Drug delivery modification sidesteps allergic responses

Biomedical engineers have reconfigured a popular drug-delivery technology to evade immune responses that have halted some clinical trials. Polyethylene glycol, commonly known as PEG, is a polymer commonly found in commercial products from toothpaste to cosmetics, and also in pharmaceuticals. PEG is used as a thickener, solvent, softener and moisture-carrier, but it can also be […]

Alcoholism 'cure' may not work: study

A drug touted as a miracle cure for alcoholism and prescribed for this purpose in France, may work no better than counselling, Dutch researchers said Wednesday. Without proof of its efficacy, prescribing high doses of the drug known as baclofen may be irresponsible, they warned. "Prescribing baclofen widely as it currently happens in France might […]