Pharmacology

Pharmacology combines biology, medicine and pharmaceutical sciences to study the interactions between drugs or medications and living organisms. Substances that possess medicinal properties are referred to as pharmaceuticals.


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Chronotherapy – the specific timing of drug delivery – has shown promise in clinical trials. But that may not be enough to overcome the practical challenges.

Lynne Peeples

Nature, 2018

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The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

Sam Quinones

Bloomsbury Press, 2016

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The next big revolution in pharmaceuticals could be miniature production systems – small enough to fit in a briefcase.

Carrie Arnold

Nature, 2019

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A war on “prediabetes” has created millions of new patients and a tempting opportunity for pharma. But how real is the condition?

Charles Piller

Science, 2019

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Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic

Alan Schwarz

Scribner, 2016

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Encouraged by an FDA approval, companies design cancer drugs to work in any solid tumor

Ken Garber

Science, 2017

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This Pill Promises to Extend Life For a Nickel A Pop

Sam Apple

Wired, 2017

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Inside the Pharmaceutical Industry's Campaign to Put Us All to Sleep

Jonathan Cohn

Huffington Post, 2016

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Despite rapid tests, health workers undertreat malaria – and overuse antibiotics – a big new study shows

Leslie Roberts

Science, 2017

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Innovative Solutions for Global Health and Poverty

Eric G. Bing and Marc J. Epstein

Berrett-Koehler, 2013

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