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Pharmaceutical giant Sanofi to take over hemophilia drugmaker Biovertiv, while Celgene will buy cancer drugmaker Juno Therapeutics.

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New CAR T-Cell Therapy Shows Promise in Trial for Leukemia

By Katarina Zimmer | November 21, 2017

The immunotherapy, which targets CD22 on cancer cells rather than CD19, might prove useful in patients for whom previous T-cell treatments were unsuccessful. 

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European Medicines Agency to Move to Amsterdam

By Shawna Williams | November 20, 2017

A coin toss decides the agency’s post-Brexit home once it departs from London.

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Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Damage May Mean Drug Shortages

By Ashley P. Taylor | October 11, 2017

Three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the island, pharmaceutical plants are not back up to speed.

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Image of the Day: Better Together

By The Scientist Staff | October 5, 2017

When it comes to thwarting roundworms, scientists find that combining four antiparasitic drugs in smaller doses packs a greater punch than the four drugs alone.

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There is little evidence that full treatment durations discourage the development of drug-resistant bacteria.

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USC to Fire Former Medical School Dean

By Diana Kwon | July 24, 2017

Carmen Puliafito, once a renowned ophthalmologist and professor, engaged in illicit drug use and partied with prostitutes.

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Your Body Is Teeming with Weed Receptors

By Megan Scudellari | July 17, 2017

And the same endocannabinoid system that translates marijuana's buzz-inducing compounds into a high plays crucial roles in health and disease outside the brain.

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National Academies Detail the State of Weed Science

By Bob Grant | January 12, 2017

A new report summarizes what we know about the impacts of marijuana use, as more states have legalized the drug for both medical and recreational purposes.

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The US Drug Enforcement Agency continues to classify marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, however, perpetuating challenges for researchers.

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