Rebuttal: Drug Industry Does Want Affordable Drugs

Rebuttal: Drug Industry Does Want Affordable Drugs

Milton Packer is one of the great clinician/researchers of our generation. His research established the cornerstone of the current modern treatments for heart failure, for which he was the recipient of the Lewis Katz lifetime achievement award in cardiovascular research. So when he speaks out on a topic you want to listen. Recently Packer wrote […]

Currency and pricing squeeze GlaxoSmithKline as new shingles vaccine shines

Currency and pricing squeeze GlaxoSmithKline as new shingles vaccine shines

GlaxoSmithKline‘s new shingles vaccine Shingrix exceeded expectations in the first quarter, but the drugmaker’s sales and earnings fell 2 percent, held back by a stronger pound and more pricing pressure in respiratory medicine. The vaccine, a rival to Merck & Co‘s older and less effective Zostavax, is a top priority for Chief Executive Emma Walmsley […]

Does Marijuana Make You Forget to Remember?

Does Marijuana Make You Forget to Remember?

Stoners may not be as forgetful and absent-minded as the stereotype suggests. A new study finds that heavy marijuana users are just as good as everybody else at remembering tasks they need to do in the future. This ability, called prospective memory, is the brain’s internal calendar, which keeps track of your to-do […]

NYU Winthrop's Research Institute: Stem Cells Reengineered to Act Like Brain Neurons May Hold New Hope for …

NYU Winthrop's Research Institute: Stem Cells Reengineered to Act Like Brain Neurons May Hold New Hope for …

“We are collecting blood samples from persons with Alzheimer’s disease so that we can add key factors derived from their blood to the reengineered neurons in order to re-create in a cell culture dish the conditions in the brain of an Alzheimer’s patient,” Reiss explained. “The result is a unique system with completely human components […]

Currency and pricing squeeze GSK as new shingles vaccine shines

Currency and pricing squeeze GSK as new shingles vaccine shines

LONDON (Reuters) – GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK.L) new shingles vaccine Shingrix exceeded expectations in the first quarter, but the drugmaker’s sales and earnings fell 2 percent, held back by a stronger pound and more pricing pressure in respiratory medicine. FILE PHOTO: The GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) logo is seen on top of GSK Asia House in Singapore, March 21, […]

Research pinpoints viral mutation that would trigger resistance to new anti-influenza drugs

Research pinpoints viral mutation that would trigger resistance to new anti-influenza drugs

Co-first authors Jeremy Jones, Ph.D., of the Department of Infectious Diseases, and Gyanendra Kumar, Ph.D., of the Department of Structural Biology. Credit: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified a mutation that would enable the influenza virus to become resistant to a promising new class of drugs. The […]