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Pharmacology now: Aug. 24-31

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 25, 2016
Updated: Friday, August 26, 2016

Pharmacology now: Aug. 24-31

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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Seasonal drugs: July 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Seasonal drugs: July 12-19

On the pharm

Early medical trials

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1605900?query=TOC

Complete, free report from New Engl. j. med.

New drugs lock up HIV maturity

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/07/how-new-hiv-drugs-lock-virus-immaturity?et_cid=5398580&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5398580&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f07%2fhow-new-hiv-drugs-lock-virus-immaturity%3fet_cid%3d5398580%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

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

Does that sunscreen do what it says?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/07/sunscreen-doesnt-work-well-it-says-what-do?et_cid=5371644&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5371644&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f07%2fsunscreen-doesnt-work-well-it-says-what-do%3fet_cid%3d5371644%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free story from R&D mag.

Cannabinoids

Poisoning from synthetic cannabinoids

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6527a2.htm?s_cid=mm6527a2_e

Full, free essay, refs. from MMWR

Cannabinoids remove brain plaque

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/07/cannabinoids-remove-plaque-forming-alzheimers-proteins-brain-cells?et_cid=5370818&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5370818&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f07%2fcannabinoids-remove-plaque-forming-alzheimers-proteins-brain-cells%3fet_cid%3d5370818%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

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Modern drugs: July 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Modern drugs: July 5-12

Youth substance abuse

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)30935-7/fulltext?utm_source=USnewsletter65&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=USnewsletter

Free editorial, links from Lancet

Stone age indeed! Cannabis in the Paleolithic

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2096440-founders-of-western-civilisation-were-prehistoric-dope-dealers/

Complete, free report, links, video, ref. from New sci.

New OTC acne treatment approved

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm510362.htm

Announcement from FDA

Really: "Kills 99% of germs?"

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/does-soap-really-kill-999-of-germs

Full, free essay, links from Quick and dirty tips

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Pharm news: June 24-July 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 24, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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New at the pharm: June 17-24

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 17, 2016
Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2016

New at the pharm: June 17-24

12 things to think of for your choice of sunscreen

http://www.health.harvard.edu/cancer/how-to-choose-and-use-sunscreen?utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GB20160622-Skin&utm_id=180281&mid=21287211&ml=180281

Press release from Harvard U.

Diabetes drug found in Southern US waterways

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.estlett.6b00170

Complete, free report, images, linked citations from Environ. lett.

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