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Bio Roundup: Big Approvals, ICER Influence, Drug-Price Pushback & More

BIO ROUNDUP: BIG APPROVALS, ICER INFLUENCE, DRUG-PRICE PUSHBACK & MORE

We'll start the roundup this week with two drug approvals that came late last Friday. Both were landmarks for the companies receiving...

Elon Musk describes his 'excruciating' year and says he's had to take Ambien to get to sleep

ELON MUSK DESCRIBES HIS 'EXCRUCIATING' YEAR AND SAYS HE'S HAD TO TAKE AMBIEN TO GET TO SLEEP

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that an "excruciating" year has taken a toll on him. He sometimes has had to take Ambien, a prescription drug...

 
 
 
Tesla whistleblower alleges drug trafficking, illegal surveillance at Nevada Gigafactory

TESLA WHISTLEBLOWER ALLEGES DRUG TRAFFICKING, ILLEGAL SURVEILLANCE AT NEVADA GIGAFACTORY

A former Tesla employee today filed a formal complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission alleging the automaker failed to...

US approves first generic competitor to Mylan's $600 EpiPen 

US APPROVES FIRST GENERIC COMPETITOR TO MYLAN'S $600 EPIPEN 

The US Food and Drug Administration granted approval to Israel-based Teva Pharmaceuticals to market its generic epinephrine auto-injector...

 
 
 
Several Tesla Gigafactory Workers Allegedly Trafficking 'Significant Quantities' of Cartel Drugs, says Ex-Employee

SEVERAL TESLA GIGAFACTORY WORKERS ALLEGEDLY TRAFFICKING 'SIGNIFICANT QUANTITIES' OF CARTEL DRUGS, SAYS EX-EMPLOYEE

A second former Tesla employee has filed a formal whistleblower complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission, alleging the...

Pain Drug Race Continues as Regeneron Posts Early Phase 3 Results

PAIN DRUG RACE CONTINUES AS REGENERON POSTS EARLY PHASE 3 RESULTS

A new class of pain drugs that might offer an alternative to addictive opioids-if they're safe enough to use chronically-is inching...

 
 
 
Elephants rarely suffer from cancer because their bodies have a rare 'zombie gene'

ELEPHANTS RARELY SUFFER FROM CANCER BECAUSE THEIR BODIES HAVE A RARE 'ZOMBIE GENE'

Drugs that mimic the effect of the LIF6 gene could lead to revolutionary new treatments for human cancer, according to experts from...

The Brooklyn Bridge is stuck in a traffic nightmare because of infamous drug kingpin El Chapo

THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE IS STUCK IN A TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE BECAUSE OF INFAMOUS DRUG KINGPIN EL CHAPO

Thomson Reuters El Chapo - the infamous Mexican drug lord who broke out of prison - is to blame for traffic snarl-ups in New York City. According...

 
 
 
Mariners' Cano returns from drug suspension, now playing 1B

MARINERS' CANO RETURNS FROM DRUG SUSPENSION, NOW PLAYING 1B

Robinson Cano is back in the big leagues with the Seattle Mariners after serving an 80-game drug suspension

Combining three blood pressure drugs into a single pill is 20% more effective

COMBINING THREE BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS INTO A SINGLE PILL IS 20% MORE EFFECTIVE

Dr Ruth Webster, of the George Institute for Global Health in Australia, said: 'Our results could help millions of people globally...

 
 
 
Nun caught smuggling cocaine in shoe heels was misled by online boyfriend, attorney says

NUN CAUGHT SMUGGLING COCAINE IN SHOE HEELS WAS MISLED BY ONLINE BOYFRIEND, ATTORNEY SAYS

Customs officers said they found two pounds of drugs in the high heels of her shoes she had packed.

Supplement maker Perrigo to split off pharma business

SUPPLEMENT MAKER PERRIGO TO SPLIT OFF PHARMA BUSINESS

Perrigo, which manufactures a wide variety of dietary supplements, has announced plans to split off its drug business into a separate...

 
 
 

CANNABIS LINK TO RELIEVING INTESTINAL INFLAMMATION EXPLAINED

Reports from cannabis users that the drug reduces the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease may finally be explained by new research...

COMBINED CERIUM OXIDE NANOCAPPING AND LAYER-BY-LAYER COATING OF POROUS SILICON CONTAINERS FOR CONTROLLED DRUG RELEASE

Abstract Local drug release in close vicinity of solid tumors is a promising therapeutic approach in cancer therapy. Implantable drug...

 
 
 
Scientists discover how to target mutations that in 50% of cancers 

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER HOW TO TARGET MUTATIONS THAT IN 50% OF CANCERS 

Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco have developed a drug that can turn 'off' the out of control growth that...

IZANA STARTS PROOF-OF-CONCEPT TRIAL FOR SPINAL ARTHRITIS DRUG

U.K. startup Izana has started recruiting patients into its phase 2a trial of its anti-GM-CSF antibody namilumab in ankylosing spondylitis,...

 
 
 

MD ANDERSON, ACCELERATOR BAKE UP MAGNOLIA, AN NYC BIOTECH IN NEUROPROTECTION, WITH $31M SERIES A

MD Anderson Cancer Center and Accelerator Life Science Partners have co-founded a new company, Magnolia Neurosciences, to develop a...

Digital Tools, Online Community & More: Patient Partnership Award Finalists

DIGITAL TOOLS, ONLINE COMMUNITY & MORE: PATIENT PARTNERSHIP AWARD FINALISTS

Patients are supposed to be at the center of medicine, but the sheer size and complexity of the healthcare and life science industries...

 
 
 
Cancer Drugs in Development can also Fight Certain Brain Diseases

CANCER DRUGS IN DEVELOPMENT CAN ALSO FIGHT CERTAIN BRAIN DISEASES

Brain diseases like Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS may have found a cure with a particular class of cancer drugs called PARP...

New Molecule to Fight Malaria Developed

NEW MOLECULE TO FIGHT MALARIA DEVELOPED

A new laboratory-synthesized molecule based in natural compounds found in marine gliding bacteria - known as marinoquinolines - is...