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Down on the pharm: April 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 14, 2017

Thanks to web detective Murray Jensen

The birth of the pill

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/books/review/jonathan-eig-the-birth-of-the-pill-review.html?_r=0

Free book review: NY Times

Tags:  birth control pills  contraception 

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Drug news: April 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 7, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Kevin Patton and Paul Blumstein

Happy pharm

Vanishing circumflex a. atherosclerosis

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1609054?query=TOC

Short, free item, images: New Engl. j. med.

Comparison of COPD therapies

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)30188-5/fulltext?dgcid=email-usnewsletter_newsletter_number93

Free summary: Lancet

Vitamins

Are you getting sufficient Vitamin B12?

http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/are-you-getting-enough-b12?utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GB20170412-Vitamins&utm_id=459786&dlv-ga-memberid=21287211&mid=21287211&ml=459786

Press release: Harvard U.

What good is vitamin C?

http://www.popsci.com/

Full, free essay, links: Pop. sci.

Not such good news

It worked in mice, why not people?

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/04/10/522775456/drugs-that-work-in-mice-often-fail-when-tried-in-people

Full, free essay, links: NPR

"Poppers" aka alkyl nitrite v fovea

http://bjo.bmj.com/content/early/2017/03/23/bjophthalmol-2016-310023

Full, free article, linked cites., images: BMJ opthamol.

Non-reproducible results: how they hurt

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/04/06/522262881/how-flawed-science-is-undermining-good-medicine

Complete, free report, links: NPR

Tags:  atherosclerosis treatment  COPD treatments  reproducible results  vitamin B-12  vitamin C 

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April down on the pharm: March 29-April 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 30, 2017

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Spring on the pharm: March 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

Opioids

Toddlers: the youngest opioid victims

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2017/03/some-youngest-opioid-victims-are-curious-toddlers-0?et_cid=5889944&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5889944&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2017%2f03%2fsome-youngest-opioid-victims-are-curious-toddlers-0%3fet_cid%3d5889944%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay: Biosci. tech.

Time for a "War on opioids?"

https://www.statnews.com/2017/03/27/manchin-opioid-war-on-drugs/

Complete, free report, links, video: STAT

Other drug-related issues

Can drug-induced abortion be reversed? No evidence.

http://www.acog.org/~/media/departments/state%20legislative%20activities/2015AZFactSheetMedicationAbortionReversalfinal.pdf

Website: AAOG

New way to reduce blood glucose

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/anti-diabetes-compound-encumbers-coactivator-reduces-blood-sugar/81254104?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=01&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20170328

Full, free essay: GEN

What about those testosterone ads?

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2612615

Free abstract: JAMA

Medical pot? Another view

http://doctorskeptic.blogspot.com/2017/03/saying-no-to-medical-cannabis.html

Free, short blog: Doc. skeptic

Powdered vaccine to stop diarrhea in infants

http://www.sciencealert.com/this-mesmerising-time-lapse-of-cell-division-is-real-and-it-s-spectacular

Complete, free report, links, images: NPR

Tags:  diabetes  drug-induced abortions reversed?  opiods  powdered vaccines 

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St. Pat's pharma: March 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 17, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

Not so good pharms

Long-term opioid use in US

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6610a1.htm?s_cid=mm6610a1_e

Complete, free report, tables, refs.: MMWR

On-line drug reviews sometimes unreliable

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-public/online-reviews-can-make-over-counter-drugs-look-way-too-effective

Full, free story, links: Sci news

Do intra-disc glucocorticoid injections work? Not for long

http://annals.org/aim/article/2612231/intradiscal-glucocorticoid-injection-patients-chronic-low-back-pain-associated-active

Free abstract: Ann. int. med.

Ibuprofen and cardiac arrest

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/mar/15/ibuprofen-sale-restrictions-study-increased-cardiac-arrest-risk

Full, free essay: Guardian

Good news on the pharm!

Live long and drink coffee!

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-365675.html

Full, free article, refs: BioTechniq.

Anticholesterol drug silences genes

http://www.nature.com/news/genome-based-cholesterol-drug-boosts-heart-health-1.21656

Complete, free report, linked cites., image: Nature

Treatment: anti-drug antibodies

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1616623?query=OF

Full, free story, linked cites., tables: New Engl. j. med.

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At the pharmacy today: March 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 10, 2017
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Down on the pharm: March 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 3, 2017

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Pharma marches on: Feb. 22-March 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

Kidney damage and PPI-type heartburn meds.

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2017/02/popular-heartburn-drugs-linked-gradual-yet-silent-kidney-damage?et_cid=5851091&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5851091&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay: Drug discov. & develop.

Ecstasy (MDMA) and the kidneys

http://cjasn.asnjournals.org/content/3/6/1852.long

Complete, free report, linked cites., figs.: Clin. j. Am. soc. nephron.

Health and recreational pot

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1614783?query=TOC

Free perspective, linked cites., graphic: New Engl. j. med.

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President's day pharma: Feb. 16-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lethal drugs

Babies killed by certain homeopathic meds.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hundreds-of-babies-harmed-by-homeopathic-remedies-families-say/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170221

Complete, free report, links: Sci. Am.

Fentanyl OD deaths on rise

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1615145?query=TOC

Full, free perspective, linked cites., graphics: New Engl. j. med.

Reports on drug tests

Does testosterone help older men with memory? Nope.

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2603930

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

Any health benefits to dark chocolate? Yep.

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/dark-chocolate/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Update%2002.17.2017%20(1)&utm_content=

Press release, recipe, refs.: Harvard U.

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Is love a drug? Feb. 9-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, February 10, 2017

Taxan (chemotherapy) poisoning in the nails

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2017/bcr-2016-218980.full

Short, free item, linked cites., images: BMJ case rep.

Intensive blood pressure control in those 74>

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2601080

Free abstract: JAMA

Ketamine v PTSD?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2017/02/ketamine-could-prevent-ptsd-symptoms?et_cid=5829553&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5829553&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

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

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