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Human organ chips enable COVID-19 drug repurposing

A Wyss Institute-led collaboration spanning four research labs and hundreds of miles has used the Institute’s organ-on-a-chip (Organ Chip) technology to identify the antimalarial drug amodiaquine as a potent inhibitor of infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The Organ Chip-based drug testing ecosystem established by the collaboration greatly streamlines the process of evaluating… Read More »

Norway make move to reduce drug mortality rate in decriminalising personal drug use

The Norwegian government said that it plans to decriminalise the personal use of illegal drugs, acting on the recommendations from the United Nations and World Health Organization (WHO). The decision would see the country remove criminal liability on people who obtain, possess and use a small amount of drugs for their own use. The acts… Read More »

Endo to cut 560 staffers, shutter drug plants to save cash for spring cellulite launch

After several tough years and a CEO switch earlier in 2020, Endo is overhauling its operations—and cutting hundreds of jobs—to better position itself for a drug launch next spring.  The company on Thursday unveiled a move to cut 560 positions by the first half of 2023 to save $ 85 million to $ 95 million annually. Meanwhile, it will exit manufacturing facilities… Read More »

John Ivison: The math of saving lives — Canada’s drug battle leaves patients caught in the middle

Article content continued We feel that everyone is blaming someone else and patients are caught in the middle Vertex has done spectacularly well from Trikafta this year, reporting sales of US$ 918 million in second quarter of this year, from zero last year. That helped the company’s net income to soar 213 per cent year… Read More »