Volume 90 Issue 19 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: May 7, 2012

Teaching Old Drugs New Tricks

Research: NIH program aims to find new uses for promising compounds shelved by pharma
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Biological SCENE
Keywords: NIH, NCAST, Drug development, Pfizer, Astrazentica, Eli Lilly & Co.

Under a pilot program announced by NIH last week, dozens of drug compounds that have advanced to clinical studies but are no longer being pursued for their original indication will be available to NIH-funded researchers. The program provides research grant support and template agreements with the pharmaceutical firms that own the compounds.

The pilot program—Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules—is . . .

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