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The pharma this week: May 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 20, 2016
Updated: Yesterday
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The forefront of pharmacology: May 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 13, 2016
Updated: Friday, May 20, 2016

The forefront of pharmacology: May 13-20

Pfizer: no more lethal injection drugs

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pfizer-ban-on-lethal-drug-sales-complicates-executions-in-20-states/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160518

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Marijuana a risk factor in pregnancy

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0890623816300715

Complete, free report, graphics, linked citations from Repro. tox.

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What are the pharmers up to: May 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 06, 2016
Updated: Thursday, May 12, 2016

What are the pharmers up to: May 6-13

Hope

Second skin: say good-bye to those bags under eye bags

http://www.nature.com/articles/nmat4635.epdf?referrer_access_token=WEFqrj2ogDycJYmgpL5YyNRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0PhTBZWjZicSCyhHlNKIH5Zwmo7MwhY7LNg5waQd3nHgIp60QmKEepqM412VC2Edd04erqJjwCjZ_gWUSB8rJYmefEQylGQ75MfY3VIddLWUROyPabkQiefyvDs4qT7kRIlhcj8Rl0k40wwGsnGUAKUNzhSKWZLIjCnmNqdHiimaVNnmdXaWcTz_PVIyEFF3Q-YyCD6CguR6f0jV21_qrmw9pquyKECszsgQFmW9Xol-7MVqA7mD6J-6p4VdiMJ84m0Jpp5v78wJhZ-FRpaWTve&tracking_referrer=www.nytimes.com

Complete, free article, linked citations, images from Nature mat.

Breast cancer drug reduces seizures too

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/05/breast-cancer-drug-found-reduce-seizures?et_cid=5281986&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5281986&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f05%2fbreast-cancer-drug-found-reduce-seizures%3fet_cid%3d5281986%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay from R&D mag.

FDA extends its purview to tobacco products

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm499234.htm

Press release from FDA

Not so good

Do you really have diarrhea or are you addicted to opioids?

http://www.annemergmed.com/article/S0196-0644(16)30052-X/pdf

Full, free article, linked citations from Ann. emergency med.

Warfarin over long time and dementia risk

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/05/long-term-warfarin-use-af-linked-dementia-risk?et_cid=5271605&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=5271605&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f05%2flong-term-warfarin-use-af-linked-dementia-risk%3fet_cid%3d5271605%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26type%3dheadline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Increased cancer risk with that anti-HBV drug

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/colorectal-cancer/chronic-hbv-treatment-linked-to-increased-rates-of-colorectal-and-cervical-cancer/article/493401/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&cpn=&hmSubId=&hmEmail=gQml88TCOZh5WGc6z4XltQ2&NID=1598750622&dl=0&spMailingID=14421971&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=780455844&spReportId=NzgwNDU1ODQ0S0

Full, free essay from Oncol. nurse advis.

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Daily dose of drugs: April 29-May. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Updated: Thursday, May 05, 2016

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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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