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Marijuana Research Still Stymied by Federal Laws

By Bob Grant | January 23, 2017

US scientists continue to have a hard time getting funding to study the health impacts of the drug. But cannabis research in Canada—where medical marijuana is legal nationwide—is different story.

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Repurposing Existing Drugs for New Indications

By Anna Azvolinsky | January 1, 2017

An entire industry has sprung up around resurrecting failed drugs and recycling existing compounds for novel indications.

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Infographic: Repurposing Strategies

By Anna Azvolinsky | January 1, 2017

Novel uses for existing and failed drugs may save companies time and money in bringing new therapeutics to market.

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New approaches to treating cancer have shown great promise, but they also come with serious risks that give us cause for concern.

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FDA OKs Clinical Trials of Ecstasy for PTSD

By Joshua A. Krisch | December 1, 2016

The illicit drug has shown promise in helping people with debilitating post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Opinion: Not All Genetic Databases Are Equal

By Charles M. Strom | December 1, 2016

Sorting out which data sets are clinical-grade is key to helping patients.

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New Support for Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug

By Jef Akst | November 2, 2016

Merck’s verubecestat, which is currently being tested in two Phase 3 studies, is safe, according to newly published Phase 1 data.

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An early-stage study of the effectiveness of a lung-cancer vaccine developed by scientists in Cuba could start as early as next month.

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European Drug Regulator Releases Clinical Trial Data

By Ben Andrew Henry | October 21, 2016

In the initial steps of a campaign to make clinical reports publicly available, the European Medicines Agency has published data on two recently approved drugs.

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Clinical Trial Database Launches

By Bob Grant | October 12, 2016

OpenTrials.net seeks to increase transparency and make clinical research more accessible to the public.

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