drug development

At the current time, COVID vaccines are all the rage. Expectations are not only high; they are too high. ACSH friend (and former trustee) Dr. Paul Offit gives us a much-needed reality check. A vaccine, especially a very effective one, is unlikely to be in the cards anytime soon. Although it is always better to prevent an infection than treat it, antiviral drugs are likely to be a tool to control coronavirus well before a vaccine shows up. Here are some of Offit's thoughts.
Metastatic cancer that is unresponsive to chemotherapy is considered incurable. But those days may be numbered, as scientists at the University of North Carolina may have uncovered the perfect system for delivering chemotherapy directly to the site of the cancer -- using a fraction of the conventional dose.
There's a new study published in the journal Cell Reports, where scientists have identified a protein that could potentially clear 80 percent of LDL- or "bad-" cholesterol from the blood stream, without any apparent side effects.
ACSH s Director of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. Josh Bloom, penned a glowing review of Pharmaphobia- How the Conflict of Interest Myth Undermines American Medical Innovation by Dr. Tom Stossel.