Modern Drug Development

Modern Drug Development As we’ve entered the modern era, it seems that most medications these days are developed due to conscious attempts to target specific molecular patterns. Gleevec, for instance, a major breakthrough in the treatment of a specific type of cancer,...

Why Unsafe Meds Can Be Approved

Why do medications that eventually are linked to significant health problems pass the FDA and make it to market? The answer is relatively straight forward.  It all stems from the way that medications are tested and developed. To get a drug approved, a company has to...

Design of the Immune System

The design of the immune system One of the most beautiful images I have seen was the way that a certain type of immune cell generates its defenses.  The immune system is a beautiful defense mechanism – but what is it, and how does it work? First, there are two...
Lorcaserin or Lorqess: Analysis of FDA Panel

Lorcaserin or Lorqess: Analysis of FDA Panel

This is an analysis of Lorcaserin or Lorqess and the upcoming FDA advisory panel.  If curious or have any questions or want more such analysis, please email dg_writing@hotmail.com – thanks! Lorcaserin or Lorqess is going up for an FDA advisory panel on September 16,...