Tag Archives: Drugs

Michael Pollan describes promise and perils of psychedelic drugs

Donald Trump made a surprise appearance as a topic during “How to Change Your Mind,” Michael Pollan’s HubWeek talk on Tuesday based on his eponymous 2018 bestseller about psychedelic drugs. Pollan didn’t suggest offering the 45th president a hit of something, but the possibility did come up during the hourlong exploration of the history and… Read More »

Discovery by Canadian researchers of how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics could lead to more effective drugs

Ontario researchers say they have discovered how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, a finding they say could help combat the growing problem. Maikel Rheinstadter, a physics professor with McMaster University in Hamilton, and Andree Khondker, an undergraduate biochemistry student, said they found bacteria fight off antibiotics by stiffening their cell membranes and changing the barrier’s… Read More »

One-word lie we keep telling about drugs

When it comes to pill testing in Australia, opponents keep sharing a four-letter lie: That we’re wrongfully teaching young people drug use is “safe”. But research, drug experts and case studies from around the world show this a blatant misrepresentation of how the program actually works. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has again rejected calls for… Read More »

Pick your post-JPM buzz: Pfizer eyes Amarin, Biogen shops anyone with 'multiple' phase 3 drugs

The J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference may be over, but that doesn’t mean the dealmaking is. Often, deals that took shape at the meeting materialize later in the year, and some recent buzz puts Pfizer and Biogen at the center of potential takeovers. Pfizer is reportedly eyeing a buyout of cardiovascular player Amarin, whose fish-oil-derived lipid drug… Read More »