If I toss a coin, but hide the result every time it comes up tails, it looks as if I always throw heads.
When I was growing up, I hated drinking milk, and so had to take these giant, brown, disgusting calcium pills every night with dinner. My mother used to call them 'horse pills' because of how large they were, and I can still remember the taste of their sickly sweet coating - if I'd had a choice in t...
Now that the US has approved a 3D-printed drug, pharmaceuticals companies in the UK are hoping their patents will be next - from the pyramid-shaped pill-makers to the man who has done for drugs what Apple did for music
3D printing helped doctors at University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital save the life of a newborn with a life threatening complication.
A study says that surgical robots were involved in operations that resulted in at least 144 deaths over a 14-year period in the US.
On Human Experiments - As demand grows for newer and better drugs for an expanding range of conditions, so too does the need for clinical testing.
Pharmacy coordination platform ZappRx announced it has raised $5.6 million in Series A funding today. The new financing will go to further build upon ZappRx's prescription data automation technology and help to scale operations for the startup. ZappRx solves a unique dilemma in the prescription
Doctors can protect public health by raising awareness of the health implications of trade policy
Based on accumulated evidence and data on non-medical use, diversion and trafficking, and evidence of ketamine's therapeutic value, there are serious concerns around placing the substance under international control.
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Mosaico di pace - BREVETTI - L'India è la farmacia dei Paesi poveri: brevetti, politiche, negoziati sul libero scambio con l'Unione Europea.
Today we wish a very happy 116th birthday to Misao Okawa who was born in Japan in 1898, making her the world's oldest person. When she was young, Einstein hadn't yet grasped the mysteries of a relative
Kathryn Mills reports that discussion has become dominated by unconvincing 'experts' and scaremongering. The evidence is not in.
U.K. requirements that medical professionals seeking a specialist diploma must be willing to prescribe contraception and abortion-causing drugs have sparked objections from those excluded due to their moral beliefs.
This week, health authorities in New Zealand announced that the tightly quarantined island nation - the only place I've ever been where you get x-rayed on the way into the country as well as leaving it - has experienced its first case, and first death, from a strain of totally drug-resistant bacteria. From the New...
The evolution of 3D printing has moved quickly and it is now poised to alter every aspect of our lives and health. Thousands of Europeans are enjoying 3D-printed metal orthopaedic implants to support or
MUMBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - Global pharmaceutical firms are pressuring the United States to act against India to stop more local companies producing up to a dozen new varieties of cheap generic drugs still on-patent, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. An Indian government committee is reviewing
An article published in the journal of the British Medical Association, BMJ, earlier this week illustrates a devastating problem with the "evidence base" in the academic medical literature. A large proportion
A report from the CDC reveals the grave dangers of antibiotic resistance and says factory-farmed animals are a big contributor. What would our healthcare system look like if we couldn't perform surgeries, administer chemotherapy, replace joints, treat diabetes? It would be the end of modern medicine as we know it. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control warns we could be headed toward that very future.
Infections and deaths caused by superbugs are increasing every year. So the government's five-year strategy to tackle the problem, if a little tardy, is a welcome step. In January, Chief Medical Officer