Virtual Lab Rats Could Replace Living Animals in Early Drug Testing

Rats, mice, rabbits, and other animals have long been an essential part of testing drugs for safety and efficacy before they make their way to human subjects. But some scientists are trying to spare these animals, and even make drugs safer, by instead creating and relying on virtual test subjects. Read More >>

Martin Shkreli May Have His Wu-Tang Album Taken by the US Department of Justice

Martin Shkreli, the convicted securities fraudster, insufferable troll, and so-called “Pharma Bro” widely loathed for jacking up the price of anti-parasitic drug Daraprim, bought the Wu-Tang clan’s single-copy album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin in 2015, impressively making himself even more widely loathed. It’s possible yet the public will get to hear that album, as the US Department of Justice is demanding Shkreli fork it over as part of a $7.4 million (around £5.4 million) forfeiture, CNBC reported on Friday. Read More >>

For the First Time in Decades, a Drug for Migraines Shows Promise

A new drug, called Erenumab, has shown promise in preventing migraine attacks, the intense headaches that chronically plague millions of adults each year in the US alone. Read More >>

When Martin Shkreli Calls A Pharma Company Out, You Know It Screwed Up

The extensive price hike for a vital, life-saving drug for many with allergies is causing concern among doctors, patients, and politicians—along with a guy responsible for an extensive price hike himself. Read More >>

Don’t Accidentally Buy Knockoff Prescription Drugs in Sales

Items directly related to life and death should not go on sale. Sure, the price of any product can be affected by market conditions, but you just don't want to be buying bungee jumping cords half off. You just don't. Read More >>

How Prescription Drugs Get Such Weird Names

Prescription pharmaceuticals tend to have some pretty weird and wonderful names: Bremabecestat, Vepoloxamer, Nexbolizumab, Orilotimod. They sound more like characters from sci-fi films than something you'd want to ingest. So where the hell do they come from? Read More >>