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Leukemia drug shows promise for treating a childhood brain cancer

A drug used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia appears to be more effective at stopping a type of medulloblastoma in mouse models than existing treatments for the deadly pediatric brain tumor, reports a multi-institutional team led by researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego. In the study,… Read More »

Purdue could become a trust funded by sales of the same drug blamed for the opioid crisis

Purdue Pharma could become a public trust funded by OxyContin sales as part of a massive settlement over its role in the opioid epidemic, but some prosecutors and health advocates are skeptical of the idea of relying on profits from the drug that contributed to the crisis. Purdue, commonly blamed as a major contributor to… Read More »

FDA Approves Nourianz (istradefylline) as an Add-On Drug to Treat Off Episodes in Adults with Parkinson’s Disease

FDA Approves Nourianz (istradefylline) as an Add-On Drug to Treat Off Episodes in Adults with Parkinson’s Disease Print this page TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– August 28, 2019 — Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd., (Kyowa Kirin, TYO: 4151) announces today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for Nourianz (istradefylline) for use as adjunctive treatment… Read More »

Cannabis: Miracle Medicine or Dangerous Drug? review – weeding out the truth – The Guardian

It is the best and the worst time to have a documentary that requires you to balance two contradictory thoughts in your head; we are out of practice. We are a bit too mono, in everything, these days. But the latest instalment of the flagship science show Horizon, presented by the wisely chosen Javid Abdelmoneim… Read More »