Author: Med Chem Team

What is an Institutional Review Board (IRB)?

An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee established to assist in research involving the use of human subjects. IRBs exist to review and approve any potential research before it moves on to an...

Placebo Effect in Clinical Trials

Anyone involved in the healthcare industry has undoubtedly heard of the placebo effect. In everyday life, the placebo effect is everywhere. For example, think about your friend who says that simply working out when...

New Cancer Treatments

When an individual is diagnosed with cancer, most people assume the common course of treatment will involve some combination of radiation and/or chemotherapy treatments. Until recently, these have been the most viable options for...

Background Insight on Clinical Trials

The process of bringing a new drug to the consumer marketplace requires extensive clinical trials. Rather than just one singular process, clinical trials are actually a series of distinctive studies that seek to gain...

The Variable Cost of Pharmaceuticals

If only one thing is certain about pharmaceuticals in the 21st century, it is the fact that you can never know what the cost of your prescription drugs might be in the near future....

Pharmaceutical Applications of Marijuana

There has been an intense focus on marijuana and its legalization in many states in the U.S. in recent years. While medical marijuana has been available on a limited basis in various states, there...

Natural Products and Pharmacies

Mankind managed to survive for thousands of years without the knowledge and scientific accomplishments enjoyed by those living in the 20th and 21st centuries. Natural products played a vital role in the success of...

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...