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 •  July 4

A new study will use the illegal drug MDMA, colloquially known as Ecstasy, in an upcoming clinical trial aimed at treating alcoholism and addiction. Scientists in Bristol, England are researching whether administering doses of the drug, coupled with psychotherapy, will help patients to more effectively overcome addiction over traditional methods of...

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 •  June 7

Wide majorities of voters want public officials to reduce American medicine prices, which are the highest in the world and have become a key driver of skyrocketing healthcare costs. And yet as politicians including Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have continued to call for a crackdown, corporate power players have successfully blocked even minimal...

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 •  February 14

Scientists have developed the first lab-grown sample of human skin that they say could replace animal testing in the cosmetic and topical drug industries. A team of researchers from King’s College London and the San Francisco Veteran Medical Center announced on Thursday that they were able to grow an epidermis that had the same permeability as real...

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 •  February 14

Pharmaceutical companies have long relied on legions of sales representatives to pitch products to doctors. But as the industry creates more complex medicines for increasingly narrow areas of treatment, companies are finding it more effective to train highly specialized medical professionals to sell drugs. In India, the pharmaceutical industry is...

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 •  February 14

A blood test for the Ebola virus that could detect the disease in a matter of minutes was found to be as accurate as the most widely used test available, scientists reported Friday. The new rapid diagnostic test (RDT), called Corgenix ReEBOV Antigen Rapid Test kit, requires only a drop of blood and can be used on-site to check whether someone is...