Alexander Shulgin, chemist and renowned psychonaut who acquainted the world with the drug MDMA - or Ecstasy - died Monday evening at his home in Lafayette, Calif.
Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKlines announcement on December 16 that it will cease paying doctors to promote its products took the medical community by surprise, but the plan appears to have been in the works for some time.
Depression in America costs society $210 billion per year, according to the newest data available, yet only 40 percent of this sum is associated with depression itself.
The medication could offer a way to fight other cancers as well
Recent breakthroughs may lead to pharmacological treatments for the chromosomal disorder
A new marijuana-derived drug may treat epileptic children, without the high
Looking up information about prescription medications used to mean thumbing through the pages of the big blue Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR), or more recently, searching the PDR website.
What is food? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary entry says “Something that nourishes, sustains, or supplies.” How beautiful. That statement captures much of the emotion and feeling surrounding food, yet it’s only part of the full definition.
Jim O'Neill is not a physician, but he speaks frequently at biotech industry meetings
New types of drugs for schizophrenia, depression and other psychiatric disorders are few and far between—and a number of companies have scaled back or dropped development of this class of pharmaceuticals.
Whenever I see my 10-year-old daughter brimming over with so much energy that she jumps up in the middle of supper to run around the table, I think to myself, “those young mitochondria.” Mitochondria are our cells’ energy dynamos.
Today, up to 25 percent of people in the U.S. are living with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to the American Liver Foundation.
New drugs for women are passing through key trials
High doses of vitamin C have been found to reduce chemotherapy side effects in humans and to fight tumors in mice
Risperidone, the first drug approved for children with autism and the most widely used, improves some behavior but can have severe side effects such as sleepiness and weight gain
Prescriptions are on the rise, but evidence for the drugs' safety and effectiveness is mixed
Prescription painkillers, antidepressants and other brain drugs have gender-specific effects
Until very recently, the only way to provide a firm diagnosis of Alzheimer’s was through a brain autopsy. Things are starting to change.
Accelerated testing of compounds that have shown efficacy against the virus may lead to new drugs and vaccines