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. 

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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."