The biotechnology industry uses advances in genetics research to develop products for human diseases and conditions. This section includes news on pharmaceutical companies, mergers and acquisitions, drug development, export and import of drugs, legislation, advertising and influence.
New drug relieves acute migraine in clinical trial
The results of a large phase III trial show that the novel drug rimegepant can relieve pain and other symptoms of acute migraine with minimal side effects.
Switching off this enzyme reversed prediabetes in mice
A new study shows that deactivating an enzyme that alters ceramides can prevent insulin resistance and fatty liver as well as reverse prediabetes in mice.
How vitamin D helps fight treatment-resistant cancer
Two active forms of vitamin D can kill treatment-resistant cancer cells by blocking a way that the cells pump out chemotherapy drugs, a new study shows.
Why scientists are searching the ocean for new drugs
Medical researchers are increasingly turning their attention to the ocean in their search for new drugs. In this Spotlight, we ask why.
What are the side effects and risks of Ritalin?
Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant medication for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. Ritalin can cause side effects and has the potential for misuse and addiction. Researchers are investigating the long-term safety and effectiveness of this drug in children and adolescents. Learn more here.
Synthetic CBD may be a safe treatment for seizures
A nonintoxicating, synthetic CBD that is not easy to convert to THC and comprises inexpensive, noncannabis ingredients treated seizures safely in rats.
What to know about clindamycin
Clindamycin is an antibiotic drug. This article provides an overview of clindamycin, including what it can treat, how much doctors recommend taking, and possible adverse effects and interactions.
Scientists discover anti-aging potential in old drug
The discovery of a second cell target for the immunosuppressant rapamycin could help its development as an anti-aging, neuroprotective drug.
Novel Alzheimer's drug passes first phase of human testing
A drug that tackles toxic protein buildup in Alzheimer's disease in a novel way has passed phase 1 of clinical trials, which tests safety in humans.
Can a blood pressure drug protect the brain from Parkinson's?
At blood levels that are typical in humans, an approved high blood pressure drug was able to clear toxic proteins of Parkinson's disease from mouse brains.
Seaweed extract may help design new drugs
Drug resistance is a large and growing problem. On the hunt for fresh sources of drugs, scientists have turned to the seaweed in underwater forests.
Diabetes: Could targeting this protein prevent hypoglycemia?
Could targeting the protein neuronostatin prevent or treat dangerous low blood sugar in people with diabetes who use insulin? A new study investigates.
Fish slime: An answer to antibiotic resistance?
Antibiotic resistance is an increasingly pressing issue for humanity. A recent study dives into the constituents of fish slime to hunt for new antibiotics.
Heart failure: New drug could halt disease and improve heart function
A molecule that stops two proteins from interacting and impairing heart function halted heart failure and improved heart pumping capacity in rats.
93 percent of medications contain 'potential allergens'
Many of the so-called inactive ingredients present in medications could have the potential to cause allergic reactions in some people.
IBD: New approach to symptom relief looks promising
Blocking a protein associated with blood clotting reduced IBD symptoms in mice, offering a promising alternative to therapies that target inflammation.
Keep up on the latest news from VMS BioMarketing. Links to featured news releases are posted below.
VMS BioMarketing Announces Appointment of Brion Brandes as SVP of Business Development
Posted on Wednesday July 31, 2019
Attracting Top Talent Will Enable VMS to Continue Expanding Its Clinical Nurse Educator Programs to Help More Patients Served by the Biopharma Industry
How Clinical Nurse Educators help patients transition through stages from denial about their illness through to acceptance
New Business Development VP Karen Josey Will Build Awareness of Clinical Educators to Improve Patient Compliance as VMS BioMarketing Moves Into Phase II-IV Clinical Trial Space
Posted on Wednesday January 16, 2019
Helping Patients Set Healthy Goals for the New Year
Posted on Wednesday January 02, 2019
VMS BioMarketing Clinical Educator Teresita Buenrostro shares how to help patients improve self-management of chronic illnesses
VMS BioMarketing Launches New Corporate Website
Posted on Tuesday June 05, 2018
New website provides practical solutions to challenges of medication adherence
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