Boosting Antipsychotic Drugs
Ed Yong | Aug 5, 2012
Chemicals that change the way DNA is packaged could improve the effects of current antipsychotics.
US Drug Approvals Top Canada, Europe
Megan Scudellari | May 18, 2012
The FDA approves drugs faster and earlier than regulatory agencies in other countries.
Amgen Founder Dies
Megan Scudellari | Apr 25, 2012
George Rathmann, father of the biotech industry, passes away.
Forgetting Drug Addiction
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 16, 2012
Researchers weaken the memories of drug use in recovering addicts.
Self-prescribing Patients?
Jef Akst | Mar 13, 2012
The FDA considers making some drugs for diabetes, asthma, and other ailments available over the counter.
Wireless Drug Chip
Jef Akst | Feb 20, 2012
The world’s first programmable drug-delivery chip passes the test, accurately and safely delivering an osteoporosis drug.
A Bill to Expedite Drug Production
Jef Akst | Feb 2, 2012
Legislation proposes speeding certain drug applications submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration.
Reading Tea Leaves
Jef Akst | Feb 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.
Opinion: Celebrities Pushing Drugs?
Howard Brody | Jan 30, 2012
Celebrity spokespeople for pharma companies can manipulate the public’s understanding of disease.
Anti-doping Lab Set for Olympics
Jef Akst | Jan 19, 2012
The most high-tech laboratory in the history of the Olympic Games is prepared to begin athlete testing in London.