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Drugs today and tomorrow: Aug. 28-Sept. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 28, 2014
Updated: Friday, August 29, 2014

Drugs today and tomorrow: Aug. 28-Sept. 4

Will there be a "second revolution" in the pharma?

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2014/08/%E2%80%98second-revolution%E2%80%99-drug-discovery-and-development?et_cid=4122011&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop. 

Ending incorrectly administered drugs

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/08/end-drug-errors?et_cid=4124261&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

 

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Welcome to the pharm: Aug. 21-28

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 21, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Welcome to the pharm: Aug. 21-28

Long use of the Pill reduces ova number/ovary size

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2014/08/%E2%80%98-pill%E2%80%99-shrinks-ovaries-cuts-egg-numbers?et_cid=4111840&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Legalization of pot seems to lower opioid death rates

http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1898878

Full, free abstract from
JAMA Int. Med.

Can
coffee reduce gum disease?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/08/coffee-may-fight-gum-disease?et_cid=4113430&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

Drug from pomegranate might stop Alzheimer, parkinsonism

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/08/pomegranate-based-drug-may-stem-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-parkinson%E2%80%99s?et_cid=4114273&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.

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Daily dose of drugs: Aug. 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, August 15, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Daily dose of drugs: Aug. 14-21

Good drugs


Plantabodies: Plants as sources of specific therapies as in Ebola

http://news.msn.com/science-technology/plantibodies-drugs-advance-as-big-pharma-stands-aside

Full, free essay from
MSN

Vitamin K not OK for these parents

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/more-parents-nixing-anti-bleeding-shots-for-their-newborns/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140819

Complete, free article, link from
Sci. Am.

The heavy lifting of bringing a new drug to market

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2014/08/rating-us-drug-development-programs?et_cid=4109613&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free story from
Drug discov. & develop.

Regeneration of cochlear hair cells in deaf mice with drug


http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2014/08/small-molecules-stem-cells-can-improve-hearing?et_cid=4105891&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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

Maybe some problem drugs


What are the arguments about "an aspirin a day?"

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/absolutely-maybe/2014/08/17/is-a-baby-aspirin-a-day-the-new-apple/

Full, free article, links from
Sci. Am.

Increase in boxed warnings on new drugs


http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1897290

Full, free article, linked citations from
JAMA Int. Med.

Some antibiotics can alter immune response later in life

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/08/antibiotics-early-life-may-alter-long-term-immunity?et_cid=4105905&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Low doses of antibiotics as pups, obese adult mice

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40773/title/Antibiotics--Immunity--and-Obesity/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

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Your best source of drug news: Aug. 7-14

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 07, 2014
Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014

Your best source of drug news: Aug. 7-14

Thinking about drug development and usage


Ethics in pharmaceutical trials questioned

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40718/title/Opinion--The-Murky-World-of-Medical-Ethics/

Full, free opinion piece, links from
The Scientist

Blowing drug counterfeiting away

http://www.dddmag.com/videos/2014/08/breath-reveals-hidden-image-anti-counterfeit-labels?et_cid=4088523&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report, video from Drug discov. & develop.

Interesting news about drugs

Meformin, users may live longer

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/08/can-people-type-2-diabetes-live-longer?et_cid=4090484&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from BioSci.

No drug for Ebola?

http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/Why-Ebola-remains-a-disease-without-a-drug-5670657.php#page-1

Newspaper story, images

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Pharmaceutical trials

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 20, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Drugs today: July 31-Aug. 7

A guide to the effect of drugs on cerebral blood flow

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/common-prescription-drugs-alter-blood-s-flow/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140805

Complete, free chart from
Sci. Am.

Steroids v physical therapy: similar outcomes

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1892615

Free abstract from Ann. Int. Med.

Rheumatoid arthritis cured in mice

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/08/new-drug-cures-arthritis-mice?et_cid=4086374&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from
Drug discov. & develop.

Proteins to stop brain damage due to nerve gases

http://engineering.nyu.edu/press-release/2014/07/30/engineering-protein-prevent-brain-damage-toxic-agents

Press release from NYU

Important pharmaceutical news: July 24-31


Tuskegee experiment revealed--July 29, 1972

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/urban-scientist/2014/07/28/you-should-know-july-29-1972-important-date-in-bioethics-science-and-black-history/

​Complete, free blog, links, images from
Sci. Am.

Ecstasy abuse and spinal artery aneurysm

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2014/bcr-2014-011248?etoc

​Short, free note from BMJ Case Rep.

Drugs today: July 17-24

More teenagers using human growth hormone now

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/07/survey-finds-sharp-increase-teen-hgh-use?et_cid=4062456&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, graphs from
Drug discov. & develop.

Does the pharm affect sexual behavior?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40305/title/Sex-and-Drugs/

Full, free report, links from
The Scientist

Niacin safe and effective? Nope

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1300955?query=TOC

Complete, free article from
New Engl. j. Med.

​Worldwide trials of fetal stem cells for parkinsonism

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2014/07/long-awaited-global-trial-fetal-cells-parkinson%E2%80%99s?et_cid=4058451&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free story, links from Biosci. Tech.

Warning about caffeine powder

http://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/SafetyAlertsAdvisories/ucm405787.htm

Press release from FDA

The phamily pharm: July 10-17

Thanks to 'net detectives Paul Blumstein and Henriette Evans

Drugs from here and there

Do emergency contraceptives cause abortions?


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-emergency-contraceptives-cause-abortions/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140708

Complete, free essay from
Sci. Am.

New approaches to jet lag medicine on the horizon

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-drug-targets-promise-to-treat-jet-lag/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140714

Full, free essay, link from
Sci. Am.

Drug candidate for sickle cell disease

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jul2014/ncats-09.htm

Press release from NIH

Nice drugs--maybe

Electrical pot?


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-electronic-joint-ignites-e-device-debate/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140708

Full, free report, link from
Sci. Am.

A drug addressing low sexual desire in women

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40272/title/That-Loving-Feeling/

Complete, free article, links, references from
The Scientist

Chocolate ingredient hardens tooth enamel

http://cosmeticdentistry.about.com/od/Dental-Health/fl/Is-Chocolate-Good-for-Your-Smile.htm

Website, further links

Drugs today: July 3-10
Can medical research with prisoners be justified?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/should-prisoners-be-used-in-medical-experiments/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140708

Full, free article, links from
Sci. Am.

Only 1% of Alzheimer Disease drugs succeed in clinical trials

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/07/99-alzheimers-drug-trials-fail-study-says?et_cid=4034980&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from
Drug discov. & develop.

Forget the vitamin pills, look for the new bananas!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/super-bananas-enter-u-s-market-trials/?&WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20140707

Full, free essay from
Sci. Am.

Why some pediatricians stop giving vaccines

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/03/health/Vaccine-Costs-Soaring-Paying-Till-It-Hurts.html?_r=1

Newspaper story

Phun on the pharm: June 26-July 3

ADHD drugs apparently do not increase suicide risk

http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g3769

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from BMJ

FDA requiring label change on testosterone: warning on VTE

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm401746.htm

Press release from FDA

Down on the pharm: June 19-June 26
Just how useful are dietary supplements?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/health-impact-of-vitamin-pills-remains-uncertain-in-developed-world/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140627

Full, free story, link from
Sci. Am.

Glargine: biosimilar for insulin approved in Europe

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/06/lilly-bi-compound-first-biosimilar-insulin-backed-chmp?et_cid=4019288&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free essay from
Drug discov. & develop.

Anti-virals for polio?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40244/title/To-Finish-Off-Polio/

Full, free article, links from
The Scientist
What the pharma has today: June 12-19
HIV treatment: curing babies?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hiv-on-trial-an-attempt-to-cure-the-world-s-smallest-patients/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140616

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

Molecular profiling for more efficient clinical trials

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/clinical-trials-more-trials-fewer-tribulations/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140617

Full, free essay from
Sci. Am.

Will this help in human ALS?


http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/06/copper-compound-ups-lifespan-mice-als?et_cid=3994102&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Drug news of the day: June 5-12
Thanks this week to 'net detective Paul Blumstein
Cannabis corner

What's wrong with pot?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/06/review-summarizes-research-marijuana%E2%80%99s-negative-health-effects?et_cid=3981724&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete free essay on negative affects from Biosci. Tech.


Cannabis, other factors affect size, shape of sperm


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/06/sperm-size-shape-affected-cannabis-use?et_cid=3979558&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

Troubled pharma

"Fight the fakes" campaign combats phony meds

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/06/fight-fakes-campaign-gains-new-partners?et_cid=3981082&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Arrested: drug researcher's drug data allegedly inflated

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/06/ex-novartis-employee-arrested-over-drug-data?et_cid=3989314&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report from
Drug discov. & develop.

Your daily dose of drug discoveries

Need help with a hangover?


http://www.wired.com/2014/05/hangover-cure/?mbid=nl_wired_06102014

Full, free story from
Wired

Spot test for presence of drug in blood stream


http://www.newsdaily.com/health/7d1bad70c78f4dcf6adc1d324e2f9aa4/colour-changing-molecule-can-monitor-drug-dosages

Full, free item, images from Agence France Press

Artificial blood design

http://www.medicaldaily.com/blood-transfusion-using-one-size-fits-all-artificial-blood-could-revolutionize-reach-and-shelf-life

Full, free story, links from
MedicalDaily

Drugs in the diet

Lycopene extracted from tomatoes increases cardiovascular function


http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0099070

Full, free article, linked citations, graphics from
PLoS One

Green tea increases DNA repair activity

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40061/title/Beneficial-Brew/

Complete, free review item, link to original abstract from The Scientist


Deadly diet-drug duos!


https://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/7-most-dangerous-drug-food-combinations-152100149.html

Free website from Yahoo!

Advertising drugs

Are opioid ads contributing to abuse epidemic in Chicago?


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/chicago-sues-five-opioid-makers-linking-abuse-to-marketing/81249950/

Complete, free essay from
GEN

Drug ads directed to consumers: often emotional appeals


http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/direct-to-consumer-cancer-center-ads-emphasize-emotion-over-info/article/349177/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&spMailingID=8741950&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=320448648&spReportId=MzIwNDQ4NjQ4S0

Short, free item from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

What's new at the pharma: May 29-June 5

Drug testing



New York to begin clinical trials on cannabidiol from marijuana

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/06/new-york-hold-clinical-trials-marijuana?et_cid=3976437&et_rid=54713780&type=headline


Complete, free item from Drug discov. & develop.


Big pharma opens up many clinical trial data

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/secret-clinical-trial-data-to-go-public/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140603

Full, free article from
Sci. Am.

Longer prostate cancer survivorship with an old approach

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/06/cheap-drug-greatly-boosts-prostate-cancer-survival?et_cid=3974269&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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


Successful therapies

An alternative to estrogen for hot flashes


http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1876676



Free abstract from
JAMA Int. Med.

Capsaicin blocks pain receptors, extends lifespan in mice

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/05/pain-killers-improve-metabolic-health-and-longevity?et_cid=3957453&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free report from Drug discov. & develop.


Daily drug discoveries: May 22-29


NIH no longer requiring special reviews of gene therapy trials

http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/05/nih-will-no-longer-require-special-review-u.s.-gene-therapy-trials

Short, free report from
Science

Advantame: the newly-approved sugar substitute


http://www.fda.gov/Food/NewsEvents/ConstituentUpdates/ucm397740.htm

Press release from FDA


Red wine: the anti-cavity drink
http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/presspacs/2014/acs-presspac-may-21-2014/red-wine-shows-promise-as-cavity-fighter.html

Press release from Am. Chem. Soc.


The newest in drug discoveries: May 15-22


Some good news

A shot of caffeine for that preemie's respiration?


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/caffeine-helps-premature-babies-breathe-easier?et_cid=3942565&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

Could this lipid help in sickle cell anemia?

http://bionews-tx.com/news/2014/05/19/uthscs-biochemists-reduce-sickling-and-progression-of-sickle-cell-disease-in-mice-using-s1p/#respond

Full, free essay from
BioNews Texas

Vitamin C alleviates some fetal effects from smoking mom

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/vitamin-c-helps-fetus-in-smoking-moms/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140521

Free audio file from Sci. Am.

The immune system and drugs

Delayed MMR vaccination to two years old, seizures more likely


http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/05/14/peds.2013-3429.full.pdf+html

Full, free article, graphics, references from
Pediatrics

Shark antibodies hold promise in human therapy

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/05/18/using-sharklike-antibodies-to-fight-disease/

Complete, free blog, link from Sci. Am.

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