Some cyanobacteria and microalgae have existed in the oceans for more than 3.5 billion years and they may hold the key to defeating some of humanity's deadliest diseases.
The drug is suspected in up to 2,000 deaths among millions who took it as an appetite suppressant over three decades, according to a 2010 study.
A European software is enabling researchers to speed up drug production by interpreting chemical compounds and molecules on a range of laboratory machines. Pharmaceutical companies working on COVID-19 vaccines use it every day.
“Sourcing an ingredient from a wild animal is not a long-term solution."
The firm is accused of being late to reveal the risk the medication poses to pregnant women.
Amid the race to find a COVID-19 vaccine, the EU and governments are being called upon to guarantee that when one is ready it will be affordable and widely available.
Swiss drugmaker Novartis has launched an international lottery for its groundbreaking and extremely costly gene therapy Zolgensma, sparking both hope and outrage among patients’ families.
Servier Laboratories, the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines (ANSM) and 21 other defendants will face 2,684 plaintiffs. They allege that Mediator, marketed as an antidiabetic drug, has cost the lives of hundreds of patients.