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Pharma now: March 13-20

Posted By David Evans, Thursday, March 14, 2019

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Drugs today: March 6-13

Posted By David Evans, Friday, March 8, 2019
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Phine pharma: Feb. 27-March 6

Posted By David Evans, Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thanks to web detective A.J. Petto

Down on the pharm

10 things to know about cannabis

https://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2019/03/01/what-we-know-cannabis-evidence-science

Full, free list, link: WBUR

THC and CBD: which is better?

https://www.livescience.com/64886-thc-cbd-marijuana-therapeutic-effects.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190228-ls

Full, free essay, links: Live sci.

How does general anesthesia work?

https://www.the-scientist.com/infographics/infographic--how-general-anesthesia-works-65534

Free Infographic: Scientist

Disappointments

Supplements v Alzheimer: not so much

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/01/health/dementia-prevention-supplements.html

Full, free story, links: NY times

Did the professor steal the pharm student's data?

https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article226860819.html

Short, free item, links: Kansas City star

Phinding phake pharma: paper test

https://www.rdmag.com/article/2020/02/paper-test-spots-fake-degraded-pharmaceuticals?et_cid=6620134&et_rid=54713780&et_cid=6620134&et_rid=54713780&linkid=Mobius_Link

Complete, free report: R&D mag

 

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Blizzard of meds: Feb. 20-27

Posted By David Evans, Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Pharm news: Feb. 6-20

Posted By David Evans, Friday, February 15, 2019
Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Thanks to web detective A.J. Petto

Can she be forced to reduce her testosterone levels?

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/athletics/caster-semenya-cas-hearing-accuses-iaaf-olympics-testosterone-levels-female-athlete-a8784986.html

Full, free story, links, images: Independent

Injectable "cocktail" for male contraception

https://www.biotechniques.com/molecular-biology/safe-sex-on-the-beach/

Complete, free report: Biotechniq.

More opioid OD calls, fewer mortalities

https://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2019/02/13/opioid-overdoses-deaths-massachusetts-data

Full, free essay, links, graphics: WBUR

Tags:  male contraceeption 

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Down on the pharm: Jan 30-Feb. 6

Posted By David Evans, Friday, February 1, 2019

Pharma and the immune system

New recommended vaccination schedules

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/

Free graphics: CDC

Immunotherapy v HIV? Yes.

https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2019/02/07/Immunotherapy-effective-for-cancer-patients-with-HIV/9671549558710/

Full, free story, links: UPI

Drug daze

FDA issues warning letters: dietary supplements

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm631064.htm

Press announcement, links: FDA

Probiotics v gestational diabetes? Nope

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/early/2019/01/11/dc18-2248

Free abstract: Diabetes care

Fighting substance abuse in Appalachia

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/appalachias-fight-to-lessen-the-impact-of-substance-misuse/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-digest&utm_content=link&utm_term=2019-02-05_more-stories

Complete, free report, links: Sci. Am.

Drugs in the news

Warning: Warfarin test strips

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/UCM630408.htm?utm_campaign=2012019_PR_FDA%20warns%20of%20recall%20of%20test%20strip%20devices%20used%20to%20monitor%20warfarin&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua&utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=8e90bcaa58-MR_COPY_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-8e90bcaa58-149927409

Free press release, links: FDA

Does marijuana use raise male fertility?

https://academic.oup.com/humrep/advance-article/doi/10.1093/humrep/dez002/5307080

Full, free essay, links, tables: Human repro.

Fighting Factor Xa inhibitors

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1814051?query=pfw&jwd=000012278332&jspc=

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


Tags:  marijuana  raising male fertility  substance abuse 

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Drug delights: Jan. 23-30

Posted By David Evans, Friday, January 25, 2019

Thanks to web detective A.J. Petto

Interesting pharma

Why the 7-day "break" in the contraceptive pill?

https://www.popsci.com/contraception-pill-usage?cmpid=ene20190127&utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&cid=47905&mid=414801727

Complete, free report, link: Pop. sci.

Why is this cannabinoid popping up all over?

https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/01/29/what-is-cbd-marijuana

Full, free story: WBUR

Artemisinin: the "other" antimalarial

https://www.rdmag.com/news/2019/01/new-findings-about-anti-malaria-drug?type=headline&et_cid=6591188&et_rid=54713780&linkid=Mobius_Link

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

No such good news

What the heck is flakka? Who uses it?

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/29/health/teenager-flakka-use-study/index.html

Full, free item, images, links, video: CNN

Fish oil v asthma? Not so much

https://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201807-446OC?_ga=2.34789409.1433098385.1548370750-1947670930.1536277551&

Free abstract: Ann. Am. thoracic soc.

Tags:  cbd  flakka 

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Down on the pharm: Jan. 16-23

Posted By David Evans, Thursday, January 17, 2019
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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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