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Stories by Thomas Maeder

  • May 2003 | Health The Orphan Drug Backlash

    The Orphan Drug Backlash

    The Orphan Drug Act of 1983 was supposed to provide incentives for private industry to develop needed, but unprofitable, drugs to treat rare diseases. It has done so, but not without eliciting controversy

    May 1, 2003 |

  • July 2002 | Health Sweet Medicines

    Sweet Medicines

    Sugars play critical roles in many cellular functions and in disease. Study of those activities lags behind research into genes and proteins but is beginning to heat up. The discoveries promise to yield a new generation of drug therapies

    July 1, 2002 |

  • February 2002 | Health Down with the Bad, Up with the Good

    Down with the Bad, Up with the Good

    A biotech firm develops a vaccine to raise good cholesterol levels

    February 1, 2002 |

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