Monthly Archive: November 2015

Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Explained

Is there really a difference between these two fields? Many people do view the terms medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry as interchangeable. While this is understandable as both disciplines study drugs, the focus of...

A Peek at Valeant Pharmaceuticals

A number of pharmaceutical manufacturers have found themselves under intense social and political pressure in recent months following questionable decisions regarding the pricing of prescription medications and vaccines. Valeant Pharmaceuticals has remained largely under...

Continuing the Fight Against Ebola

Ebola was arguably the largest story in international news in 2014. The disease has been around for thousands of years, but was only discovered and named in the 1970s. It struck fear in the...

5 Great Careers in Medicinal Chemistry

If you’re considering a career in medicinal chemistry, the first thing you should be contemplating is what your life will look like in that field. What exactly does a medicinal chemistry graduate do? Where...

Developing Effective Treatments for Chronic Fatigue

All diseases are an annoyance in the life of otherwise happy, healthy people. Chronic fatigue syndrome is particularly vexing for sufferers because no amount of rest can improve their feeling of complete exhaustion, while...

Assisted Suicide and Ethics

Doctors are tasked with saving lives, and rendering medical assistance is part of the oath that doctors abide by. What happens when society reaches an ethical conundrum regarding so-called “death with dignity,” and a...