Novartis Partners With Google On Smart Lens Technology

Novartis will collaborate with Google to offer patients the new Smart Lens, an ocular device that uses miniature electronics to help the eye focus better, and can also measure the body’s glucose levels by analyzing tears.

Wearable Tech Revolutionizes Trial Data Collection

Wearable health-tracking technology is changing the way trial researchers collect and analyze big data, transforming test subjects into active research collaborators and widening the scope of clinical research.

Novartis Faces Criminal Charges in Japan Diovan Scandal

Last year, Japanese whistleblowers exposed the falsification of trial data for Diovan – Novartis’ blockbuster blood pressure drug. Ultimately, the ensuing investigation led to the arrest of one man, Nobuo…
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Diabetes Drug Shows Weight Loss Power

It seems that alternative applications for diabetes drugs are popping up all over the place. We recently discussed clinical research out of Belgium that revealed the unexpected anti-aging properties of…
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Prescription Painkillers Pose Major Threat

Thousands of patients in Canada and the US die from prescription painkillers every year. More people die from opioid overdoses than they do from heroin and cocaine use combined. According…
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Quality Control Professionals: Essential for Safer Drug Development

Quality control professionals are at the forefront of safer drug development, using cutting-edge technology and rigorous protocols to reinforce GMP in pharmaceutical products. From HPLC testing and Validation, to Quality Auditing, certified team members work together to ensure the efficacy of new treatments, and the protection of patient health.

Deceptive Claims, Misleading Marketing: 40 States Sue GlaxoSmithKline

Pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline has been hit with yet another marketing violation. The drugmaker has paid $105 million to more than 40 American states who filed suit against GSK for promoting off-label uses for its antidepressants. But financial payouts are proving little more than slaps on the wrist for the repeat offender who continues to engage in illegal promotional strategies.

Salmonella Scandal: “Chicken King” Faces Jail Time

Jack Decoster, the Iowa “Chicken King” faces felony charges in connection with the 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened almost 2000 people and forced the recall of 500 million eggs. DeCoster and his son, Peter, have been indicted with fraud for misbranding eggs, and with the attempted bribery of a USDA official.

“Got Raw Milk?” Advocates Push for Legalization in Canada

Is fresher always better? Advocates of the increasingly popular agri-food movement tell us to buy organic, protest GMOs, and always favour the least processed foods. All of this certainly sounds…
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Custom Made Lab Organs Revolutionize Drug Testing

Imagine being able to grow part of an organ in a lab – and then run tests on its functioning in order to truly understand how best to treat a…
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