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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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Patents Expire for Big Name Drugs

By Jef Akst | July 25, 2011

As seven of the world’s top selling drugs expire over the next year, prescription prices are set to drop while generics fill in.


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US gets cancer drugs before EU

By Jef Akst | June 20, 2011

A new study suggests that new cancer treatments generally go on sale in the United States before they reach European markets.


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Cellular capsules deliver drugs

By Megan Scudellari | June 20, 2011

Drug capsules manufactured by living cells help drugs evade immune attack.


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