My family is one of procrastinators. Every Mother's Day, dad and the kids run out on a not-so-secret mission, always on the day itself, to buy "the gift," which, I gratefully note, has never been a household appliance.
While it may seem that pharmaceutical manufacturers are bitter enemies on the competitive battleground, as it turns out most of them have the same problems and concerns and are willing to help one another if possible.
Everytime I see Michael J. Fox I think of the Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper song "Elvis is Everywhere" Elvis is in everybody out there. Everybody's got Elvis in them. Everybody except one person that is, Yeah, one person! The ... opposite of Elvis, the Anti-Elvis.
Oh, oh. We already knew that diabetes was linked to heart disease and strokes. Now it has also been connected with cognitive impairment and increased risk of Alzheimers. The thread connecting all these threats may be decreased uptake of such critical nutrients as Omega-3 fatty acids, folic acid and B vitamins.
This just in from Princeton University, where a research team is developing Flash NanoPrecipitation, which could improve delivery of drugs into the lungs or selectively target cancer cells. Their press release: University research team has created particles that can deliver medicine deep into the lungs or infiltrate cancer cells while...
FDA and the California-based IT company, Conformia, have been at work for the past few years on a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) designed to analyze knowledge management within the drug industry and FDA, to pinpoint what is making drug development so costly.
In the future, perhaps any and all new indications for drugs will be discovered and brought forth before approval. Moving in this direction is a new project involving Pfizer and Caliper, which will perform in-vivo tests evaluating new indications for drugs in Pfizer's pipeline. For more, here is the press release.