Chemists use electrochemistry to amp up drug manufacturing


Give your medicine a jolt. By using electrochemistry, future pharmaceuticals - including many of the top prescribed medications in the United States - soon may be easily scaled up to be manufactured in a more sustainable way. Currently, making pharmaceuticals involves creating complex organic molecules that require several chemical

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A metabolic treatment for pancreatic cancer?


Pancreatic cancer is now the third leading cause of cancer mortality. Its incidence is increasing in parallel with the population increase in obesity, and its five-year survival rate still hovers at just 8 to 9 percent. Research led by Nada Kalaany, PhD, at Boston Children's Hospital and the Broad

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'Accelerated approval' drugs: How well are they studied?


When an investigational prescription drug shows promise for treating a serious illness or filling an unmet medical need, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has special programs available to expedite its clinical testing and approval. One is the "Accelerated Approval" pathway, in which the FDA will accept weaker-than-usual evidence

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Lyfebulb-Novo Nordisk Innovation Award 2017


Novo NordiskThe Lyfebulb-Novo Nordisk Innovation Summit 2017 will recognize and empower international Patient Entrepreneurs with big ideas that disrupt the future of diabetes management. Patient Entrepreneurs have a unique ability to create value-adding disease management solutions beyond therapy. The aim is

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FDA approves Duzallo for treating hyperuricemia


The U.S. FDA approved Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Duzallo as a once-daily oral treatment for hyperuricemia associated with gout in patients who have not achieved target serum uric acid levels with a medically appropriate daily dose of allopurinol alone.
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