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Exciting New Research on COVID-19: BTK Inhibition

A small study of seriously ill COVID-19 patients administered acalabrutinib, a BTK inhibitor and repurposed lymphoma drug, showed very promising results.
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The Promising Future of Nanomedicine and Nanoparticles

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Nanomedicine and nanoparticles have the potential to revolutionize cancer therapeutics because they should be able to deliver the drug with more precision.
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Coronavirus Pandemic Requires Rejecting Pharma’s Business As Usual

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URGENT ACTION REQUIRED Dozens of lawmakers have called on the Trump Administration and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, a former drug executive,...
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Five Reasons Why You Should Participate in Clinical Trials

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There is an urgent and never-ending need for patient participation in clinical trials, Here are five reasons why you should consider volunteering for one.
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Healthy Life Extended by Eight Years in a Landmark Study

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We know we can extend healthy life using readily available medications and a team-based, systematic approach. But, do we have the will to do it?
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Step Therapy: Why Fail First for Everyone is Not a Good...

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Physicians may endorse step therapy for medical reasons but when it is used solely to save the system money, it can harm people with chronic illnesses.
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Recent Advances in the Treatment of Cancer

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Cancer treatment has advanced significantly over the past few decades, due in large part to research performed by pharmaceutical companies. Learn about some of the medications ARIAD Pharmaceuticals has brought to the market and how they’ve impacted cancer treatment.

Why Drug Discovery is So Hard and High Risk

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Getting a drug to market takes years of research and requires regulatory approval before it can be used to treat a disease. Learn about the process in this article.

The 10 Most Addictive Substances to Avoid

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Opiates are only one of a number of substances that have very high rates of addiction. Here are the 10 most addictive substances that you should avoid.
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Your Money or Your Life? The High Cost of Life-Saving Drugs

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The high cost of life-saving drugs: There's something profoundly wrong with charging whatever the traffic will bear when the alternative is certain death.
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What First Responders Learned from the Front Lines of the Opioid...

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First responders on the front line of the opioid crisis have learned that substance use disorders are not a matter of will power or bad decisions.
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Do Sleeping Pills Really Work? What Do the Studies Show?

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Large analyses combining many studies have confirmed that sleeping pills help in chronic insomnia in the short term; results are less clear in the long-term.