Medical research

What would it take to set up an African drug discovery ecosystem?

Africa has great potential for drug discovery. The continent has natural resources, indigenous knowledge and human capacity. And it has the need: it bears more than 20% of the global disease burden. There are many internationally ...


New machine learning technique shows how drugs can be repurposed

A new machine learning method to model gene expression levels might improve the identification of genes that cause human diseases, according to a new study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Through information ...


Oklahoma reaches opioid settlement with 3 drug companies

Oklahoma officials have reached an opioid settlement with three drug companies that would bring more than $250 million to finance efforts to battle opioid addiction, state Attorney General John O'Connor has announced.


Atogepant prevents migraine in adults

Atogepant appears to be effective and well tolerated for the preventive treatment of migraine, according to a study published online June 8 in JAMA Network Open.


Once-weekly dulaglutide ups glycemic control in youth with T2D

For youth with type 2 diabetes, dulaglutide is superior to placebo for reducing mean glycated hemoglobin level, according to a study published online June 4 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with the annual ...


Tirzepatide improves kidney outcomes in T2DM with increased CV risk

An exploratory analysis of data from the SURPASS-4 trial has shown that adults with type 2 diabetes and increased cardiovascular risk receiving tirzepatide experience fewer renal complications, especially new onset of macroalbuminuria; ...

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Pharmaceutical industry

The pharmaceutical industry develops, produces, and markets drugs licensed for use as medications. Pharmaceutical companies can deal in generic and/or brand medications. They are subject to a variety of laws and regulations regarding the patenting, testing and marketing of drugs.

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