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Another Drug Price Hike

By Bob Grant | March 28, 2016

Valeant Pharmaceuticals is criticized for jacking up the price of a drug used in assisted suicide.


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Getting Animal Research Right

By Andrew Jefcoat | March 1, 2016

Regulatory and compliance expectations for animal-based research are demanding, while public and political scrutiny of animal research is rising.


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Adjustable Brain Cells

By Ruth Williams | February 18, 2016

Neighboring neurons can manipulate astrocytes. 

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Theranos in Hot Water with CMS

By Bob Grant | January 29, 2016

The blood-testing company must respond to the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ allegations of substandard conditions at one of its labs.


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Picking Up the Pace

By Kate Yandell | January 1, 2016

FDA designations promise to expedite the approval of drugs for conditions ranging from infectious disease to cancer.


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Diagnostics Group Refutes FDA’s Concerns

By Kerry Grens | December 17, 2015

The Association for Molecular Pathology finds fault in the agency’s report on safety issues associated with certain lab tests.


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The Cyclopes of Idaho, 1950s

By Karen Zusi | December 1, 2015

A rash of deformed lambs eventually led to the creation of a cancer-fighting agent.


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Fatal-Disease Drug in Limbo

By Jef Akst | November 25, 2015

A panel of experts advised the US Food and Drug Administration that BioMarin Pharmaceutical has not demonstrated efficacy of its new drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.


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Blood Cell Development Reimagined

By Bob Grant | November 9, 2015

A new study is rewriting 50 years of biological dogma by suggesting that mature blood cells develop much more rapidly from stem cells than previously thought.


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Adding Padding

By Karen Zusi | November 1, 2015

Adipogenesis in mice has alternating genetic requirements throughout the animals’ lives.


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