The German drug maker Merck has acquired the U.S.-based science supply company Sigma-Aldrich in a multi-billion-dollar deal. Merck has been growing its laboratory supply side and it has now become one of the biggest companies in the business.
Discovering new ways to identify drugs that could be used to treat Ebola virus infection should relate to the types of proteins inside a cell that are critical for the functions of Ebola virus, according to a new study.
The pharmacist who oversaw the sterile compounding at NECC was arrested at Logan Airport as he was about to board a plane for Hong Kong. He is charged with knowingly releasing a contaminated steroid product which caused fifteen deaths.
Leicester Crown Court heard yesterday how an English college student achieving A+ grades for her work attempted the robbery of a couple in the street after going "off the rails" when falling into bad company.
Scientists have identified a several compounds that may lead to different ways to fight the malaria. Specifically, a university team has identified 31 enzyme-blocking molecules that could halt malaria before symptoms start.
The U.K. government has announced that is extending the annual spend on its Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) from the current £200 million a year to £280 million a year. This is to accommodate for the rise of cancer drug costs.
Just a handful of people had registered by midday Wednesday to be private growers of marijuana in Uruguay, the first country to fully legalize the production, sale and distribution of the drug.
A new report suggests that around on third of students in the U.K. have used so-termed “legal highs.” These are products manufactured from the herb Salvia. The report suggests that the students under appreciate the potential harm.
New research reveals the common practice of using celebrity-endorsed drug adverts to offer treatments more credibility does not influence doctors when it comes to prescribing or strongly influencing consumers when they visit drug stores.
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Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa said Tuesday that Latin America is "losing fear" of legalizing drugs after decades of fighting traffickers with ample US prodding but limited success.
The U.S. FDA is advising consumers to be aware of products sold online claiming to prevent or treat the Ebola virus. It seems that there are a variety of products claiming to either prevent the Ebola virus or treat the infection.
The announcement that World Health Organization (WHO) consultants have agreed that experimental Ebola drugs can be used to tackle the African outbreak made headlines. However drug companies cannot readily produce the medications in large supplies.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a two-day, late-October meeting on female sexual dysfunction (FSD). The FDA has invited FSD patients, researchers, and clinicians who have experience with FSD.
A panel of medical experts has determined it is ethical to provide experimental treatments to patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus, the World Health Organization said Tuesday as the global death toll topped 1,000.