Pharmacology

AIDS Healthcare Foundtion Urges Speed-Up Of Atripla In Developing Countries

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today called on Gilead Sciences and Merck to immediately register and distribute the three-in-one, once daily lifesaving HIV treatment, Atripla, in developing countries. When Atripla first received approval from the Foo ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 11 2007 - 4:37pm

Is Chocolate Addictive?

Chocolate is the most widely and frequently craved food. People readily admit to being ‘addicted to chocolate’ or willingly label themselves as ‘chocoholics’. A popular explanation for this is that chocolate contains mood-enhancing (psychoactive) ingredien ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 11 2007 - 10:11am

N-Acetyl Cysteine May Cure Gambling Addiction?

University of Minnesota researchers have discovered that N-acetyl cysteine, a common amino acid available as a health food supplement, may help curb pathological gamblers’ addiction. In a recent eight-week trial, 27 people were given increasing doses of th ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 11 2007 - 5:37pm

Pycnogenol Reduces ADHD Symptoms In Kids

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a prevailing issue in the United States, with millions of children getting diagnosed every year. A new study reveals that Pycnogenol, an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 12 2007 - 10:45am

Life Saving AIDS Drug For Africa Gets Final Clearance

TORONTO, Canada, September 20 /PRNewswire/-- The Federal Commissioner of Patents issued today a compulsory licence for ApoTriavir under Canada's Access to Medicines Regime Program (CAMR) allowing Apotex to proceed with manufacturing of the product. T ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Sep 20 2007 - 10:00pm

Larges Doses Of Acetaminophen And Caffeine May Increase Risk Of Liver Damage

Consuming large amounts of caffeine while taking acetaminophen, one of the most widely used painkillers in the United States, could potentially cause liver damage, according to a preliminary laboratory study reported in the Oct. 15 print issue of ACS’ Chem ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 26 2007 - 2:12am

Grape Juice: Healthier Than Wine?

Many studies have suggested that moderate red wine consumption is beneficial to cardiovascular health. But what if you’d like to skip the alcohol? Take heart: laboratory research, just presented at the WINEHEALTH 2007 conference in Bordeaux, France, showed ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 2 2007 - 9:06pm

How Does THC In Marijuana Impact Neural Substrates?

Marijuana and its main psychoactive component, THC, exert a plethora of behavioral and autonomic effects on humans and animals. Some of these effects are the cause of the widespread illicit use of marijuana, while others might be involved in the potential ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 8 2007 - 8:24pm

Drug Cocktail Stops Brain Damage Caused By HIV

A combination of drugs widely used to treat infections caused by HIV appears to stop brain damage caused by the virus as well, according to a new study. The study involved 53 men and women with an average age of 38. The participants were given a combinatio ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 8 2007 - 11:56pm

Topiramate May Curb Alcoholism, Clinical Trial Shows

Researchers conducting a clinical trial state that the drug topiramate may be effective in curbing alcohol dependence. “Topiramate has emerged as a promising treatment for people with alcohol dependence,” says the lead author, Professor Bankole Johnson, D. ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 9 2007 - 8:43pm