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Autumn drugs: Sept. 19-26

Posted By David Evans Dr., 22 hours ago
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Drugs today: Sept. 12-19

Posted By David Evans Dr., Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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On the pharm: Sept. 5-12

Posted By David Evans Dr., Thursday, September 6, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Thanks to web detectives Dic Charge, Kevin Patton, and A.J. Petto

Bad pharma

Useless probiotics

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45434753

Full, free essay, links: BBC

Warning on unproven kratom claims

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm620106.htm?utm_campaign=09112018_Statement_new%20warning%20letters%20FDA%20is%20issuing%20to%20companies%20marketing%20kratom&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua&utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=c66786ae54-MR_COPY_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-c66786ae54-149927409

Free note, links: FDA

Down on the pharm

Is popular press health information useful?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/second-opinion-nutrition-causal-1.4810474

Full, free article: CBC

Spider venom v strokes

https://www.future-science.com/btn/news/jun17/01

Full, free story, links, image: Future sci.

Low dose aspiring extends your life? Not so much.

https://www.rdmag.com/news/2018/09/daily-low-dose-aspirin-has-no-effect-lifespan-older-people?et_cid=6456798&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=6456798&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

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

Developer of Propofol

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/09/if-you-ve-had-anesthesia-you-can-likely-thank-veterinarian-who-just-won-top-science?utm_campaign=news_daily_2018-09-11&et_rid=51728656&et_cid=2365656

Full, free Q&A: Science

Probiotic benefits?

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/benefits-probiotics-might-not-be-so-clear-cut-180970221/?utm_source=smithsoniandaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20180906-daily-responsive&spMailingID=35916177&spUserID=NjU3MzIxNzA0NzMyS0&spJobID=1360603217&spReportId=MTM2MDYwMzIxNwS2

Complete, free report, graphics, links: Smithsonian

Cannabis

What are the chemicals in cannabis?

 https://www.nature.com/articles/d42473-018-00066-4?utm_source=naturebriefing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GilsonCannabis

 

 Complete, free report, graphics: Nature

Coffee affecting cannabinoid metabolism

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/joim.12737?regionCode=US-NY&identityKey=fa847b7f-5e49-4cfc-b134-4003acd2234f&wol1URL=%2Fdoi%2F10.1111%2Fjoim.12737%2Ffull&_ga=2.81673175.1956957975.1536364982-1618301389.1500310155

Free abstract: J. int. med.

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Drug daze: Aug. 29-Sept. 5

Posted By David Evans Dr., Friday, August 31, 2018
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Pharma: Aug. 22-29

Posted By David Evans Dr., Friday, August 24, 2018
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Drugs now: Aug. 15-22

Posted By David Evans Dr., Thursday, August 16, 2018

Thanks to web detective Paul Blumstein

Pharm fresh products

When will my drug go generic?

https://www.goodrx.com/blog/drugs-going-generic-next-five-years-2018-2019-2020-2021-2022/

Full, free website, tables: Good Rx

Small ds-RNA approved for gene silencing

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/first-gene-silencing-drug-wins-fda-approval?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=latest-newsletter-v2

Full, free essay, links, ref.: Sci. news

Drug clears tau tangles in mice

Small ds-RNA approved for gene silencing

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/first-gene-silencing-drug-wins-fda-approval?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=latest-newsletter-v2

Full, free essay, links, ref.: Sci. news

Complete, free report: GEN

EpiPen news

Pfizer extends EpiPen (R) expiration

https://www.pfizer.com/sites/default/files/news/PFE.Com%20EPI%20statement--%2008-20-18%20447%20PM.pdf

Free notice

EpiPen (R) going generic

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fda-has-approved-first-generic-epipen-alternative-180970064/?utm_source=smithsoniandaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=08/17/2018%20Daily%20Newsletter&spMailingID=35655635&spUserID=NjU3MzIxNzA0NzMyS0&spJobID=1341852029&spReportId=MTM0MTg1MjAyOQS2

Full, free story, links: Sci. Am.

Cannabis

Bad trips: adulterated synthetic pot

http://www.wbur.org/npr/639133355/dozens-overdose-in-connecticut-park-on-tainted-synthetic-marijuana

Complete, free report, links: WBUR

More pregnant women using pot

https://www.statnews.com/2016/12/19/marijuana-pregnant-women/?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=cdc762be54-MR_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-cdc762be54-149927409

Full, free item, link: STAT


Tags:  going generic 

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On the pharm: Aug. 8-15

Posted By David Evans Dr., Friday, August 10, 2018
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Drugs: Aug. 1-8

Posted By David Evans Dr., Thursday, August 2, 2018
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On the pharm: July 25-Aug. 1

Posted By David Evans Dr., Thursday, July 26, 2018

Thanks to web detective A..J. Petto

Alzheimer drug progress

Why are Alzheimer trials so difficult?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/health/alzheimers-treatments-trials.html

Full, free essay, links: NY times

Alzheimer drug shows promise

https://www.statnews.com/2018/07/25/experimental-alzheimers-drug-biogen-eisai/?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=abe5154c2b-MR_COPY_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-abe5154c2b-149927409

Complete, free report, links: STAT

Down on the pharm

Reversing hair loss and skin damage from dietary fat

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/experimental_drug_reverses_hair_loss_and_skin_damage_linked_to_fatty_diet_shows_new_study_in_mice

Press release, image: Johns Hopkins Hosp.

Flue vaccine: nanoparticle peptides

https://news.gsu.edu/2018/07/30/nanoparticle-vaccine-made-with-peptides-effective-against-influenza-virus-study-finds/

Press release: Georgia State U.

Why your sunscreen might not work well: YOU!

https://www.livescience.com/63152-sunscreen-protection-application.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20180725-ls

Full, free essay, links: Live sci.

Does cannabis vapor help exercising COPD patients?

https://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/cannabis-doesn-t-help-exercising-copd-patients/81256075/?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=gen+daily+news+highlights&utm_content=02&utm_campaign=gen+daily+news+highlights_20180727&oly_enc_id=7354c9993023g2r&ajs_trait_oebid=9675b9130356b7s

Full, free story, link: GEN

Tags:  flu vaccine  nanoparticle proteins 

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Drugs for tomorrow: uly 18-25

Posted By David Evans Dr., Friday, July 20, 2018

Thanks to web inspectors Heiko Heisermann and Kevin Patton

Not successful

Poor long-term success rate with osteoporosis med.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2688348

Full, free essay, linked cites.: JAMA

Pregnant moms given Viagra, 10 babies die

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/24/eleven-babies-die-dutch-women-viagra-drug-trial

Full, free essay, links: Guardian

Did they really give ketamine without consent?

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05805-7?utm_source=briefing-dy&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=briefing&utm_content=20180725

Complete, free report: Nature

Call for better regs. on food additives

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2018/07/19/peds.2018-1408?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=d0a9930db1-MR_COPY_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-d0a9930db1-149927409

Full, free story, linked cites., tables: Pediatrics

It worked!

A first: It targets acute myeloid leukemia

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm614115.htm

Press release, links: FDA

Anti-aging in mice successful

https://www.rdmag.com/news/2018/07/scientists-reverse-aging-associated-skin-wrinkles-and-hair-loss-mouse-model?et_cid=6404106&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6404106&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report: R&D mag.

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