The pharmaceutical industry’s move away from natural sources in drug discovery is short-sighted.
Drug discovery returns to the wildSubscription
Researchers now have the tools to unlock the potential of previously uncultivated microbes, prompting a return to drug discovery from natural products.
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Spironolactone, a diuretic used to treat heart failure whose side effects include hyperkalaemia (raised blood potassium levels), is associated with an increased risk of sudden death when combined with the antibiotic trimethoprim–sulfamethoxazole.
Four out of ten people would be willing to accept some degree of risk of immediate death rather than having to take a daily pill to prevent cardiovascular disease.