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On the pharm: Nov. 14-21

Posted By David Evans, Thursday, November 15, 2018

Memory supplements: not so much

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

Free press release, links: GAO

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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Halloween drugs: Oct. 17-31

Posted By David Evans, Saturday, October 27, 2018

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

Down on the pharm

Unpublished medical research "a threat"

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-46017521

Full, free story, links: BBC

FDA approves: treatment for hot flashes

https://www.rdmag.com/news/2018/10/bijuva-becomes-first-fda-approved-hormone-therapy-treatment-hot-flashes?et_cid=6513102&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6513102&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free item, linked cites.: R&D mag.

"Natural" medicines

Green tea supplement v the liver

https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-45971416

Complete, free report, links, images: BBC

Memory rebound after quitting grass

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/young-people-memories-improved-when-they-stopped-using-marijuana

Full, free story, link, refs.: Sci. news

How cannabis affects women differently

https://www.rdmag.com/news/2018/10/why-cannabis-affects-women-differently?et_cid=6512258&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6512258&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

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

 

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Pumpkin spiced pharma: Oct. 10-17

Posted By David Evans, Thursday, October 11, 2018

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Drugs for today: Oct. 3-10

Posted By David Evans, Friday, October 5, 2018

Thanks to web detective Kevin Patton

Anti HPV for adults <45 approved

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm622715.htm

Free notice: FDA

Vitamin D supplements: not so much

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/oct/04/vitamin-d-supplements-dont-help-bone-health-major-study-concludes

Complete, free report, links: Guardian

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Big and small pharma: Sept. 26-Oct. 3

Posted By David Evans, Thursday, September 27, 2018

Stopping the opioid epidemic

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/9/25/17327976/opioid-epidemic-painkiller-prescriptions

Complete, free report, links: Vox

Clotting problems and synthetic cannabinoids

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1807652?query=pfw&jwd=000012278332&jspc=

Free abstract: New Engl. j. med.

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Autumn drugs: Sept. 19-26

Posted By David Evans, Monday, September 24, 2018
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Drugs today: Sept. 12-19

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

Posted By David Evans, 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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