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PPD and Janssen Ally on Therapies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Bacterial Infections

Candidates have successfully completed Phase I, and Janssen retains an option to buy them back once PPD finishes Phase II trials.

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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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