Category: Discovery To Market

Explore the challenges facing drug discovery and research, including regulation and safety, and the process and costs of bringing them to market

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Opioids: Both Blessing and Curse

Although pain has evolved to help humans survive, it is obviously not a pleasant experience. A solution to this problem is seemingly quick and easy – opioid painkillers! While millions benefit from its pain-relief activity, opioids are also highly addictive,...

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The First HIV Therapy Came About Before HIV

Drugs are designed to combat existing diseases; it makes little sense to invest time and money into developing a cure otherwise! Sometimes though, a previously discarded drug candidate can resurface years later to make an instant impact. Shelved for years,...

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Use Or Abuse? Corticosteroids For Pain Relief

You may have heard of injured athletes who are made to ‘play through the pain barrier’ with the help of ‘injections’, these are actually corticosteroids – the gold standard of anti-inflammatory medicine. While this is somewhat of a common practice...

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Viagra – Is The Blue Pill Finally Losing Its Potency?

22 April 2020 marks D-Day for Viagra – Pfizer’s famous diamond-shaped blue pill – as it is set to lose out on market exclusivity in the United States. Having witnessed the mind-boggling sales of the drug for two decades now,...