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Can We Find New Uses For Old Drugs?
Can We Find New Uses For Old Drugs?
Humans have been “repurposing” for centuries. Today we turn old churches into museums, schoolhouses into condos, old tires into artificial turf, and plastic bottles into dress pants. Drugs have become a new and exciting target for this acti...
Technology, Innovation Transforming Healthcare Packaging Market
Technology, Innovation Transforming Healthcare Packaging Market
Rising healthcare awareness and continuous innovation and technological developments in both pharmaceutical and medical industries are transforming the healthcare packaging industry, thereby driving the growth of the sterile medical packaging market. T...
High Drug Prices Prompt Demands for Transparency
High Drug Prices Prompt Demands for Transparency
Outraged by exorbitant prices for certain prescription drugs, lawmakers in at least 11 states have introduced legislation that would require pharmaceutical companies to justify their prices by disclosing how much they spend on research, manufacturing a...
Synthetic Biology Bites Back at Global Snake Antivenom Shortage
Synthetic Biology Bites Back at Global Snake Antivenom Shortage
When the medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières called the worldwide shortage of snake antivenom a public-health crisis last September, Brazilian biochemist Paulo Lee Ho wasn’t surprised. He has spent his career at São Paulo̵...
WHO Suspends Tuberculosis Drugs From Major Indian Supplier
WHO Suspends Tuberculosis Drugs From Major Indian Supplier
The World Health Organization (WHO) reportedly suspended its approval of all tuberculosis products made at India’s Svizera Labs citing unreliable manufacturing standards and quality management. The company is one of the largest suppliers of gener...