News tagged with pharmaceutical industry

Vitamins may hitch a protected ride on corn starch

(Medical Xpress) -- Vitamins and medications may one day take rides on starch compounds creating stable vitamin-enriched ingredients and cheaper controlled-release drugs, according to Penn State food scientists.

dateMay 11, 2011 in Polymers
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FDA approves first new drug for lupus in 56 years

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first new drug to treat lupus in over 50 years, a milestone that medical experts say could prompt development of other drugs that are even more effective ...

dateMar 10, 2011 in Medications
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Federal center hopes to spur drug research

(AP) -- Federal officials concerned about the slowing pace of new drugs coming out of the pharmaceutical industry have decided to start a billion-dollar government drug development center to help create medicines.

dateJan 23, 2011 in Medications
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The cost of medicalizing human conditions

Menopause. Normal pregnancy. Infertility. ADHD. Erectile dysfunction. Over the last several decades, these conditions have come to be defined and treated as medical problems. They've been "medicalized." In the first study ...

dateMay 17, 2010 in Health
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