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Pharmaceutical news: Feb. 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, February 05, 2016
Updated: Monday, February 08, 2016

Pharmaceutical news: Feb. 5-12

Australians using more pain killers

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/02/australias-painkiller-use-increased-four-fold-10-years?et_cid=5104599&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5104599&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f02%2faustralias-painkiller-use-increased-four-fold-10-years%3fet_cid%3d5104599%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay from Drug discov & develop.

Corticosteroids v newborn respiratory issues

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1516783?jwd=$db.getCUSTOMERID()&jspc=$db.getSPECIALTY()#t=articleTop

Full, free article, linked citations, tables, from New Engl. j. med.

Questions arise about trials of oral anticoagulant

http://www.bmj.com/content/352/bmj.i575

Complete, free report, linked citations from BMJ

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Midwinter drugs: Jan. 28-Feb. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 28, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Midwinter drugs: Jan. 28-Feb. 4

Drugs generally

Increasing resistance by HIV resistance

http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/laninf/PIIS1473-3099(15)00536-8.pdf

Complete, free pdf. graphics, references from Lancet infect. dis.

Hidden dangers of antidepressants?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-hidden-harm-of-antidepressants/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160203

Full, free story, links from Sci. Am.

Drink more coffee, decrease cirrhosis risk

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/02/more-coffee-less-cirrhosis-study-says?et_cid=5090047&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5090047&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f02%2fmore-coffee-less-cirrhosis-study-says%3fet_cid%3d5090047%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Chocolate good for pregnant women

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/researchers-reveal-benefit-of-chocolate-consumption-during-pregnancy-116020200646_1.html

Complete, free report from Bus. stand.

Antioxidants: not good for all

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/antioxidant-use-still-small-mixed-bag/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20160202

Full, free audio file from Sci. Am.

Dementia only

Angiotensin receptor blocker v Alzheimer

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/treating-alzheimer-s-with-high-blood-pressure-drugs/81252305/

Complete, free report, link to original story from GEN

Lighter benzodiazapine use linked to small risk of dementia

http://www.bmj.com/content/352/bmj.i90

Full, free essay, linked citations, graphics from BMJ

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The latest pharm news: Jan. 21-28

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 21, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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The pharma in winter: Jan. 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 14, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The pharma in winter: Jan. 14-21

Concerns here

Common heart failure med. not useful for all

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/01/common-heart-medication-doesnt-work-all?et_cid=5046221&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Structure of test drug secret: one death in trial group

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-in-the-dark-after-french-clinical-trial-proves-fatal/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20160120

Full, free item from Sci. Am.

Everything rosy

Tea drinking's health benefits in large study

http://www.beveragedaily.com/R-D/Habitual-tea-consumption-may-help-reduce-arterial-stiffness

Full, free essay from Bev. daily

Flavonoids v erectile dysfunction

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2016/01/06/ajcn.115.122010.full.pdf+html

Full free story, graphics, references from Am. j. clin. nutr.

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Drugs for the New Year: Jan. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Drugs for the New Year: Jan. 6-13

Thanks to 'net detectives Paul Blumstein and Krista Rompolski

Good drug news

How do those sleeping pills work?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pharma-watch-a-user-s-guide-to-sleeping-pills/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160111

Full, free article, graphic from Sci. Am.

HIV: treatable, chronic now

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/01/how-hiv-became-treatable-chronic-disease?et_cid=5037053&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Maple syrup compound v inflammation

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/sweet-inflammatory-relief-from-a-familiar-tree/81252144/

Full, free story from GEN

Cannabidiol v epilepsy

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422(15)00379-8/abstract?utm_source=USnewsletter45&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=USnewsletter

Full, free item from Lancet neurol.

FDA drug approvals approach record levels in 2015

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/drug-approvals-at-19-year-high-belie-industry-challenges/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160104

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Some issues here

Some M.D.'s not recommending HPV vaccine to preteens

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/life/2016/01/04/hpv-preteens/78259016/?hootPostID=%5B%27cd122ce6808b5c80ee8d6b692a67e5f1%27%5D

Complete, free report from Poughkeepsie j.

Does chocolate milk help heal concussions? Maybe not.

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/01/12/first-chocolate-milkconcussion-debate-2016?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=cf4c931911-DNU20160112&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-cf4c931911-199141673

Short, free item, links from Inside hi. ed.

How do you know if an aspirin/day is too risky?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/01/when-aspirin-day-prevent-heart-attacks-too-risky?et_cid=5040971&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Proton pump inhibitors and chronic kidney disease

http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2481157

Free abstract from JAMA

Vaginal antifungal: increased spontaneous abortions?

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2480487

Free abstract from JAMA

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Pharmaceuticals lately: Dec. 17-Jan. 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 17, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Pharmaceuticals lately: Dec. 17-Jan. 5

The NAD craze

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/beyond-resveratrol-the-anti-aging-nad-fad/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160105

Full, free blog, images, links from Sci. Am.

More lethal overdoses in US than ever

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/12/us-sets-new-record-drug-overdose-deaths?et_cid=5014793&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Raised price 5000%, now allegations of securities fraud

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/feds-arrest-martin-shkreli/81252115/

Short, free item from GEN

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Pharma phacts: Dec. 8-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2015

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Contemporary pharmacology: Nov. 25-Dec. 8

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Contemporary pharma: Nov. 25-Dec. 8

Uncovering drug-injured livers

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/11/drug-induced-liver-injury-multiplexed-assay-panel-detects-emerging-biomarkers?et_cid=4972704&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Walnuts v LDL cholesterol

http://drc.bmj.com/content/3/1/e000115.full

Full, free article, linked citations, graphics from BMJ open diab. res.

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Drugs recently: Nov. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 19, 2015
Updated: Saturday, November 28, 2015

Drugs recently: Nov. 18-25

FDA: Opioid overdose nasal spray approved

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/11/fda-approves-nasal-spray-opioid-overdose-antidote?et_cid=4951793&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Drug companies dropping snake antivenins. What to do?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/snakebite-antivenom-development-is-stuck-in-the-19th-century-what-s-next/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20151123

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

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Pharmacology for you: Nov. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 12, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Pharmacology for you: Nov. 11-18

Bad side effects

Incretin use and pancreatic cancer

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dom.12605/abstract

Free abstract from Diabetes, obese., and metab.

Overall benefits

Coffee and longevity

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2015/11/10/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.017341.full.pdf+html

Full, free pdf, tables, references from Circulation

Can drugs from cannabis address diabetic kidney?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/11/cannabis-derived-drugs-target-diabetic-kidney-failure?et_cid=4943724&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Anti-Alzheimer drug also slows aging

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/11/experimental-drug-targeting-alzheimers-disease-shows-anti-aging-effects?et_cid=4939922&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

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