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Current pharmacology: Sept. 21-Oct. 5

Posted By David L. Evans, 2 hours ago

Current pharmacology: Sept. 21-Oct. 5

Elephant tranquilizer and recent OD's

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

Press release from DEA

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Drugs now: Sept. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Drugs now: Sept. 13-20

Thanks to 'net detective Pat Bowne

Analgesics

THC pain relief varies male v female

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/general-oncology/pain-mediating-effects-of-cannabis-differs-between-men-and-women/article/519227/?DCMP=ILC-ONA_Promo_091516&cpn=&hmSubId=2EMXoF5X9Ns1&NID=1598750622&dl=0&spMailingID=15427644&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=861140624&spReportId=ODYxMTQwNjI0S0

Full, free essay, ref. from Oncol. nurse advis.

Recommendation: No more codeine for kids

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2016/09/15/peds.2016-2396

Full, free article from Pediatrics

More drugs

EPO: better cognition in depression

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/epo-boosts-cognition-in-depressed-and-bipolar-patients/81253210/

Full, free essay from GEN

Modern insecticides no longer effective against lice

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/lice-no-longer-stopped-by-common-drugstore-remedies/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160915

Complete, free report, image from Sci. Am.

Monoclonal antibody effective against osteoporosis

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1607948?query=pfw&jwd=000012278332&jspc=&#t=articleBackground

Full, free article, linked cites., graphics from New Engl. j. med.

Another new therapy for osteoporosis

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20160919/New-therapy-for-osteoporosis-provides-protection-against-bone-fractures-in-postmenopausal-women.aspx

Free short note from News med.

Beta blockers best just after MI

http://www.bmj.com/content/354/bmj.i4801

Full, free item, linked cites., graphics from BMJ

About those trials

Who discovered that some were flawed?

http://qz.com/784615/the-man-who-made-scientists-question-themselves-has-just-exposed-huge-flaws-in-evidence-used-to-give-drug-prescriptions/

Complete, free report, links, graphics from Quartz

NIH, HHS: all clinical trials must be reported

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/us-toughens-rules-for-clinical-trial-transparency/

Full, free story, links from Sci. Am.

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This week on the pharm: Sept. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 08, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
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Pharm news: Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 01, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Pharm news: Aug. 31-Sept. 6

FDA: no more antiseptic soaps

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/09/fda-bans-antiseptic-chemicals-soaps?et_cid=5527891&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5527891&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Compete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

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Pharmacology now: Aug. 24-31

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 25, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Pharmacology now: Aug. 24-31

Thanks to 'net detective A.J. Petto

Is drinkable sunscreen in your future?

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/08/29/edible-sunscreens-all-the-rage-but-no-proof-they-work/?_r=0

Full, free essay, links from NY times

International overdose awareness day: Aug. 31

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6533a1.htm?s_cid=mm6533a1_e

Short, free note, links from MMWR

Marijuana and night vision improvement?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/does-marijuana-improve-night-vision/81253137/

Complete, free report from GEN

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Update on drugs: Aug. 17-24

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Update on drugs: Aug. 17-24

Good news

Acetaminophen for asthmatic kids?

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1515990?query=TOC#t=articleBackground

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

Ginger v irritable bowel disease

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/ginger-nanoparticles-heal-inflammatory-bowel-disease/81253106/

Full, free essay from GEN

Not so great

Why the skyrocketing drug prices? Not R&D costs!

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/08/22/epipen-price-rise-sparks-concern-for-allergy-sufferers/?_r=0

Full, free essay from NY times

Calcium supplements and dementia risk in women

http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2016/08/17/WNL.0000000000003111

Free abstract from Neurology

40% failure rate in commercial sunscreens

http://archderm.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2532615#Introduction

Free abstract from JAMA dermatol.

Chest wall rigidity and fentanyl deaths

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/15563650.2016.1157722

Complete, free report, linked cites., graphics from Clin. toxicol.

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The pharma now: Aug. 10-17

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The pharma now: Aug. 10-17

The randomized clinical trial: a history

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1604635?query=TOC

Full, free perspective item, linked citations from New Engl. j. med.

Common NSAID successful against Alzheimer in mice

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2016/08/common-anti-inflammatory-drug-works-against-alzheimers-mice?et_cid=5464814&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5464814&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f08%2fcommon-anti-inflammatory-drug-works-against-alzheimers-mice%3fet_cid%3d5464814%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report from Biosci. tech.

DEA will not reclassify pot now

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/08/government-wont-reclassify-marijuana-allows-more-research?et_cid=5454488&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5454488&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f08%2fgovernment-wont-reclassify-marijuana-allows-more-research%3fet_cid%3d5454488%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Short, free piece from R&D mag.

French government and the possible defect-causing drug

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/08/french-govt-denies-hiding-drug-related-birth-defects-study?et_cid=5454484&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5454484&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f08%2ffrench-govt-denies-hiding-drug-related-birth-defects-study%3fet_cid%3d5454484%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Brief, free note from Drug discov. & develop.

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Modern pharmacology: Aug. 3-10

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2016

Modern pharmacology: Aug. 3-10

Thanks to 'net detectives Heiko-Gary Heisermann, Paul Blumstein, Pat Bowne, and Linda Moussakova

Sometimes illegal drugs

US marijuana use increasing

http://www.gallup.com/poll/194195/adults-say-smoke-marijuana.aspx?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_content=morelink&utm_campaign=syndication

Poll results from Gallup

Emergency treatment for opioid overdoses

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/surgeon-general-hears-praise-for-spds-narcan-use-to-treat-overdoses/?utm_source=The+Seattle+Times&utm_campaign=77b7abcb4c-Morning_Brief_8_03_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5beb38b61e-77b7abcb4c-122366601

Complete, free report, links from The Seattle times

On the pharm

Antibiotic resistance gene found in Brazilian's bacteria

http://aac.asm.org/content/early/2016/07/19/AAC.01325-16.full.pdf+html?ijkey=eQCguZ0JHoUdQ&keytype=ref&siteid=asmjournals

Complete, free report Antimicrob. agents and chemo.

Estrogen contraceptives and higher vitamin D levels

http://press.endocrine.org/doi/pdf/10.1210/jc.2016-1658

Full, free pdf from J. clin. endo. met.

Spotting unreliable research news

https://theconversation.com/from-medical-treatment-to-diet-and-lifestyle-choice-how-to-spot-unreliable-health-research-63572

Full, free essay, links from The conversation

Is this government censorship?

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/34958/title/Opinion--Canadian-Science-Under-Attack/

Full, free opinion piece, links from The Scientist

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Life on the pharm: July 26-Aug. 3

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Updated: Monday, August 01, 2016
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Current pharmacology: July 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Current pharmacology: July 19-26

Psychoactives

Pot ingredient, THC, found in town's water supply

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/active-marijuana-ingredient-detected-in-colorado-town-well/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20160726

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

The opioid crisis

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/07/opioid-crisis-how-did-we-get-here?et_cid=5402556&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=5402556&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f07%2fopioid-crisis-how-did-we-get-here%3fet_cid%3d5402556%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26type%3dheadline

Full, free essay, links from Drug discov. & develop.

Down on the pharm

Estrogens v post-menopausal "brain fog?" Not so much

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=198994

Full, free article, tables, linked citations from JAMA

Anesthesia: Monkey consciousness loss in stages

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/anesthesia-steals-consciousness-stages

Complete, free report, refs. from Sci. news

Stopping rheumatoid heart disease: immunotherapy

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/immunotherapy-slashes-rheumatoid-associated-heart-disease-risk/81252934/

Full, free story from GEN

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