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Pharmaceuticals this week: Nov. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 20, 2014
Updated: Friday, November 21, 2014

Pharmaceuticals this week: Nov. 20-27

Beta blockers not helpful after a heart attack

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2014/11/beta-blockers-show-no-benefits-after-heart-attack?et_cid=4277972&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Will more sun shine on medical trial results?

http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-FDA-Toughen-Rules-on/150145/?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report from Chron. Hi. Ed.


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Outstanding pharma: Nov. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 13, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Outstanding pharma: Nov. 13-20

Great news

Controversial drug lowers cholesterol

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/controversial-cholesterol-drug-reduces-risk-of-heart-disease/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141118

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Statins reverse one learning disability

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/11/statins-reverse-learning-disabilities-caused-genetic-disorder?et_cid=4269654&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Drug discov. & develop.

Delivering anti-HIV drug through milk

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/11/altered-milk-protein-can-deliver-aids-drug-infants?et_cid=4259358&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Antidote for carbon monoxide is injectable

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/11/injectable-antidote-carbon-monoxide-poisoning?et_cid=4263682&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Not-so-great news

How much to bring a drug to market: $2.6 billion

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/tufts-study-pegs-drug-development-approval-cost-at-2-6b/81250610/

Complete, free report from GEN

Why microbicides don't work against HIV currently

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/semen-protects-hiv-from-microbicide-attack/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141117

Short, free audio file from Sci. Am.

B-vitamins v cognitive decline in elders? Nope.

http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2014/11/12/WNL.0000000000001050

Free abstract from Neurology

Ethical questions in Ebola drug testing

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/11/ebola-drug-testing-sparks-ethics-debate?et_cid=4263006&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.


 

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Drugs of the day: Nov. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, November 07, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Drugs of the day: Nov. 6-13

Sprayable vaccine v swine flu: maybe not so much

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/11/vaccine-spray-may-not-protect-kids-swine-flu?et_cid=4252643&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

These vaccinations safe for pregnant women

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1930817

Free abstract from JAMA

Flu vaccinations reduce heart attack risk

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1758749

Complete, free article, graphics, linked citations from JAMA


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Down on the pharm: Oct. 30-Nov. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Down on the pharm: Oct. 30-Nov. 6

Immunotherapy toxic to obese mice but not to skinny

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/11/immunotherapy-cancer-toxic-obesity?et_cid=4246460&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

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Daily drugs: Oct. 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Daily drugs: Oct. 23-30

Supplements

Vitamin D deficiency and asthma attack risk

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/vitamin-d-deficiency-ups-attack-risk-asthmatics?et_cid=4233314&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Many supplements contain banned ingredients

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1917421

Complete, free article from JAMA

Careful with that drug!

Chronotherapy: a time to take the drug, a time not to

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/schedules-for-peak-hour-genes-could-put-drug-delivery-on-the-clock/81250535/

Full, free item from GEN

General anesthesia and dementia linked?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-general-anesthesia-trigger-dementia/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141023

Full, free report from Sci. Am.

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Drugs of tomorrow: Oct. 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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=OpinionĀ®ion=Footer&module=Recommendation&src=recg&pgtype=article&_r=0

Newspaper story, link to research abstract

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