Hamner-UNC Institute for Drug Safety Sciences

The Liver Takes It All

Drug-induced liver injuries result in more regulatory actions and delays in pharmaceutical developments than any other serious medical event. Scientists and pharma companies have created a virtual liver to better understand the effects of pharmaceutical drugs.

The 99% Solution

Approximately 99% of the population take medicines without a problem. But some people experience dangerous reactions, which can force the FDA to pull drugs from the shelf, denying patients needed help and costing drug companies billions. Researchers with The Hamner–UNC Institute for Drug Safety Science are trying to understand why.