Articles by Amy Nordrum

Amy Nordrum is a science writer at International Business Times. In the past, her work has been featured by Scientific American, Smithsonian Magazine, IEEE Spectrum and The Atlantic. Amy holds a master's degree from the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program at New York University. 


The World’s Most Expensive Drug

Soliris, which treats a rare blood condition, costs $440,000 a year. Many of those who don't need it resent paying higher insurance premiums to subsidize it for others.

How To Stem Heroin Overdoses In America

The growing heroin problem has opened up a big market for a nasal spray known as Narcan, a drug that reverses overdoses and will be available in 35 states without a prescription next month.



Twitter Wants to Smyte Trolls

Three-year-old start-up Smyte's technology works by monitoring data feeds and leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in an effort to flag and label potentially inappropriate content.

Why Ford And Volkswagen Are Becoming Allies

The two companies announced they are "exploring a strategic alliance," but made it clear it wasn't a cross-ownership deal, and their agreement doesn't include any "equity arrangements."