drugs
Drug Approvals Up for 2011
Tia Ghose | Jan 9, 2012
The FDA approved 30 drugs last year, the highest number in the last 7 years.
Reversing Cocaine’s Effects with Light
Ruth Williams | Dec 7, 2011
Researchers use optogenetics to reverse drug-induced brain and behavioral changes.
A Spoonful of Sugar
Jef Akst | Nov 23, 2011
A special glucose molecule makes tumor cells more vulnerable to a pair of cancer cell-killing drugs.
Cigarette Smoking Leads to Coke?
Jef Akst | Nov 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.
Data-Mining for New Treatments
Jef Akst | Aug 18, 2011
A new database helps scientist predict new uses for existing drugs.
Patents Expire for Big Name Drugs
Jef Akst | Jul 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.
US gets cancer drugs before EU
Jef Akst | Jun 20, 2011
A new study suggests that new cancer treatments generally go on sale in the United States before they reach European markets.
Cellular capsules deliver drugs
Megan Scudellari | Jun 20, 2011
Drug capsules manufactured by living cells help drugs evade immune attack.