Clinical research

A 5-year-old boy gets his first dose of China's Sinovac vaccine, at a vaccination center in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. 

Why Chile moved ahead with COVID vaccines for the very young


In contrast with the US, Chile has opted to provide COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 3 and up, expanding possibilities for vaccines available for very young children.

Scientists at the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg, Manitoba, prepare an experimental Ebola vaccine for shipment to the World Health Organization.

Many people want to give trial drugs a chance to save their lives. Here’s how they’ll have to do it

The World

Senate passes food safety overhaul

Conflict & Justice

EPA scraps proposed chemical safety rules


Government report urges changes to U.S. policies on human subject research


Personalized medicine

Health & Medicine

Most pharmaceutical drugs only work for about half the people who take them because our DNA can inhibit them from functioning in our bodies.

New FDA Guidelines for Nano Particles

New FDA Guidelines for Nano Particles — The Food and Drug Administration has announced new voluntary guidelines for the use of nano technology in food packaging and cosmetics.

Human Experimentation Under Review

Global Politics

After news of this experimentation on Guatemalan prisoners and mental health patients came to light last year, President Obama’s bioethics commission launched a review of government research on human subject.

The World

FDA slaps new regulations on sunscreen

The Food and Drug Administration has finally released the sunscreen regulations it has been promising for 33-years, but the Environmental Working Group thinks the regulations fall short.

Should Pharmaceutical Reps Have the Right to Doctors’ Prescription Histories?

How do you define the right to free speech? Some would argue it means being allowed to say what you believe, even when it’s not popular. Others  would say it means getting a good look at what kind of prescriptions that your doctor has given you. At least, that’s the argument being made in a Supreme […]