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The drugs of summer: July 30-Aug. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 30, 2015
Updated: 12 hours ago

The drugs of summer: July 30-Aug. 6

Better quality control for drugs

http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2015/07/quality-standards-pharma?et_cid=4702719&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

FDA warns of drugs with similar names

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/fda-warns-drug-name-mix-ups?et_cid=4704246&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

 

 

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Pharmaceutical update: July 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 23, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pharmaceutical update: July 23-30

Cholesterol drug approved

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/fda-oks-breakthrough-cholesterol-drug-high-risk-patients?et_cid=4696107&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

 

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Pharmacy now: July 16-23

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

Pharmacy now: July 16-23

Miniature bile ducts grown in vitro for drug testing

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/mini-bile-ducts-identify-drugs-could-prevent-liver-transplantation?et_cid=4680330&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Psychoactive drugs and body weight

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/many-psychiatric-drugs-have-serious-effects-on-body-weight/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20150722

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Aspirin v cardiovascular disease

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6427a1.htm?s_cid=mm6427a1_e

Short, free story, graphics, linked citations from MMWR

 

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Summer drugs: July 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Saturday, July 11, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Summer drugs: July 9-16

Better drug news

Antidepressants and pregnancy

http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h3190

Full, free article, video, linked citations, graphics from BMJ

Stains decrease heart risk

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/treating-more-adults-statins-would-be-cost-effective-way-boost-heart-health?et_cid=4674776&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Worse drug news

Heart risk warnings bolstered for certain NSAID's

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/07/fda-strengthens-heart-risk-warning-popular-pain-relievers?et_cid=4669474&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from R&D Mag.

Do anesthetics cause IQ decline in kids?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/07/special-report-doctors-debate-study-finding-iq-lowered-kids-post-anesthesia?et_cid=4668911&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Free, special report from Biosci. Tech.

Can lethal injections continue?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/supreme-court-decision-aside-lethal-injection-looks-increasingly-unsustainable/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150709

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.


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What about the drugs: July 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, July 03, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, July 08, 2015

What about the drugs: July 2-9

Not bad news

How does laughing gas work?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/uncovering-mechanism-our-oldest-anesthetic?et_cid=4660606&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

FDA looking at sunscreen regulation

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1504912?query=TOC

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

Not so good drugs

Heroin use increasing in US

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm64e0707a1.htm

Full, free story, citations, graphics from MMWR

St. John's wort can have serious adverse reactions

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/how-st-johns-wort-can-make-you-sick?et_cid=4659901&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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

Diabetes drug, weight loss, and side effects

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1411892?query=featured_home&#t=articleTop&

Full, free article, linked citations, graphics from New Engl. J. Med.

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Drug discovery: Jun 25-July 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 26, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Drug discovery: Jun 25-July 2

Down on the pharm

Massive study: chocolate and health

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-chocolate-is-good-for-your-health/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150630

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Heroin prices down, heroin deaths up

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/more-heroin-deaths-anticipated-due-to-high-supply-from-afghanistan/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150630

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Problematic anesthesia for young kids

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-anesthesia-dilemma/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150630

Full, free article from Sci. Am.

Just marijuana

US relaxing some restrictions on pot research

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43418/title/Obama-Administration-Eases-Marijuana-Research-Requirements/

Full, free essay, links from The Scientist

Does marijuana legalization lead to more use in teens? Nope.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(15)00217-5/fulltext

Complete, free report, graphics, linked citations from Lancet


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Pharm news: June 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 19, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pharm news: June 19-26

Poor pot! Useful: not so much.

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/study-scant-evidence-medical-pot-helps-many-illnesses?et_cid=4639489&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.

HIV and cocaine

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/more-evidence-possible-link-between-cocaine-use-and-hiv-infection?et_cid=4637288&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Preventing opioid overdoses

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6423a2.htm?s_cid=mm6423a2_w

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June drugs: June 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 12, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

June drugs: June 12-19

Do proton pump inhibitors increase MI risk?

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0124653

Full, free article, tables, linked citations from PLoS One

No evidence of memory loss with statins

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/06/statins-dont-harm-memory-after-all-suggests-million-patient-study?et_cid=4621777&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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Chocolate is good for the heart!

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/06/chocolate-%E2%80%94-its-good-your-heart-new-study-says?et_cid=4629083&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Problems associated with synthetic pot

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6422a5.htm

Full, free essay, graphics, citations from MMWR

The case on lethal injections

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/lets-stop-pretending-the-death-penalty-is-a-medical-procedure-editorial/?WT.mc_id=SA_IDR_20150609

Complete, free editorial from Sci. Am.


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The pharma this week: June 7-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Updated: Thursday, June 11, 2015

The pharma this week: June 7-12

Thanks this week to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Statins

New treatment guidelines for statins

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/19/health/time-cholesterol-statins/index.html

Full, free essay, image, links from CNN

Is there a link between statin use and diabetes?

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/06/strongest-statin-diabetes-link-yet-not-so-fast-say-some-experts?et_cid=4602641&et_rid=54713780&type=image

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

Other drugs

Vascular growth factor to treat polycystic kidney in mice

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/detecting-disease-with-intelligent-bacteria/81251341/

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

Viagra and similar drugs v malaria

http://www.scidev.net/global/malaria/news/viagra-weapon-health-malaria.html

Full, free essay, link from SciDev

"Female Viagra" approved by FDA panel

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/fda-panel-backs-female-libido-drug?et_cid=4608750&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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New class of cholesterol-lowering drug approved

http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/09/health/cholesterol-lowering-drug-fda/index

Full, free story, video, links from CNN

Addressing counterfeit drugs

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/06/using-diamond-identify-counterfeit-drugs?et_cid=4607449&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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Conference drugs: May 21-June 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 21, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 08, 2015

Conference drugs: May 21-June 7

Anti-stroke drug works on otitis media!

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/05/anti-stroke-drug-effective-treatment-middle-ear-infections?et_cid=4584808&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

FDA: What about antibiotics used in livestock?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/05/fda-proposes-know-more-about-antibiotic-use-animals?et_cid=4582789&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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