German scientists have found a sustainable solution for water contamination with pharmaceuticals. Because effluent treatment is not sufficient for the clearance of medications from waste water, the researchers developed a technique increasing the biodegradability of pharmaceuticals. The principle is explained in Environmental Science & Technology. Continue reading
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Since its launch, the 3D printer has become increasingly popular. Among others, the medical sector has found many applications for the device, like the production of prostheses, models for surgery practice and cartilage implants. Now pharmacy has its first FDA-approved 3D printed drug developed by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Company. Continue reading
On August 24th this year a new method for medicine development, called ‘activity-directed synthesis’ was published in Nature Chemistry. The authors George Karageorgis and colleagues conducted the study at the University of Leeds. The approach is seen as revolutionary. According to the scientists, because of its simplicity, pharmaceutical companies could use the method starting tomorrow. Continue reading
Insulin and other medication that are used to control glucose levels in diabetes type 2, cause a lot of side effects, especially in patients over age 50. Those were the results of a study published yesterday in JAMA Internal Medicine. According to the scientists the positive effects do not always outweigh the negative side effects. The study says a revision of the therapy guidelines could result in a higher quality of life in many patients. Continue reading