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This Pill Swallowing You? (Part Two)

Written by Chris Spivey on Jun 11, 2018 8:46:00 AM

Pharmaceutical Drug

It is now normal to call biotech and small pharma the innovation engines for the pharmaceutical industry. IPO and ICOs abound, as dollars from venture capital truly flood the ecosystem. In 2018, biopharma investment is having a moment. Any big fluctuation, even a positive one, makes stakeholders nervous. Some of the investors might be tourists—Amazon, Google, Apple, IBM, JP Morgan, Berkshire Hathaway and a half dozen others are new entrants, whose long term goals remain unclear. Particularly disturbing are the health insurance and supply chain changes that make headlines, such as this one.

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Topics: Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals

This Pill Swallowing You?

Written by Chris Spivey on Jun 4, 2018 12:04:00 PM


Urgency for an Antidote to Elephantitis

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Topics: Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals

Universal Flu Vaccines: What Are the Chances?

Written by BCC Research Editorial on Apr 27, 2018 9:05:00 AM



With each flu season comes a new flu vaccine, but could this cycle be broken? According to a recent article in Scientific American, scientists are moving closer to a universal flu vaccine. Researchers at the University of Southern California are departing from the traditional vaccine, which relies on a cocktail consisting of several strains of killed virus.

“The new vaccine, by contrast, uses a live virus, so it elicits both an antibody response and T cell immunity—at least in lab ferrets and mice,” the article notes.

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Topics: Life Sciences

Studies Find Non-Opioid Meds as Effective for Pain Relief as Opioids

Written by Clayton Luz on Mar 29, 2018 10:00:00 AM

NonOpioid PainTreatment Drugs

In 2016, 116 people died every day from opioid-related drug overdoses, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Services. Opioid-involved deaths are continuing to increase in the United States. More than three out of five drug overdose deaths involve an opioid.

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Topics: Life Sciences, Healthcare