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Aug 22, 2014

Regulatory, Supply Issues Haunt Ebola Drug Makers

Medical staff and supplies are urgently needed to fight the disease.

Regulatory, Supply Issues Haunt Ebola Drug Makers

National and international organizations, scientists, and companies are all on the search for new treatments and potential cures. [© luchschen_shutter - Fotolia.com]

  • As of August 16th, 2,240 individuals had contracted Ebola virus—a filovirus causing a hemorrhagic fever in humans and nonhuman primates so deadly that it ...

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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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