Pharmacology

Cannabinoid Chronic Neuropathic Pain Treatment Gets A Patent

A cannabinoid neuropathic treatment that provided pain relief in rats for a period of eleven days after the oral administration of a single dose has received a patent and signed an intellectual property license with GB Sciences, Inc.  Next up, they will w ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 28 2017 - 10:30am

When Pharmacy Experts Take Medical Histories, Medication Errors Drop 80 Percent

When pharmacy professionals — rather than doctors or nurses — take medication histories of patients in emergency departments, mistakes in drug orders can be reduced by more than 80 percent, according to a recent paper. Injuries resulting from medication us ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 4 2017 - 10:29am

FDA Study Concludes The Supplement Kratom Is An Opioid

Though unusually ethically suspect supplement merchants have been marketing kratom, an analgesic made from the leaves of a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia, to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms, significant safety concerns exist. And it turns out krat ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 8 2019 - 6:25pm

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