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Drug Approvals Up

By Dan Cossins | December 7, 2012

The total number of new drugs approved this year ties last year for the highest since 2004, suggesting that the pharmaceutical industry is recovering.  

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Beware of Striking Medical Studies

By Dan Cossins | October 25, 2012

A large-scale statistical analysis shows that medical studies revealing “very large effects” seldom stand up when other researchers try to replicate them.

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G-Protein Receptor Work Wins Nobel

By Dan Cossins | October 10, 2012

Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka take home this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry for revealing how membrane receptors sense and respond to chemical signals.

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Chemist Admits to Mass Misconduct

By Bob Grant | September 27, 2012

An analyst that worked for a state drug lab in Massachusetts has confessed to mishandling evidence in tens of thousands of drug cases.

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Boosting Antipsychotic Drugs

By Ed Yong | August 5, 2012

Chemicals that change the way DNA is packaged could improve the effects of current antipsychotics.

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US Drug Approvals Top Canada, Europe

By Megan Scudellari | May 18, 2012

The FDA approves drugs faster and earlier than regulatory agencies in other countries.

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Amgen Founder Dies

By Megan Scudellari | April 25, 2012

George Rathmann, father of the biotech industry, passes away.

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Forgetting Drug Addiction

By Cristina Luiggi | April 16, 2012

Researchers weaken the memories of drug use in recovering addicts.

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Self-prescribing Patients?

By Jef Akst | March 13, 2012

The FDA considers making some drugs for diabetes, asthma, and other ailments available over the counter.

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Wireless Drug Chip

By Jef Akst | February 20, 2012

The world’s first programmable drug-delivery chip passes the test, accurately and safely delivering an osteoporosis drug.

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