Drugs

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FierceBiotech  Apr 6  Comment 
Unity Biotechnology has filed for an $85 million IPO. Hitting the target would bring the preclinical anti-aging startup’s fundraising haul up toward $300 million and set it up to move two assets into the clinic.
MarketWatch  Apr 4  Comment 
The cost of drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes has gotten a lot higher in the U.S. since last year.
FierceBiotech  Mar 30  Comment 
Eli Lilly is doubling down on novel mechanisms of action to steer clear of the “pile-on effect” seen in PD-1/PD-L1 and other hot targets. The Big Pharma wants to hightail novel approaches into the clinic and up to proof of concept before its...
NPR  Mar 29  Comment 
This is the latest in a long history of gonorrhea developing resistance to antibiotics. It's the first global report of gonorrhea that is resistant to the two main drugs used to treat it.
MarketWatch  Mar 29  Comment 
The regulator wants to bolster competition for cancer and rheumatoid arthritis drugs, among others.
MedPage Today  Mar 28  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Activity in resistant ovarian, mutated endometrial cancers
Forbes  Mar 27  Comment 
Children exposed to sodium valproate (Depakote) in the womb had lower scores on national math, language and science tests.
MedPage Today  Mar 27  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience
New York Times  Mar 23  Comment 
A Republican-backed “Right to Try” bill would allow patients to sidestep F.D.A. approval. But the true gatekeepers are the drug companies themselves.
GenEng News  Mar 23  Comment 
Cheap, stable, and easily produced compounds have been the basis of antimalarial drug development for more than half a century. However, with drug resistance continuing to rise, identifying targets that impede essential metabolic pathways at...




 

Drug

A substance that has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body. From 14c. "medicine, chemical ingredients, dry wares,” but specifically drugs and spices, with first element mistaken as word for the contents (see dry goods), or because medicines mostly consisted of dried herbs, “wares,” then specialized to “spices.”

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