Home Tags Pharma

Tag: pharma

How to enroll in a clinical trial for a malaria drug that could help treat the coronavirus or stop you from catching it

Researchers will mail the drug to people who have been exposed to the virus, as well as to COVID-19 patients in the first days of showing symptoms.

J&J just sped up the timeline for its coronavirus vaccine, and said it could be ready for emergency use early next year

The drugmaker said human testing will start no later than September on the potential coronavirus shot.
The think tank Helena and its partners hope to find treatments for diseases that lack them by creating new financial incentives.

Could treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and concussions be hanging out unused in your medicine cabinet? This think tank thinks so — and w...

The potential savings are "enormous," says Helena's Lyn Stoler. "And that's not even looking at the human health impact."
Opioid overdose treatments like the Narcan nasal spray are supposed to be available in many places without a prescription.

130 Americans die each day from opioid overdoses. Experts are asking why a lifesaving treatment isn’t widely available without a prescription.

The antidote, naloxone, is supposed to be readily available at pharmacies in most states. But a report last year found that wasn't the case.
Dan Chung is the clinical ophthalmic lead at Spark Therapeutics.

We got an inside look at how the biotech Spark used mazes to develop a first-of-its-kind treatment for eye disease on the way to selling itself for $4...

A team of scientists came up with a new way to measure how well a treatment for a rare form of blindness worked.
Behind social media outrage directed at CVS was a business dispute between the birth-control company Pill Club and CVS's Caremark unit.

Dispensed: The inside story of the Twitter outrage against CVS, a new marijuana breathalyzer, and a buzzy pharmacy startup

Welcome to Dispensed, our weekly dispatch of healthcare, biotech, and pharma news from Business Insider.
Purdue Pharma and its owners, the billionaire Sackler family, have been accused of feeding the US's deadly opioid crisis.

Purdue Pharma and its billionaire owners may end up giving billions in OxyContin profits to communities harmed by the opioid crisis

The proposal would mark a departure from the fates of other companies accused of stoking public-health crises.
Health insurance startup Oscar recently moved into a new WeWork-designed new office.

Dispensed: Flawed science behind uBiome’s products, ‘unconscionable’ tactics by an online directory of rehab facilities, and a tour ...

Welcome to Dispensed, our weekly dispatch of healthcare, biotech, and pharma news from Business Insider.
April Krowel and her daughter, Aubrie.

A new prescription drug made from CBD has been groundbreaking for kids with epilepsy. We talked to their parents about the good, the bad and the ugly ...

There's "that sense that it is going to be a cure-all. And it's just not," one mom whose child is taking the new drug said.
Proteus makes 'smart pills' embedded with sensors that tell your doctor when you've taken your medication. It announced a clinical trial in cancer on Thursday.

We got a look at the pitch deck of buzzy Silicon Valley health-tech startup Sempre Health. It reveals how a $4 billion industry is ripe for disruption...

Startup Sempre Health has raised $10.5 million to take aim at a well-known problem with people and their pills: they don't always take them.