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A Bill to Expedite Drug Production

By Jef Akst | February 2, 2012

Legislation proposes speeding certain drug applications submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Reading Tea Leaves

By Jef Akst | February 1, 2012

Cyclic peptides, discovered in an African tea used to speed labor and delivery, may hold potential as drug-stabilizing scaffolds, antibiotics, and anticancer drugs.

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Opinion: Celebrities Pushing Drugs?

By Howard Brody | January 30, 2012

Celebrity spokespeople for pharma companies can manipulate the public’s understanding of disease.

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Anti-doping Lab Set for Olympics

By Jef Akst | January 19, 2012

The most high-tech laboratory in the history of the Olympic Games is prepared to begin athlete testing in London.

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Ever Wonder…

By Jef Akst | January 10, 2012

How does catnip work?

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Drug Approvals Up for 2011

By Tia Ghose | January 9, 2012

The FDA approved 30 drugs last year, the highest number in the last 7 years.

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Reversing Cocaine’s Effects with Light

By Ruth Williams | December 7, 2011

Researchers use optogenetics to reverse drug-induced brain and behavioral changes.

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A Spoonful of Sugar

By Jef Akst | November 23, 2011

A special glucose molecule makes tumor cells more vulnerable to a pair of cancer cell-killing drugs.

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Cigarette Smoking Leads to Coke?

By Jef Akst | November 4, 2011

Nicotine may alter the brain’s response to cocaine, supporting the idea that the legal drug may serve as a "gateway" to the use of illegal substances.

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Data-Mining for New Treatments

By Jef Akst | August 18, 2011

A new database helps scientist predict new uses for existing drugs.

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