Pharmacology

Vitamin Supplement Cocktail Linked To Slowed Hereditary Deafness

A regimen of beta carotene (precursor to vitamin A), vitamins C and E and magnesium has been linked to slow progression of hereditary deafness in the mice with a connexin 26 gene deletion. Mutations in this gene are a leading cause of genetic hearing loss ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 11 2016 - 8:30am

Cat Noses, Beards And All The Other Places Scientists Are Looking For New Antibiotics

Many of the drugs we use in hospitals, such as antibiotics, antifungals and anti-cancer drugs, are produced by bacteria that live in the soil beneath our feet. ...

Article - Matt Hutchings - Mar 22 2016 - 6:37am

Fish Oil Supplements Don't Give You An Advantage

An investigation on the effect of fish oil supplements for muscle growth reveals the tablets do not give gym-goers an advantage in the weight room. Supplements are a protected class in the United States, easily claiming drug effects without being forced to ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 23 2016 - 3:06pm

Botswana Study Shows 96 Percent Rate Of Viral Suppression For Patients On HIV Drugs

Boston, MA- Botswana appears to have achieved very high rates of HIV diagnosis, treatment, and viral suppression--much better than most Western nations, including the United States--according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health a ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 25 2016 - 8:09am

Cold-fX Works As Well As Homeopathy Or Any Other Placebo- And Valeant May Lose A Lot Money Denying That

Valeant Pharmaceuticals is in the British Columbia Supreme Court hoping to avoid lawsuit class-action status for ignoring their own scientists and claiming the popular "cold and flu remedy" Cold-fX actually works for cold and flu. ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Apr 4 2016 - 10:34am

Disparities In Pain Management To Racial Bias

A new survey has documented that black Americans are systematically under-treated for pain relative to white Americans, and the authors allege it is due to the over-prescription and over-use of pain medications among white patients and the under-prescript ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 5 2016 - 6:30am

Treat Sugar Like A Drug?

Type II diabetes is booming in the developed world and obviously obesity is the primary driver. A new paper contends sugar is a primary driver of that obesity, rather than consuming too many calories and not exercising, and so sugar addiction should be tr ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 7 2016 - 10:15am

Why LSD Is So Groovy, Man

When people take the psychedelic drug LSD, they sometimes feel as though the boundary that separates them from the rest of the world has dissolved. Now, the first functional magnetic resonance images (fMRI) of people's brains while on LSD help to exp ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 17 2016 - 11:30am

Debunked: Claims That Chantix And Zyban Smoking Cessation Drugs Boost Risk Of Psychiatric Side Effects

The smoking cessation aids varenicline (Chantix) and bupropion (Zyban) do not show a significant increase in neuropsychiatric adverse events compared to the nicotine patch and a placebo, according to data published in The Lancet. After reports claiming va ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 24 2016 - 9:39am

Accutane: Despite Birth Defects Risk, 50 Percent Of Canadian Women Don't Comply With Requirements

Isotretinoin (popularly marketed as Accutane) is used to treat severe acne and has been approved in Canada since 1983. The average age of isotretinoin users in Canada is estimated to be 24 years, and half of all prescriptions are written for females, a co ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2016 - 3:51pm