clinical trials
Repurposing Existing Drugs for New Indications
Repurposing Existing Drugs for New Indications
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 1, 2017
An entire industry has sprung up around resurrecting failed drugs and recycling existing compounds for novel indications.
Infographic: Repurposing Strategies
Infographic: Repurposing Strategies
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 31, 2016
Novel uses for existing and failed drugs may save companies time and money in bringing new therapeutics to market.
Opinion: Balancing Risks and Rewards of CAR T-Cell Therapy
Opinion: Balancing Risks and Rewards of CAR T-Cell Therapy
David Harris | Dec 15, 2016
New approaches to treating cancer have shown great promise, but they also come with serious risks that give us cause for concern.
FDA OKs Clinical Trials of Ecstasy for PTSD
FDA OKs Clinical Trials of Ecstasy for PTSD
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 1, 2016
The illicit drug has shown promise in helping people with debilitating post-traumatic stress disorder.
Opinion: Not All Genetic Databases Are Equal
Opinion: Not All Genetic Databases Are Equal
Charles M. Strom | Dec 1, 2016
Sorting out which data sets are clinical-grade is key to helping patients.
New Support for Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug
New Support for Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug
Jef Akst | Nov 2, 2016
Merck’s verubecestat, which is currently being tested in two Phase 3 studies, is safe, according to newly published Phase 1 data.
FDA Approves Clinical Trials to Test Cuban Cancer Vaccine
FDA Approves Clinical Trials to Test Cuban Cancer Vaccine
Bob Grant | Oct 31, 2016
An early-stage study of the effectiveness of a lung-cancer vaccine developed by scientists in Cuba could start as early as next month.
European Drug Regulator Releases Clinical Trial Data
European Drug Regulator Releases Clinical Trial Data
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 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.
Clinical Trial Database Launches
Clinical Trial Database Launches
Bob Grant | Oct 12, 2016
OpenTrials.net seeks to increase transparency and make clinical research more accessible to the public.
Pet Meds Adapted from Human Therapies
Pet Meds Adapted from Human Therapies
Jenny Rood | Oct 1, 2016
Companies focused on developing treatments for dogs, cats, and horses are bringing a diverse array of products to the pet medicine market.