October 20, 2023

Americans Will Spend Half Their Lives Taking Prescription Drugs, Study Finds

An American born in 2019 will spend a larger share of their lifetime taking prescription drugs than being married or receiving an education, according to new research.
October 5, 2023

Use of Antiviral Drug May be Fueling Evolution of COVID-19

Molnupiravir, an antiviral drug used to treat patients with COVID-19, may be causing mutations in the virus and fueling the evolution of new variants, scientists say.
September 21, 2023

Breast Cancer Recurrence May Be Triggered By Chemotherapy Injury To Non-Cancer Cells

A standard chemotherapy drug injures surrounding non-cancer cells, which can then awaken dormant cancer cells and promote cancer growth, according to a new study published in the open access journal PLoS Biology.
September 21, 2023

Study Identifies Adverse Association Between Calcium Channel Blocking Drugs And Glaucoma

There is an adverse association between calcium channel blocker use and glaucoma, according to a study published online in JAMA Ophthalmology.
September 14, 2023

Painkillers Combined With Contraceptive Pill Could Increase Risk of Blood Clots Among Women

Women are being warned that taking some common painkillers while using the contraceptive pill may increase their risk of suffering blood clots.
August 31, 2023

Bayer Investor Calls For Company To Be Broken Up

Bayer needs to make major changes, including "de-merging" two of its three business arms, investor Artisan Partners has told Reuters, adding to a chorus of demand for change from other investors.
August 25, 2023

Pfizer Loses $144 Billion in Value

Pfizer has lost $88 billion in market share and $144 billion in value since its market peak in just one year.
August 18, 2023

New Osteoporosis Drug May Increase Heart Attack Risk, Genetic Study Reveals

Concerning new research is highlighting potential health hazards for women who take romosozumab, a new anti-osteoporosis drug. Researchers from the University of Bristol say using the medication to treat the bone disease could lead to a heart attack.