Ivermectin (Still) Lacks Scientific Support as a COVID-19 Drug
Ivermectin (Still) Lacks Scientific Support as a COVID-19 Drug
A Cochrane review bolsters scientists’ advice that ivermectin should not be used against the disease outside of clinical trials, while a study claiming to have found beneficial effects in patients was withdrawn following allegations of data manipulation.
Ivermectin (Still) Lacks Scientific Support as a COVID-19 Drug
Ivermectin (Still) Lacks Scientific Support as a COVID-19 Drug

A Cochrane review bolsters scientists’ advice that ivermectin should not be used against the disease outside of clinical trials, while a study claiming to have found beneficial effects in patients was withdrawn following allegations of data manipulation.

A Cochrane review bolsters scientists’ advice that ivermectin should not be used against the disease outside of clinical trials, while a study claiming to have found beneficial effects in patients was withdrawn following allegations of data manipulation.

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FDA Pulls Emergency Use Authorization for Antimalarial Drugs
FDA Pulls Emergency Use Authorization for Antimalarial Drugs
Amanda Heidt | Jun 16, 2020
Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, once thought to be promising COVID-19 treatments, come with serious heart risks.
Infographic: How to Catch Cheating Athletes
Infographic: How to Catch Cheating Athletes
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 1, 2019
Anti-doping agencies are tracking levels of various molecules in athletes’ blood and urine over time to increase their ability to detect drug misuse.
The Race to Nab Cheating Athletes
The Race to Nab Cheating Athletes
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 1, 2019
Anti-doping organizations are constantly developing new tests to catch athletes trying to boost their performance in increasingly sophisticated ways.
Genetically Personalized Fruit Flies Screen for Cancer Drugs
Genetically Personalized Fruit Flies Screen for Cancer Drugs
Ruth Williams | May 22, 2019
Fly avatars bearing multiple genetic changes akin to those of a cancer patient lead to a tailor-made treatment that has shrunk the patient’s tumors.
Technique Improves Use of Hair for Drug Tests
Technique Improves Use of Hair for Drug Tests
Chia-Yi Hou | May 15, 2019
Researchers develop a washing method that is better at removing drugs that have contaminated hair from the outside than existing protocols.
Tumor Organoids Predict How Well Patients Respond to Cancer Drugs
Tumor Organoids Predict How Well Patients Respond to Cancer Drugs
Ruth Williams | Feb 22, 2018
Testing treatments on mini tumors may save time in identifying which therapies work best, a new study shows.   
Opinion: Improving FDA Evaluations Without Jeopardizing Safety and Efficacy
Opinion: Improving FDA Evaluations Without Jeopardizing Safety and Efficacy
John D. Loike and Jennifer Miller | Feb 1, 2017
What can be done to lower development costs and drug prices?
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.
Will Organs-in-a-Dish Ever Replace Animal Models?
Will Organs-in-a-Dish Ever Replace Animal Models?
Tanya Lewis | Jul 19, 2016
Increasingly sophisticated tissue organoids can model many aspects of disease, but animal studies retain a fundamental role in research, scientists say. 
Desperately Seeking Shut-Eye
Desperately Seeking Shut-Eye
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2016
New insomnia drugs are coming on the market, but drug-free therapy remains the most durable treatment.
Personalized Devices Predict Cancer Drug Response
Personalized Devices Predict Cancer Drug Response
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 22, 2015
Two teams have developed tumor-implantable drug delivery devices to study real-time responses to multiple therapies in cancer patients.
Unauthorized HIV Trial Leader Fined
Unauthorized HIV Trial Leader Fined
Bob Grant | Feb 3, 2014
A Spanish researcher faces a penalty after conducting a study for which he never obtained proper approvals or insurance.
Ketamine Alternative Shows Promise
Ketamine Alternative Shows Promise
Abby Olena | Oct 16, 2013
Researchers show that lanicemine is an effective antidepressant without the adverse effects of the related hallucinogenic drug.
Spinning Clinical Trials
Spinning Clinical Trials
Dan Cossins | Jan 16, 2013
Results of breast cancer drug trials are regularly spun to conceal bias and make the drugs seem more effective or less toxic than they really are.
A Dime a Dozen
A Dime a Dozen
Megan Scudellari | Jan 1, 2013
Affordable diagnostic tests tackle the world’s most pressing health problems.
Failing Alzheimer’s Test?
Failing Alzheimer’s Test?
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 19, 2012
Two new studies claim that a shoddy test may have caused Alzheimer’s drugs to fail in clinical trials.
Ketamine Encourages Nerve Remodeling
Ketamine Encourages Nerve Remodeling
Jef Akst | Oct 15, 2012
The commonly abused hallucinogen shows promise in extinguishing fear in rats, pointing to possible benefits for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder.