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The drug news you need: July 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Thanks to web detective Paul Blumstein

How reliable is that drug expiration date? Not so much

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/07/18/537257884/that-drug-expiration-date-may-be-more-myth-than-fact

Full, free essay, links: NPR

Caffeine + pot? A good idea?

https://www.livescience.com/59913-health-effects-of-mixing-caffeine-and-marijuana.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170724-ls

Full, free story, links: Live sci.

Does adderall improve cognition in students? Maybe not

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0376871617302983

Free abstract: Drug alcohol depend.

FDA approves this skin regeneration therapy

https://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/07/skin-regeneration-therapy-one-first-be-evaluated-fda?et_cid=6029220&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6029220&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report, link: R&D mag.

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Summer pharma: July 5-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 6, 2017
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Daily drugs: June 29-July 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 30, 2017
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Down on the pharm: June 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 23, 2017

Thanks to web detective A.J. Petto

Drugs and the nervous system

Thoughts on "Brain dust" and alternative meds.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/25/magazine/how-amanda-chantal-bacon-perfected-the-celebrity-wellness-business.html

Full, free essay, links: NY times

Epilepsy drug for early Alzheimer

https://www.dddmag.com/news/2017/06/anti-epilepsy-drug-restores-normal-brain-activity-mild-alzheimers-disease?et_cid=6003382&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6003382&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report: Drug discov. & develop.

Seven questions about your pain prescription

http://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/7-questions-to-ask-when-youre-given-a-prescription-for-an-opioid?utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WR20170623-Pain&utm_id=543622&dlv-ga-memberid=21287211&mid=21287211&ml=543622

Press release: Harvard U.

More pharma

Projecting the arc of the opioid epidemic

https://www.statnews.com/2017/06/27/opioid-deaths-forecast/

Full, free essay, links, graphic: STAT

Treatment: Type II diabetes + osteoporosis

https://academic.oup.com/jcem/article-abstract/doi/10.1210/jc.2017-00042/3882598/Type-2-diabetes-and-osteoporosis-a-guide-to?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Free abstract: J. clin. endocrine. metab.

Avobenzone in water, UV may change

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0045653517306203

Free abstract, graphic: Chemosphere

Are we taking too much vitamin D?

http://www.popsci.com/too-much-vitamin-d?CMPID=ene062217&spMailingID=29496601&spUserID=NDk2MTgwNDU2MzMyS0&spJobID=1062842479&spReportId=MTA2Mjg0MjQ3OQS2

Complete, free report, links: Pop. sci.

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The pharm today: June 8-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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June on the pharm: June 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thanks to web detective Kevin Patton

Bad pharma

Alleged: 1,000 deaths and no warning?

https://www.statnews.com/2017/06/05/actemra-rheumatoid-arthritis-fda/

Special report, video, links: STAT

Heartbreak: failure to report opioid deaths

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/some-topics-call-science-reporting-many-angles

Full, free essay, links: Sci. news

Interesting pharma

Kratom in a vending machine?

https://www.statnews.com/2017/06/01/kratom-vending-machine/

Complete, free report, links, image: STAT

30-day shot for Type II diabetes?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/month-long-diabetes-control-possible-with-new-injection/81254458?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=02&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20170606

Full, free story, images: GEN

Cinnamon and brown adipocytes

http://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-02263-5?error=cookies_not_supported

Full, free essay, linked cites., figs.: Nature

 

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Springtime for drugs: May 25-June 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Daily drugs: May 11-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Chondroitin works against knee osteoarthritis

http://ard.bmj.com/content/early/2017/04/29/annrheumdis-2016-210860

Complete, free report, linked cites., figs: BMJ

 

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Dandy drugs: May 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thanks to web detective A.J. Petto

Narcotics-related

Kerfuffle over opioid addiction treatment

https://www.statnews.com/2017/05/11/vivek-murthy-tom-price/

Full, free article, links: STAT

Fentanyl deaths on rise

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Newsroom/Testimonies/SSCI%20Unclassified%20SFR%20-%20Final.pdf

Full, free statement: US Senate sel. com. intel.

Drug to break newborn opioid addictions

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1614835?query=pfw&jwd=000012278332&jspc=#t=articleTop

Complete, free report, linked cites., graphics: New Engl. j. med.

Gray death: opioid combination

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/gray-death-opioid-dangerous-drug-combination/

Full, free essay, image, links: CBS

No codeine and tramadol: coughing kids, breastfeeders

https://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm554029.htm

Safety alert, links: FDA

Down on the pharm

Cannabinoids improve cognition in the elderly...mice

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49367/title/Cannabinoid-Treatment-Improves-Cognition-in-Old-Mice/

Full, free article, links: Scientist

US Senate bill to extend oversight to cosmetics

https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/8/a/8a09f000-9a16-478e-9524-45f4618c8780/63C58003C6DE5D1A504FBD47FE2D114B.tam17a00.pdf

Senate bill text

Drug for ALS approved

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm557102.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Press release: FDA

Not a great drug after all?

No more steroids for knee osteoarthritis

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2626573

Complete, free report, linked cites., figs.: JAMA

Adolescent dies of caffeine O.D.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/davis-cripe-teen-dies-from-caffeine-overdose-coroner-says/

Full, free piece, links, video CBS news

Just a week of NSAID's related to heart attack

http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j1909

Full, free essay, linked cites., figs.: BMJ

Post FDA approval: 32% of newer drugs had issues

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2625319

Free abstract: JAMA

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Spring drugs: April 27-May 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thanks to web detective Jon Jackson

Drugs for everyone!

Modern antibiotics from Medieval books?

http://www.dddmag.com/article/2017/05/medieval-medical-books-could-hold-recipe-new-antibiotics?et_cid=5936711&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5936711&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

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

New injectable osteoporosis drug approved

http://investors.radiuspharm.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1023557

Press release, links: Radius

Opioid substitutes: reduced mortality

http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j1550

Full, free article, linked cites., tables, figs.: BMJ

Is synthetic mucus in your future?

http://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/04/synthetic-mucus-helps-fight-antibiotic-resistance?et_cid=5930093&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5930093&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay, image: R&D mag.

Drugs related to pregnancy

Some antibiotics linked to spontaneous abortions

http://www.cmaj.ca/content/189/17/E625

Free abstract: CMAJ

Old drug to stop post-partum hemorrhaging

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/04/26/525639110/overlooked-drug-could-save-thousands-of-moms-after-childbirth

Complete, free report, links: NPR

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