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Molecules to Medicine

Demystifying drug development, clinical research, medicine, and the role ethics plays

Molecules to Medicine: FDA at a Crossroads—a Tough Place to Be

Molecules to Medicine: FDA at a Crossroads—a Tough Place to Be

I took a field trip to the big city last week, to attend the Union of Concerned Scientists' and George Washington University School of Public Health's conference, "FDA at a Crossroads." I have great respect for UCS and their efforts to keep science depoliticized, a topic that I have written and spoken about.

December 7, 2011 — Judy Stone
Molecules to Medicine: Pharma Trumps HIPAA?

Molecules to Medicine: Pharma Trumps HIPAA?

This past week, I was jolted out of my chair by news that a Pfizer-led group plans to buy access to patient data in hospitals. My initial reaction was anger, on a variety of levels: as a researcher, as one who is increasingly wary of the reach of huge corporations, and as an individual.

November 22, 2011 — Judy Stone
Lilly's Shocker, or the Post-Marketing Blues

Lilly's Shocker, or the Post-Marketing Blues

Just last week, I mentioned that Eli Lilly and Company, as a condition of approval for their blockbuster drug, was required to conduct post-marketing studies of Xigris.

November 2, 2011 — Judy Stone
Molecules to Medicine: From Test-Tube to Medicine Chest

Molecules to Medicine: From Test-Tube to Medicine Chest

We looked briefly at why drug studies came into being; now let's look at how a drug is developed, from test tube to your tissues. Every government approved drug goes through the same sequence of testing anywhere in the world.

October 19, 2011 — Judy Stone
Molecules to Medicine: Clinical Trials for Beginners

Molecules to Medicine: Clinical Trials for Beginners

Have you ever wondered about the medicines you take—how they are developed and produced? We'll explore that in "Molecules to Medicine." This new series could be described as "medicine for muggles," intended to take the mystery out of clinical research and drug development and to provide background information so that both patients and physicians can [...]

October 6, 2011 — Judy Stone

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