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You could've been thinking correctly. Banting did patent insulin but felt it was unethical to profit from such a critical drug. He sold the patent for a dollar to a (now nonexistent) pharmaceutical company.


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Dr Jonas Salk or Dr Albert Sabin who did not patent their respective polio vaccines. There are some more such researchers so I am not sure who exactly you are looking for but this would be a start.


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It could be tolerance if other caffeinated beverages are usually consumed, however it also depends on the type of tea itself, and other properties, such as how long the tea has steeped for. For example, brewed black tea can have anywhere from 14-61 mg of caffeine, which is a large range and depends on which tea you are drinking specifically. Whereas if you ...


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What is happening to you is 'tolerance'. It is a term used in pharmacology. It is a phenomenon by which a drug/medicine becomes less effective the body gets used to it. One explanation is less receptors for that drug are manufactured because of negative feedback. You may have developed tolerance to tea.


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I wasn't sure when I first read this, but this is actually a very interesting question. Right now there seem to be two completely divorced lines of inquiry that researchers are pursuing with respect to the antimalarial drugs. One group of researchers is working on working out the mechanism by which say, chloroquine and its ilk bind to and interfere with ...


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Disclaimer: all of this is not to be considered medical advice but rather a general explanation. You should talk with your physician and/or pharmacist on a case by case basis when determining whether to take a drug and how to dose it. We should consider that most pharmaceutical forms are made up from two main components: the active ingredient(s) and the ...


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This website gives a nice overview, including how the FDA approve drugs that they expect will be spit and some practical issues of pill cutting. Yes, half a tablet of (2x dose) is, absent other issues, equivalent to one intact tablet of (1x) dose. The main exceptions are practical ones.. where the tablet cannot easily be cut; where the dosing is so ...



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