Pharmacology

People Would Rather Pop A Pill Than Exercise To Lower High Blood Pressure

When the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention drastically lowered the 'blood sugar' level, the HbA1C test, to 5.7 percent for a potential precursor to disease labeled "prediabetes" the rest of the world jeered. In China, that ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 8 2018 - 11:11am

Vaccines: Decades Of Misinformation Have Succeeded

Though less than a dozen school children will be slain by a gun in any given year, American society is mobilized with marches and media against firearms. Meanwhile, on average 55,000 Americans will die from the flu, which has a vaccine. In states like Cali ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 9 2018 - 2:17pm

Medical Marijuana Won't Help Fight The Opioid Epidemic- It May Enable It

Advocates are claiming medical marijuana can help to fight the opioid epidemic but data show the opposite. Rather than being at lower risk, people who use medical marijuana may be at higher risk for non-medical prescription drug use. Much of medical marij ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 19 2018 - 4:33pm

Overexposed: Poison Control Centers Get 29 Calls Per Day About ADHD Medications

Diagnoses of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) skyrocketed in the 1990s, leading to concern that teachers wanted all kids to be automatons in classrooms and too many older parents were concerned about kids ...

Article - News Staff - May 21 2018 - 3:01pm

Prescription Opioid Use By Congressional District

If you want to map opioid prescription use, you can do it, right down to Congressional district. The highest rates are in the southeastern U.S., Appalachia and the rural west, all areas where there is more manual labor, according to an analysis  in America ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 19 2018 - 4:41pm

Pfizer Drug Tafamidis Reduces Risk Of Rare Heart Disease 30 Percent

Tafamidis meglumine (trade name: Vyndaqel®) was approved in November 2011 for the treatment of transthyretin amyloidosis in adults, a rare disorder ("orphan disease") caused by a defective gene and is associated with progressive nerve damage. Now ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 27 2018 - 8:43am

KCNK13- A Potential Target For The Treatment Of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol is a drug which needs no introduction given its (multi)age-old impact on humanity. One crucial question is “what makes some people crave alcohol in excess acutely ie a single sitting and/or chronically over time”? Scientists have long known that th ...

Article - Scott Beers - Nov 27 2018 - 12:44pm

NanoFlu And ResVax: Make Or Break For Novavax

In 2016, a Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) vaccine candidate named the RSV F Vaccine failed in Phase III trials, which could have been a crippling blow for Novavax, but they may be on the road to recovery. Companies have to have Phase III trials before t ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 8 2018 - 5:45pm

Compounds From Coffee Offer Hope For Alzheimer's And Parkinson's Diseases.

An exciting new class of potential inhibitors of both Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease has been isolated from coffee. Dr. Donald Weaver, co-director of the Kembril Brain Institute in Toronto, Canada explains: “The consumption of coffee seems to ...

Article - Scott Beers - Nov 27 2018 - 12:43pm

Could A Vaccine Help Stop The Fentanyl Crisis?

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysis of five years of death certificates (2011-2016) found that among drug overdose deaths 29 percent were due to fentanyl by 2016, a huge leap from 4 percent in 2011, when oxycodone was most dangerous at 13 ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 18 2018 - 10:19am