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Spring into drugs: April 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 22, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Spring into drugs: April 22-29

Phine pharma

Treatment for cellulite approved

http://www.livescience.com/54526-does-cellfina-work-to-banish-cellulite.html

Complete, free report, links from LiveSci.

Chantix does not increase suicide risk

http://www.fiercepharma.com/pharma/pfizer-s-chantix-not-linked-to-serious-psychiatric-side-effects-study

Full, free essay from Fiercepharma

Maybe not so good

Phony opioid being sold

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6516e1.htm?s_cid=mm6516e1_e

Full, free alert, tables, references from MMWR

Proton-pump inhibitors alter gut ecology

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/heartburn-meds-alter-the-gut/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20160426

Full, free item from Sci. Am.

Could that anti-yeast drug cause miscarriages?

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm497482.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Free notice, links from FDA

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Spring on the pharm: April 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 15, 2016
Updated: Thursday, April 21, 2016
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Pharmacology this week: April 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 08, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Pharmacology this week: April 8-15

Thanks to 'net detectives Betsy Ott, A.J. Petto, and Krista Rompolski

What about placebos?

http://cup.columbia.edu/author-interviews/haller-shadow-medicine

Interview from Columbia U press

What about placbos?

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-power-of-the-placebo-effect-emma-bryce#review

Free site from Ted

Placebo program

http://programinplacebostudies.org/

Free website, links

How does prozac(R) work?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mysterious-antidepressant-target-reveals-its-shape/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20160412

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

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April drugs: April 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 01, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, April 06, 2016

April drugs: April 1-8

Good drugs

New osteoporosis drug

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/04/new-osteoporosis-drug-reduces-fracture-risk?et_cid=5216432&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5216432&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f04%2fnew-osteoporosis-drug-reduces-fracture-risk%3fet_cid%3d5216432%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free item, image from R&D mag.

HIV drug recently approved

http://www.upworthy.com/a-new-hiv-treatment-was-approved-for-the-public-and-thats-good-news-for-everyone?c=upw1

Complete, free report, links from The Upworthy

Hydromorphine: another alternative to heroin addiction

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/04/results-worlds-first-study-new-treatment-heroin-addiction?et_cid=5218070&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5218070&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f04%2fresults-worlds-first-study-new-treatment-heroin-addiction%3fet_cid%3d5218070%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Some disappointments

Do statins lower cardiovascular risk?

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1600175#t=article

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

Cannabis exposure in the womb: weighing the risks

http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/6/4/e009986.full.pdf+html

Full, free pdf, graphics, linked citations from BMJ

Increased epilepsy risk with Type I diabetes

http://consumer.healthday.com/diabetes-information-10/type-i-diabetes-news-182/type-1-diabetes-linked-to-higher-odds-for-epilepsy-709569.html

Complete, free report, link from HealthDay

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Drug research this week: March 25-April 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 25, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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Spring pharma: March 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 18, 2016
Updated: Thursday, March 24, 2016

Spring pharma: March 18-25

Good pharma

Heart failure not linked to incretin-based drugs

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1506115

Free abstract, graphics from New Engl. j. med.

Cardiovascular problems not linked to serotonin drugs

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/03/ssri-antidepressants-not-tied-cardiovascular-conditions?et_cid=5193563&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5193563&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f03%2fssri-antidepressants-not-tied-cardiovascular-conditions%3fet_cid%3d5193563%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Unhappy pharma

Prescription drugs + supplements: danger to seniors

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2016/03/prescription-drugs-and-supplements-lethal-combination-american-seniors?et_cid=5190850&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5190850&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f03%2fprescription-drugs-and-supplements-lethal-combination-american-seniors%3fet_cid%3d5190850%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay from Biosci. tech.

More side-effects of ketamine abuse

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/03/new-effects-ketamine-abuse-uncovered?et_cid=5187950&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5187950&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f03%2fnew-effects-ketamine-abuse-uncovered%3fet_cid%3d5187950%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

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

Warnings required for opioids

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm491715.htm

Press release, links from FDA

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Drug developments: March 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 11, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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The pharma today: March 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 04, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, March 08, 2016
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Drugs now: Feb. 26-March 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, February 26, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Drugs now: Feb. 26-March 4

Drugs in general

Female libido drug shows some positive outcomes

http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2497781&

Full, free article, linked citations, tables from JAMA int. med.

Pot tourists at Colorado ER's

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2016/02/study-tourist-pot-complaints-colorado-emergency-rooms-0?et_cid=5139786&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5139786&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f02%2fstudy-tourist-pot-complaints-colorado-emergency-rooms-0%3fet_cid%3d5139786%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report from Biosci. tech.

Dogs died but they tried on people anyway?

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/feb/25/french-drug-trial-scandal-dogs-died-in-pre-clinical-test?

Full, free story, links from The guardian

Stealth opiates hiding out as other meds

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/02/new-twist-addiction-crisis-deadly-painkiller-imposters?et_cid=5147083&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5147083&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f02%2fnew-twist-addiction-crisis-deadly-painkiller-imposters%3fet_cid%3d5147083%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

About malaria

Trials of malaria vaccine

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/first-human-vaccine-trial-for-most-widespread-species-of-malaria/81252420/

Full, free story, image from GEN

Side effects of that antimalarial

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/02/chemists-expose-side-effects-antimalarial-drug?et_cid=5142785&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5142785&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f02%2fchemists-expose-side-effects-antimalarial-drug%3fet_cid%3d5142785%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

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Modern pharma: Feb. 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, February 19, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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