Pharmaceuticals

Researchers Find 'Recreational' Cannabis Customers Buy Weed to Sleep Better and Treat Pain

The law distinguishes between medical and recreational marijuana but most legal customers don't.

There's Growing Evidence Cannabis Helps Older Adults Keep Their Jobs for Years Longer

Adults 65 and older are embracing cannabis as an alternative medicine faster than any other age group.

There's Hope for Cannabis-Based Alzheimer's Treatments

While pharmaceuticals are ineffective against Alzheimer's disease a researcher in Seattle sees hope in cannabis.

Why Synthetic CBD Is (Probably) the Future of Cannabis Pharma

The first company to create and patent a CBD compound will have a serious edge in this fast-growing industry.

After a Point-Blank Rejection Letter From the FDA, This Founder Went Back to the Drawing Board

Cindy Whitehead spent years working on a treatment for low sexual desire in women. When the FDA rejected her drug, she disputed the decision with the stories of affected women -- and won.

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Minnesota Study Adds to Growing Evidence Medical Marijuana Reduces Opioid Use

This study, plus an earlier on in Israel, bolsters anecdotal evidence that in states where marijuana is legal, opioid overdoses decline.

To Understand the Forces Favoring and Opposing Legal Marijuana, Study Arizona.

The economic and cultural interests urging and resisting legalization are vividly displayed in Arizona.
Acquisitions

Stryker Corp Buys Physio-Control International for $1.28 Billion

The acquisition will help the company expand its emergency medical services business/
Biotechnology

2 Biotech Companies Lead the Race to Develop a Zika Vaccine

Although the Zika vaccine may still be years away.
History

The Hard Truth: What Viagra Was Really Intended For

The original idea for Pfizer's famous little thrill pill has nothing to do with keeping it up.
News and Trends

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Steps Down as CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals

The poster boy for prescription drug price increases was arrested on securities fraud charges this week.
News and Trends

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Arrested on Securities Fraud Charges

The CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals became infamous earlier this year when he drastically raised the price of a drug taken by AIDS patients.
CEOs

The Woman Who Brought 'Female Viagra' to Market Is Stepping Down as CEO of Sprout Pharmaceuticals

The news comes just four months after Valeant Pharmaceuticals acquired Sprout for $1 billion.
Legal Issues

Lawsuit Claims Birth Control Packaging Error Led to More Than 100 Unwanted Pregnancies

The suit seeks millions in damages including, in some cases, child-rearing expenses up to the age of 18.