Tag Archives: Drug

Medical News Today: Catnip: What do we know about the feline drug?

The internet is rife with funny cat videos showing their reactions to a plant commonly known as “catnip.” What is catnip, does it affect all felines, is it safe for cats, and should humans use it? This Special Feature investigates these questions and more. Share on PinterestDoes your feline friend go crazy for catnip? In… Read More »

Crisis Looms in Antibiotics as Drug Makers Go Bankrupt

At a time when germs are growing more resistant to common antibiotics, many companies that are developing new versions of the drugs are hemorrhaging money and going out of business, gravely undermining efforts to contain the spread of deadly, drug-resistant bacteria. Antibiotic start-ups like Achaogen and Aradigm have gone belly up in recent months, pharmaceutical… Read More »

Experts split sharply over experimental Alzheimer’s drug

A company that claims to have the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer’s disease made its case to scientists Thursday but left them sharply divided over whether there’s enough evidence of effectiveness for the medicine to warrant federal approval. Excitement and skepticism have surrounded aducanumab since its developers stopped two studies earlier this… Read More »

FDA-approved drug shows promise against ALS in mice

The cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — a disabling neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord and leads to weakened muscles and early death — is not fully understood, but accumulating evidence suggests that inflammatory processes may play a role in the initiation and progression of the condition. In… Read More »

CymaBay Therapeutics scraps two studies of liver drug; shares plunge

(Reuters) – CymaBay Therapeutics Inc said on Monday it was scrapping two mid-stage trials of its liver disease drug, after biopsies found a type of liver damage in some patients, sending its shares down over 75%. The drug developer said it had observed “atypical” findings from the first set of liver biopsies, including autoimmune hepatitis,… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Ketamine being used as depression drug that produces results within hours

Antidepressants can take a depressingly long time to kick in – a minimum of two weeks but often more like three to four. That waiting time can be ­disabling for patients, but what if an antidepressant could work in a day? Sounds far-fetched? It isn’t. Remember ketamine, that rather unpredictable street drug of the 90s?… Read More »

Trump administration to appeal ruling blocking price disclosure for drug ads

FILE PHOTO: Bottles of drugs sit on the shelf at the Rock Canyon Pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., May 9, 2019. REUTERS/GEORGE FREY (Reuters) – The Trump administration is appealing a court ruling that struck down its plan to compel pharmaceutical companies to disclose wholesale prices of their drugs in televisions advertisements. The Department of… Read More »

Veterans Agency to Offer New Depression Drug, Despite Cost and Safety Concerns

Confronted by a rising rate of suicides in some groups of veterans., the Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday decided to approve the use of a new and costly depression drug, despite concerns among doctors and other experts about the drug’s effectiveness. The decision to endorse the drug — called Spravato, and manufactured by Janssen,… Read More »

Yale study shows drug increases survival for bladder cancer patients

By Anne Doerr There are no approved treatment options for patients with advanced bladder cancer after they’ve received standard chemotherapy and immune treatments, but the results of a phase II clinical trial led by Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital researchers demonstrate an effective treatment for this deadly disease. The findings were presented today at the… Read More »