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Zika: Why Biotechnology Is Imperative To National Security
Zika: Why Biotechnology Is Imperative To National Security
When we think of national security, we think of tanks, jets, missile defense systems and more recently, information space. But what about the realm of the microscopic, the biological or the genetic? Whether you think biotechnology, genetics and microbe...
CDC, FDA Take Action To Curb Opioid Abuse
CDC, FDA Take Action To Curb Opioid Abuse
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new guidance on the prescribing of opioids for chronic pain in an effort to combat the national prescription painkiller epidemic. The new guidelines mark the first time the CDC has made ...
Authentic Drugs Tagged with Plant DNA Could Help Snare Fake Meds
Authentic Drugs Tagged with Plant DNA Could Help Snare Fake Meds
In the U.S. it’s uncommon to encounter counterfeit pharmaceuticals, drugs that are manufactured illegally and passed off as the genuine articles. But in countries with weaker regulatory systems such as India and Nigeria these drugs make up 25 to ...
Ovarian Cancer And Talc: Did Junk Science Cost J&J?
Ovarian Cancer And Talc: Did Junk Science Cost J&J?
Johnson & Johnson is an immense pharmaceutical and consumer products company of the type that the public loves to hate. Recently, it's been getting absolutely killed by juries holding its baby powder responsible for causing several women's ovarian canc...
Precision Medicine and the 21st Century Cures Act
Precision Medicine and the 21st Century Cures Act
On July 10, 2015, a bill for the 21st Century Cures Act passed the House of Representatives by a very large margin: 344 to 77. The bill is currently before the Senate, and although nothing in life is certain but death and taxes, the bill is expected to...