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Pharmaceuticals now: Sept. 3-10

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 03, 2015
Updated: Thursday, September 03, 2015

Pharmaceuticals now: Sept. 3-10

Pharma: are you inventing diseases for your drugs?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pharma-watch-raising-awareness-or-drumming-up-sales/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150903

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

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Modern pharmacology: Aug. 27-Sept. 3

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, August 28, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Modern pharmacology: Aug. 27-Sept. 3

Phony

Battling counterfeit drugs

http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2015/08/countering-spread-false-medications?et_cid=4787758&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Jailed for months, his "meth" was Epson salts

http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/news/salt-evidence-kept-on-ice/2756734/?

Full, free article from Fraser Coast Chron.

Real but is it good?

Is raw milk a good idea? Report: Nope.

https://foodpoisoningbulletin.com/2015/study-purported-health-benefits-of-raw-milk-are-myths/

Complete, free report, link from Food Poisoning Bulletin

Vitamin D offers protection from a variety of intestinal issues

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/08/vitamin-d-important-protect-against-bowel-disease?et_cid=4781688&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

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Pharmaceutical progress: Aug. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 20, 2015
Updated: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pharmaceutical progress: Aug. 20-27

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Not such good news

Phony marijuana and why it is dangerous

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fake-weed-leads-to-a-real-drug-crisis1/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150825

Full, free article, links from Sci. Am.

Where do those drug metabolites go after they leave you?

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43615/title/Drugging-the-Environment/

Full, free essay, linked citations, images from The Scientist

Vitamin D supplements for obese youngsters? Not so much.

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2015/08/vitamin-d-supplements-have-limited-benefits-obese-teens?et_cid=4752760&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, video from Biosci. Tech.

Better news

FDA approves pill for female sexual hypoactivity

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm458734.htm

Press release from FDA

Why chocolate is good for you

http://iheartintelligence.com/2015/05/07/science-says-you-should-eat-more-chocolate/

Website, links

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Pharmacology now: Aug. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 13, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pharmacology now: Aug. 13-20

OxyCotin for young adolescents

http://www.fda.gov/drugs/newsevents/ucm456973.htm

Free Q&A from FDA

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On the pharm: Aug. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 06, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

On the pharm: Aug. 6-13

Drug news we can use

Testosterone not shown to increase atherosclerosis

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2425744

Full, free article, linked citations, graphics from JAMA

First self-injectable HIV antibody

http://admin.rdmag.com/articles/2015/08/first-self-injectable-hiv-antibody?et_cid=4734243&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay, image from R&D Mag.

Salvia v addiction, traditional medicine

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/traditional-medicine-from-southern-mexico-offers-help-with-addiction/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150811

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Frances Kelsey, defended against thalidomide dies

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43719/title/Doctor-Who-Blocked-Thalidomide-Dies/

Free obituary, image, link from The Scientist

Not great news

Why do drugs cost so much?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/08/pharmacist-explains-why-drugs-cost-so-much?et_cid=4731181&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

FDA v Kim Kardashian's pharm postings on social media

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/08/fda-issues-warning-over-kim-kardashians-drug-promotions?et_cid=4736801&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.

Anti-Alzheimer drugs and harmful weight loss?

http://consumer.healthday.com/cognitive-health-information-26/alzheimer-s-news-20/dementia-medications-may-lead-to-significant-weight-loss-study-701896.html

Complete, free report from HealthDay

 

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The drugs of summer: July 30-Aug. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 30, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The drugs of summer: July 30-Aug. 6

Regulation

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.

On the pharm

First 3-D printed drug

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/08/first-3-d-printed-drug-approved-fda?et_cid=4713248&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, links 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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