Tagged: Drug Discovery

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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 mind-boggling sales of the drug for two decades now, we...

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Cytochrome P450 Enzymes: Meet the Superfamily

Metabolism is described as the series of chemical reactions required to sustain life; when it comes to drug metabolism, no one does it better than the cytochrome P450 (CYP450) family of enzymes. Understanding of key enzymes within this superfamily –...

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The True Story of Drug Detective Frances Kelsey

What is the role of regulation in drug development? It may seem like a big obstacle in the path to discovering and delivering novel medicines to patients, potentially delaying treatment and prolonging their discomfort. This is the true story of...