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Springtime for drugs: May 25-June 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Daily drugs: May 11-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Chondroitin works against knee osteoarthritis

http://ard.bmj.com/content/early/2017/04/29/annrheumdis-2016-210860

Complete, free report, linked cites., figs: BMJ

 

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Dandy drugs: May 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thanks to web detective A.J. Petto

Narcotics-related

Kerfuffle over opioid addiction treatment

https://www.statnews.com/2017/05/11/vivek-murthy-tom-price/

Full, free article, links: STAT

Fentanyl deaths on rise

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Newsroom/Testimonies/SSCI%20Unclassified%20SFR%20-%20Final.pdf

Full, free statement: US Senate sel. com. intel.

Drug to break newborn opioid addictions

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1614835?query=pfw&jwd=000012278332&jspc=#t=articleTop

Complete, free report, linked cites., graphics: New Engl. j. med.

Gray death: opioid combination

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/gray-death-opioid-dangerous-drug-combination/

Full, free essay, image, links: CBS

No codeine and tramadol: coughing kids, breastfeeders

https://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm554029.htm

Safety alert, links: FDA

Down on the pharm

Cannabinoids improve cognition in the elderly...mice

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49367/title/Cannabinoid-Treatment-Improves-Cognition-in-Old-Mice/

Full, free article, links: Scientist

US Senate bill to extend oversight to cosmetics

https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/8/a/8a09f000-9a16-478e-9524-45f4618c8780/63C58003C6DE5D1A504FBD47FE2D114B.tam17a00.pdf

Senate bill text

Drug for ALS approved

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm557102.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Press release: FDA

Not a great drug after all?

No more steroids for knee osteoarthritis

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2626573

Complete, free report, linked cites., figs.: JAMA

Adolescent dies of caffeine O.D.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/davis-cripe-teen-dies-from-caffeine-overdose-coroner-says/

Full, free piece, links, video CBS news

Just a week of NSAID's related to heart attack

http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j1909

Full, free essay, linked cites., figs.: BMJ

Post FDA approval: 32% of newer drugs had issues

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2625319

Free abstract: JAMA

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Spring drugs: April 27-May 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thanks to web detective Jon Jackson

Drugs for everyone!

Modern antibiotics from Medieval books?

http://www.dddmag.com/article/2017/05/medieval-medical-books-could-hold-recipe-new-antibiotics?et_cid=5936711&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5936711&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

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

New injectable osteoporosis drug approved

http://investors.radiuspharm.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1023557

Press release, links: Radius

Opioid substitutes: reduced mortality

http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j1550

Full, free article, linked cites., tables, figs.: BMJ

Is synthetic mucus in your future?

http://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/04/synthetic-mucus-helps-fight-antibiotic-resistance?et_cid=5930093&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5930093&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay, image: R&D mag.

Drugs related to pregnancy

Some antibiotics linked to spontaneous abortions

http://www.cmaj.ca/content/189/17/E625

Free abstract: CMAJ

Old drug to stop post-partum hemorrhaging

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/04/26/525639110/overlooked-drug-could-save-thousands-of-moms-after-childbirth

Complete, free report, links: NPR

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Down on the pharm: April 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 14, 2017
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Drug news: April 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 7, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Kevin Patton and Paul Blumstein

Happy pharm

Vanishing circumflex a. atherosclerosis

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1609054?query=TOC

Short, free item, images: New Engl. j. med.

Comparison of COPD therapies

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)30188-5/fulltext?dgcid=email-usnewsletter_newsletter_number93

Free summary: Lancet

Vitamins

Are you getting sufficient Vitamin B12?

http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/are-you-getting-enough-b12?utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GB20170412-Vitamins&utm_id=459786&dlv-ga-memberid=21287211&mid=21287211&ml=459786

Press release: Harvard U.

What good is vitamin C?

http://www.popsci.com/

Full, free essay, links: Pop. sci.

Not such good news

It worked in mice, why not people?

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/04/10/522775456/drugs-that-work-in-mice-often-fail-when-tried-in-people

Full, free essay, links: NPR

"Poppers" aka alkyl nitrite v fovea

http://bjo.bmj.com/content/early/2017/03/23/bjophthalmol-2016-310023

Full, free article, linked cites., images: BMJ opthamol.

Non-reproducible results: how they hurt

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/04/06/522262881/how-flawed-science-is-undermining-good-medicine

Complete, free report, links: NPR

Tags:  atherosclerosis treatment  COPD treatments  reproducible results  vitamin B-12  vitamin C 

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April down on the pharm: March 29-April 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 30, 2017

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Spring on the pharm: March 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

Opioids

Toddlers: the youngest opioid victims

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2017/03/some-youngest-opioid-victims-are-curious-toddlers-0?et_cid=5889944&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5889944&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2017%2f03%2fsome-youngest-opioid-victims-are-curious-toddlers-0%3fet_cid%3d5889944%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay: Biosci. tech.

Time for a "War on opioids?"

https://www.statnews.com/2017/03/27/manchin-opioid-war-on-drugs/

Complete, free report, links, video: STAT

Other drug-related issues

Can drug-induced abortion be reversed? No evidence.

http://www.acog.org/~/media/departments/state%20legislative%20activities/2015AZFactSheetMedicationAbortionReversalfinal.pdf

Website: AAOG

New way to reduce blood glucose

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/anti-diabetes-compound-encumbers-coactivator-reduces-blood-sugar/81254104?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=01&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20170328

Full, free essay: GEN

What about those testosterone ads?

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2612615

Free abstract: JAMA

Medical pot? Another view

http://doctorskeptic.blogspot.com/2017/03/saying-no-to-medical-cannabis.html

Free, short blog: Doc. skeptic

Powdered vaccine to stop diarrhea in infants

http://www.sciencealert.com/this-mesmerising-time-lapse-of-cell-division-is-real-and-it-s-spectacular

Complete, free report, links, images: NPR

Tags:  diabetes  drug-induced abortions reversed?  opiods  powdered vaccines 

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St. Pat's pharma: March 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 17, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

Not so good pharms

Long-term opioid use in US

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6610a1.htm?s_cid=mm6610a1_e

Complete, free report, tables, refs.: MMWR

On-line drug reviews sometimes unreliable

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-public/online-reviews-can-make-over-counter-drugs-look-way-too-effective

Full, free story, links: Sci news

Do intra-disc glucocorticoid injections work? Not for long

http://annals.org/aim/article/2612231/intradiscal-glucocorticoid-injection-patients-chronic-low-back-pain-associated-active

Free abstract: Ann. int. med.

Ibuprofen and cardiac arrest

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/mar/15/ibuprofen-sale-restrictions-study-increased-cardiac-arrest-risk

Full, free essay: Guardian

Good news on the pharm!

Live long and drink coffee!

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-365675.html

Full, free article, refs: BioTechniq.

Anticholesterol drug silences genes

http://www.nature.com/news/genome-based-cholesterol-drug-boosts-heart-health-1.21656

Complete, free report, linked cites., image: Nature

Treatment: anti-drug antibodies

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1616623?query=OF

Full, free story, linked cites., tables: New Engl. j. med.

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At the pharmacy today: March 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 10, 2017
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