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Drugs of tomorrow: Oct. 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, 11 hours ago
Updated: 11 hours ago

Drugs of tomorrow: Oct. 16-23

The antibiotics of the future

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/10/designing-antibiotics-future?et_cid=4214964&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from R&D Mag.


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The modern pharma: Oct. 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 09, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The modern pharma: Oct. 9-16

Thanks to 'net detectives Andrew Petto and Paul Blumstein

Good drug news

Blood pressure med delivered in capsules of leaves

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/10/researchers-treat-pulmonary-hypertension-through-leaves-plants?et_cid=4207399&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Rapid blood test for drugs: police and clinics

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/10/new-technique-yields-fast-results-drug-biomedical-testing?et_cid=4199976&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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

Ebola's cousin, Marburg cured in rhesus monkeys

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2014/10/marburg-ebola%E2%80%99s-relative-cured-monkeys?et_cid=4199785&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report, image, link to original article, all from Biosci. Tech.

Frozen fecal pharmaceutical

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41200/title/Fecal-Pill-Treats-Gut-Infection/

Short, free item, links from The Scientist

Bad drug news

Hitler used crystal meth

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=20701

Short, free essay from Israel Hayom

Warning about myopathy and statins

http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm293330.htm

Press release from FDA


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Drugs this week: Oct. 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, October 03, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Drugs this week: Oct. 2-9

Thanks to 'net detectives A. J. Petto and Paul Blumstein

Worried about drugs?

Do probiotics fight vaginal yeast infections? "Nope"

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-a-clove-of-garlic-can-stop-a-vaginal-yeast-infection/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141003

Full, free essay about other home remedies from Sci. Am.

Things to think about when you pick up your prescription

http://thyroid.about.com/od/thyroiddrugstreatments/a/Six-Things-You-Should-Do-Every-Time-You-Get-A-Prescription-Filled.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=About%20Today%20Channel%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=todaysl&utm_content=20141006

From website

Good drugs

Older lungs: more inflammation, ibuprofin counteracts

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/making-old-lungs-look-new-again?et_cid=4187042&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

The value of looking at data from outside clinical trials

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/05/magazine/can-big-data-tell-us-what-clinical-trials-dont.html?ref=magazine&_r=0

Newspaper story

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Today's drug news: Sept. 25-Oct. 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 25, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Today's drug news: Sept. 25-Oct. 2

Contraception for teenagers

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/09/24/peds.2014-2299.full.pdf+html

Full, free pdf, tables, references from Pediatrics

Does cannabis destroy the brain?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/does-marijuana-harm-the-brain/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20140924

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.


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What's new down on the pharm: Sept. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 18, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

What's new down on the pharm: Sept. 18-25

Thanks to 'net detective W.R. Baldys

What are the long-term advantages of reducing blood pressure?

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1407963

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

Diabetes drug v thyroid hormone

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/09/metformin-linked-risk-low-levels-thyroid-hormone?et_cid=4167676&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Where can we find new antibiotics?

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/11/health/mining-for-antibiotics-right-under-our-noses.html?mabReward=RI%3A6&action=click&contentCollection=Opinion®ion=Footer&module=Recommendation&src=recg&pgtype=article&_r=0

Newspaper story, link to research abstract

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Drug developments: Sept. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 11, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Drug developments: Sept. 11-18

Dubious drugs?

48,971adverse event reports unreleased

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/09/drug-safety-report-details-49000-undisclosed-side-effect-reports?et_cid=4146092&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Too much "T" prescribing?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/increasing-testosterone-use-raises-safety-concerns/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140916

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

Phine pharma

Compound protects mice from traumatic brain injuries

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/09/compound-protects-brain-cells-after-tbi?et_cid=4148544&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Drug discov. & develop.

Our microbiomes as a source of drugs

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/09/our-microbes-are-rich-source-drugs?et_cid=4148544&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

 

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The pharma this week: Sept. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 04, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The pharma this week: Sept. 4-11

Herbals and supplements

Processing medical marijuana

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2014/09/new-extractor-optimized-processing-medicinal-marijuana?et_cid=4143409&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Liver damage and dietary supplements

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hep.27317/abstract;jsessionid=7443A648D85532ADB7F3AA91FEAF564D.f04t02

Free abstract from Hepatology

Benefits/risks

What are the costs/benefits of testosterone drugs?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/09/fda-little-evidence-support-testosterone-drugs?et_cid=4133527&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Benzodiazeprines (anti-anxiety) and dementia risk

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/282282.php

Full, free essay from Med. News Today

Aspirin v preeclampsia

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1902275

Full, free article from Ann. Int. Med.

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

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 28, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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

New drug information

An expensive treatment for hepitis C

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/we-now-have-the-cure-for-hepatitis-c-but-can-we-afford-it/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140903

Full, free essay, links from Sci. Am.

Neprilysin: a new idea in heart treatment

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1409077#t=article

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

The future of drugs in general

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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