• Are drug expiration dates fit for purpose?

    It’s long been a quietly accepted fact that many drugs are safe and potent long after they pass their official expiration dates. Given the potential waste that goes unnoticed when...

  • Mining fungi: a fountain of new medicines?

    While fungi are a rich source of natural molecules, it has historically been hard to identify and capture these in a systematic way. Now a new technology platform, developed by...

  • PhRMA: resetting the conversation

    A new requirement launched by US industry association PhRMA is mandating a minimum R&D spend by all members. The move sits at the core of the group’s campaign to revitalise...

  • US drug imports: a recipe for disaster?

    With US prescription drug prices among the highest in the world, legislation has been proposed that would allow cheaper foreign imports. However, opponents say this would undermine supply chain security...