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May's medicine: April 30-May 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 30, 2015
Updated: Friday, May 01, 2015

May's medicine: April 30-May 7

Thanks to 'net detective A. J. Petto

The end to chin chubbiness?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/chin-up-fda-approves-kythera-drug-for-submental-fat/81251216/?kwrd=FDA

Complete, free essay from GEN

Anticholinergics and Alzheimer Disease

http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2091745&

Free article abstract from JAMA Int. Med.

Diabetes drug common in fresh water

http://www5.uwm.edu/news/2015/04/24/diabetes-drug-found-in-freshwater-is-potential-source-of-intersex-fish/#.VUI2udJVhBe

Press release from Univ. Wisc.-Milwaukee


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Pharma: April 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 23, 2015
Updated: Monday, April 27, 2015

Pharma: April 23-30

Thanks to 'net detective AJ Petto

More on the Dr. Oz kerfuffle

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/opinion/sunday/dr-oz-is-no-wizard-but-no-quack-either.html?ref=opinion&_r=0

Full, free item from NY Times

Complex issue: neonatal withdrawal syndrome

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1500439#t=article

Complete, free article, linked citations, graphics from New Engl. j. Med.

Drugs to treat alcoholic hepatitis strike out

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/04/alcoholic-hepatitis-treatments-fail-keep-patients-alive?et_cid=4531549&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.


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Daily dose of drugs: April 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 16, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Daily dose of drugs: April 16-23

Could there be something more going on here?

Fake meds are a major risk

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/04/global-pandemic-fake-medicines-poses-urgent-risk?et_cid=4527187&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Calcium supplements and glaucoma, macular degeneration

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/calcium-supplementation-tied-to-higher-risk-of-amd-in-older-adults/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150421

Full, free article from Sci. Am.

Does he push "quack" treatments?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/04/physicians-want-dr-oz-gone-columbia-medical-faculty-0?et_cid=4521491&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

He defends himself against "quack" charge

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/04/dr-oz-defends-himself-against-critical-letter-written-columbia?et_cid=4525183&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Useful information

Ancient hangover treatment and more on papyrus

http://www.livescience.com/50544-ancient-hangover-cure-discovered.html

Complete, free report, image, links from LiveScience

Botox moves into the CNS

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/04/botox-makes-unnerving-journey-our-nervous-system?et_cid=4519031&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Why do some respond to placebos but not all?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/04/placebome?et_cid=4522089&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.


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New drugs: April 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 09, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

New drugs: April 9-16

Good drug

Coffee prevents DNA breakage

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/04/coffee-protects-dna-breaking-say-two-recent-studies?et_cid=4515004&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Cannabidiol v seizures

Full, free essay, links from The Scientist

Vaccines against intestinal diseases

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/vaccines-developed-to-fight-foodborne-illness/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150409

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

Bad drug

Cocaine v brain in womb

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/04/functional-brain-organization-newborns-altered-prenatal-cocaine-exposure?et_cid=4505506&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Amphetamine-like chemicals in some diet pills

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/some-supplements-still-contain-untested-stimulant/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150408

Complete, free report, links in Sci. Am.

Warning on anabolic steroid product

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm442494.htm

Press release, links from FDA


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April on the pharm: April 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 08, 2015

April on the pharm: April 2-9

Pills from the placenta? Maybe not so much

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mothers-who-eat-a-newborn-s-placenta-may-or-may-not-benefit/?WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20150403

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.



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A teaspoon of medicine: March 26-April 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 26, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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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