Eisai to Establish New Research Facility "Eisai Center for Genetics Guided Dementia Discovery" in Cambridge …

Eisai to Establish New Research Facility "Eisai Center for Genetics Guided Dementia Discovery" in Cambridge …

Aiming for Drug Discover Focused on Immune-Dementia Based on Human Genetics TOKYO, Jun 13, 2018 – (JCN Newswire) – Eisai Co., Ltd. has announced that it has decided to establish the Eisai Center for Genetics Guided Dementia Discovery (G2D2), a new exploratory research facility focused on immuno-dementia based on human genetics, aimed at innovative drug […]

University of Tokyo's RCAST, Fujitsu, and Kowa Successfully Create Promising New Compounds to Fight Drug …

University of Tokyo's RCAST, Fujitsu, and Kowa Successfully Create Promising New Compounds to Fight Drug …

Use IT-based drug discovery to develop effective compounds TOKYO, Jun 13, 2018 – (JCN Newswire) – The University of Tokyo’s Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), Fujitsu Limited, and Kowa Company Ltd. today announced that using IT-based drug discovery technologies, which entails computer-based virtual design and evaluation, they have successfully created new small […]

House Prepares for Week of Action on Opioid Bills

House Prepares for Week of Action on Opioid Bills

The House will begin a voting marathon Tuesday on 34 bills designed to address the opioid epidemic. While most are not likely to be contentious, two have previously stirred controversy. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., reserved about a week and a half of floor time to discuss opioid legislation. Additional bills are likely to be considered next […]

In a Landscape of 'Me Too' Drug Development, What Spurs Radical Innovation?

In a Landscape of 'Me Too' Drug Development, What Spurs Radical Innovation?

ubingruo New research finds that large pharmaceutical companies, typically conservative in their pursuit of novel drug development, are more willing to undertake radical innovation after receiving an unexpected cash windfall. The pharmaceutical industry has a tendency to concentrate on “me too” drug development—therapies that are chemically similar to established drugs—rather than on riskier, novel drugs. […]

Scientists discover a new type of depression, paving the way for new treatments

Scientists discover a new type of depression, paving the way for new treatments

Rising depression rates are at the forefront of mental-health-related discussions right now, particularly in light Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain‘s recent suicides. Sadly, though major depressive disorder affects about 16 million adults in the United States every year, most medications used to treat depression simply don’t work for about 30 percent of patients, a new […]

NIH Unveils New Opioid Research Plans

NIH Unveils New Opioid Research Plans

The National Institutes of Health outlined its new HEAL initiative to combat opioid addiction and improve pain management in JAMA Tuesday. In an editorial, NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD — along with Walter Koroshetz, MD, director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute […]

Generic competition not a cure-all for high drug prices

Generic competition not a cure-all for high drug prices

Bringing more generic drugs to market is a critical component of lowering drug prices, but it is not a panacea, according to a new report. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has looked to increase generic competition as the primary lever to stem sky high drug prices. While the agency has succeeded in doing so, […]

Research reveals potential new treatment for drug addiction relapse

Research reveals potential new treatment for drug addiction relapse

June 12, 2018 Research published in Addiction Biology by scientists at the University of Bath reveals a new potential mechanism for combatting drug addiction relapse. Relapsing into drug taking is a big problem in treating addiction, where the majority of addicts return to drug-taking within 12 months of quitting. This is brought into focus by […]