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Conference drugs: May 21-June 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 21, 2015

Conference drugs: May 21-June 7

FDA: What about antibiotics used in livestock?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/05/fda-proposes-know-more-about-antibiotic-use-animals?et_cid=4582789&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Short, free item from Drug discov. & develop.


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Pharmaceutical trials: May 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, May 18, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pharmaceutical trials: May 14-21

Home-brew opiates?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/talking-back/home-brew-opiates-demonstrate-the-wild-and-woolies-of-synthetic-biology/

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Ketoacidosis warning: newer Type II diabetes drugs

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm446994.htm

Press release from FDA

Orange juice to improve cognitive function in elderly?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/05/orange-juice-good-your-brain?et_cid=4576389&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.


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May on the pharm: May 7-14

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 08, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

May on the pharm: May 7-14

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Amphetamines

How do amphetamines and cocaine disrupt the brain?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/05/researchers-discover-how-cocaine-amphetamines-disrupt-brains-normal-functioning?et_cid=4563816&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

How do amphetamines work?

http://www.dddmag.com/videos/2015/05/how-amphetamine-helps-you-focus?et_cid=4568525&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Short note, video from Drug discov. & develop.

Not such great news

Trace amounts of illegal drugs in fingerprints

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/05/drugs-found-fingerprints-using-imaging-mass-spectrometry?et_cid=4566172&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Pretty poison at the nail salon?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/11/nyregion/nail-salon-workers-in-nyc-face-hazardous-chemicals.html?_r=0

Full, free article from New York Times

Better news

Fish oil to help in nerve damage in mice

http://jn.physiology.org/content/jn/early/2015/04/24/jn.00224.2015.full.pdf

Manuscript from J. Neurophysiol.

Psychoactives from the tropical forest

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/05/healing-plants-inspire-new-compounds-psychiatric-drugs?et_cid=4565449&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Drinks

Is bottled water better?

http://www.upworthy.com/see-what-researchers-found-when-they-tested-a-bottle-of-fiji-water-against-a-glass-of-tap-water?c=upw1&u=976fe28b526922e63b62b6e2751bfb8c57402a4a

Free video from The Upworthiest

Grounds for hope: the other good part of coffee

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/05/health-benefits-used-coffee-grounds?et_cid=4568724&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Red wine v cholesterol and Type II diabetes

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/one-glass-of-red-wine-a-night-could-help-people-with-diabetes-manage-cholesterol-and-protect-their-hearts-says-study-10230016.html

Full, free essay from The Independent


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May's medicine: April 30-May 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 30, 2015
Updated: Monday, May 04, 2015

May's medicine: April 30-May 7

Thanks to 'net detective A. J. Petto

Good drugs

Looking into the value of coffee

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/05/new-research-health-benefits-coffee?et_cid=4547254&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

The end to chin chubbiness?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/chin-up-fda-approves-kythera-drug-for-submental-fat/81251216/?kwrd=FDA

Complete, free report from GEN

We wish these drugs didn't act that way

Anticholinergics and Alzheimer Disease

http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2091745&

Free article abstract from JAMA Int. Med.

Diabetes drug common in fresh water

http://www5.uwm.edu/news/2015/04/24/diabetes-drug-found-in-freshwater-is-potential-source-of-intersex-fish/#.VUI2udJVhBe

Press release from Univ. Wisc.-Milwaukee


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Pharma: April 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 23, 2015
Updated: Monday, April 27, 2015

Pharma: April 23-30

Thanks to 'net detective AJ Petto

More on the Dr. Oz kerfuffle

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/opinion/sunday/dr-oz-is-no-wizard-but-no-quack-either.html?ref=opinion&_r=0

Full, free item from NY Times

Complex issue: neonatal withdrawal syndrome

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1500439#t=article

Complete, free article, linked citations, graphics from New Engl. j. Med.

Drugs to treat alcoholic hepatitis strike out

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/04/alcoholic-hepatitis-treatments-fail-keep-patients-alive?et_cid=4531549&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.


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Daily dose of drugs: April 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 16, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Daily dose of drugs: April 16-23

Could there be something more going on here?

Fake meds are a major risk

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/04/global-pandemic-fake-medicines-poses-urgent-risk?et_cid=4527187&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Calcium supplements and glaucoma, macular degeneration

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/calcium-supplementation-tied-to-higher-risk-of-amd-in-older-adults/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150421

Full, free article from Sci. Am.

Does he push "quack" treatments?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/04/physicians-want-dr-oz-gone-columbia-medical-faculty-0?et_cid=4521491&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

He defends himself against "quack" charge

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/04/dr-oz-defends-himself-against-critical-letter-written-columbia?et_cid=4525183&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Useful information

Ancient hangover treatment and more on papyrus

http://www.livescience.com/50544-ancient-hangover-cure-discovered.html

Complete, free report, image, links from LiveScience

Botox moves into the CNS

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/04/botox-makes-unnerving-journey-our-nervous-system?et_cid=4519031&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Why do some respond to placebos but not all?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/04/placebome?et_cid=4522089&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.


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New drugs: April 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 09, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

New drugs: April 9-16

Good drug

Coffee prevents DNA breakage

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/04/coffee-protects-dna-breaking-say-two-recent-studies?et_cid=4515004&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Cannabidiol v seizures

Full, free essay, links from The Scientist

Vaccines against intestinal diseases

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/vaccines-developed-to-fight-foodborne-illness/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150409

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

Bad drug

Cocaine v brain in womb

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/04/functional-brain-organization-newborns-altered-prenatal-cocaine-exposure?et_cid=4505506&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Amphetamine-like chemicals in some diet pills

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/some-supplements-still-contain-untested-stimulant/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150408

Complete, free report, links in Sci. Am.

Warning on anabolic steroid product

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm442494.htm

Press release, links from FDA


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April on the pharm: April 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 08, 2015

April on the pharm: April 2-9

Pills from the placenta? Maybe not so much

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mothers-who-eat-a-newborn-s-placenta-may-or-may-not-benefit/?WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20150403

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.



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A teaspoon of medicine: March 26-April 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 26, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 01, 2015

A teaspoon of medicine: March 26-April 2

Old therapies

Pills: millenia-old tech, new ideas

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/04/pill-manufacturing-%E2%80%93-second-revolution?et_cid=4494367&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Ancient Anglo Saxon formulation works on germs

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27263-anglo-saxon-remedy-kills-hospital-superbug-mrsa.html#.VRrpNtJVhBe

Full, free essay, links from New Sci.

New drugs

Possum's anti-venoms isolated

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/opossum-compounds-isolated-to-help-make-antivenom/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150331

Full, free story, links from Sci. Am.

Pharmacists group to members: don't help executions

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/04/pharmacist-group-says-members-shouldnt-aid-executions?et_cid=4495060&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Drug discov. & develop.

Drug appears to stop Alzheimer--small study

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530144.500-alzheimers-progress-slowed-by-plaquebusting-drug.html

Complete, free report, links from New Sci.

Prevention

What can tumeric do for you?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-turmeric-prevent-or-cure-disease/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150325

Full, free audio file from Sci. Am.

Apples v pharma--do they really work?

http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2210883

Free abstract from JAMA Int. Med.

How well does that Ebola vaccine work?

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)60553-0/abstract

Free abstract from Lancet


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New horizons in pharmacy: March 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 20, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New horizons in pharmacy: March 19-26

Thanks to 'net detective Henriette Evans

Use of non-approved hormones on rise

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/03/non-fda-approved-hormone-therapies-rise?et_cid=4480594&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free article from Biosci. Tech.

"The prince of pseudoscience" and homeopathy

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2015/03/prince_charles_visits_washington_d_c_and_kentucky_homeopathy_and_anti_gm.html

Complete, free report, links from Slate

Fentanyl abuse

http://www.dea.gov/divisions/hq/2015/hq031815.shtml

Full, free alert from FDA

Epsom salts: what's the truth?

https://gma.yahoo.com/truth-epsom-salt-114947932--abc-news-wellness.html?nwltr=icymi_gma_xtra_link

Free video from Yahoo Health

No need to do blood tests on these acne patients

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/03/blood-test-patients-acne-medication-deemed-unnecessary?et_cid=4478235&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.


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