Pharmacology

Fish Oil Supplements Don't Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes- They May Make Glucose Metabolism Worse

Increased consumption of omega 3 fats is widely promoted because of a recent belief that it will protect against, or even reverse, conditions such as type 2 diabetes.  Fads always start with a kernel of scientific truth, as happened with acai berries, choc ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 23 2019 - 7:00am

Marijuana, Opioids, Depression

If marijuana has analgesic properties, people will try it to potentially manage their pain, but it is unclear if it does or not. Fortunately, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration signaled it is expanding its marijuana research program will draft guide ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 28 2019 - 9:42am

Pain Patients Are Not The Problem, Shows CDC, Opiod Deaths Are Due To Recreational Fentanyl Plus Benzos, Cocaine, And Meth

Though Johnson  &  Johnson and Purdue Pharma are on the hook for big judgments due to their marketing practices related to opioids, claims that they "created" an opioid epidemic are the scientific equivalent of fat shaming people if you don&# ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 29 2019 - 6:27pm

Marijuana May Help With PTSD But It's All Anecdotes At This Point

Though "medical" marijuana has long been available to much of the public, to the medical community it's been a joke. For example, over 60 percent of pain patients are older women, but the majority of medical marijuana users who got it for p ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 5 2019 - 8:26am

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Linked To Heart Problems In Patients With Cardiac Issues

A recent paper has linked two types of heart problems and one of the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics. Data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's adverse reporting system plus a private insurance health claims database in the U. ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 11 2019 - 10:39am

If We're Going To Space, We'll Need Macaroni And Cheese- Luckily Science Has The Solution

If human beings go to Mars, they need food- and that means macaroni and cheese.  Currently, plastic packaging can keep food safe at room temperature for up to twelve months but a new paper in the journal Food and Bioprocess Technology could keep ready-to-e ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 24 2019 - 9:50am

A New Class of Malaria Drug Candidates

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Blog Post - Scott Beers - Sep 30 2019 - 7:50am

Prebiotics Do More Harm Than Good

Though prebiotics are a fad outside the chemotherapy sector, there is little evidence they do anything positive or negative in humans. Except in horses, where they seem to do something negative. Before they can reach the intestines, commercially available ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 2 2019 - 6:53pm

Reyvow (Lasmiditan) For Migraine Headaches Gets FDA Approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Eli Lilly and Company's Reyvow (lasmiditan) tablets for acute treatment of migraine headaches in adults. Though used colloquially by everyone who feels like their headache is bad, a clinical migraine ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 11 2019 - 2:34pm

The Alternative To Opioids May Come From Tasmanian Waters

There is a war on opioids and legitimate pain patients have been caught in the stigma of recreational abuse. High-profile class action lawsuits against drug manufacturers are going to create an "icy chill" for pain medication just as they ran ant ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 15 2019 - 11:44am