FDA, ecology
Valeant Scoops Sprout for $1 Billion
Valeant Scoops Sprout for $1 Billion
Tracy Vence | Aug 24, 2015
The Canadian pharmaceutical firm is buying the American drugmaker behind the newly approved “female Viagra.”
“Female Viagra” Approved
“Female Viagra” Approved
Jef Akst | Aug 19, 2015
The US Food and Drug Administration OKs the first drug for female sexual dysfunction.
Report: Impact of Biomedical Research Slipping
Report: Impact of Biomedical Research Slipping
Jef Akst | Aug 18, 2015
Despite dramatic increases in publications, the last 50 years have seen relatively little return on investment for US public health, a study suggests.
Butterflies in Peril
Butterflies in Peril
Bob Grant | Aug 12, 2015
Several recent studies point to serious—and mysterious—declines in butterfly numbers across the globe.
Doctor Who Blocked Thalidomide Dies
Doctor Who Blocked Thalidomide Dies
Kerry Grens | Aug 11, 2015
Frances Oldham Kelsey, a physician who halted use of a drug that caused birth defects in babies, has passed away at age 101.
FDA Approves 3-D–Printed Drug
FDA Approves 3-D–Printed Drug
Jef Akst | Aug 4, 2015
The US Food and Drug Administration green lights the first medicine produced by a 3-D printer for use in the human body.
Mimicry Muses
Mimicry Muses
Mary Beth Aberlin | Aug 1, 2015
The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.
FDA OKs Herpes Blood Test
FDA OKs Herpes Blood Test
Kerry Grens | Jul 6, 2015
The US Food and Drug Administration approves Theranos’s fingerstick test for herpes.
Intelligence Gathering
Intelligence Gathering
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jul 1, 2015
Disease eradication in the 21st century
1 + 1 = 1
1 + 1 = 1
Jenny Rood | Jul 1, 2015
Nutrient levels in soil don’t add up when food chains combine.