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A teaspoon of medicine: March 26-April 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 26, 2015
Updated: 37 minutes ago

A teaspoon of medicine: March 26-April 2

Old therapies

Pills: millenia-old tech, new ideas

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/04/pill-manufacturing-%E2%80%93-second-revolution?et_cid=4494367&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Drug discov. & develop.

Ancient Anglo Saxon formulation works on germs

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27263-anglo-saxon-remedy-kills-hospital-superbug-mrsa.html#.VRrpNtJVhBe

Full, free essay, links from New Sci.

New drugs

Possum's anti-venoms isolated

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/opossum-compounds-isolated-to-help-make-antivenom/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150331

Full, free story, links from Sci. Am.

Pharmacists group to members: don't help executions

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/04/pharmacist-group-says-members-shouldnt-aid-executions?et_cid=4495060&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Drug discov. & develop.

Drug appears to stop Alzheimer--small study

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530144.500-alzheimers-progress-slowed-by-plaquebusting-drug.html

Complete, free report, links from New Sci.

Prevention

What can tumeric do for you?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-turmeric-prevent-or-cure-disease/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150325

Full, free audio file from Sci. Am.

Apples v pharma--do they really work?

http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2210883

Free abstract from JAMA Int. Med.

How well does that Ebola vaccine work?

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)60553-0/abstract

Free abstract from Lancet


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New horizons in pharmacy: March 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 20, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New horizons in pharmacy: March 19-26

Thanks to 'net detective Henriette Evans

Use of non-approved hormones on rise

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/03/non-fda-approved-hormone-therapies-rise?et_cid=4480594&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free article from Biosci. Tech.

"The prince of pseudoscience" and homeopathy

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2015/03/prince_charles_visits_washington_d_c_and_kentucky_homeopathy_and_anti_gm.html

Complete, free report, links from Slate

Fentanyl abuse

http://www.dea.gov/divisions/hq/2015/hq031815.shtml

Full, free alert from FDA

Epsom salts: what's the truth?

https://gma.yahoo.com/truth-epsom-salt-114947932--abc-news-wellness.html?nwltr=icymi_gma_xtra_link

Free video from Yahoo Health

No need to do blood tests on these acne patients

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/03/blood-test-patients-acne-medication-deemed-unnecessary?et_cid=4478235&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.


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The pharma today: March 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 13, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The pharma today: March 12-19

Drug news

Is hormone replacement therapy coming back?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/03/hrt-menopause-staging-comeback?et_cid=4468266&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free story, image from Biosci. Tech.

Warfarin sensitivity and genes

http://www.empr.com/using-genetics-to-tailor-anticoagulant-therapy/article/403011/

Short, free item from MPR

Folic acid v strokes

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2205876

Full, free article from JAMA

Worrisome drugs

Legalized in US: powdered alcohol

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/powdered-alcohol-now-legal-in-u-s/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150318

Full, free essay, links from Sci. Am.

Mississippi does not want to reveal maker of execution drug

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/03/mississippi-wants-execution-drug-suppliers-name-kept-secret?et_cid=4468219&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Short, free note from Drug discov. & develop.

Abuse resistant OxyContin still abused

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/03/harder-abuse-oxycontin-doesnt-stop-illicit-use-0?et_cid=4460451&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.


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Your drug news: March 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 05, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Your drug news: March 5-12

On the pharm

Our students might be taking "molly"--what is it?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-molly-works-in-the-brain/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150310

Full, free essay, link from Sci. Am.

Living cardiomyocyetes on chip for drug testing

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/03/heart-chip-aids-drug-screening?et_cid=4452949&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

From the FDA

Safety alert on Chantix

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm437415.htm

Press release from FDA

Warning about testosterone supplements

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm436280.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Press release from FDA


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Your drug news: Feb. 26-March 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 26, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Your drug news: Feb. 26-March 5

Hormone-releasing IUD 99%+ effective, long lasting

http://www.actavis.com/news/news/thomson-reuters/actavis-and-medicines360-announce-fda-approval-of

Press release from manufacturer

Moderate coffee drinking and lower atherosclerosis

http://heart.bmj.com/content/early/2015/02/06/heartjnl-2014-306663

Free abstract from Heart

Melatonin use with children OK? Not according to this

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/02/warning-use-drug-childrens-sleep?et_cid=4435126&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

 

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Drugs for you: Feb. 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, February 20, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Drugs for you: Feb. 19-26

Vitamin A relative v hematopoesis in the embryo

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/02/previously-unknown-effect-vitamin-identified?et_cid=4432894&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

NSAID's after a heart attack

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2130316

Free abstract from JAMA

The history of birth control in less than 2 minutes

http://www.dddmag.com/videos/2015/02/evolution-birth-control?et_cid=4426365&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Free video from Drug discov. & develop.


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On the pharma: Feb. 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 12, 2015
Updated: Thursday, February 19, 2015

On the pharm: Feb. 12-19

Acknowledging 'net detective Krista Rompolski

Hormone replacement: timing, menopause, and heart issues

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Atherosclerosis/48808?utm_source=share&utm_medium=mobile&utm_campaign=medpage%2Biphone%20app

Full, free essay, links from MedPage Today

Will pot actually help some health problems?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/top-u-s-doctor-says-medical-marijuana-may-help-some-conditions/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20150211

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Testing a new anti-HIV drug

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/02/scientists-announce-anti-hiv-agent-so-powerful-it-can-work-vaccine?et_cid=4422306&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Drug discov. & develop.

Pill to increase female sexual desire awaiting approval

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/02/after-lobbying-push-drugmaker-resubmits-womens-sex-pill?et_cid=4421566&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.


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Asking about drugs: Feb. 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 05, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Asking about drugs: Feb. 5-12

Heart-healthy resveratrol (red wine ingredient) good for hippocampus too

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/resveratrol-not-only-good-for-the-heart-but-halts-memory-loss-as-well/81250893/

Complete, free report from GEN

What's the straight dope on pot?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/does-pot-cause-your-brain-to-rot/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150210

Free graphic story from Sci. Am.

Large study: Alcohol drinkers half as likely to get ALS

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/talking-back/2015/02/06/does-drinking-alcoholmaybe-even-heavilyprotect-against-als/

Full, free essay, reference from Sci. Am.


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A new day, a new drug: Jan. 29-Feb. 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, January 30, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, February 04, 2015

A new day, a new drug: Jan. 29-Feb. 5

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Drugs

How marijuana works

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-medical-marijuana-s-chemicals-may-protect-cells/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150129

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Alcohol and prescription drug interactions

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/millions-risk-alcohol-medication-interactions/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150130

Full, free audio file from Sci. Am.

Supplements

What is in that supplement?

http://www.ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-schneiderman-asks-major-retailers-halt-sales-certain-herbal-supplements-dna-tests

Press release from NY Attorney General

Does that green coffee bean supplement really work?

http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2015/01/marketer-who-promoted-green-coffee-bean-weight-loss-supplement

Statement from the FTC

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Healthier you: Jan. 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 22, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Healthier you: Jan. 22-29

Thanks to 'net detective Henriette Evans

Blueberries, chocolate, and avocados for health!

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/01/blueberries-avocados-and-cocoa-beans-may-keep-cardiologists-bay?et_cid=4374381&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Brown fat metabolism kick-started by drug

http://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/fulltext/S1550-4131(14)00560-9

Full, free essay, images, linked citations from Cell metab.


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