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The pharma: Dec. 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, 23 hours ago

The pharma: Dec. 9-16

Attack the K+ channel, kill the mosquito

http://www.nature.com/articles/srep36954

Complete, free report, linked cites., figs. from Nature

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Drugs today: Dec. 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 1, 2016

Drugs today: Dec. 1-8

Vaginal ring for HIV prevention: Where are we?

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1506110?query=TOC#t=articleBackground

Complete, free report, linked cites., video from New Engl. j. med.

Testosterone supplements and blood clots

http://www.livescience.com/57042-testosterone-blood-clot-risk.html

Full, free essay, links from LiveScience

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Pharma news: Nov. 21-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, November 21, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pharma news: Nov. 21-30

Thanks to 'net detective Dic Charge

Sad pharm

Deaf from that antibiotic? Use impairment in research!

http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2016/11/ohsus_deaf_hearing_researchers.html

Complete, free report, links from The Oregonian

Label requirement: homeopathic drugs: "doesn't work"

https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/public_statements/996984/p114505_otc_homeopathic_drug_enforcement_policy_statement.pdf

Statement, link from Fed. trade com.

Happy pharm

100-year old antiviral coming back?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-28/antiseptic-used-in-wwi-could-hold-key-to-treating-superbugs/8062496

Complete, free report, links, images from Aust. broadcasting co.

Pepsin-resistant capsule to treat hemophilia

https://news.utexas.edu/2016/11/28/engineers-develop-first-ever-capsule-to-treat-hemophilia

Press release, image from U. Texas/A

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Phall on the pharm: Nov. 11-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, November 11, 2016
Updated: Friday, November 18, 2016

Phall on the pharm: Nov. 11-15

Marijuana-related

Pot-related memory loss: disappearing mitochondria?

http://www.rdmag.com/article/2016/11/memory-loss-cannabis-could-be-related-mitochondria?et_cid=5672272&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=5672272&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report from R&D mag.

Possible cardiomyopathy from marijuana use

http://www.livescience.com/56849-marijuana-use-cardiomyopathy.html

Full, free essay, links from Livescience

Down on the pharm

Opioid called "pink" banned temporarily at least

https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2016-27357.pdf

Full, free notice from DEA

Proton pump inhibitors not related to pneumonia

http://www.bmj.com/content/355/bmj.i5813

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

3 NSAID's found safe for hearts

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/11/3-arthritis-pain-drugs-prove-equally-safe-heart?et_cid=5674894&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5674894&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free item from R&D mag.

Low-dose aspirin: no particular cardiovascular benefit

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2016/11/09/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.025760

Free abstract from Circulation

Placebo power

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-power-of-placebo-how-our-brains-can-heal-our-minds-and-bodies/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20161114

Free book review from Sci. Am.

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Modern pharmaceuticals: Nov. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, November 4, 2016
Updated: Thursday, November 10, 2016

Modern pharmaceuticals: Nov. 4-11

Thanks to 'net detective Jon Jackson

Many researchers failing to share data

https://f1000research.com/articles/5-2629/v1

Complete, free report, images, links from F1000research

Mortality, high statin use in cardiovascular cases

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/fullarticle/2580531

Full, free article, linked cites., tables from JAMA

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All's phine on the pharm: Oct. 28-Nov. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, October 28, 2016
Updated: Thursday, November 3, 2016

All's phine on the pharm: Oct. 28-Nov. 4

Thanks to 'net detective Heiko-Gary Heisermann

Not such good results

"Miracle cure" for autism? Not at all.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wacky-church-fire-miracle-cure-autism/story?id=43054429

Complete, free report from ABC news

Cranberries v UTI's? Nope: another home remedy dies

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2576822

Full, free article, linked cites. from JAMA

Anti-migraine meds for kids same as placebo

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/10/have-kid-migraines-sugar-pills-work-well-drugs?et_cid=5651098&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=5651098&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Mostly better news

How safe and effective is the male contraceptive shot?

http://press.endocrine.org/doi/pdf/10.1210/jc.2016-2141

Full, free pdf, refs, tables from J. clin endocrinol. metab.

The inventor of botox never thought of wrinkles

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-creator-of-botox-never-cared-about-wrinkles/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20161103

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Preventing post-surgical opioid addiction

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/10/u-m-launches-effort-prevent-surgery-related-opioid-addiction?et_cid=5646481&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5646481&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

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The drug world: Oct. 21-28

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, October 21, 2016
Updated: Thursday, October 27, 2016

The drug world: Oct. 21-28

What's going on with those epinephrine injectors?

http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/analysis/2016/09/22/beyond-epipen-prices-of-lifesaving-epinephrine-products-soar

Complete, free report, graphics, refs. from Pew charit. trust

Warning label added to testosterone

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm526151.htm

Free notice from FDA

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Pharmacology today: Oct. 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, October 14, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pharmacology today: Oct. 14-21

Chondroitin sulfate v placebo: no significant difference

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/art.39819/abstract

Abstract from Arth. & rheumatol.

Monkey study: Crohn disease med may fight HIV

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/354/6309/197

Abstract from Science

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Highlights of the pharm: Oct. 5-14

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Updated: Thursday, October 13, 2016

Highlights of the pharm: Oct. 5-14

Anti-hepatitis C drug could reawaken hep. B!

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm523690.htm

Press release from FDA

Finding new anti-Alzheimer strategies

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/talking-back/a-new-tack-to-stave-off-alzheimer-s-years-before-the-first-symptom/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20161012

Full, free essay, links, images from Sci. Am.

Women: caffeine v dementia

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/10/women-caffeine-could-be-ally-warding-dementia?et_cid=5602886&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5602886&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Overall supplement use about constant in US

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2565748

Abstract from JAMA

Cannabis and osteoporosis

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/excessive-pot-smoking-linked-to-osteoporosis/81253315

Full, free story from GEN

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Current pharmacology: Sept. 21-Oct. 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, September 26, 2016
Updated: Monday, October 3, 2016

Current pharmacology: Sept. 21-Oct. 5

Possibly addictive

Elephant tranquilizer and recent OD's

https://www.dea.gov/divisions/hq/2016/hq092216.shtml

Press release from DEA

Ants can become addicted to morphine

http://jeb.biologists.org/content/219/18/2865?ijkey=1df05e5304e5f95e5fe42423f8ab2cdc204cbc82&keytype2=tf_ipsecsha

Complete, free report, linked cites., images from J. exp. bio.

Coffee: pro and con

http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/coffee-love-it-or-leave-it?utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GB20160928-Energy&utm_id=262124&dlv-ga-memberid=21287211&mid=21287211&ml=262124

Press release from Harvard U.

Down on the pharm

FDA warns: Homeopathic teething meds

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm523435.htm

Press release, links from FDA

Testosterone supplements safe to heart?

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(16)30215-7/fulltext

Abstract from Lancet

Toward better stroke treatment

https://www.statnews.com/2016/02/22/surgery-angioplasty-stroke-prevention/

Full, free essay, links from STAT

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