Tag Archives: Drugs

Novartis offloads lagging endocrine drugs to Recordati for $390M

Novartis has been busy doing M&A to focus on higher-margin, innovative medicines under CEO Vas Narasimhan. Toward that goal, the Swiss drugmaker has taken another step and offloaded three endocrine drugs to Recordati. The drugs on the chopping board are Signifor, its long-acting sister Signifor LAR and in-development follow-up osilodrostat (LCI699). For the three of them,… Read More »

Alcohol, Drugs, and Supplements

What you put into your body matters. Our bodies are designed to take in things that fuel our energy levels and our physical and emotional health. Putting the right things into them can make us both happier and healthier. All of this is wonderful, but knowing what to ingest and when can be more difficult… Read More »

Discovery by Canadian researchers of how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics could lead to more effective drugs

Ontario researchers say they have discovered how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, a finding they say could help combat the growing problem. Maikel Rheinstadter, a physics professor with McMaster University in Hamilton, and Andree Khondker, an undergraduate biochemistry student, said they found bacteria fight off antibiotics by stiffening their cell membranes and changing the barrier’s… Read More »

Malaria drugs for mosquitoes could help prevent the disease in humans

Mosquitoes are becoming resistant to insecticidesStephen Morrison/EPA/REX/Shutterstock By Yvaine Ye Giving mosquitoes antimalarial drugs could stop the spread of malaria in humans. The approach laces mosquito nets with the drugs, so that when mosquitoes land on them any malaria parasites they are carrying are killed. Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people every year. Besides… Read More »