Medications

Challenges to equitable access to medicines

(Medical Xpress)—Access to medicines by vulnerable groups in the community, increasing medicine costs, and the demand for new medicines are some of the challenges identified in an independent study of priority medicine ...

Jun 11, 2014
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Federal views diverge on proper use of painkillers

How do you have a conversation about prescription drugs that provide critical pain relief to millions of Americans yet also cause more fatal overdoses than heroin and cocaine combined? The answer is: It depends.

Jun 10, 2014
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Merck to pay $3.85B for hepatitis C drug developer

Merck & Co. will spend about $3.85 billion for Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc., a small company developing hepatitis C medicines that, together with Merck's experimental drugs, could produce lucrative combo therapies ...

Jun 09, 2014
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Toward a better drug against malaria

A research team led by Prof. Dr. Carola Hunte has succeeded in describing how the antimalarial drug atovaquone binds to its target protein. The scientists used x-ray crystallography to determine the three-dimensional ...

Jun 06, 2014
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Opioid overdose prevention programs may reduce deaths

Community opioid overdose prevention programs (OOPPs)—including the use of naloxone for rapid drug reversal—can improve bystander responses to overdose of heroin and related drugs, according to a review in the June Journal of ...

Jun 03, 2014
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