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Oct
29
2019

Ancient Medicine: How Will it Affect the Future?

By Graham Dyck
Consumers continue to increase their use of herbal supplements to improve health and manage a broad range of conditions. The American Botanical Council (ABC) estimates that Americans spent $7.5 billion on supplements in 2016, making it the 13th year in a row for which there was an increase in sales.1 These supplements include herbs thought to have medicinal benefits, such as horehound (Marrubium vulgare), which has been used since ancient times to treat respiratory conditions, to “wheatgrass” (Triticum aestivum) and barley shoots (Hordeum vulgare) because of the supposed nutritional benefits of these plants at an early growth stage. Other examples include use of botanicals for cosmetic benefits, Yerba mate tea (Ilex paraguariensis) to fight fatique, and ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi) as part of a personal spiritual discovery.2, 3 In its 2016 Market Report, the ABC listed 40 herbal supplements that each exceeded $2 million in sales in the U.S.
Mar
27
2019

2019 SOT 58th Annual Meeting and Tox Expo Wrap Up

By Graham Dyck
The SOT 58th Annual Meeting and Tox Expo was held March 10 – 14, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. It was the 30th anniversary of the conference and brought together scientists from around the world to discuss latest research and methods in evaluating toxicology.
Mar
26
2018

SOT 2018 Poster Session Wrap Up

By Graham Dyck
We presented two posters at SOT this month in San Antonio that highlighted research performed by our Durham team. They worked with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS).
Mar
15
2018

The New FDA Draft Guidance on In Vitro DDI Studies: How Will It Impact You?

By Graham Dyck
In October 2017, the FDA published revised draft guidance on DDI studies, entitled In Vitro Metabolism and Transporter-Mediated Drug-Drug Interaction Studies.  The guidance is the 4th Drug-Drug Interaction (DDI) Guidance document released by the agency and replaces the previous Guidances published in 1997, 2006, and 2012.

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