of understanding their ancestry and genetic history, such as the company 23andME, could now be utilized for the development of new drugs. 23andMe, the home DNA test...

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Molecule deficiency may help diagnose severe depression MOLECULE DEFICIENCY MAY HELP DIAGNOSE SEVERE DEPRESSION

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Jul 31, 2018

A new study, published in the journal PNAS, suggests that a diagnostic blood test for depression may soon be on the horizon. The new research shows that treatment-resistant depression is characterized by reduced blood levels of a specific molecule. A...

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Pancreatic cancer: Cannabis compound may boost survival PANCREATIC CANCER: CANNABIS COMPOUND MAY BOOST SURVIVAL

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Jul 31, 2018

Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer that unfortunately has some of the lowest survival rates. A new study in mice suggests that one substance could help address this problem: cannabidiol, a naturally occurring cannabis compound. According to data f...

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What are the symptoms of late stage bladder cancer? WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF LATE STAGE BLADDER CANCER?

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Jul 30, 2018

It is difficult to remove stage 4 cancer from the body entirely. The main aim of treatment, therefore, is to give people the best possible quality of life. Doctors use staging to help diagnose cancer, plan treatment, and explain a person's outloo...

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Mini-brains offer hope in search for new drugs for brain disorders MINI-BRAINS OFFER HOPE IN SEARCH FOR NEW DRUGS FOR BRAIN DISORDERS

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Jul 30, 2018

Miniature brains grown in laboratory dishes could overcome some of the problems testing drugs on animals and help researchers identify new ways to treat very human, and incurable, conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy. Most new drugs...

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Gender Disparity in Post Heart Attack Treatment GENDER DISPARITY IN POST HEART ATTACK TREATMENT

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Jul 29, 2018

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack, with 790,000 Americans having a heart attack every year. After a heart attack, heart damage can affect heart rhythm, pumping action, and blood circulation. Damage can increase the ris...

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Parkinson PARKINSON'S GENE AFFECTS MORE PEOPLE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT

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Jul 28, 2018

New research finds that a gene previously thought to affect only a small percentage of Parkinson's disease cases actually affects many more. The findings mean that treatments that are being developed for a small number of people may, in fact, ben...

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23andMe To Share Consumer DNA WithGSK 23ANDME TO SHARE CONSUMER DNA WITHGSK

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Jul 27, 2018

The commercial gene sequencing company 23andMe and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have announced a partnership that is planned for the next four years. GSK will use the massive repository of genetic and personal data that 23andMe has gathered over the years t...

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Psoriasis: Mediterranean diet may slow disease progression PSORIASIS: MEDITERRANEAN DIET MAY SLOW DISEASE PROGRESSION

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Jul 27, 2018

A new study suggests that adhering to a Mediterranean diet may relieve the severity of psoriasis and slow its progression. Mediterranean salad on blue background Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects about 6.7 million adults in the...

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Side effects of painkillers are worse in Alzheimer SIDE EFFECTS OF PAINKILLERS ARE WORSE IN ALZHEIMER'S

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Jul 27, 2018

A recent study demonstrates that pain relief drugs produce more pronounced side effects when taken by people with dementia. A second study uncovers why this might be the case. Older adult Alzheimer's care home. Dementia is a large and growing con...

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Cannabinoids for Dementia CANNABINOIDS FOR DEMENTIA

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Jul 26, 2018

One area of interest in the last year, as medical cannabis moves into the mainstream, is the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of dementia.  To be clear, many of the scientists or providers looking to cannabis or cannabinoid products are rea...

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New enzyme discovery may help improve drugs against cancer, diabetes and obesity NEW ENZYME DISCOVERY MAY HELP IMPROVE DRUGS AGAINST CANCER, DIABETES AND OBESITY

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Jul 26, 2018

A new study reveals that several drugs for treating hematological cancers are less effective than expected in inhibiting a special enzyme. Researchers have also identified new lead compounds that could potentially improve existing treatments and pave...

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New Drug Could Slow Down Progression Of Alzheimer’s NEW DRUG COULD SLOW DOWN PROGRESSION OF ALZHEIMER’S

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Jul 25, 2018

Drug maker Biogen reported today at a major Alzheimer's conference that after 18 months of treatment, patients who received the highest dose saw a 30 percent reduction in memory and daily function decline, versus those given a placebo. NBC N...

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Adapting drug discovery to Artificial Intelligence ADAPTING DRUG DISCOVERY TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Jul 25, 2018

There is a need and opportunity to explore new drug discovery approaches that harness immense datasets (public and private), which have been built upon the successes and failures of the past to guide in-silico approaches to new therapies. Advances in...

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Fitness Trackers Helpful For Cancer Assessments FITNESS TRACKERS HELPFUL FOR CANCER ASSESSMENTS

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Jul 25, 2018

A new study published in the journal Digital Medicine found that fitness trackers can be used as a valuable tool to only assess the quality of life but the daily functioning of cancer patients during the course of their treatment. The trackers, also ...

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Super-resolution Microscope Provides Insight Into Alzheimer SUPER-RESOLUTION MICROSCOPE PROVIDES INSIGHT INTO ALZHEIMER'S PLAQUES

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Jul 25, 2018

Alzheimer’s disease impacts around 200,000 Americans; it is the country’s sixth leading cause of death. The disease is thought to begin affecting the brain ten to twenty years before it can be diagnosed, which is a serious treatment chall...

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Gottlieb Reshapes FDA to Elevate Centers, Streamline Policymaking GOTTLIEB RESHAPES FDA TO ELEVATE CENTERS, STREAMLINE POLICYMAKING

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Jul 25, 2018

Most FDA commissioners look to leave their imprint on the agency by making structural changes that update the roles and functions of lead operations. After more than a year at the agency’s helm, Scott Gottlieb now proposes to flatten out FDA&rs...

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Liver Disease Deaths Are Up in Young Adults LIVER DISEASE DEATHS ARE UP IN YOUNG ADULTS

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Jul 25, 2018

It’s a fact that overuse of alcohol can cause liver problems. Cirrhosis of the liver is often the result of long-term alcoholism, but a new study of the data shows that liver disease is increasing in young adults, a group not generally seen as ...

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Pfizer to Build Cutting-Edge Facility, Investing Nearly Half a Billion Dollars in U.S. Manufacturing PFIZER TO BUILD CUTTING-EDGE FACILITY, INVESTING NEARLY HALF A BILLION DOLLARS IN U.S. MANUFACTURING

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Jul 24, 2018

Pfizer today announced it will increase its commitment to U.S. manufacturing with a $465 million investment to build one of the most technically advanced sterile injectable pharmaceutical production facilities in the world in Portage, Michigan.

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Can You Be Obese and Metabolically Healthy? CAN YOU BE OBESE AND METABOLICALLY HEALTHY?

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Jul 24, 2018

Experts in the medical field, nutrition and fitness professionals and health educators all advise against the dangers of becoming overweight. They cite an "obesity epidemic," and it's true that health problems that can go along with obe...

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Measles are on the Move MEASLES ARE ON THE MOVE

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Jul 24, 2018

Measles is a highly contagious disease that used to be common in young children. Due to the development of vaccines, however, it’s been almost eradicated. Almost, because there are several communities in the United States that still experience ...

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Moving Away from Spreadsheets: How to Know When It’s Time MOVING AWAY FROM SPREADSHEETS: HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME

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Jul 23, 2018

The spreadsheet conundrum... Joe Smith, sales director for Great Start-Up Number 5 Billion and Thirty-One, puts on a blindfold and reaches out blindly for something, ANYTHING, to help him organize his team’s deals and commissions. He’s ho...

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Why Enterprise CPQ Implementations Fail WHY ENTERPRISE CPQ IMPLEMENTATIONS FAIL

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Jul 23, 2018

You’ve reached a certain point in the evolution of your company and you know it’s time to invest in a CPQ system. But buyer beware: There’s a certain misconception around CPQ systems as being plug-in devices or turnkey-ready overlays of your existing...

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The Three “S’s” of a Great Incentive Compensation Management System THE THREE “S’S” OF A GREAT INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jul 23, 2018

It all ties together. You want your sales reps to behave a certain way and close a certain amount of deals in specific verticals that match your company’s 3- and/or 5-year vision, but the systems you currently have in place to drive this behavi...

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Incentive Compensation Management: Build Versus Buy INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT: BUILD VERSUS BUY

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Jul 23, 2018

Custom ICM solutions are built for you, not auditors, so they typically don’t offer visibility into actions performed over time. Auditors may lack confidence in your homegrown system, especially if they find errors or omissions. In fact, audit ...

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Finding drugs that are safe to take while pregnant FINDING DRUGS THAT ARE SAFE TO TAKE WHILE PREGNANT

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Jul 23, 2018

Expectant mothers often face a dilemma about whether to take medication when they fall ill due to fears it might harm their unborn baby, but new research is unraveling which drugs are safe to take during pregnancy. Pregnant women are excluded from tr...

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Gestational Diabetes Increases Heart Disease Risk in Babies GESTATIONAL DIABETES INCREASES HEART DISEASE RISK IN BABIES

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Jul 22, 2018

Gestational diabetes occurs in pregnant women who have high blood glucose (sugar) levels and have not previously had diabetes, usually around the 24th week. A 2014 study from the Center for Disease Control stated that gestational diabetes prevalence ...

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Are You Seasoning Your Food With Microplastics? ARE YOU SEASONING YOUR FOOD WITH MICROPLASTICS?

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Jul 20, 2018

Microplastic is a type of plastic debris that has been weathered down into tiny fragments, usually 5 millimeters long or less. Discussion around microplastic usually revolves around how this trash affects ocean life as plastic is regularly found in t...

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X-ray Images to Get Colors X-RAY IMAGES TO GET COLORS

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Jul 20, 2018

In the near future, the X-ray images from your doctor's office will no longer be just black and white, at least that's what MARS Bioimaging Ltd, an imaging company based in New Zealand, hopes. Why are they so confident? A CERN (yes the organi...

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FDA Opens Door to Importing Scarce and Costly Drugs FDA OPENS DOOR TO IMPORTING SCARCE AND COSTLY DRUGS

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Jul 20, 2018

For years, consumer advocates and state officials have pushed for access to less expensive prescription medicines available overseas, only to meet stiff resistance from FDA and government health authorities claiming that such action could bring unsaf...

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Treating Dementia With The Healing Waves Of Sound TREATING DEMENTIA WITH THE HEALING WAVES OF SOUND

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Jul 20, 2018

Ultrasound waves applied to the whole brain improve cognitive dysfunction in mice with conditions simulating vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The research, conducted by scientists at Tohoku University in Japan, suggests that this type...

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Careers in Individualized Medicine: Genetic Counselor CAREERS IN INDIVIDUALIZED MEDICINE: GENETIC COUNSELOR

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Jul 19, 2018

Teresa Kruisselbrink, M.S., L.C.G.C., a genetic counselor at Mayo Clinic, enjoys helping patients understand genetics. If you too like science, teaching and working with people, genetic counseling might be the career for you.

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Stopping Structural Changes in Collagen may Prevent Lung Fibrosis STOPPING STRUCTURAL CHANGES IN COLLAGEN MAY PREVENT LUNG FIBROSIS

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Jul 19, 2018

Lung fibrosis is a serious condition that thickens tissues in the lungs and makes it hard to breathe. It can be caused by a variety of environmental factors, including exposure to coal or grain dust. New work has shown that it may be possible to prev...

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Immunotherapy Increases Survival of Melanoma Brain Metastases Patients IMMUNOTHERAPY INCREASES SURVIVAL OF MELANOMA BRAIN METASTASES PATIENTS

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Jul 18, 2018

Melanoma, a form of skin cancer, accounts for about 1% of all skin cancer cases and a vast majority of skin cancer deaths. In Stage IV melanoma more than 60% of patients will develop brain metastases, which is difficult to treat and carries an overal...

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Fighting A Common Viral Infection In Kidney Transplant Patients FIGHTING A COMMON VIRAL INFECTION IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANT PATIENTS

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Jul 18, 2018

Organ transplants save lives, but the immune-suppressing drugs needed to protect a transplant leave the recipient susceptible to potentially deadly infections like cytomegalovirus, or CMV. Now, a team of researchers is trying to predict which kidney ...

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CT Scans May Increase The Risk Of Brain Cancer CT SCANS MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF BRAIN CANCER

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Jul 18, 2018

A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that CT scans, commonly used in medical imaging, may increase the risk of brain tumors. The use of computed tomography (CT) scans has increased dramatically over the last two decade...

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Artificial Intelligence for Diagnosing and Typing Tumors ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR DIAGNOSING AND TYPING TUMORS

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Jul 18, 2018

While most think of artificial intelligence (AI) as the stuff of sci-fi movies and futuristic novels, it actually has many medical applications. From brain-computer interfaces for patients who have been paralyzed by injury or disease to machine learn...

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Detection of immune checkpoint markers in peripheral blood mononuclear cell lysates with AlphaLISA DETECTION OF IMMUNE CHECKPOINT MARKERS IN PERIPHERAL BLOOD MONONUCLEAR CELL LYSATES WITH ALPHALISA

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Jul 17, 2018

Quickly and easily quantitate immune checkpoint markers using a fraction of the sample volume required by traditional ELISA. In this technical note, we show how AlphaLISA can be used to detect and quantify additional immune checkpoint molecules withi...

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Powering up the Elderly POWERING UP THE ELDERLY'S IMMUNE SYSTEM

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Jul 17, 2018

As we age our immune system weakens, leading to diseases such as influenza and pneumonia taking a toll on the elderly across the world. For people over 65 years of age infections are a leading cause of death, with an estimated 85% of all deaths from ...

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Heart Failure Death Rates Higher in Females than Males HEART FAILURE DEATH RATES HIGHER IN FEMALES THAN MALES

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Jul 17, 2018

Heart failure is a common cause of morbidity and mortality, despite progress made over the past 10 years, more than 6 million Americans live with heart failure, and over 900,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. There are known sex-based differences...

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Can the Keto Diet Make Cancer Treatment More Effective? CAN THE KETO DIET MAKE CANCER TREATMENT MORE EFFECTIVE?

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Jul 17, 2018

It’s been said that “you are what you eat” but with so many diet plans and trends, it can be hard to choose. Paleo, keto, Mediterranean, and Nordic are all ways of eating that emphasize “clean eating” in different ways.&...

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Solving pharma’s patient services paradox SOLVING PHARMA’S PATIENT SERVICES PARADOX

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Jul 16, 2018

Pharma companies are expending considerable time, energy and money on developing services that are designed to support patients before, during and after treatment across therapeutic areas. But there’s a paradox at the heart of these patient ser...

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Omega-3-derived cannabinoid may stop cancer OMEGA-3-DERIVED CANNABINOID MAY STOP CANCER

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Jul 16, 2018

Our bodies have an "endogenous," or "built-in," pain-killing system named after the cannabis plant: the endogenous cannabinoid system, otherwise known as the endocannabinoid system. Endocannabinoids are molecules that, together wi...

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New Drug Target For Remyelination In Multiple Sclerosis NEW DRUG TARGET FOR REMYELINATION IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

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Jul 16, 2018

Remyelination, the spontaneous regeneration of the fatty insulator in the brain that keeps neurons communicating, has long been seen as crucial to the next big advance in treating multiple sclerosis (MS). However, a lack of understanding of how remye...

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6 REASONS FOR DELAYED TREATMENT OF LYME DISEASE 6 REASONS FOR DELAYED TREATMENT OF LYME DISEASE

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Jul 16, 2018

The key to killing Lyme disease bacteria successfully depends, in part, upon identifying the disease early on. Unfortunately, in all too many cases, individuals harboring the infection are not diagnosed early, which can lead to a delay in treatment a...

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Brain Disease and High Blood Pressure BRAIN DISEASE AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

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Jul 15, 2018

Research recently published in the medical journal, Neurology, found a link between high blood pressure and brain disease. As many as half of American adults have high blood pressure and do not even know it. High blood pressure, or hypertension, occu...

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Nature Is Proving To Be Awesome Medicine For PTSD NATURE IS PROVING TO BE AWESOME MEDICINE FOR PTSD

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Jul 13, 2018

The awe we feel in nature can dramatically reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to UC Berkeley research that tracked psychological and physiological changes in war veterans and at-risk inner-city youth during white-water rafti...

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3D Imaging Advantage 3D IMAGING ADVANTAGE

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Jul 12, 2018

Imaging procedures for 3D cell models can seem intimidating, however, new developments in 3D cell image acquisition and analysis workflows offer greater ease of use. Learn about the advantages and the technology behind 3D cellular image acquisition a...

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Scientists from UofA are changing the face of viral pathogen treatment SCIENTISTS FROM UOFA ARE CHANGING THE FACE OF VIRAL PATHOGEN TREATMENT

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Jul 12, 2018

The University of Alberta appears to have hit the nail on the head yet again. With so much inspiring research coming out of this campus, it should come as no surprise that they have made a significant discovery that has the potential to treat viral p...

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Brain tumour chemotherapy now available to even more NHS patients BRAIN TUMOUR CHEMOTHERAPY NOW AVAILABLE TO EVEN MORE NHS PATIENTS

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Jul 12, 2018

Science can be a painstakingly slow process. It can take years of tweaking, refining and rethinking to get solid, reliable evidence. And when it comes to developing new cancer treatments, the layers of research needed to go even deeper. Not only do s...

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Exploiting the brain tumor environment to make better treatments EXPLOITING THE BRAIN TUMOR ENVIRONMENT TO MAKE BETTER TREATMENTS

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Jul 12, 2018

Scientists are used to exploring unfamiliar territories. It’s thanks to centuries of these investigations that we understand most of the human body enough to fix things when they go wrong. Unfortunately, some parts of the body remain somewhat o...

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Solved protein puzzle opens door to new design for cancer drugs SOLVED PROTEIN PUZZLE OPENS DOOR TO NEW DESIGN FOR CANCER DRUGS

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Jul 12, 2018

Researchers at Oregon State University have solved a longstanding puzzle concerning the design of molecular motors, paving the way toward new cancer therapies. Findings were published today in Current Biology. The research involved kinesins: tiny, pr...

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Innovative Development of Product Portfolio to Stimulate Production Sales of Vital Signs Monitoring Device INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT OF PRODUCT PORTFOLIO TO STIMULATE PRODUCTION SALES OF VITAL SIGNS MONITORING DEVICE

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Jul 12, 2018

Low production cost has been significantly influencing the growth of the market for vital signs monitoring device across the globe. Apart from this, the major companies, as well as manufacturers, are working towards expanding the presence of their pr...

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Parkinson’s Foundation Prevalence Project Finds Number of People With Parkinson’s Severely Underestimated PARKINSON’S FOUNDATION PREVALENCE PROJECT FINDS NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S SEVERELY UNDERESTIMATED

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Jul 10, 2018

When a large population of people has a disease, like Parkinson’s disease (PD), it’s essential to have accurate numbers of how many people have the disease, where they live and why they have it. In our latest research initiative, we estab...

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Parkinson’s Prevalence Project PARKINSON’S PREVALENCE PROJECT

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Jul 10, 2018

When a large population of people has a disease like Parkinson’s disease (PD), it’s essential to have accurate numbers of how many people have the disease, where they live and why they have it. This information helps researchers, healthca...

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Pharmaceutical Industry to Stimulate Production Sales of Peptide Therapeutics PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY TO STIMULATE PRODUCTION SALES OF PEPTIDE THERAPEUTICS

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Jul 10, 2018

The rapid increase in FDI and rising healthcare expenditure has been driving the adoption of peptide therapeutics across the globe. Apart from this, growing prevalence of metabolic and cardiovascular disorders has been leading to a rapid increase in ...

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Cancer treatments should depend on the type of tumor CANCER TREATMENTS SHOULD DEPEND ON THE TYPE OF TUMOR

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Jul 10, 2018

Traditionally, cancers have been treated according to the part of the body they are diagnosed in, like the breast, lungs, or bowel. But a new study from California’s Buck Institute for Research on Aging analyzed 33 cancer types and reclass...

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Graphene in the fight against antimicrobial resistant bacteria GRAPHENE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANT BACTERIA

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Jul 10, 2018

The overuse of antibiotics has led to antimicrobial resistant bacteria that threaten the lives of hundreds of millions. In the search for alternative ways to fight bacteria, a recent study published in Burns & Trauma turns to a composite of the w...

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New Study Shows Our Brains May Be Partly Conscious Under Anesthesia NEW STUDY SHOWS OUR BRAINS MAY BE PARTLY CONSCIOUS UNDER ANESTHESIA

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Jul 09, 2018

For surgical procedures, anesthesia is a necessary part of patient care. Anesthesia is thought to render a patient unconscious, but according to new research at the University of Turku in Finland, there is some brain activity during light anesthesia....

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The early detection kit for Type 1 diabetes THE EARLY DETECTION KIT FOR TYPE 1 DIABETES

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Jul 09, 2018

Researchers are developing early detection technology for Type 1 diabetes that can accurately predict if a child is at risk of the chronic disease. There is currently no early test for Type 1 diabetes and by the time someone is diagnosed, about 70 pe...

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Engineering a Better Heart Valve ENGINEERING A BETTER HEART VALVE

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Jul 09, 2018

Over 5 million Americans have heart valve disease (HVD), which can lead to heart failure, stroke, blood clots, and even death. HVD occurs when one or more of the four valves of the heart does not work properly, disrupting the flow of blood through yo...

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Bioelectronic Medicine: Technology Targeting Molecular Mechanisms BIOELECTRONIC MEDICINE: TECHNOLOGY TARGETING MOLECULAR MECHANISMS

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Jul 09, 2018

In this blog, Margot Puerta reports on the Bioelectronic Medicine: Technology Targeting Molecular Mechanisms symposium which took place in June. This three-day meeting had the aim of developing the field of bioelectronic medicine and brought together...

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Branded Drug Products to Significantly Stimulate Production Sales of Pharmaceuticals BRANDED DRUG PRODUCTS TO SIGNIFICANTLY STIMULATE PRODUCTION SALES OF PHARMACEUTICALS

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Jul 06, 2018

The rapid increase in the cases related to non-communicable diseases and growing penetration of the health insurance companies, resulting in low treatment costs, thereby influencing healthcare providers for prescribing generic drugs have been contrib...

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Supporting the Development of Regenerative Medicines SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF REGENERATIVE MEDICINES

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Jul 06, 2018

Regenerative medicine can be defined as a branch of translational research which focuses on methods to regrow, repair or replace human cells, tissues or organs. This approach holds promise for revolutionary new cures for devastating conditions such a...

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Researchers Investigate Drug to Help Veterans With PTSD Sleep Better At Night RESEARCHERS INVESTIGATE DRUG TO HELP VETERANS WITH PTSD SLEEP BETTER AT NIGHT

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Jul 06, 2018

A study into whether or not a new investigational drug could help veterans cope with trauma-related sleep disturbances is in its final phase of clinical research. Started this past January by Tonix Pharmaceuticals, the HONOR study is investigati...

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Tufts CSDD-Veeva eClinical Study CRO Report TUFTS CSDD-VEEVA ECLINICAL STUDY CRO REPORT

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Jul 06, 2018

See results from the Tufts eClinical Landscape Study – CRO Report on current data management practices, goals, and challenges for contract research organizations (CROs). Findings include. Anticipated growth and variety of data sources used by C...

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BMC Medicine at Digestive Disease Week 2018 BMC MEDICINE AT DIGESTIVE DISEASE WEEK 2018

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Jul 06, 2018

BMC Medicine joined Digestive Disease Week in 2018, the largest GI conference worldwide, held last June in Washington DC. Here we look at some of the highlights from the meeting. Attendance to the Digestive Disease Week 2018 gathering was marked...

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Digital Therapeutics: How to Ensure Quality in an Emerging Field DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS: HOW TO ENSURE QUALITY IN AN EMERGING FIELD

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Jul 05, 2018

Imagine using the software on your phone or tablet to treat health conditions that, until now, could only be treated with medications. Now stop imagining, because, for some conditions, such as attention deficit disorder and substance dependency, it i...

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Discovery of New Properties of an Anti-Tuberculosis Drug DISCOVERY OF NEW PROPERTIES OF AN ANTI-TUBERCULOSIS DRUG

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Jul 04, 2018

Investigators at the University of Otago found novel properties of a new anti-tuberculosis drug which may inspire more new drugs to treat tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (TB), as well as TB resistant drugs, are responsible for about 1.7 million global dea...

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Increased Dose of Drug INCREASED DOSE OF DRUG 'RIFAMPIN' EFFECTIVE IN ELIMINATING TUBERCULOSIS BACTERIUM

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Jul 04, 2018

According to a randomized controlled trial, a TB drug by the name ‘Rifampin’ was seen to effectively kill TB bacteria in sputum cultures when administered at an increased dose per day. In the publication "Efficacy and Safety of High-...

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Four steps to building an innovation culture in pharma FOUR STEPS TO BUILDING AN INNOVATION CULTURE IN PHARMA

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Jul 04, 2018

The quest for innovation is a major driving force in pharma. From the discovery of therapeutic biologicals in the 1920s, such as Salvarsan and insulin, to the blockbuster drugs birthed in the 1990s, such as Lipitor and Humira, pharma has always been ...

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5 Golden Rules For Effective (And Inspection Ready) OOS Investigations 5 GOLDEN RULES FOR EFFECTIVE (AND INSPECTION READY) OOS INVESTIGATIONS

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Jul 04, 2018

The investigation of out of specification (OOS) results is a regulatory requirement in a GMP laboratory, and these investigations are intensively scrutinized by health authority inspectors. The purpose of this article is to provide five Golden Rules ...

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Researcher uses HPV vaccine to treat patients with skin cancer RESEARCHER USES HPV VACCINE TO TREAT PATIENTS WITH SKIN CANCER

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Jul 03, 2018

Squamous cell carcinoma is the second-most-common form of skin cancer. Evidence suggests the human papilloma virus plays a role in the development of some types of this skin cancer. Two years ago, a 97-year-old woman whose right leg was covered with ...

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The koala code: Secrets of the koala genome THE KOALA CODE: SECRETS OF THE KOALA GENOME

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Jul 02, 2018

From their diet to their diseases, koalas are pretty special. Now researchers have sequenced the koala’s genome, unlocking the secrets that make these fuzzy fellas so unique. The genome is revealing everything from how koalas cope with munching...

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Malaria eradication: tackling counterfeit and substandard drugs MALARIA ERADICATION: TACKLING COUNTERFEIT AND SUBSTANDARD DRUGS

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Jul 02, 2018

Although malaria is beginning to be eradicated, it remains a global health issue and this is partially due to the existence of counterfeit and substandard drugs in the regions where malaria remains most prevalent: South East Asia and Africa. What is ...

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New Regulations And Safety Complicate Drug Labeling NEW REGULATIONS AND SAFETY COMPLICATE DRUG LABELING

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Jul 02, 2018

Multinational pharmaceutical companies have for decades manufactured drugs for global distribution. Nevertheless, the task of labeling is becoming increasingly difficult and time-consuming. With new labeling requirements that can vary by country and ...

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Adamis Pharma Sells Epinephrine Injector Rights to Novartis ADAMIS PHARMA SELLS EPINEPHRINE INJECTOR RIGHTS TO NOVARTIS

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Jul 02, 2018

Adamis Pharmaceuticals is selling U.S. commercial rights to Symjepi, a competitor to Mylan’s EpiPen, to Novartis.Although financial details were not released, Novartis’ Sandoz division will pay Adamis an upfront fee and various performanc...

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Ideas to Make Health Care Affordable Again IDEAS TO MAKE HEALTH CARE AFFORDABLE AGAIN

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Jun 29, 2018

More Americans are concerned about health care costs (85%) that are concerned about other common worries like retirement (73%), housing (66%), and child care (49%).1 While Republicans, Democrats, and independents are divided over many healthcare issu...

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Use of State Medicaid Inflation Rebates Could Discourage Drug Price Increases USE OF STATE MEDICAID INFLATION REBATES COULD DISCOURAGE DRUG PRICE INCREASES

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Jun 28, 2018

List prices for prescription drugs set by the manufacturer before discounts and rebates have grown faster  than the rate of inflation.1  In 2015, average drug list prices increased by 6.4 percent, while general inflation only increased by 0...

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How to achieve digital success in pharma’s communications HOW TO ACHIEVE DIGITAL SUCCESS IN PHARMA’S COMMUNICATIONS

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Jun 27, 2018

Demystifying what digital means, empowering people to ‘think digitally’ and acting with confidence are game-changing factors for pharma communications according to Katrine Bach, the CEO of Anthill Agency. Bach, spoke to pharmaphorum for t...

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Born with hepatitis, Adeline chooses to face her diagnosis BORN WITH HEPATITIS, ADELINE CHOOSES TO FACE HER DIAGNOSIS

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Jun 27, 2018

A young woman shares her story of living with hepatitis in the hopes of preventing others from making the same mistake she did. Watch as Adeline moves from denial of her hepatitis B diagnosis to empowerment as she learns to take control of her health...

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Manufacturer of Pharmaceutical Products MANUFACTURER OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS

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Jun 27, 2018

Medsun Pharma is a Manufacturer of Pharmaceutical products. We are having world class and strong quality frameworks to guarantee that every one of the items fabricated is reliably protected and of good quality. Our point is to convey most elevated qu...

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Accelerating the Journey from Research to Clinic ACCELERATING THE JOURNEY FROM RESEARCH TO CLINIC

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Jun 26, 2018

Bridging the gap from discovery to verification and validation requires high-performing instruments and software as well as competency in mass spec-based biomarker discovery and method development for biomarker verification. The Thermo Scientific&tra...

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Hope for Patients with NASH HOPE FOR PATIENTS WITH NASH

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Jun 26, 2018

Approximately 30% of adults in the U.S. have fatty liver, and 15% of them will progress to having nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).  At Pfizer, we’re striving to use our expertise in metabolic disorders to develop treatments that have t...

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Infectious Diseases A-Z: Measles in America 2018 INFECTIOUS DISEASES A-Z: MEASLES IN AMERICA 2018

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Jun 25, 2018

More than 60 people from 16 states have been reported to have measles in the first four months of 2018, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). New outbreaks continue to add to the number of cases. In 2017, the CDC says 118 people ...

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Sino-American Pharma Pros draws China, U.S. drugmakers to Philly SINO-AMERICAN PHARMA PROS DRAWS CHINA, U.S. DRUGMAKERS TO PHILLY

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Jun 25, 2018

In a cheerful cacophony of start-up and recruiter pitches, emerging-science talks and investment-banking tips, laptop displays and card exchanges  in English and in Mandarin more than 1,000 Philadelphia-area scientists, pharma professionals, and...

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Regulatory Considerations for Incorporating PCID into SODF Drugs REGULATORY CONSIDERATIONS FOR INCORPORATING PCID INTO SODF DRUGS

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Jun 23, 2018

Unauthorized diversion and falsification of drug products create safety risks in the supply chain, creating life-threatening risk for patients and reducing revenue, profitability and brand equity for drug owners. To reduce the proliferation of c...

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Learn what’s happening at Amgen Rhode Island LEARN WHAT’S HAPPENING AT AMGEN RHODE ISLAND

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Jun 22, 2018

Amgen staff discuss how operations work at the site while highlighting the importance of volunteering and giving back to the Rhode Island community. Amgen announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art next-generation biomanufacturing plant at ...

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Pharma Companies Secure About $250 Million in Financing Today PHARMA COMPANIES SECURE ABOUT $250 MILLION IN FINANCING TODAY

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Jun 19, 2018

Venture capitalists are flexing their muscles today with the significant support of pharma and biotech companies. Approximately $250 million in financing has been secured to support various pipelines to address multiple concerns. Boston-based Decibel...

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New Study Shows Drug War Sends Users to Dark Web NEW STUDY SHOWS DRUG WAR SENDS USERS TO DARK WEB

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Jun 19, 2018

A new study published in the British journal BMJ says restricting the supply of illegal drugs forces users into black markets, where the drugs get more dangerous and more addictive. The authors of the study looked at the effect of the DEA's resch...

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Global Halal Pharmaceuticals Market will reach 540 million US$ in 2023 with Double Digit CAGR GLOBAL HALAL PHARMACEUTICALS MARKET WILL REACH 540 MILLION US$ IN 2023 WITH DOUBLE DIGIT CAGR

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Jun 18, 2018

A new market study, titled “Global Halal Pharmaceuticals Market 2018 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2023”, has been featured on WiseGuyReports.Halal pharmaceuticals are those medicines that stringently adhere...

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Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API): Global Markets Estimated to Reach 154.7 billion by 2022 ACTIVE PHARMACEUTICAL INGREDIENTS (API): GLOBAL MARKETS ESTIMATED TO REACH 154.7 BILLION BY 2022

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Jun 18, 2018

This report (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients: Global Markets to 2022) covers an overview of the pharmaceutical industry landscape and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), along with the current trends and dynamics shaping the API market landsca...

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7 Medicines That Come from Super Toxic Critters 7 MEDICINES THAT COME FROM SUPER TOXIC CRITTERS

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Jun 17, 2018

If you’ve spent any time camping or hiking, you’ve probably got a good idea of what animals are dangerous. Snakes and other reptiles that bite or squirt poison can kill someone instantly with just one strike. One of the most well-known to...

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Containment in the Pharma industry CONTAINMENT IN THE PHARMA INDUSTRY

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Jun 15, 2018

David Johnson, GEA’s Sales Director for Materials Handling and Containment, explains the inner workings of the BUCK® valve and how the docking system comprises two half valves that are able to independently seal two different containers. It...

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Announcing the Shanghai Lung Cancer Innovation QuickFire Challenge ANNOUNCING THE SHANGHAI LUNG CANCER INNOVATION QUICKFIRE CHALLENGE

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Jun 14, 2018

During the World Without Lung Cancer Panel at CES Asia on June 14, 2018, Johnson & Johnson Investment Ltd. and Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC announced the Shanghai Lung Cancer Innovation QuickFire Challenge. Up to three innovators with the...

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How Correctional Facilities Could Lower Drug Prices HOW CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES COULD LOWER DRUG PRICES

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Jun 14, 2018

State and local correctional facilities, including prisons and jails, are required to provide health care to incarcerated adults.1 Drug spending has an outsize impact on correctional health care budgets: Of the states that report drug spending, the m...

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Discovery vs Targeted Proteomics DISCOVERY VS TARGETED PROTEOMICS

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Jun 12, 2018

Currently, modern proteomics research using Mass Spectrometry (MS) is split between discovery and targeted assays. This infographic includes workflows for the two techniques and will examine the advantages and disadvantages of each method. Finally, c...

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The Impact of the Clinical Educator THE IMPACT OF THE CLINICAL EDUCATOR

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Jun 12, 2018

From passive consumer to active participant, the role of the patient is changing as dramatically as the healthcare system itself. The fee-for-service, volume-based care of the past is giving way to a value-based care system focusing on quality and ou...

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Autoimmunity and Autoimmune Diseases AUTOIMMUNITY AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

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Jun 12, 2018

Autoimmune diseases affect millions of people across the globe. Scientists often don't know the precise cause of the disease, and diagnosing autoimmunity can be difficult. Even the immune system is prone to error, and autoimmunity and autoimmune ...

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North Carolina Bill Would Make Prescription Records Available to Police Without a Warrant NORTH CAROLINA BILL WOULD MAKE PRESCRIPTION RECORDS AVAILABLE TO POLICE WITHOUT A WARRANT

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Jun 12, 2018

America’s opioid epidemic is a grave public health issue, one that experts and a growing national consensus say we need to approach with solutions based in science and treatment. Unfortunately, some lawmakers haven’t gotten the memo and w...

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Psychedelic drugs could inspire new medications to treat depression and anxiety PSYCHEDELIC DRUGS COULD INSPIRE NEW MEDICATIONS TO TREAT DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

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Jun 12, 2018

Drugs like LSD help neurons reach out to each other, a promising path for pharmaceutical development. In a new study, researchers looked at a range of psychedelic drugs and their effects on neurons in the petri dish and tested one drug in rats. They ...

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Resource-Infograghic RESOURCE-INFOGRAGHIC

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Jun 12, 2018

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How pharma hides data about farm antibiotic use HOW PHARMA HIDES DATA ABOUT FARM ANTIBIOTIC USE

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Jun 11, 2018

ON Wednesday  last week, the non-profit Natural Resources Defense  Council revealed that pig herds in the United States receive almost as many antibiotics as people in this country do. That’s bad news, especially since most of the pig...

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Six Principles for Getting Pharmaceutical Development Right from the Start SIX PRINCIPLES FOR GETTING PHARMACEUTICAL DEVELOPMENT RIGHT FROM THE START

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Jun 10, 2018

Pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies looking to outsource their API production are planning for success by looking at the entire development cycle. The growing desire to select one API partner to work with throughout the drug development process...

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Machine learning in action during drug discovery MACHINE LEARNING IN ACTION DURING DRUG DISCOVERY

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Jun 08, 2018

A technology called machine learning is behind that seemingly magical ability of social networking websites to identify people in posted photos. By analyzing subtle patterns in facial features, machine learning algorithms can recognize people you&rsq...

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Medmarc Risk Management Contracts MEDMARC RISK MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS

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Jun 07, 2018

In this installment of Medmarc's new video series on risk management for life sciences companies, Courtney Young, Esq., Risk Management Attorney, discusses how important contracts are for pharmaceutical and medical device companies and what shoul...

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Aspirin for prevention: A look at the potential benefits and risks ASPIRIN FOR PREVENTION: A LOOK AT THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS AND RISKS

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Jun 07, 2018

When my doctor first asked me to take aspirin, I wasn’t so sure I needed it. Since the 1980s, aspirin has a proven record of preventing second heart attacks and strokes, but its use in people without these problems was and remains a source of c...

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How do ALK-inhibitors work in ALK-positive lung cancer? HOW DO ALK-INHIBITORS WORK IN ALK-POSITIVE LUNG CANCER?

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Jun 05, 2018

Each year lung cancer causes over 1.59 million deaths worldwide, more than any other cancer. Approximately 85% of lung cancer cases are a type of lung cancer called non-small cell lung cancer, and of these 5% are anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-posi...

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THE FUTURE OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY THE FUTURE OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

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Jun 05, 2018

Ever participated in one of those benchmarking exercises? You know what I mean. When a (usually) fresh-faced consultant asks lots of questions and fills in a spreadsheet comparing what you do with your competitors. Well, beware. Trying to copy and fo...

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The Cure for Pharma THE CURE FOR PHARMA'S COMMERCIAL PRODUCTIVITY WOES

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Jun 05, 2018

Nitin Chaturvedi, a partner with Bain's Healthcare practice, discusses four steps pharma companies can take to successfully manage customer episodes.

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Nigeria’s drug makers upgrade factories to push for more WHO certifications NIGERIA’S DRUG MAKERS UPGRADE FACTORIES TO PUSH FOR MORE WHO CERTIFICATIONS

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Jun 05, 2018

The quest to obtain the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s prequalification is pushing more local pharmaceutical companies into upgrading their machinery and factories, with a number of them investing in new facilities. The WHO prequalification ...

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Study finds rare gain for tough-to-treat pancreatic cancer STUDY FINDS RARE GAIN FOR TOUGH-TO-TREAT PANCREATIC CANCER

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Jun 04, 2018

Patients with pancreatic cancer that hadn’t spread lived substantially longer on a four-drug combo than on a single standard cancer drug, a rare advance for a tough-to-treat disease, researchers reported Monday. The results indicate the powerfu...

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Improving Efficiency with Lab Automation IMPROVING EFFICIENCY WITH LAB AUTOMATION

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Jun 01, 2018

Automation and robotics are increasingly prominent features in the laboratory. Freeing up scientists to be creative and transforming the working day for many individuals. Download this infographic to learn about improving efficiency with lab automati...

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Blockchain to Shape Next Generation Healthcare Supply Chains BLOCKCHAIN TO SHAPE NEXT GENERATION HEALTHCARE SUPPLY CHAINS

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Jun 01, 2018

Blockchain technology will play a key role in supporting supply chain transformation in the healthcare sector by helping to reduce fraud and better manage quality in the manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceutical products, according to leading ...

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Three charged over dangerous drugs, Arundel THREE CHARGED OVER DANGEROUS DRUGS, ARUNDEL

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Jun 01, 2018

Police have charged three people following the alleged discovery of dangerous drugs at Arundel this morning.It is alleged that around 7.20am, officers from the Rapid Action Patrol group executed a search warrant at a private residence on Portreeves P...

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Synthetic nerve can sense Braille, move cockroach leg SYNTHETIC NERVE CAN SENSE BRAILLE, MOVE COCKROACH LEG

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May 31, 2018

Prosthetics may soon take on a whole new feel. That’s because researchers have created a new type of artificial nerve that can sense touch, process information, and communicate with other nerves much like those in our own bodies do. Future vers...

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Madrigal pharma more than doubles after liver drug study success MADRIGAL PHARMA MORE THAN DOUBLES AFTER LIVER DRUG STUDY SUCCESS

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May 31, 2018

Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Inc’s shares more than doubled after mid-stage trial data showed its lead drug reduced liver fat in patients with fatty liver disease, placing it ahead of larger rivals to tap into a potential market worth $30 billion.O...

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Native American Tribes, State and Local Governments Sue Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioid Abuse Crisis NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS SUE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES OVER OPIOID ABUSE CRISIS

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May 30, 2018

In a desperate attempt to fill their empty coffers and convince voters they are doing something -- anything -- to stop the current opioid abuse epidemic, hundreds of cities, counties, Native American tribes and hospitals are suing pharmaceutical comp...

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Bioengineer takes big step forward in radical approach to treating neurodegeneration BIOENGINEER TAKES BIG STEP FORWARD IN RADICAL APPROACH TO TREATING NEURODEGENERATION

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May 29, 2018

An associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania, D. Kacy Cullen, is developing a new approach for treating patients that have neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Our brain is made ...

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See how we’re reimagining medicine at Novartis SEE HOW WE’RE REIMAGINING MEDICINE AT NOVARTIS

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May 29, 2018

Developing medicines requires a certain amount of optimism. Those of us who’ve worked in the field long enough know we fail far more times than we succeed. Without hope and the confidence to make bold strategic bets, we would never have achieve...

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Decoding the deadly Nipah virus DECODING THE DEADLY NIPAH VIRUS

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May 28, 2018

A virus named after Kampung Sungai Nipah, a village in Malaysia, where it was first discovered in 1998-99. The virus, that eventually killed 105 people in Malaysia, was first suspected to be Japanese encephalitis (JE) which, like the Nipah virus, ind...

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HOW TO EXTEND IDENTITY SECURITY TO YOUR API’S HOW TO EXTEND IDENTITY SECURITY TO YOUR API’S

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May 25, 2018

The number of users and devices requesting access to applications is growing exponentially, and enterprises are scrambling to adapt their authentication and authorization infrastructure to deal with this fast growth. REST APIs are a critical new appl...

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Oncology drives major pharma deals while immuno-oncology patent activity soars ONCOLOGY DRIVES MAJOR PHARMA DEALS WHILE IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY PATENT ACTIVITY SOARS

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May 23, 2018

Cancer immunotherapy is an exciting, relatively new therapy that treats cancer by unleashing the power of the immune system. It has been hailed as one of the most promising advances in the treatment of cancer in recent times. Immuno-oncology research...

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How Big Pharma forces us to buy drugs instead of cannabis HOW BIG PHARMA FORCES US TO BUY DRUGS INSTEAD OF CANNABIS

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May 23, 2018

Simply put, Big Pharma has been a long time opponent of legalizing medical marijuana as it threatens to ruin its business and drop the market cap for pharmaceutical drug companies.Even though medical cannabis has been legalized in more than half of t...

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10 Most Common Genetic Diseases 10 MOST COMMON GENETIC DISEASES

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May 22, 2018

Many human diseases have a genetic component to them. There are over 6,000 genetic disorders, many of which are fatal or severely debilitating. A genetic disease is caused by a mutation in DNA and can be divided into 4 major groups: Single-gene mutat...

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Doctors who got free lunches from Big Pharma were more likely to prescribe opioids DOCTORS WHO GOT FREE LUNCHES FROM BIG PHARMA WERE MORE LIKELY TO PRESCRIBE OPIOIDS

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May 22, 2018

Is a life worth a free meal? This might not exactly be the way the question is phrased in a research letter published in JAMA, yet that’s the underlying assumption you’re left with. After reviewing two years of data on prescription rates,...

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Trump TRUMP'S DRUG PLAN CREATES MINOR HEADWINDS FOR BIG PHARMA

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May 18, 2018

We still see value in large-cap pharmaceutical and biotech firms despite Trump's plan to lower drug prices. For all Morningstar videos https://www.morningstar.com/articles/archive/467/us-videos.html

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Vermont Drug Importation Program Is Not Illegal VERMONT DRUG IMPORTATION PROGRAM IS NOT ILLEGAL

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May 18, 2018

In its wisdom and activist spirit, Vermont has a new law on the books allowing for the wholesale importation of FDA-approved drugs from authorized wholesalers in Canada. Canadian wholesale pharmacies sell many brand-name drugs at much lower costs tha...

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Manufacturing Of Sterile Aqueous Suspensions: A Primer MANUFACTURING OF STERILE AQUEOUS SUSPENSIONS: A PRIMER

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May 15, 2018

Manufacturing of sterile aqueous suspensions requires the thorough understanding of the factors that influence their physical and chemical stability. Particle morphology of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) plays a key factor in drug product...

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Big Pharma Bribes Linked To Doctors Prescribing Large Quantities Of Opioids BIG PHARMA BRIBES LINKED TO DOCTORS PRESCRIBING LARGE QUANTITIES OF OPIOIDS

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May 15, 2018

(DCNF) Major pharmaceutical companies heavily influenced doctors to prescribe high rates of opioid medications with lavish spending, new research suggests. Doctors, who received paid speaking gigs, free lunches and branded merchandise from drug maker...

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Can Hot Dogs Influence the Drugs a Doctor Prescribes? CAN HOT DOGS INFLUENCE THE DRUGS A DOCTOR PRESCRIBES?

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May 15, 2018

A stroll around the exhibit area of the American Psychiatric Association Conference demonstrates how pharma marketing can influence the prescribing patterns of doctors — possibly at the expense of patients' health. If you were walking aroun...

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Trump Drug Pricing Plan Outlines Rule Changes Pharma Can Live With TRUMP DRUG PRICING PLAN OUTLINES RULE CHANGES PHARMA CAN LIVE WITH

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May 14, 2018

After months of expectations and repeated delays, President Donald Trump formally announced his strategy for making prescription medicines more affordable and accessible in the U.S. Trump promised to take on the “tangled web of special interest...

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Jeff Sessions decision to re-up in the drug war won JEFF SESSIONS DECISION TO RE-UP IN THE DRUG WAR WON'T WORK

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May 14, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ newly issued sentencing directive to federal prosecutors, revoking the Obama-era Smart on Crime Initiative, is a devastating revival of the War on Drugs. The repercussions of this move will undoubtedly reverse th...

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Big Pharma funds opioid training. What could go wrong? BIG PHARMA FUNDS OPIOID TRAINING. WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

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May 12, 2018

The ‘Global and Chinese Nasal Drug Delivery Technology Industry, 2013-2023 Market Research Report’ is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Nasal Drug Delivery Technology industry with a focus on the Chinese...

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Trump Speaks About Proposal to Lower U.S. Drug Prices TRUMP SPEAKS ABOUT PROPOSAL TO LOWER U.S. DRUG PRICES

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May 11, 2018

President Donald Trump is expected to unveil a proposal today to bring down U.S. drug prices. The blueprint, called American Patients First, is meant to increase pharmaceutical competition and lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs. Trump is sched...

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President set to outline drug pricing plan: how far will it go? PRESIDENT SET TO OUTLINE DRUG PRICING PLAN: HOW FAR WILL IT GO?

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May 10, 2018

Tomorrow at 2 p.m., EST,  the President is scheduled to deliver a long-awaited drug pricing strategy speech to put “America’s patients first.”  While details of the speech have been closely held, it is anticipated that it ...

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Local pharmaceuticals innovate new drugs amid codeine crisis LOCAL PHARMACEUTICALS INNOVATE NEW DRUGS AMID CODEINE CRISIS

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May 10, 2018

It was an irony of sorts that while the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) was announcing a ban on three pharmaceutical firms over codeine-containing syrup on Tuesday, an Anambra State-based drug maker, Juhel Nigeri...

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FG codeine ban, Emzor Pharma closure a knee jerk response – Experts FG CODEINE BAN, EMZOR PHARMA CLOSURE A KNEE JERK RESPONSE – EXPERTS

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May 09, 2018

The recent ban on codeine-containing cough syrup by the Federal Government, shutting down Emzor Pharmaceuticals Ind. Ltd., Peace Standard Pharmaceutical Limited and Bioraj Pharmaceutical Limited is a knee jerk response to the drug abuse problem exper...

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Contraceptive Pills Market 2018 Size and Growth Factors Research with Topmost Leading Vendors CONTRACEPTIVE PILLS MARKET 2018 SIZE AND GROWTH FACTORS RESEARCH WITH TOPMOST LEADING VENDORS

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May 09, 2018

Anti-conception medication pills which are also called as oral contraceptive pills are a kind of female hormonal anti-conception medication technique and are extremely viable at avoiding pregnancy. The Pills are small tablets that a patient swallow e...

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Weak Sector Earnings Dragging Pharmaceutical ETFs Down WEAK SECTOR EARNINGS DRAGGING PHARMACEUTICAL ETFS DOWN

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May 07, 2018

From Zacks: Total earnings for 83.1% of the total healthcare market capitalization are up 14.7% on revenue growth of 8.1%. The growth rates seem unimpressive when compared with some of the other sectors. Earnings and revenue beat ratios of 88.9% and ...

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Avoid Clinical Trial Enrollment Pitfalls AVOID CLINICAL TRIAL ENROLLMENT PITFALLS

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May 06, 2018

Selecting the right site is the single most crucial decision
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single most important consideration in selecting a site is
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EPIC FAIL: FIVE PROVEN WAYS TO BOTCH YOUR SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT PROGRAM EPIC FAIL: FIVE PROVEN WAYS TO BOTCH YOUR SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

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May 04, 2018

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) is not a new concept, but it has been growing in importance. The theory is that SRM helps enterprises drive value in both recessionary periods – like that of the last few years – by enabling cost red...

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Drug Take Back Day Sets State Record DRUG TAKE BACK DAY SETS STATE RECORD

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May 04, 2018

The Manchester Police Department collected 33 pounds of medication for disposal at the Drug Take Back Day Saturday at Brehme Drug.  Residents of the state disposed of 12,333 pounds of old or unused prescription drugs during Saturday’s even...

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15 Things You Didn 15 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

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May 02, 2018

How much is the drug market worth? How much is the pharmaceutical industry worth? What is the largest pharmaceutical company in the world?  Is Pfizer the largest pharmaceutical company in the world? Is GSK the largest pharmaceutical company? How...

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What Do You Know About Testicular Cancer? WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT TESTICULAR CANCER?

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Apr 30, 2018

By having a dedicated month for Testicular Cancer, a spotlight has been placed on the disease about the importance of understanding the risks and warning signs to look. Through dedicating an entire month, it empowers individuals, survivors, organizat...

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Pharmaceutical Quality Systems PHARMACEUTICAL QUALITY SYSTEMS

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Apr 30, 2018

The ICH Q10 guidance provides much information for pharmaceutical manufacturers and, along with other ICH guidelines, the basis for setting up, executing and maintaining the systems needed to ensure that your organization is operating at a high level...

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How synthetic opioids can radically change global illegal drug markets and foreign policy HOW SYNTHETIC OPIOIDS CAN RADICALLY CHANGE GLOBAL ILLEGAL DRUG MARKETS AND FOREIGN POLICY

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Apr 30, 2018

Replacing drugs derived from plants (e.g., heroin, cannabis) with synthetic analogues (e.g., fentanyl, spice/K2) could be the most disruptive innovation in the history of the international drug trade. As we explain in the current issue of Foreign Aff...

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blolg - pharma test BLOLG - PHARMA TEST

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Apr 30, 2018

This article is part of a series on Corporate law Society.svg By jurisdiction[show] General corporate forms[show] Corporate forms by jurisdiction[show] Doctrines[show] Related areas[show] Company portal Law portal v t e A company, abbreviated as co.,...

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Video -Pharama VIDEO -PHARAMA

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Apr 30, 2018

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It only takes one big idea to change the world of asthma and COPD IT ONLY TAKES ONE BIG IDEA TO CHANGE THE WORLD OF ASTHMA AND COPD

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Apr 29, 2018

Kai Gait explains how GSK is setting the pace with digital innovation in respiratory healthcare, helping people around the world to live every breath

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Apr 29, 2018

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International Drug Price Comparisons for Medicare Part D Medications INTERNATIONAL DRUG PRICE COMPARISONS FOR MEDICARE PART D MEDICATIONS

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Apr 26, 2018

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) requested an investigation into drug price increases among the Medicare Part D program’s 20 most widely-prescribed medications over a five-year period. The investigation, conducted by the Senate Committee on Home...

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Digital Pathology in Accelerating Drug Development DIGITAL PATHOLOGY IN ACCELERATING DRUG DEVELOPMENT

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Apr 25, 2018

Tissue pathology is at the core of various aspects of the pharmaceutic pipeline. Digital pathology is a technology that converts glass microscope slides with tissue samples into whole slide digital images, which can be used to identify, quantify, and...

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FDA Drug Approval Process FDA DRUG APPROVAL PROCESS

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Apr 25, 2018

This infographic, created by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), outlines the regulatory steps involved when developing a drug, from initial development of the compound through to its approval.

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Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer LOWER YOUR RISK OF BREAST CANCER

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Apr 25, 2018

Breast cancer prevention starts with healthy habits such as limiting alcohol and staying physically active. Understand what you can do to reduce your breast cancer risk. Lifestyle changes have been shown in studies to decrease breast cancer risk...

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Orexigen opens bidding process, selling itself for $75 million OREXIGEN OPENS BIDDING PROCESS, SELLING ITSELF FOR $75 MILLION

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Apr 25, 2018

To continue reading this article and to access exclusive features, interviews, round-ups and commentary from the sharpest minds in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology space you need to be logged into the site and have an active subscription or trial...

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Pharmaceuticals Grade Sodium Bicarbonate Market: North America to Remain at Leading Position through 2027 PHARMACEUTICALS GRADE SODIUM BICARBONATE MARKET: NORTH AMERICA TO REMAIN AT LEADING POSITION THROUGH 2027

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Apr 23, 2018

Sodium bicarbonate is usually utilized as an active pharmaceutical excipient and component, in pharmaceutical industry. It is fundamentally employed for the treatment of cardiac arrest, circulatory insufficiency, and hemodialysis. Future Market Insig...

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How to talk to your doctor about medication HOW TO TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT MEDICATION

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Apr 23, 2018

Pharmacology has changed the practice of medicine. Scientists are continually working on new and better drugs to manage medical conditions, from high blood pressure to autoimmune diseases to cancer. The mechanism of a drug how it actually works on th...

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Regulating Self-Driving Cars Like Pharmaceuticals Is a Really Stupid Idea REGULATING SELF-DRIVING CARS LIKE PHARMACEUTICALS IS A REALLY STUPID IDEA

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Apr 18, 2018

After Elaine Herzberg became the first person killed by a self-driving car, the proponents of government control quickly urged greater federal regulation of the nascent industry. But such regulation would not enhance safety. Most likely, it would kil...

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Patient-centric networks at the heart of pharmaceutical supply chain management: Lessons from LogiPharma Europe 2018 PATIENT-CENTRIC NETWORKS AT THE HEART OF PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: LESSONS FROM LOGIPHARMA EUROPE 2018

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Apr 18, 2018

In early April I attended the LogiPharma Europe 2018 conference in Montreux, Switzerland, an event that attracted more than 800 attendees, including practitioners and executives from pharma and medical device industries, along with software vendors a...

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Attorney General Sessions Proposes An Even More Destructive Opioid Policy ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS PROPOSES AN EVEN MORE DESTRUCTIVE OPIOID POLICY

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Apr 18, 2018

Speaking to a group of law enforcement officials in Raleigh, NC yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced proposed rule changes to the way the Drug Enforcement Administration sets quotas on the manufacturing of opioids. The DEA now presumes...

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UK drug discovery startup BenevolentAI raises $115M UK DRUG DISCOVERY STARTUP BENEVOLENTAI RAISES $115M

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Apr 18, 2018

U.K.-based artificial intelligence company BenevolentAI Ltd. today announced the completion of a $115 million funding round that values the London startup at a cool $2 billion. The round, said to be one of the largest ever in the AI pharmaceutical se...

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Multi-material shipping container for pharmaceuticals MULTI-MATERIAL SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR PHARMACEUTICALS

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Apr 17, 2018

Containerization, or massing smaller pieces of cargo together in a single, larger container, was first practiced for shipping of coal in 17th Century England. The idea has evolved since into the now-ubiquitous stackable intermodal containers seen on ...

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Alliance pharma sells chinese business for £2.9 million ALLIANCE PHARMA SELLS CHINESE BUSINESS FOR £2.9 MILLION

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Apr 17, 2018

Wiltshire-based Alliance Pharma, the specialty pharmaceutical group, have announced that it has agreed to sell its 60% interest in non-core Unigreg Limited to its joint venture partner, Pacific Glory Development Limited, for £2.9 million. Unigr...

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Therapeutic Antibodies: Engineering and Production THERAPEUTIC ANTIBODIES: ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION

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Apr 10, 2018

Antibodies are a rapidly growing, clinically successful type of biopharmaceutical, with more than 60 antibody-based drugs currently approved for use and marketed. This rise in the number of approved antibodies has fueled innovation in the production ...

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Amazon vs. Walmart: Can Corporate America Lower Drug Prices? AMAZON VS. WALMART: CAN CORPORATE AMERICA LOWER DRUG PRICES?

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Apr 10, 2018

The former statement comes as no surprise. Americans spend $450 billion on medications annually, a figure projected to reach as much as $610 billion by 2021.(www.cnbc.com) Every family physician knows patients who have cut their meds in half, skipped...

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Pharma firms could report weak numbers PHARMA FIRMS COULD REPORT WEAK NUMBERS

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Apr 09, 2018

The troubled pharma sector is expected to report weak Q4FY18 numbers, with their profit after tax (PAT) likely to decline by 9 per cent year-on-year (YoY) and rupee appreciation may put pressure on their realisations, industry analysts said. Edelweis...

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Rewriting Pharma’s Talent Blueprint REWRITING PHARMA’S TALENT BLUEPRINT

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Apr 09, 2018

If you are searching for the best current example of the future career path of pharmaceutical executives, look no further than the April 2017 appointment of GlaxoSmithKline’s CEO Emma Walmsley. While she has been with GSK since 2010, Walmsley j...

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Trading Big Pharma for Small Startup TRADING BIG PHARMA FOR SMALL STARTUP

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Apr 08, 2018

After speaking with at least a half-dozen C-suite level executives who made the leap from big pharma to lesser-known startup or biotech companies, it’s very clear that there is something deep down in their personalities that propelled them to m...

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How Blockchain Can Improve the Pharma Manufacturing Supply Chain HOW BLOCKCHAIN CAN IMPROVE THE PHARMA MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAIN

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Apr 06, 2018

The entire pharmaceutical industry has been booming, from the manufacturing of clinical trial materials to support research studies to the regulated medicines on the pharmacy shelves. It has been one of the top industry performers of the past three d...

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ALIGNING STAKEHOLDERS IN A NEW HEALTHCARE ECOSYSTEM ALIGNING STAKEHOLDERS IN A NEW HEALTHCARE ECOSYSTEM

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Apr 05, 2018

Preventable chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancers are responsible for over 40 of the 56 million annual deaths worldwide (7 out of every 10 deaths). Our medical communities spend vast resources battling complications o...

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Discriminating insulin analogs with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry DISCRIMINATING INSULIN ANALOGS WITH LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY-MASS SPECTROMETRY

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Apr 04, 2018

There is currently a half-dozen different insulin analogues on the market. These differ from each other and from natural insulin by just a few amino acids but exhibit markedly different pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties. Liquid chromatog...

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Rumored startup acquisition would boost Walmart RUMORED STARTUP ACQUISITION WOULD BOOST WALMART'S PHARMACEUTICAL PRESENCE

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Apr 04, 2018

The retail giant is said to be in talks with online startup PillPack, which pre-sorts pills into date- and time-stamped packets for patients who take multiple drugs. Walmart Inc. is in early talks about a deal for closely held PillPack, an online sta...

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Corvus Pharmaceuticals: A New Immunotherapy Player CORVUS PHARMACEUTICALS: A NEW IMMUNOTHERAPY PLAYER

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Apr 04, 2018

The immune checkpoints are signaling molecules that act to shut down or block an immune response. In a healthy person, this mechanism is a "safety" feature allowing cessation of the immune response once it has performed its task. Cytotoxic ...

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New York politician (and former Big Pharma member) wants to ban vaping and walking NEW YORK POLITICIAN (AND FORMER BIG PHARMA MEMBER) WANTS TO BAN VAPING AND WALKING

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Apr 03, 2018

Just when you think you’ve heard everything, news comes out of New York that a certain democratic member of city council wants to make vaping and walking on sidewalks illegal.  The actual bill is currently geared towards making smoking ill...

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Add pharmaceuticals to the list of trade complaints ADD PHARMACEUTICALS TO THE LIST OF TRADE COMPLAINTS

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Mar 28, 2018

International trade is in the news these days, almost on par with the media pumping the tale of porno star Stormy Daniels.  Even so, there's still an aspect of trade that gets far too little attention.  This is surprising, given that it...

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Pharma Ocean Freight Enters New Waters PHARMA OCEAN FREIGHT ENTERS NEW WATERS

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Mar 28, 2018

A new integrated ocean freight program for pharmaceuticals aims at a new approach to pharma-logistics fulfillment. The Posiedon project seeks to harness the collective knowledge of the supply chain to drive innovation, efficiencies, and safety and sa...

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Why Are Pharmaceutical Drugs So Expensive? Sen. McCaskill’s Report Misses Larger Picture WHY ARE PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS SO EXPENSIVE? SEN. MCCASKILL’S REPORT MISSES LARGER PICTURE

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Mar 28, 2018

On Monday, Senator Claire McCaskill’s office released a report examining overall price increases for the top 20 brand-name prescription drugs in the United States. According to the report, the price for these drugs increased an average of 12 pe...

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Empty Capsules Market to Ride on Flourishing Pharmaceuticals Industry EMPTY CAPSULES MARKET TO RIDE ON FLOURISHING PHARMACEUTICALS INDUSTRY

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Mar 27, 2018

A report recently added by Transparency Market Research to its repository, titled, “Empty Capsules Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016–2023,” delves deep into the market which form...

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How Can The Pharma Industry Help The Homeless? HOW CAN THE PHARMA INDUSTRY HELP THE HOMELESS?

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Mar 23, 2018

In January I published, “Can JPM And BTS Make A Bigger Difference?” This was part one of a four-part blog series on my experience of attending this year’s J.P. Morgan Healthcare (JPM) and Biotech Showcase (BTS) conferences in San Fr...

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Getting to know the chief pharmaceutical officer GETTING TO KNOW THE CHIEF PHARMACEUTICAL OFFICER'S CLINICAL FELLOWS JUSTIN, TAHMINA AND KHOLA

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Mar 22, 2018

I am currently based at Bupa and work alongside two fellows from the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme. Prior to the scheme I gained experience in various pharmacy specialities within secondary care. I am primarily a surgical s...

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Bayer looks to leverage AI across the pharma value chain BAYER LOOKS TO LEVERAGE AI ACROSS THE PHARMA VALUE CHAIN

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Mar 21, 2018

Bayer has already shown more than a passing interest in artificial intelligence through its digital accelerator programme Grants4Apps, but the company’s use of the technology looks to be more wide-ranging and deep-seated than that. Talking to j...

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Veolia Markets & solutions Pharmaceuticals & cosmetics VEOLIA MARKETS & SOLUTIONS PHARMACEUTICALS & COSMETICS

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Mar 21, 2018

The objective of this round table was to highlight Veolia's most promising development markets and the Group's new growth horizons - in addition to its spent sulphuric acid from the petroleum industry is being regenerated for use in the produ...

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The Benefits of Aqueous Critical Cleaning THE BENEFITS OF AQUEOUS CRITICAL CLEANING

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Mar 20, 2018

Aqueous cleaners are typically formulated to ensure maximal cleaning performance by using key ingredients such as surface active agents (surfactants) excellent wetting agents that allow the cleaning solution to penetrate into crevices while getting u...

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FirstWord Pharma Daily News Round-Up Video for March 20, 2018. FIRSTWORD PHARMA DAILY NEWS ROUND-UP VIDEO FOR MARCH 20, 2018.

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Mar 20, 2018

The FirstWord Pharma Daily News Round-Up Video gives a recap of the latest pharmaceutical and biotechnology news. Stay abreast of the key industry news each day. Today's video highlights include Roche, Tecentriq, CVS Health, Eli Lilly, Arena Phar...

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Treatment for Post-Surgical Nausea and Vomiting TREATMENT FOR POST-SURGICAL NAUSEA AND VOMITING

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Mar 20, 2018

Amisulpride, a drug developed for the treatment of schizophrenia, was studied to be effective in preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). The drug was seen to decrease the development of PONV when used in combination with a standard anti-...

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Generics medicines in the European Union GENERICS MEDICINES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

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Mar 18, 2018

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) assesses applications from companies to market generic medicines in the European Union (EU). A generic medicine is developed to be the same as a medicine that has already been authorised, called the reference medic...

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The THE 'TRIPLE PILL': A NEW BLOOD PRESSURE TREATMENT

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Mar 16, 2018

Even though there exists an abundance of blood pressure-lowering drugs, high blood pressure persists to be a health concern not only in the US but globally. Blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, kidney issues, as well as stroke; therefore, treati...

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AN ANALYSIS OF DRUG THERAPY TAPERING GUIDELINES AN ANALYSIS OF DRUG THERAPY TAPERING GUIDELINES

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Mar 16, 2018

Chronic pain, the kind of pain a person wakes up with every morning and goes to sleep with every night, has a standard of care that is often incomplete and sometimes inaccurate. Chronic pain treatment often revolves around drug therapy and managing s...

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Analysis Using Counter-rotating Twin Screw Extruder ANALYSIS USING COUNTER-ROTATING TWIN SCREW EXTRUDER

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Mar 14, 2018

While the co-rotating, intermeshing TSE is more commonly used in pharmaceutical R&D and production, the counter-rotating, intermeshing TSE is a viable tool to successfully process these formulations. Energy input must be strategically balanced to...

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The power of precision medicine in cancer drug discovery and treatment THE POWER OF PRECISION MEDICINE IN CANCER DRUG DISCOVERY AND TREATMENT

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Mar 14, 2018

Precision medicine is at the forefront of innovative cancer treatment, targeting specific changes in a patient’s tumour DNA to treat, or even maybe one day prevent, the disease while also taking into account genetic variations between individua...

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Latest edition of Pharmaceutical Trademarks: A Global Guide now available LATEST EDITION OF PHARMACEUTICAL TRADEMARKS: A GLOBAL GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE

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Mar 13, 2018

The seventh edition of Pharmaceutical Trademarks: A Global Guide, which provides trademark professionals with comprehensive guidance on the key issues involved in the protection, enforcement and marketing of pharmaceutical brands, is now available to...

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How are drugs designed and developed? HOW ARE DRUGS DESIGNED AND DEVELOPED?

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Mar 13, 2018

What is a drug?
• Drugs are chemical or biological substances that have some kind of physiological? or biochemical? effect on our bodies.
• They may be single compounds or a mixture of different compounds.
• Their ...

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Pond Virus Cures Patient POND VIRUS CURES PATIENT'S ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT INFECTION

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Mar 12, 2018

An 80-year old doctor was stricken by a deadly bacterial infection, and doctors stopped it with a virus taken from a pond in Connecticut. In what seems like the plot of a movie, the virus, a type of bacteriophage, had been found to have an affinity f...

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Treating Hearing Loss: A Set of Inhibiting Drugs Provide Promising Results TREATING HEARING LOSS: A SET OF INHIBITING DRUGS PROVIDE PROMISING RESULTS

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Mar 12, 2018

Our inner ears contain roughly 30,000 tiny hair cells that work to detect sound waves as well as to translate these waves into nerve signals. The nerve signals allow us to hear everyday sounds from speeches to music. However, any damage to the hair c...

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Better Health Partnerships – Vaccines BETTER HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS – VACCINES

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Mar 12, 2018

This practice has been an integral part of Walgreens' efforts to improve vaccination rates and population health, and it positions the company and our stores to care for more people and communities around the world. The First Collaboration Walgre...

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New Report Links Opioid Prescriptions to Pharmaceutical Payouts to Doctors NEW REPORT LINKS OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS TO PHARMACEUTICAL PAYOUTS TO DOCTORS

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Mar 11, 2018

President Donald Trump has called for the death penalty for drug dealers. But would that include doctors and pharmaceutical company CEOs? A new report by CNN based on analysis conducted with Harvard researchers has found a direct link between opioid ...

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High capacity containment check screening HIGH CAPACITY CONTAINMENT CHECK SCREENING

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Mar 10, 2018

This paper will discuss the aspects of bioburden reduction in a manufacturing area or cleanroom during operational shutdown or for routine maintenance scheduling. Relevant regulatory requirements are overviewed, along with the factors constituting as...

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Transforming Genes into Medicines TRANSFORMING GENES INTO MEDICINES

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Mar 09, 2018

Many modern medicines, such as insulin or growth hormones, are made using genetically engineered bacteria. Bacterial transformation is used to genetically engineer bacteria to produce medicines. It is now one of the most important and widely used tec...

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Transforming Genes into Medicines TRANSFORMING GENES INTO MEDICINES

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Mar 09, 2018

Genetic Engineering & Transformation. Many modern medicines, such as insulin or growth hormones, are made using genetically engineered bacteria. Bacterial transformation is used to genetically engineer bacteria to produce medicines. For genetic e...

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Some ibuprofen users exceed daily NSAID dose limit SOME IBUPROFEN USERS EXCEED DAILY NSAID DOSE LIMIT

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Mar 09, 2018

Exceeding the recommended daily dose of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can have considerable side effects, such as increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. However, limited data are available on how often the daily limit is exceed...

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BenevolentAI claims AI first with new Cambridge facility BENEVOLENTAI CLAIMS AI FIRST WITH NEW CAMBRIDGE FACILITY

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Mar 08, 2018

The firm says its new facility on the Babraham Research Campus will “radically reduce the time it takes for drug candidates to enter clinical testing”. Ken Mulvany, founder and chairman of BenevolentAI, said: "We have built an artifi...

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Handling Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients HANDLING POTENT ACTIVE PHARMACEUTICAL INGREDIENTS

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Mar 06, 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) as: “Any substance or combination of substances used in a finished pharmaceutical product (FPP), intended to furnish pharmacological activity or to otherwise ...

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A Recent History of Antibiotics and Where We May Be Going A RECENT HISTORY OF ANTIBIOTICS AND WHERE WE MAY BE GOING

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Mar 01, 2018

About Clinical Research Management, Inc. Clinical Research Management (ClinicalRM) is not only involved in the testing of new antibiotics in Phase I, II, III studies, monitoring protocol development, site selection, and assistance with FDA approvals,...

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Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation MEDICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG INNOVATION

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Feb 28, 2018

Are you interested in becoming a leading biomedical researcher? Check out what our students have to say about studying our selective MSc Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation (MPDI) programme at the Graduate School of Medical Sciences, based at ...

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Could a pharma company shun sales reps and be successful? COULD A PHARMA COMPANY SHUN SALES REPS AND BE SUCCESSFUL?

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Feb 26, 2018

Matt Lowe, pharma agency veteran and founder (just this week) of healthtech agency performance.io, believes that such a company, relying heavily on search and performance marketing, may be a possiblity in the next few years (albeit once somebody has ...

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Changing the Future of Pharma Together CHANGING THE FUTURE OF PHARMA TOGETHER

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Feb 23, 2018

Our Life Sciences Cloud Coalition brings together senior members of the industry to share insights, drive platform innovation and digitally enable the R&D function. Visit https://accntu.re/2ob0RAX to learn more about the Accenture Life Sciences C...

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4 Pillars Pharma Distributors Can Stand On 4 PILLARS PHARMA DISTRIBUTORS CAN STAND ON

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Feb 21, 2018

Despite a recent global economic downturn, the world pharmaceutical market is currently estimated to be valued at around $300 billion and rising, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In a recent post, the WHO states that more than a thir...

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Future trends in outsourcing FUTURE TRENDS IN OUTSOURCING

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Feb 20, 2018

As part of our Spotlight on future trends in outsourcing, we carried out a survey, which was completed by a number of CRO, Pharma & Biotecth leaders within the industry, on various aspects on outsourcing. The results of the survey can be seen in ...

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Using Technology to Revolutionize the Health Care Industry USING TECHNOLOGY TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY

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Feb 18, 2018

What if we could focus interventions on the exact group that can be most impacted? Target those that can benefit most from a particular series of actions? Identify transient patients so they could be intensely targeted before they move on? Effectivel...

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TRACK & TRACE IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY TRACK & TRACE IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

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Feb 13, 2018

The pharmaceutical industry is not short of challenges patent cliffs, regulatory scrutiny, and R&D productivity, as well as a complex supply chain. Pharmaceutical products see several changes of hands from the manufacturers to distributors to dis...

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The Top Importers and Exporters of the World’s 18 Most Traded Goods THE TOP IMPORTERS AND EXPORTERS OF THE WORLD’S 18 MOST TRADED GOODS

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Feb 09, 2018

These goods can be entirely customized and unique, but more often they are things like commodities or bulk goods that get moved around on huge container ships from country to country. Included in this latter category would be common exports like crud...

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2018 Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Industry Trends: Get the Guide 2018 PHARMACEUTICAL & MEDICAL DEVICE INDUSTRY TRENDS: GET THE GUIDE

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Feb 01, 2018

Knowing for certain what the future holds is impossible. Trends, on the other hand, are more predictable. In fact, there’s probably no better indicator of emerging or future trends than recent history. That is exactly how we determined the tren...

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New Drugs Approved in January 2018 NEW DRUGS APPROVED IN JANUARY 2018

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Jan 31, 2018

Firvanq (vancomycin hydrochloride) is an oral solution formulation of an approved tricyclic glycopeptide antibiotic for the treatment of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea and Staphylococcus aureus enterocolitis.

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How We Can Lower Drug Prices HOW WE CAN LOWER DRUG PRICES

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Jan 25, 2018

Robert Reich explains why prescription drug prices are so high in the United States, and how we can make them more affordable. The prices of brand-name prescription drugs are typically much higher in the United States than in other developed countrie...

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What Happened to the Plans for a Smart Contact Lens for Diabetics? WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PLANS FOR A SMART CONTACT LENS FOR DIABETICS?

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Jan 25, 2018

Originally projected to be on the market by 2020, excitement about the contact lens to measure glucose levels from Novartis and Google has waned. Why? In 2016, smart wearables growth was steady but a recent study predicts that the market will pick up...

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Yet More Good News for GW Pharma’s Cannabinoid Drug Against Epilepsy YET MORE GOOD NEWS FOR GW PHARMA’S CANNABINOID DRUG AGAINST EPILEPSY

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Jan 25, 2018

GW Pharmaceuticals has achieved encouraging Phase III results for Epidiolex, which have been published in leading scientific journal, The Lancet. The company’s lead candidate is being developed for the treatment of epilepsy – a condition ...

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Big Pharma Suppliers Are Dumping Toxic Waste in the Environment, Investor Alleges BIG PHARMA SUPPLIERS ARE DUMPING TOXIC WASTE IN THE ENVIRONMENT, INVESTOR ALLEGES

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Jan 24, 2018

A Swedish investor is pressing the world’s biggest drug companies to be transparent about their supply chains, after it alleged that some suppliers to those firms were dumping toxic waste into the environment. Nordea Asset Management, the inves...

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Biotech and Pharma Boost R&D and Slow Sales to Beat Antibiotic Resistance BIOTECH AND PHARMA BOOST R&D AND SLOW SALES TO BEAT ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

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Jan 24, 2018

Antibiotics are becoming ineffective at an alarming rate due to our misuse in healthcare, animals, and crops. Antibiotic resistance is responsible for 700,000 deaths each year, which is expected to continue rising – overtaking cancer by 2050. T...

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Pharma Companies PHARMA COMPANIES' EFFORTS TO ADDRESS DRUG-RESISTANT INFECTIONS

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Jan 23, 2018

An independent analysis of pharmaceutical industry efforts to tackle drug resistance finds that, as well as developing new drugs, companies are also dismantling the incentives that encourage sales staff to oversell antibiotics, setting limits on the ...

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Drug Synthesis In Printed Reactors DRUG SYNTHESIS IN PRINTED REACTORS

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Jan 23, 2018

I’m still trying to get my bearings with this new paper from the Cronin group at Glasgow. What it proposes is a new style of API (active pharmaceutical ingredient) production. Instead of being done in bench- or process-scale lab glassware or in...

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Artificial Intelligence in Pharmacy: Are You Ready? ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN PHARMACY: ARE YOU READY?

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Jan 22, 2018

Pharmacy as a profession and business continues to face challenges, and how it contributes value to the overall healthcare industry will determine its ongoing success. A key component of that may turn out to be effective use of technology, specifical...

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Choosing the Best Sterile Dosage Form for Your Phase I Clinical Supply Needs CHOOSING THE BEST STERILE DOSAGE FORM FOR YOUR PHASE I CLINICAL SUPPLY NEEDS

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Jan 20, 2018

There are many parenteral dosage forms from which the pharmaceutical scientist can choose to develop their drug product. For primary pack choices, there are traditional vials, ampoules, cartridges, pre-filled syringes and complex containers such as t...

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Successful Trial in Antibody Treatment of HIV SUCCESSFUL TRIAL IN ANTIBODY TREATMENT OF HIV

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Jan 19, 2018

A research team led by investigators of the Rockefeller University in New York and Prof Florian Klein, University Hospital Cologne and German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), has tested a new HIV neutralising antibody, called 10-1074, in humans....

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Hospitals Making Drugs? HOSPITALS MAKING DRUGS?

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Jan 19, 2018

This story from the New York Times got a lot of attention yesterday, and understandably so. It’s fundamentally about the shortage of some generic drugs, a problem that’s been with us for some years now in one form or another. My own belie...

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Drug Development Insights from the 36th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference DRUG DEVELOPMENT INSIGHTS FROM THE 36TH ANNUAL J.P. MORGAN HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE

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Jan 19, 2018

The 2018 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, held in San Francisco from January 8-11, came and went in a whirlwind. In just a few days, there were hundreds of speeches, presentations, panels and a tremendous amount of networking. The conference was de...

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GMP Auditor Training GMP AUDITOR TRAINING

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Jan 17, 2018

This training course is more important than ever as global pharmaceutical companies base important decisions on the results of quality audits conducted by internal and lead auditors. Watch this brief video to learn more.

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Pharmaceutical GMP Training PHARMACEUTICAL GMP TRAINING

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Jan 17, 2018

Pharma biotech companies requiring entirely new or updated on-boarding or annual cGMP training programs turn to NSF International for an innovative approach and the very latest regulatory information and trends to ensure employees are gaining valuabl...

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Translational Medicine, Data Access and Pharmaceutical Innovation TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE, DATA ACCESS AND PHARMACEUTICAL INNOVATION

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Jan 17, 2018

Some of the early seeds of translational medicine were planted in 1992 when the U.S. National Cancer Institute introduced a program designed to improve and accelerate the knowledge exchange between basic and clinical science. Originally meant to addr...

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Perspective in natural resources PERSPECTIVE IN NATURAL RESOURCES

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Jan 16, 2018

The resource curse is 'the belief or hypothesis that natural resource wealth and its exploitation hinder rather than help economic growth in developing countries. However it must be noted that not all developing countries suffer the natural resou...

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A Cure for Cancer? How CAR-T Therapy is Revolutionizing Oncology A CURE FOR CANCER? HOW CAR-T THERAPY IS REVOLUTIONIZING ONCOLOGY

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Jan 16, 2018

CAR-T therapy has been hailed as a cure for cancer, but what really is this “miraculous technology” and what can we actually expect from it? The field of immuno-oncology is booming with billions of euros in investment. The ability to rewi...

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Regulators Adjust to Better Meet Pharma Market Needs REGULATORS ADJUST TO BETTER MEET PHARMA MARKET NEEDS

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Jan 16, 2018

Christine M. V. Moore, Ph.D., Global Head and Executive Director, Merck & Co-led “Changes in the Regulatory Landscape,” an education session held 31 October during the 2017 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo. The first speaker, Ellen F. M...

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How FarmaTrust Plans to Revolutionize the Pharmaceutical Sector Using Blockchain HOW FARMATRUST PLANS TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE PHARMACEUTICAL SECTOR USING BLOCKCHAIN

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Jan 15, 2018

Clever applications of blockchain technologies have the potential to fundamentally change lives. For instance, FarmaTrust, a highly anticipated and fast-growing startup, has developed an intelligent platform that, across a wide variety of features, o...

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What Happened to Ebola? WHAT HAPPENED TO EBOLA?

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Jan 12, 2018

Remember ebola? The rare but extremely contagious and fatal virus that threatened to wipe out the world in 2014-2016? Okay, maybe not the world…but the virus is very dangerous and is still a threat. With so much media surrounding the outbreak ...

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Pharma R&D Annual Review 2017 PHARMA R&D ANNUAL REVIEW 2017

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Jan 12, 2018

Welcome to Pharmaprojects’ 2017 review of trends in pharmaceutical R&D. For around a quarter of a century now, I’ve been taking an annual look at the evolution of pharma R&D, and in this article, I’ll look at how the land li...

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Bormioli Pharma - Health Inside BORMIOLI PHARMA - HEALTH INSIDE

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Jan 11, 2018

Medicine, scientific research, and the Pharmaceutical industry are committed to the same cause: Health. Quality, precision, safety, and innovation are the essential requirements that guide their work. And ours.

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Population Health Management: Optimizing Pharmacy’s Capacity for Value-Based Patient Care POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT: OPTIMIZING PHARMACY’S CAPACITY FOR VALUE-BASED PATIENT CARE

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Jan 10, 2018

This whitepaper addresses value-based health care as a driver of Population Health Management (PHM), the integral role of pharmacy-based Population Health Management, and strategies for optimizing patient care capacity to improve health outcomes and ...

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Drug Pricing Dominates Senate Hearing on HHS Nominee Azar DRUG PRICING DOMINATES SENATE HEARING ON HHS NOMINEE AZAR

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Jan 10, 2018

If confirmed as the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Alex Azar says that a top priority is to make drugs more affordable. He agreed with members of the Senate Finance Committee at his confirmation hearing January 9...

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Rational drug design: How far have we come? RATIONAL DRUG DESIGN: HOW FAR HAVE WE COME?

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Jan 08, 2018

From the early use of Hansch parameters and Topliss Trees to today’s computational structure–activity techniques, medicinal chemists have long sought to rationalise drug design to find the quickest and most resource-efficient route to mar...

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Why you should work for a pharma start-up WHY YOU SHOULD WORK FOR A PHARMA START-UP

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Jan 04, 2018

If we look at Aerie Pharmaceuticals and their new products Rhopressa and Roclatan, these are designed to reduce elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), the cause of vision loss in open-angle glaucoma. This is the largest prescription market in ophthalmo...

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Pharma startup combines AI with cell images to target disease PHARMA STARTUP COMBINES AI WITH CELL IMAGES TO TARGET DISEASE

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Jan 04, 2018

For centuries, modern medicine has grappled with the problem of finding the right drug treatment for the correct disease. While incremental progress is made every year, the lag time and expense of bringing a drug successfully to market have frustrate...

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Medical Research Law & Policy Report MEDICAL RESEARCH LAW & POLICY REPORT

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Jan 03, 2018

Will the 21st Century Cures Act further its aim to boost drug and device development in 2018? That's one of the questions the life sciences industry and attorneys are asking for the new year. The law provides extra money for research and developm...

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Cancer Drug Raises Risk of Cardiovascular Toxicity CANCER DRUG RAISES RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR TOXICITY

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Jan 01, 2018

A drug approved by the FDA in 2012 to treat a type of cancer called multiple myeloma has dangerous side effects that involve the heart. The drug is called carfilzomib, and it is a proteasome inhibitor now linked to an increased risk of dangerous hear...

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NCI Director: AI Improves Cancer Research and Care NCI DIRECTOR: AI IMPROVES CANCER RESEARCH AND CARE

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Jan 01, 2018

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Director Dr. Norman “Ned” Sharpless thinks artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and big data can aid cancer researchers and caregivers. In fact, big data, along with basic research and the process...

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Major Drugs Going Off-Patent in 2018 MAJOR DRUGS GOING OFF-PATENT IN 2018

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Dec 20, 2017

We’re nearing the end of 2017, and, for me, that means the third annual iteration of our Patent Expiration piece in the world of pharmaceuticals. If this ongoing series has taught me anything, it’s that people of the world are constantly ...

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Bormioli Pharma - Liquid Oral Drug Packaging Range BORMIOLI PHARMA - LIQUID ORAL DRUG PACKAGING RANGE

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Dec 19, 2017

An impressive integrated product range that includes glass and plastic bottles, caps, and accessories, thus allowing the one-stop-shop option.

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Schizophrenia and Drug Delivery Biotechs Sign a Major Pharma Partner SCHIZOPHRENIA AND DRUG DELIVERY BIOTECHS SIGN A MAJOR PHARMA PARTNER

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Dec 19, 2017

Santa Claus is not the only busy one in the weeks leading up to Christmas this year, with Boehringer Ingelheim signing collaborations with Autifony and Evox Therapeutics. In the last couple of days, Boehringer Ingelheim has agreed to collaborate with...

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Prescription pharmaceutical misuse on the rise PRESCRIPTION PHARMACEUTICAL MISUSE ON THE RISE

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Dec 19, 2017

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Non-medical use of pharmaceuticals: trends, harms, and treatment: 2006-07 to 2015-6, shows that the number of Australians misusing pharmaceutical drugs is rising. The report looks at t...

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Pharmaceutical Company Pleads Guilty to Misbranding Oncology Drugs PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY PLEADS GUILTY TO MISBRANDING ONCOLOGY DRUGS

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Dec 19, 2017

Executives of AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group (ABSG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC), pled guilty in September 2017 to illegally distributing misbranded drugs. The criminal charges stemmed from ABSG’s behavio...

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Can CRISPR really save lives? CAN CRISPR REALLY SAVE LIVES?

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Dec 15, 2017

For those who have no idea what CRISPR is all about, the abbreviation means “Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats.” It’s a family of DNA sequences in bacteria. The sequences here play a huge role in fighting bac...

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PRESCRIPTION DRUG TRENDS PRESCRIPTION DRUG TRENDS

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Dec 12, 2017

A gene therapy treatment recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use against leukemia is priced at $475,000 for a one-time treatment.1 While it’s exciting that new treatments, including prescription drugs, appear to be getting...

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Critical Care: New Guidance for Medication Safety in the ICU CRITICAL CARE: NEW GUIDANCE FOR MEDICATION SAFETY IN THE ICU

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Dec 11, 2017

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is committed to “Right Care, Right Now.”As part of this commitment, SCCM identifies patient care needs that require evidence-based best practice guidelines and works with experts to advance pra...

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Marketing Mix in Pharmaceutical Marketing MARKETING MIX IN PHARMACEUTICAL MARKETING

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Dec 10, 2017

Pharmathing.com  is a global e-commerce platform that connects pharmaceutical buyers and suppliers. Marketing is, as in other industries is the driving force in the pharmaceutical industry. There is a clear need for developing literature, w...

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Manufacturing Medical Device Packaging in Brentwood MANUFACTURING MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING IN BRENTWOOD'S CLEAN ROOM

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Dec 05, 2017

Brentwood offers a manufacturing environment of over 30,000 square feet to support our medical device customers. Our ISO Class 7 (10,000) clean room is equipped with the latest technology available for both our thermoforming and injection molding ope...

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Social Media Influencers in Healthcare and Pharma: What’s Their Role? SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS IN HEALTHCARE AND PHARMA: WHAT’S THEIR ROLE?

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Dec 04, 2017

Looking to social media influencers for advice makes sense when you’re shopping for fashionable jeans, your next great vacation, or even inspiration for your fitness regime. Most retail brands agree. According to the research firm L2 Gartner, 7...

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How tax reform can fuel US pharma R&D HOW TAX REFORM CAN FUEL US PHARMA R&D

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Dec 01, 2017

Pharmaceutical and life sciences companies are under intense pressure to introduce new products in an environment of escalating R&D costs, complex science, heightened regulatory scrutiny, and increased competition. The industry's traditional ...

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Formulation development of solid pharmaceuticals FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT OF SOLID PHARMACEUTICALS

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Nov 30, 2017

For many decades, Bosch Pharma Service’s customers have benefited from our know-how in the production of solid pharmaceuticals – not only for the design and construction of machines and facilities and the production of solid pharmaceutica...

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Will Pharma Reach a Negative Return on its R&D Investments? WILL PHARMA REACH A NEGATIVE RETURN ON ITS R&D INVESTMENTS?

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Nov 30, 2017

Pharma depends on innovation, which is why it turns to biotech as the powerhouse of novel technologies. About 65% of recently drugs come from small life sciences companies according to a report from HBM Partners.

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MS Pharma Corporate Video MS PHARMA CORPORATE VIDEO

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Nov 28, 2017

Our partners are our source of guidance; we tailor-make a deal with associates regarding their individual market specifications, because we know there’s more to a contract than merely supply and demand. Every request and query is met with a det...

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What Drug Is Used For Smoking Cessation? WHAT DRUG IS USED FOR SMOKING CESSATION?

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Nov 27, 2017

There are many methods, resources and programs smoking cessation (colloquially quitting smoking) is the process of discontinuing tobacco different strategies can be used for cessation, including able to quit on any given attempt without medicines or ...

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Reforming Biopharmaceutical Pricing at Home and Abroad REFORMING BIOPHARMACEUTICAL PRICING AT HOME AND ABROAD

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Nov 23, 2017

The affordability of healthcare and biopharmaceutical drugs is a top concern for Americans. It is often asserted that promoting innovation and affordable drugs are conflicting goals. New innovations, however, often provide improved health that was no...

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Alice Zhang Is Using AI To Transform Drug Discovery ALICE ZHANG IS USING AI TO TRANSFORM DRUG DISCOVERY

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Nov 22, 2017

Alice Zhang’s startup, Verge Genomics, thinks merging the latest in computer science with new technologies for decoding the human genome can improve the success rate for new drug discovery. Verge is focused on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson&rs...

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MIMESIS, Mimicking viruses strategies for innovative drug discovery MIMESIS, MIMICKING VIRUSES STRATEGIES FOR INNOVATIVE DRUG DISCOVERY

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Nov 22, 2017

ENYO Pharma is a privately held biopharmaceutical company with an innovative drug discovery approach inspired by viruses. Our biotech mimics virus strategy to modulate host cellular functions with multiple applications. MIMESIS project is completing ...

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Galapagos Cystic Fibrosis Drug Enters Phase I, Triggering €8.5M Payout GALAPAGOS CYSTIC FIBROSIS DRUG ENTERS PHASE I, TRIGGERING €8.5M PAYOUT

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Nov 22, 2017

Galapagos is a clinical-stage biotech developing small molecule medicines for a range of indications. It partnered up with the global pharma company, AbbVie, back in 2013, to develop a number of cystic fibrosis (CF) candidates for a combination thera...

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How Medical Scribes Are Helping To Improve Patient Care HOW MEDICAL SCRIBES ARE HELPING TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE

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Nov 20, 2017

Medical scribes are one of the lesser known roles in the healthcare industry. They are an essential component, however, and their arrival has brought with it numerous benefits to institutions and to patients. Medical scribes are an increasingly commo...

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As Drug Development Costs Skyrocket, AI Offers Some Hope AS DRUG DEVELOPMENT COSTS SKYROCKET, AI OFFERS SOME HOPE

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Nov 20, 2017

Last year, researchers from the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development published a paper in the Journal of Health Economics that provided an assessment of the current cost for pharmaceutical companies to discover and develop new drugs and bio...

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Data Integrity in Pharma DATA INTEGRITY IN PHARMA

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Nov 17, 2017

Data integrity in the pharmaceutical industry is a challenge. Not only deliberate counterfeiting but also carelessness or technical errors can lead to violations and thus to poor audit results. What you should consider passing a data integrity audit....

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A Practical Approach to the Challenges of Pediatric Drug Development A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO THE CHALLENGES OF PEDIATRIC DRUG DEVELOPMENT

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Nov 17, 2017

Drug developers can’t take an adult clinical trial protocol and simply retool it for pediatrics. Yet, in my work at a pediatric clinical research organization (CRO), I frequently see sponsors attempt to do just that. Successfully implementing a...

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Myelo Therapeutics Takes on Unmet Needs in Cancer MYELO THERAPEUTICS TAKES ON UNMET NEEDS IN CANCER

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Nov 17, 2017

Many pharmaceutical and biotechnology start-ups have been founded for the purpose of taking on unmet needs. It has often been difficult for the larger, more established pharma companies to focus on these narrower problems, so the leaner.

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This Hilarious Weed Ad Is Mocking Big Pharma THIS HILARIOUS WEED AD IS MOCKING BIG PHARMA

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Nov 16, 2017

Only the U.S. and New Zealand allow prescription drug ads to reach the airwaves; the rest of the world has banned them in all forms. But it's a different story for legalized recreational drugs, which, like tobacco ads, can't be broadcast. Tha...

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How in vitro assays and drug metabolism are being used to de-risk drug development HOW IN VITRO ASSAYS AND DRUG METABOLISM ARE BEING USED TO DE-RISK DRUG DEVELOPMENT

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Nov 16, 2017

If all molecules in discovery and development were added together over recent years and compared to the number of successful drug approvals each year, the ratio is (approximately) 10,000:1. In other words, for every 10,000 molecules entering drug dis...

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FirstWord Pharma Daily News Round-Up Video for November 15, 2017 FIRSTWORD PHARMA DAILY NEWS ROUND-UP VIDEO FOR NOVEMBER 15, 2017

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Nov 15, 2017

The FirstWord Pharma Daily News Round-Up Video gives a recap of the latest pharmaceutical and biotechnology news. Stay abreast of the key industry news each day. Today's video highlights include Acorda Therapeutics, tozadenant, AstraZeneca, Fasen...

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The Convergence of Digital Health, Devices and Pharma THE CONVERGENCE OF DIGITAL HEALTH, DEVICES AND PHARMA

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Nov 15, 2017

There has been a huge push in policy circles to speed innovation in medicine which is manifest in several initiatives, including most notably the 21st Century Cures Act implementation. But it would be a mistake to assess the quickening pace of innova...

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City sues drug giants CITY SUES DRUG GIANTS

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Nov 14, 2017

City Hall filed a lawsuit on Nov. 7 against Purdue Pharma and other pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors, alleging that they are contributing to the opioid crisis in New Haven.

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Encourage Your Patients to Be Active Participants ENCOURAGE YOUR PATIENTS TO BE ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS

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Nov 14, 2017

Patient engagement has all the intentions to improve the ability of every patient to create meaningful and solid relationships with their healthcare providers. When patients can have meaningful relationships with their healthcare providers, this will...

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Pharma in the Digital Age PHARMA IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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Nov 14, 2017

We are living in a digital age, and this results in more patients being less depending on their health care providers for advice and information. More patients are now able to take more control of their lives and their health.

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Pharmaceutical Industry Profits And Research And Development PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY PROFITS AND RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

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Nov 13, 2017

When the challenge of affording prescription drugs is raised, pharmaceutical manufacturers often argue that steps to reduce prices will lead to less innovation in the future. This response presumably applies to policies that use the market, such as s...

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Governments Mount Opioid Lawsuit Wave at Purdue Pharma GOVERNMENTS MOUNT OPIOID LAWSUIT WAVE AT PURDUE PHARMA

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Nov 10, 2017

Governments are swamping Purdue Pharma, makers of OxyContin, with opioid lawsuits alleging the company is responsible for the costs of opioid overdose.The continuing wave of opioid lawsuits coming at the makers of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, based in S...

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50% Of People Who Use CBD Products Stop Using Pharmaceutical Drugs 50% OF PEOPLE WHO USE CBD PRODUCTS STOP USING PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS

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Nov 09, 2017

The legalization of cannabis has caused up to a 50% drop in prescription drug use in some patients in legal cannabis states.  The use of medical cannabis cuts into drug companies profits, read this https://cannabis.net/blog/news/half-o

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Drug Companies Collaborate to Take on the Opioid Crisis DRUG COMPANIES COLLABORATE TO TAKE ON THE OPIOID CRISIS

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Nov 08, 2017

The opioid crisis in the US is now responsible for taking more American lives each year than car crashes. The pharmaceutical industry has come under fire for having a role in the epidemic, with some companies being accused of deliberately downplaying...

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Drug Companies Collaborate to Take on the Opioid Crisis DRUG COMPANIES COLLABORATE TO TAKE ON THE OPIOID CRISIS

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Nov 08, 2017

The opioid crisis in the US is now responsible for taking more American lives each year than car crashes.The pharmaceutical industry has come under fire for having a role in the epidemic, with some companies being accused of deliberately downplaying ...

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Anyone Can Become Addicted to Drugs ANYONE CAN BECOME ADDICTED TO DRUGS

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Nov 07, 2017

You might think that only some types of people can get addicted to drugs.  The truth is, it can happen to anyone, whether you're young or old, rich or poor, male or female. This video from NIDA explains addiction in simple terms and offers a...

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Egyptian-American fund announces new pharmaceutical investment EGYPTIAN-AMERICAN FUND ANNOUNCES NEW PHARMACEUTICAL INVESTMENT

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Nov 07, 2017

The Egyptian-American Enterprise Fund (EAEF) signed an agreement to acquire a minority stake in Orchidia Pharmaceutical Industries, the company announced in a statement earlier this week.

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Pharma’s digital patient engagement innovators identified PHARMA’S DIGITAL PATIENT ENGAGEMENT INNOVATORS IDENTIFIED

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Nov 06, 2017

Pharmaceutical companies are making more of an effort to engage with European patients through digital challenges, but their success in doing so varies as a small handful of innovators starts to emerge. Decision Resources Group (DRG) identified Novar...

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Bosch solutions for automation of process systems for pharma - and biopharmaceutical industry BOSCH SOLUTIONS FOR AUTOMATION OF PROCESS SYSTEMS FOR PHARMA - AND BIOPHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

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Nov 06, 2017

Bosch offers tailor-made automation solutions for its wide portfolio of process and bioprocess systems comprising individual units and complete systems.

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Transforming drug delivery - Dr. Ritu Raman TRANSFORMING DRUG DELIVERY - DR. RITU RAMAN

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Nov 06, 2017

Meet Dr. Ritu Raman, a Biomedical and Mechanical Engineer at MIT whose research is focused on transforming oral drug delivery.  Specifically, she is designing new smart materials that can be used to improve the way we deliver medicine to people....

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8 Things That Could Go Wrong With Your Pharma Marketing Campaign 8 THINGS THAT COULD GO WRONG WITH YOUR PHARMA MARKETING CAMPAIGN

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Nov 06, 2017

Pharma marketing can sometimes feel like a thankless job  the web of overlapping indications, “second plus”-line treatments, FDA regulations and privacy landmines sapping the joy out of even seasoned industry veterans.

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The Fine Line of Pharma & Patient Group Collaboration THE FINE LINE OF PHARMA & PATIENT GROUP COLLABORATION

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Nov 06, 2017

A new attempt by European drug firms and patient organizations to chart a course between cooperation and cooption has highlighted the scale of the challenges that healthcare stakeholders face when they reach out to one another.

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Europe Bio Pharmaceuticals Market Distribution and Key Players Analysis to 2021 EUROPE BIO PHARMACEUTICALS MARKET DISTRIBUTION AND KEY PLAYERS ANALYSIS TO 2021

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Nov 06, 2017

According to the report Europe Bio Pharmaceuticals Market, published by Market Data Forecast, the Europe market is projected to reach USD 56.83 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 8.89% from 2016 to 2021. Primarily biopharmaceuticals products are obtained ...

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The Drug Project Landscape THE DRUG PROJECT LANDSCAPE

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Nov 03, 2017

Here’s a new paper in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery that’s going to the trouble of matching specific disease indications with specific mechanisms in drug projects over the last 20 years (both the successful ones and the unsuccessful ones)...

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Pharma Intelligence: Commercial Solution PHARMA INTELLIGENCE: COMMERCIAL SOLUTION

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Nov 03, 2017

Find out more about the Informa Pharma Intelligence New Commercial Solution for the Pharmaceutical Commercial sector from this short video.

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Biopharma Frontiers: What BIOPHARMA FRONTIERS: WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY?

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Nov 02, 2017

The global leaders of McKinsey's Pharmaceutical & Medical products practice speak about what's shaping the pharmaceutical industry.

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Non-core divestments in pharma could herald an increase in IP-rich deal making NON-CORE DIVESTMENTS IN PHARMA COULD HERALD AN INCREASE IN IP-RICH DEAL MAKING

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Nov 02, 2017

Merck Group, Pfizer and Eli Lilly have, in quick succession, announced that they are considering moves to sell large, non-core parts of their businesses. Intellectual property, and its valuation, would inevitably play a large part in such transaction...

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Complex Generic Drug Products: A Changing Regulatory Landscape COMPLEX GENERIC DRUG PRODUCTS: A CHANGING REGULATORY LANDSCAPE

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Nov 01, 2017

Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its Drug Competition Action Plan, which aims to bring more competition to the drug market and improve consumer access to drugs. As part of this effort, the Agency is focusing on...

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Pharma on Mars: Getting Drugs Ready for Deep Space Travel PHARMA ON MARS: GETTING DRUGS READY FOR DEEP SPACE TRAVEL

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Nov 01, 2017

When we think of the challenges of space travel, we tend to focus on the technological aspects involving the difficulty of launch and landing, the structural integrity of the spacecraft and the basic safety of the astronauts.

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Application note: Verification of pharmaceutical raw materials using the Spectrum Two N FT-NIR Spectrometer APPLICATION NOTE: VERIFICATION OF PHARMACEUTICAL RAW MATERIALS USING THE SPECTRUM TWO N FT-NIR SPECTROMETER

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Nov 01, 2017

Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is an important technique for materials checking at various stages of the manufacturing process but is particularly useful at the raw materials inspection stage. Raw materials come in a variety of physical forms inclu...

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FDA Explores Flexible Drug Marketing Policies FDA EXPLORES FLEXIBLE DRUG MARKETING POLICIES

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Nov 01, 2017

FDA regulation of prescription drug and medical product promotion has come under fire in recent years, as federal courts have supported industry challenges to rules limiting communications of unapproved drug uses.

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Pharmaceutical Filtration Devices Market: Comprehensive Industry Analysis & Global Foresight to 2022 PHARMACEUTICAL FILTRATION DEVICES MARKET: COMPREHENSIVE INDUSTRY ANALYSIS & GLOBAL FORESIGHT TO 2022

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Nov 01, 2017

Globally, Pharmaceutical filtration Devices Market is growing rapidly and it is anticipated to show an exponential growth reaching approximately $23 Billion in 2022. Filtration in pharmaceutical has been used to purify or separate the component and a...

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Did Amazon Just Create a Solution to Pharma’s Last Mile Problem? DID AMAZON JUST CREATE A SOLUTION TO PHARMA’S LAST MILE PROBLEM?

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Oct 31, 2017

Amazon just announced a new program that would allow delivery people into a person’s house. While this may help solve the problem of items being stolen off people’s porches and could make delivery of items that require signatures such as ...

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A Better Prescription for Reducing Medication Errors and
Maximizing the Value of Clinical Decision Support A BETTER PRESCRIPTION FOR REDUCING MEDICATION ERRORS AND MAXIMIZING THE VALUE OF CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT

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Oct 30, 2017

Medication errors remain an unnecessary public health menace. While industry awareness of the problem has existed for some time, efforts to reduce the incidence and impact of medication errors have not yet yielded much success. Consequently, the sign...

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2018 AAPS PharmSci 360 Floorplan Tutorial 2018 AAPS PHARMSCI 360 FLOORPLAN TUTORIAL

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Oct 27, 2017

Interested in reserving space for the 2018 AAPS PharmSci 360 meeting? Learn more with this helpful tutorial, and meet with the AAPS Business Development staff.

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Trump TRUMP'S STUNNING NEW IDEA TO STOP THE OPIOID CRISIS: JUST SAY NO

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Oct 26, 2017

Donald Trump appealed to his late brother’s struggle with addiction while declaring the opioid crisis a national public health emergency Thursday afternoon, an issue he plans to tackle in part by employing “really tough, really big advert...

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Biggest Blunders Pharma Marketers Make (And How To Correct Them) BIGGEST BLUNDERS PHARMA MARKETERS MAKE (AND HOW TO CORRECT THEM)

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Oct 25, 2017

According to India Brand Equity Foundation, close to 80% of all medicines in India are prescription-based. This establishes doctors as the number one customer group of pharma marketers. Effective physician engagement, therefore, becomes the holy grai...

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Design, formulation and manufacture of film-coated drug products DESIGN, FORMULATION AND MANUFACTURE OF FILM-COATED DRUG PRODUCTS

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Oct 25, 2017

Film coating is a common step in tablet manufacture that can be used to improve product appearance, organoleptic properties, or to facilitate swallowing. Functional film coats can also be used as a part of the product’s stabilisation strategy and to ...

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What is a Biopharmaceutical? WHAT IS A BIOPHARMACEUTICAL?

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Oct 24, 2017

Biopharmaceuticals, also referred to as 'biological products' or 'biologics' contain an active substance derived from or extracted from a biological system. This infographic is designed to provide an overview of the different types of biopharmaceutic...

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Harnessing Patient Communities for Pharma Marketing HARNESSING PATIENT COMMUNITIES FOR PHARMA MARKETING

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Oct 23, 2017

What do people do when they are sick? Often, even before they call a doctor, they go online. And when they’re facing a health crisis or ongoing illness, more people than ever are turning to social media and online communities before, during, an...

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Building a Patient-Centered Pharmacy Immunization Service BUILDING A PATIENT-CENTERED PHARMACY IMMUNIZATION SERVICE

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Oct 23, 2017

Critically important to the success of population health are vaccines that immunize children and adults against diseases like the flu, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, pneumonia and tetanus. With this growing need for effective immunization programs to m...

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The European Regulatory Landscape for Pediatric Drug Development THE EUROPEAN REGULATORY LANDSCAPE FOR PEDIATRIC DRUG DEVELOPMENT

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Oct 20, 2017

In my 35 years of working to develop safer, more effective medications for children, I’ve often been asked about how to navigate the regulatory landscape in the US and Europe. In a previous blog post, I discussed the latest FDA trends regarding...

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How AI is Transforming Medicine: The Future of Drug Discovery HOW AI IS TRANSFORMING MEDICINE: THE FUTURE OF DRUG DISCOVERY

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Oct 20, 2017

Drug development approaches a fascinating era as the trend of digitalization introduces sophisticated technologies which can neutralize costly hazards faced in R&D pipelines, according to a new deep-dive report by Pharma IQ.

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Infographic: Better Health Partnerships – Vaccines INFOGRAPHIC: BETTER HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS – VACCINES

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Oct 19, 2017

Vaccines trick the body into building immunity against infectious diseases without causing the actual disease. Vaccines achieve this by introducing a dead or weakened version of the disease-causing germ (bacteria or virus) to the body’s immune ...

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Stability testing requirements for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices STABILITY TESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR PHARMACEUTICALS AND MEDICAL DEVICES

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Oct 19, 2017

Accelerated stability tests provide a means of comparing alternative formula-dons, packaging materials, and/or manufacturing processes in short-term experiments. As soon as the final formulation and manufacturing process have been established, the ma...

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Accelerating precision medicine ACCELERATING PRECISION MEDICINE

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Oct 17, 2017

The fully realized vision of precision medicine includes the capability to rapidly diagnose, sequence and develop a personalized treatment plan based on combined analysis of genotype, phenotype, environmental, clinical and behavioral data. Precision ...

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The Scientific Path To Cycle Development THE SCIENTIFIC PATH TO CYCLE DEVELOPMENT

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Oct 17, 2017

Management of medication delivery through lyophilization - freeze-drying - is a crucial enabling process technology for many important parenteral drugs. Close to 50% of biopharmaceuticals, including enzymes, proteins and monoclonal antibodies, must b...

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FDA approves new robotic surgery device FDA APPROVES NEW ROBOTIC SURGERY DEVICE

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Oct 17, 2017

US regulators have approved a new robotic surgery device for use in colorectal and gynecological operations. TransEnterix Surgical’s computer-assisted surgical S enhance System allows surgeons to sit at a console unit or cockpit that provides a...

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New Rwanda Pharmaceutical Lab  To Test 100 Drug Types NEW RWANDA PHARMACEUTICAL LAB TO TEST 100 DRUG TYPES

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Oct 17, 2017

Rwanda is upgrading its pharmaceutical laboratory to give it a capacity to test more strong drugs. By December this year, the newly introduced ‘Medical and pharmaceutical laboratory’ will have the capacity to test 100 types of medicine fr...

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A paradigm change in biologics microbiological contaminant control A PARADIGM CHANGE IN BIOLOGICS MICROBIOLOGICAL CONTAMINANT CONTROL

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Oct 17, 2017

Even with the advent of biologics, the historical paradigm of microbiological control has largely continued on this path. The testing of artefacts that more specifically activate the adaptive immune system without setting off proinflammatory response...

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The National Pharmaceutical Strategy 2016 2018 THE NATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL STRATEGY 2016 2018

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Oct 16, 2017

The Government and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, together with a broad set of pharmaceutical actors, have agreed to continue to build on and enhance the work that has been in progress for several years under the National P...

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Pharma and medtech industries prepare for hard Brexit PHARMA AND MEDTECH INDUSTRIES PREPARE FOR HARD BREXIT

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Oct 16, 2017

Drugmakers and medical devices companies are drawing up plans to protect supply chains in case Britain crashes out of the European Union without a trade deal, and some small service businesses are already relocating to stay inside the bloc.

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What does your pharma brand mean to patients? WHAT DOES YOUR PHARMA BRAND MEAN TO PATIENTS?

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Oct 16, 2017

During the course of our research last summer, we had the opportunity to talk with patients and caregivers about the branding aspect of their prescription drugs. While branding is considered an important part of the marketing mix when it comes to lau...

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The Small Town Fight Against Big Pharma THE SMALL TOWN FIGHT AGAINST BIG PHARMA

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Oct 15, 2017

Direct from the NowThis newsroom, NowThis Reports will deliver new short documentary-style videos each week, exploring a wide range of topics and featuring people and stories from all around the world. NowThis is your premier news outlet providing yo...

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CD47: Regulation of cellular phagocytosis in cancer, inflammation & neurobiology CD47: REGULATION OF CELLULAR PHAGOCYTOSIS IN CANCER, INFLAMMATION & NEUROBIOLOGY

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Oct 11, 2017

CD47 is a cell surface ‘don’t eat me’ signal that has been shown to be important in detection and evasion of cancer cells, inflammation, neuronal pruning and other path ophysiological processes. Blocking CD47 allows tumor cells to b...

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Can Streamlined R&D Reduce Drug Prices? CAN STREAMLINED R&D REDUCE DRUG PRICES?

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Oct 11, 2017

The recent FDA approval of the first chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) therapy to treat young patients with a serious form of leukemia reignited charges that high drug prices limit patient access to life-saving medicines.

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Liposome Technology LIPOSOME TECHNOLOGY

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Oct 09, 2017

Polymun offers the development of liposomal formulations for all kinds of pharmaceutically active ingredients and vaccine antigens. A broad spectrum of analytical methods has been established for this purpose. Polymun produces GMP material including ...

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Manufacturing Generic Versions of Controlled Substances MANUFACTURING GENERIC VERSIONS OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

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Oct 09, 2017

Last Fall, we were pleased to announce that PCI Synthesis received DEA registration for controlled substance development and manufacturing, and we invested in new systems, processes, and training in order to manufacture controlled substances in our N...

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Community Oncology Practices as Clinical Trial Partners COMMUNITY ONCOLOGY PRACTICES AS CLINICAL TRIAL PARTNERS

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Oct 09, 2017

Pharmaceutical manufacturers developing new cancer drugs and community oncology practices seeking new therapies for patients are ideal clinical trial partners. In my previous blog post, I described how community oncology practices can access clinical...

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De-Risking Antibiotic Drug Development with PK-PD DE-RISKING ANTIBIOTIC DRUG DEVELOPMENT WITH PK-PD

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Oct 05, 2017

Pharmacometrics, which includes the science of pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics (PK-PD), is one of the most commonly misunderstood, misused, and under-appreciated resources available to drug developers. In the past PK-PD was an afterthought, but tod...

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DSCSA: 2017 Deadline for Prescription Drug Manufacturers Fast Approaching DSCSA: 2017 DEADLINE FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG MANUFACTURERS FAST APPROACHING

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Oct 05, 2017

The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) is approaching full implementation, and companies at all levels of the pharmaceutical supply chain have to take note. Regulators put this system in place to ensure the traceability of prescription drugs all ...

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Members of Congress Side-Eye Pharma Company for Patent Shenanigans MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SIDE-EYE PHARMA COMPANY FOR PATENT SHENANIGANS

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Oct 05, 2017

Congress is taking drug company Allergan to task for a bizarre legal scheme that involves using a Native American tribe as a shield against patent challenges. On Sept. 8, the pharmaceutical maker announced that it would be transferring disputed paten...

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Epigenetic drugs show promise as antivirals EPIGENETIC DRUGS SHOW PROMISE AS ANTIVIRALS

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Oct 05, 2017

Some epigenetic pharmaceuticals have the potential to be used as broad-spectrum antivirals, according to a new study. The study demonstrated that histone methyltransferases EZH2/1 inhibitors, which are being used in cancer clinical trials, have activ...

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Shining the light on drug-drug interactions (DDI) SHINING THE LIGHT ON DRUG-DRUG INTERACTIONS (DDI)

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Oct 04, 2017

Advancements in vitro technologies and analytical instrumentation over the past decade allow scientists to apply a variety of in vitro based assays designed to rapidly assess risk-liability, such as drug-drug interactions (DDI), one of the factors co...

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California Takes On Drug Pricing: Real Progress Or Illusion? CALIFORNIA TAKES ON DRUG PRICING: REAL PROGRESS OR ILLUSION?

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Oct 02, 2017

Californians and others around the country following the California legislature’s multiyear debate on prescription drug pricing may have stood up and taken notice on September 13 when the state Senate followed the Assembly in passing SB-17 to facilit...

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6 Pharmaceutical Medicines That Instantly Make Your Health Worse 6 PHARMACEUTICAL MEDICINES THAT INSTANTLY MAKE YOUR HEALTH WORSE

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Sep 29, 2017

6 Pharmaceutical Medicines That Instantly Make Your Health Worse A new report published by the CDC shows that nearly half of all Americans are taking chemical medicine for their ailments. That means over 150 million Americans have experimental, unpro...

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Pharmaceutical Medicines That Instantly Make Your Health Worse PHARMACEUTICAL MEDICINES THAT INSTANTLY MAKE YOUR HEALTH WORSE

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Sep 29, 2017

6 Pharmaceutical Medicines That Instantly Make Your Health Worse A new report published by the CDC shows that, nearly half of all Americans are taking chemical medicine for their ailments. That means over 150 million Americans have experimental, unpr...

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Access controls for medical devices ACCESS CONTROLS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES

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Sep 27, 2017

Healthcare information technology has quickly become one of a clinician’s most powerful instruments. The implementation of technology to automate the collection and documentation of patient information, such as vital signs, continues to expand ...

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The Importance of Selecting the Most Promising Drug Target THE IMPORTANCE OF SELECTING THE MOST PROMISING DRUG TARGET

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Sep 27, 2017

The growing economic pressure due to late-stage drug approval failures has been forcing drug discovery and development scientists to adapt their strategies in order to increase their chances of success. While it’s important to optimize drug candidate...

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Top 30 Oncology Drugs 2017 TOP 30 ONCOLOGY DRUGS 2017

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Sep 27, 2017

The global oncology market is expected to grow at a rate of 7.5% with top-ten companies accounting for more than one-third of the market share. Roche tops the list with three drugs in the high rankings accounting for nearly 45% of the revenues. Celge...

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U.S. Medical Device Industry by the Numbers U.S. MEDICAL DEVICE INDUSTRY BY THE NUMBERS

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Sep 26, 2017

The global medical devices market offers tremendous opportunity for U.S. manufacturers, as well as significant challenges, for government policymakers seeking to support U.S. export competitiveness in overseas markets. Creating new and sustained expo...

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SYLENTIS - iRNA Drug Development SYLENTIS - IRNA DRUG DEVELOPMENT

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Sep 26, 2017

Sylintis works with technology called RAN interference (iRAN) for the development of new drugs. Through this technology, Sylintis Achieves gene silencing of the RAN messenger.

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Cipla Europe: one more Pharma Laboratory that is added to ebuyfarma CIPLA EUROPE: ONE MORE PHARMA LABORATORY THAT IS ADDED TO EBUYFARMA

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Sep 25, 2017

Cipla Europe: one more Pharma Laboratory that is added to our platform B2B Cipla is a leader pharmaceutical company with global presence, dedicated to manufacture medicines of high quality, including brands and generics, present in the India, south A...

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Big Pharma Doesn’t Treat Sick People, It Treats Rich People BIG PHARMA DOESN’T TREAT SICK PEOPLE, IT TREATS RICH PEOPLE

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Sep 22, 2017

One of the world's open secrets is that we don't look after all sick people in the same way. Why does back pain in the U.S. get a treatment developed faster than fatal dysentery in Central Africa? It's not a huge riddle: research and deve...

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Is the Pharma Industry Missing the Big Picture? IS THE PHARMA INDUSTRY MISSING THE BIG PICTURE?

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Sep 22, 2017

There is a disconnect between how drugs are developed and how they are used. In the traditional method of target-oriented development, each new candidate drug is scrutinized in a handful of interactions with desirable and undesirable targets.

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The BlockRx pharma Ecosystem THE BLOCKRX PHARMA ECOSYSTEM

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Sep 21, 2017

BlockRx is a series of initiatives presented by iSolve, a privately owned Blockchain solution provider for the Life Sciences Industry. The mission of BlockRx is to interconnect systems that do not readily communicate, establish data provenance that s...

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New Infographic: A Response to “A Better Deal” on Drug Pricing NEW INFOGRAPHIC: A RESPONSE TO “A BETTER DEAL” ON DRUG PRICING

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Sep 21, 2017

The United States is the global leader in biomedical innovation, discovering more new cures than the rest of the world combined. We have brilliant scientists, world-class research institutions, and dedicated investors. But what sets us apart is a com...

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More than 85 medicines in development for Alzheimer’s disease MORE THAN 85 MEDICINES IN DEVELOPMENT FOR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

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Sep 21, 2017

When Brian Kursonis started “blanking out” for moments at a time, a scan revealed plaques of a protein called amyloid in the brain, one sign of Alzheimer’s disease. A test of his spinal fluid found high levels of amyloid and tau, another protein link...

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Application of Ion Chromatography in the Bio/Pharma Industry APPLICATION OF ION CHROMATOGRAPHY IN THE BIO/PHARMA INDUSTRY

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Sep 20, 2017

An online survey was conducted by the Analytical Scientist (a Texere Publication) on behalf of Thermo Fisher Scientific. The intent was to learn more about the application of ion chromatography (IC) in the bio/pharmaceutical industry and the level of...

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European Pharma Market Outlook to 2022 EUROPEAN PHARMA MARKET OUTLOOK TO 2022

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Sep 20, 2017

Size of the market in EU-5 set to grow by 25% between 2017-2022 with a CAGR of 4.5% over this period EU-5 accounts for 69% of European pharma market in 2022 Germany is forecast to have highest increase in market value at €9.7bn.

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4 Factors Critical to the Financial Success of an Emerging Pharmaceutical Company 4 FACTORS CRITICAL TO THE FINANCIAL SUCCESS OF AN EMERGING PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY

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Sep 20, 2017

Fascinating developments within the biopharmaceutical sector have been grabbing industry headlines for years now. The field is exciting and developing rapidly. However, the reality is that small, synthetic molecules remain critically important to bot...

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What is immuno-oncology? Uncovering the future of cancer therapy WHAT IS IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY? UNCOVERING THE FUTURE OF CANCER THERAPY

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Sep 20, 2017

Hailed as one of the most exciting and unique cancer treatments of today, here’s everything you need to know about this medical marvel. The definition of immunotherapy is the use of the body’s natural defences (immune system) to fight disease. What i...

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Thousands of pharmacies at a click: the revolution in pharmaceutical distribution comes hand in hand with the launch "ebuyfarma" THOUSANDS OF PHARMACIES AT A CLICK: THE REVOLUTION IN PHARMACEUTICAL DISTRIBUTION COMES HAND IN HAND WITH THE LAUNCH "EBUYFARMA"

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Sep 19, 2017

Well, today's pharmacies, as emerging companies, have a strong working relationship with technology. It is a new business model, with innovative ideas, that excel in the market to be supported by the applied sciences. Precisely, a startup is a human ...