ddPCR Brings Confidence to Leukemia Monitoring

| January 3, 2019

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Droplet digital PCR is sensitive enough to detect rare DNA sequences such as BCR-ABL gene fusions. From left: the sample is partitioned into 20,000 nanoliter-sized droplets; each droplet undergoes PCR amplification to the endpoint, and droplets that contain the target DNA fluoresce; positive droplets are counted to enable absolute and precise quantification of the target sequence.

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Global Antiviral Drugs Market Growth: Is Antiviral Drug the Best Coronavirus Treatment?

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Article | February 11, 2020

The drugstore chain agreed to pay $7.5 million in fines after an unlicensed pharmacist at several San Francisco Bay locations illegally filled more than 700,000 prescriptions over a ten-year period. According to California prosecutors, Kim Thien Le stole license numbers from other pharmacists to fill prescriptions for Fentanyl, morphine, and other painkillers. Le pleaded guilty to multiple felony impersonation counts. Walgreen’s agreed to the settlement to avoid being charged with consumer fraud in Alameda and Santa Anna Counties. Prosecutors alleged that Walgreen’s failed to verify Le’s license and did not conduct a thorough background check. The company insisted it has taken remedial measures.

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Article | March 6, 2020

Shares of Pfizer jumped more than 6% on Wednesday, after the company announced a plan to test some of its antiviral products as a potential treatment for the coronavirus from China. More than 35 million shares traded on the news — about 48% more than normal — as investors looked for any positive news from the pharma community after the recent selloff. So, does this mean that Pfizer stock is turning the corner?

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One minor side effect of the pandemic is that perhaps more people will learn about what drug research and clinical trials can really be like. Today’s example: we have a clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine from Wuhan that has just published on a preprint server. What’s good is that this one is blinded, randomized, and controlled (like the earlier hydroxychloroquine which one I blogged about here from Zhejiang University, so we can actually talk about it rather than just spend all our time wondering what the heck is going on.

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