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Drug daily: Jan. 9-16

Posted By David Evans, Thursday, January 10, 2019

Thanks to web detective Kevin Patton

On the pharm

Oral hormones and thromboembolisms

https://www.bmj.com/content/364/bmj.k4810

Full, free essay, linked cites, tables: BMJ

Antibiotics and coronary artery ruptures

https://www.webmd.com/drug-medication/news/20181221/cipro-levaquin-tied-to-deadly-heart-vessel-tears?ecd=soc_tw_190113_cons_news_fluoroquinolonesaorticaneurysm&linkId=100000004633762#1

Full, free article: WebMD

How can MD's ID false penicillin allergies?

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2720732?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=1e4771a4ef-MR_COPY_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-1e4771a4ef-149927409

Free abstract: JAMA

MDMA v PTSD

https://www.biotechniques.com/drug-discovery-development/the-agony-and-ecstasy/

Complete, free report, image: Biotechniq.

Overdoses

Opioids kill more than auto accidents in US

https://www.wbur.org/npr/684695273/report-americans-are-now-more-likely-to-die-of-an-opioid-overdose-than-on-the-ro

Full, free essay, links: WBUR

What about that anti-OD drug?

https://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2019/01/11/opioids-narcan-what-you-need-to-know

Full, free story, links: WBUR

Rising OD's in middle aged women in US

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6801a1.htm?s_cid=mm6801a1_e

Complete, free report, graphics: MMWR

Overdosing on Viagra: "doughnut hole vision"

https://www.livescience.com/64468-sildenafil-overdose-vision-loss.html

 Full, free item: Live sci.

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On the pharm: Jan 2-9

Posted By David Evans, Thursday, January 3, 2019
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Drug daze: Dec. 26-Jan. 2

Posted By David Evans, Saturday, December 29, 2018

Thanks to web detectives and Kevin Patton A.J. Petto

Cannabis

What about cannabinoids?

https://www.nap.edu/read/24625/chapter/4

Free chapter, images, linked cites.: NAP

Cannabis: prenatal exposure consequences

https://www.the-scientist.com/features/prenatal-exposure-to-cannabis-affects-the-developing-brain-65230

Complete, free report, images, links: Scientist

Pharma

They took fluoride out of water: What happened?

https://www.ktoo.org/2018/12/26/juneau-fluoride-study-confirms-old-science-but-doesnt-sway-opponents/

Full, free essay, links, audio file: KTOO

How yeast was promoted

https://www.wbur.org/npr/675280193/how-a-little-science-and-a-lot-of-shady-advertising-boosted-yeasts-popularity

Complete, free report, links: WBUR

Tags:  cannabis 

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Down on the pharm: Dec. 19-26

Posted By David Evans, Friday, December 21, 2018

Anti-cholesterol drug inhibits brown fat changes

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550413118307368?via%3Dihub

Free abstract, graphic: Cell metab.

Drug-relate deaths in US

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm675152e1.htm?s_cid=mm675152e1_e

Complete, free report, tables, refs.: MMWR

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Drug daze: Dec. 12-19

Posted By David Evans, Sunday, December 16, 2018

Opioids

Fenanyl more often abused in US

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr67/nvsr67_09-508.pdf

Full, free item, graphics, links: CDC

Born in opioid withdrawal: small head

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/babies-born-opioid-withdrawal-have-unusually-small-heads?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=latest-newsletter-v2

Complete, free report, links, refs.: Sci. news

Court orders OxyContin papers release

https://www.statnews.com/2018/12/14/purdue-pharma-oxycontin-appeal-ruling/?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=acc842ee99-MR_COPY_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-acc842ee99-149927409

Full, free essay, links: STAT

Down on the pharm

Bariatric surgery in a capsule?

https://www.future-science.com/btn/news/jun18/23

Full, free story, ref.: Future sci.

This cannabinoid raises eye pressure (NB: not THC)

https://www.genengnews.com/news/key-chemical-component-in-medical-marijuana-appears-to-raise-eye-pressure/?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=02&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20181218&ajs_uid=7354C9993023G2R&oly_enc_id=7354C9993023G2R&ajs_trait_oebid=9675B9130356B7S

Full, free article, links: GEN

Express service particle delivers drugs

https://www.future-science.com/btn/news/dec18/06

Full, free item, ref.: Future sci.

No drug birth defect link here

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2718793?utm_campaign=articlePDF&utm_medium=articlePDFlink&utm_source=articlePDF&utm_content=jama.2018.18307

Free abstract: JAMA

Timing your pill taking

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/take-your-pills-when-your-genes-are-most-active/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-digest&utm_content=link&utm_term=2018-12-19_more-stories&spMailingID=58075296&spUserID=ODEzODU5NTc5OQS2&spJobID=1542657439&spReportId=MTU0MjY1NzQzOQS2

Short, free report, graphics, ref.: Sci. Am.

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News from the pharm: Dec. 5-12

Posted By David Evans, Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thanks to net detective A.J Petto

Warning removed from foot gel

http://www.smith-nephew.com/news-and-media/media-releases/news/fda-approves-removal-of-boxed-warning-from-regranex-becaplermin-gel-001-as-multiple-studies-demonstrate-product-safety/

Manufacturer's notice

Risks of recreational pot?

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-44532417

Complete, free report, links: BBC

Reefer madness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYHDzrdXHEA

Free clip from You Tube

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Decemember drugs: Nov. 28-Dec. 5

Posted By David Evans, Saturday, December 1, 2018

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On the pharm: Nov. 14-21

Posted By David Evans, Thursday, November 15, 2018

Doubtful drugs

Memory supplements: not so much

https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/695049.pdf

Free press release, links: GAO

Detox nostrums: snake oil sometimes

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/holiday-detoxes-promise-cleanse-our-bodies-toxins-wellness-trend-sells-ncna939761?cid=eml_nbn_20181125

Complete, free report, links: NBC news

Personalized meds: maybe not so much

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07535-2?utm_source=briefing-dy&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=briefing&utm_content=20181128

Full, free article, graphics: Nature

How did thalidomide work?

https://www.future-science.com/btn/news/aug18/01

Full, free essay, refs.: Future sci.

Reports on pediatric drugs often missing

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/article-abstract/2714388?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=eef6f4bae6-MR_COPY_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-eef6f4bae6-149927409

Free abstract: JAMA

Daily dose of drugs

Drug for opioid addictions: serious issues

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6730a2.htm?s_cid=mm6730a2_w&utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=8746c094c9-MR_COPY_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-8746c094c9-125542497&utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=9040bef71f-MR_COPY_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-9040bef71f-149927409

Full, free article, graphics, refs: MMWR

Mechanism: a traditional African med.

http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/11/eaav0824?_ga=2.252465037.548539789.1542306525-1618301389.1500310155

Complete, free report, linked cites., images: Sci. adv.

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Drug daze: Nov. 7-14

Posted By David Evans, Monday, November 12, 2018

Thanks to web detective Kevin Patton

Can probiotics make you ill?

https://www.future-science.com/btn/news/aug18/05

Full, free story, refs.: Future sci.

Fish oil, vitamin D v heart disease? Nope

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/study-fish-oil-vitamin-pills-guard-cancer-heart/story?id=59125012

Complete, full report, video: ABC (US)

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From the pharm: Oct. 31-Nov. 7

Posted By David Evans, Monday, November 5, 2018
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