Tagged: Clinical Trials

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Evaluating Modafinil as a Smart Drug (20 Years of Data)

Modafinil (Provigil) first entered the U.S. markets in 1998 after FDA approval. Although it was initially intended to treat narcolepsy and related sleep disorders, it quickly garnered a reputation as an off-label ‘smart drug’. We evaluate the effectiveness of modafinil...

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The Process and Costs of Drug Development

Developing a new drug in 2021 costs an average of US$2.5 billion. In addition, the drug development process involves an average of 12 years of research and regulatory procedures before it is approved for sale. Despite this costly investment that...

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Zebrafish: Lab Rats of The Future, Today

“Such an exotic name!” you exclaim, “Surely it must be an elusive endangered African species that can only be found in two specific wetlands in the Congo Basin?” Well, the zebrafish is indeed exotic, but in a different context, the...