A better heavy metal drug


We are now just discovering how gold and other heavy-metal drugs work against rheumatoid arthritis. These drugs have been in use for one indication or another since the 1890’s.

I wonder what pharmaceutical chemist “Derek Lowe”:http://pipeline.corante.com’s comments on this development are.

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2 Responses

  1. When I saw the title of this entry I got the wrong end of the stick and thought you were referring, once again, to the “Columbian marching powder” – which has been the drug of choice for many heavy metal bands for many years now!

  2. Well, I did intend the “heavy metal drug” pun, but didn’t think about the specific variety.

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