Call for a central portal for clinical study reports

Clinical study reports (CSRs) are comprehensive, standardized reports on clinical trials that pharmaceutical companies submit to authorities such as the European Medicines Agency (EMA) during drug approval procedures. In ...

Medical research

New mouse model mimics earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease

Drug hunters hoping to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease take note—a new mouse model developed at RIKEN offers a powerful platform for evaluating potential therapies designed to combat the neurodegenerative ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fauci urges vaccines as US on 'high alert' for COVID variant

Senior government scientist Anthony Fauci said Monday the United States was on "high alert" for the new COVID-19 variant and urged people to get vaccinated after Canada confirmed its first cases of the new strain.


The Chinese dad making medicine to treat his dying son

Two-year-old Haoyang has likely just months to live—but the only medicine that can help his rare genetic condition is not found anywhere in China and closed borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic mean he cannot travel for ...


Reasons to be thankful for COVID-19 booster shots

Just in the nick of time for the holidays, as families prepare to gather again in record numbers, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) panel today unanimously endorsed Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 booster shots ...

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Pharmaceutical drug

A pharmaceutical drug, also referred to as medicine or medicament, can be loosely defined as any substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease. Other synonyms include pharmacotherapy, pharmacotherapeutics, and drug treatment.

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