Dietary supplements aren’t drugs, but the ingredients they contain are often highly bioactive. Ensuring consumer safety for these ‘natural’ products is a big job.
Scientists are working to correct a genetic defect in cystic fibrosis patients by having them inhale RNA. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Drugs could be more effective if taken when the genetic proteins they target are most active
A potent molecular cocktail containing a compound from ayahuasca spurs rapid growth of insulin-producing cells
For decades, antisense technology promised to transform the pharmaceutical industry. That moment has now arrived. Dr. Stanley Crooke, a pioneer in the field, explains what’s next.
The global biopharmaceutical industry has undergone rapid change within the past decade, reflecting and shaping the way new drugs are discovered, produced and sold. Singapore is consolidating its global position as a pharmaceutical manufacturing hub through a supportive pharma ecosystem and a focus on people and partnerships.
Experts say the risks of a controversial procedure outweigh the benefits for twin newborns
Sometimes infecting volunteers with a disease can lead to new treatments. But how much risk and compensation is acceptable for those in poor nations?
The Democrats campaigned on protecting coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and lowering prescription drug prices
The "low hanging fruit" of genome-related health care will be knowing which drugs are likely to treat you best, says science journalist Carl Zimmer.
The decision was made despite criticism that the drug could be a danger to public health
Xofluza is the first drug with a new mechanism of action to be approved in nearly 20 years
Meet the new weed on the block, perhaps one better suited to medical rather than recreational use
Long promised, a lifelong vaccine for every form of influenza has entered human trials.
The science behind antidepressants has not advanced in half a century. New discoveries, including research into the anesthetic ketamine, could change everything.
Medical science is using simulations to query, challenge, hypothesize and test with greater speed and accuracy.
Researchers identify a possible new target for treating atypical pain sensations
Less than half of the products were recalled, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration analysis found
The search is on for safe, effective ways to taper the drugs for people in chronic pain
Some states let them deny care for nonmedical reasons