Which Medicines Have Transformed Drug Development in the Past Decade?

November 22, 2019, 10:37 PM UTC

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Happy Friday, readers!

I have a selfish request of all of you this evening.

If you have any thoughts about which drugs, medicines, therapies, procedures, etc have served the American (and global) public best over the past decade, I’d love to read what you have to say.

I have a few ideas. Truvada and PrEP (those treatments that can essentially prevent HIV transmission) come to mind. Cancer immunotheraphy, new gene therapies, and so many other drugs are clear contenders.

But I want to hear your expert opinions. I’m sure there are plenty of things I’m missing – a rare disease drug I’ve never heard of, or a therapy for condition I never knew existed. Please weigh in.

Read on for the day’s news, and have a wonderful weekend.

Sy Mukherjee


ViiV, NIH team up on HIV antibodies. ViiV Healthcare, the joint project between  GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, is teaming up with the National Institutes of Health to tackle HIV with a new kind of therapy. The experimental "broadly neutralizing antibody" could potentially slash costs (and be an effective medicine against) the HIV-1 strain; there is plenty of work to be done, and the proof is in the pudding. (Endpoints News)


Flu season is picking up. Get your shots. Flu season is already upon us, according to the CDC (not exactly surprising given that it can last all the way up to early summer). But it's already hit about 30 states, and it could be a brutal season. As the mantra goes: Get your shots (if not for yourself, at the very least for others). (NBC News)


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