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Your drug news: Feb. 26-March 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 26, 2015
Updated: 15 hours ago

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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Useful and dangerous drugs: Jan. 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, January 16, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Useful and dangerous drugs: Jan. 15-22

Has the painkiller abuse epidemic passed?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/01/us-painkiller-abuse-epidemic-may-be-declining-study?et_cid=4365318&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

More great news about coffee!

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/spf-coffee-new-study-links-lower-melanoma-risk-with-increased-consumption/81250833/

Full, free story from GEN

Warning of allergy from acne meds.

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/06/fda-warns-allergic-reactions-acne-products?et_cid=4018385&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.


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Drug discoveries: Jan. 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 08, 2015
Updated: Thursday, January 08, 2015

Drug discoveries: Jan. 8-15

What about E-cigarettes?

http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/early/2015/01/04/1078-0432.CCR-14-2544.full.pdf+html

Complete, free report, images, references from Clin. Cancer Res.


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Drug developments: Jan. 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Drug developments: Jan. 1-8

Drink coffee and healthier be?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/coffee-and-tea-may-protect-the-brain/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150107

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

How does this pill trick your body into losing weight?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/new-diet-pill-tricks-body-losing-weight?et_cid=4350385&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Phase 1 trials start for Ebola vaccine

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/01/j-j-start-phase-1-clinical-trial-ebola-vaccine-regimen?et_cid=4350378&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.


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Drugs for tomorrow: Dec. 25-Jan. 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 26, 2014
Updated: Friday, December 26, 2014

Drugs for tomorrow: Dec. 25-Jan. 1

New weight loss drug approved

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm427913.htm

Press release from FDA


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