Pharmacology

How To Control The Opioid Epidemic In The US

The opioid epidemic has exploded into the national consciousness in the last two years. While anti-medicine groups seek to lay blame on pharmaceutical companies and doctors who give out prescriptions too easily, other groups wonder why the crack epidemic, ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 11 2017 - 10:21am

Paper Links Common Antibiotics To Increased Risk Of Miscarriage

It's manna from heaven for sue-and-settle law firms; a new paper links common antibiotics, such as macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides and metronidazole, to an increased risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy. The association was weak, ...

Article - News Staff - May 1 2017 - 6:00am

Osteopaths Overturn Toxicologists, Declare Mice Are Little People And Chemicals Are Magic

A new study from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine has found a connection between common household chemicals, quaternary ammonium compounds or "quats,", and birth defects, despite the fact that experts have never found evidence of ha ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 18 2017 - 7:30am

Arabian Herbs Analyzed As Potential Cancer Treatments

Cancer is a leading cause of illness and death worldwide. In 2015, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recorded 8.8 million cancer-related deaths and nearly twice that are diagnosed each year. Since people are living longer, cancer diagnoses is likely to c ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 8 2017 - 8:54am

Licorice Is A Hot Alternate Medicine Trend For Hot Flashes, But Is It Safe With Real Medicine?

Licorice roots have a diverse history, having been used throughout history as a flavoring agent and as an ingredient in some licorice candies, while in ancient Egyptian times it was a tea and the Chinese used it for medicinal purposes. One trend in the al ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 21 2017 - 4:20pm

Since It's Not Medicine, Medical Students Aren't Trained To Prescribe Medical Marijuana

Although 29 states and the District of Columbia allow marijuana use for medical purposes, there is no evidence it is medicine. Obviously some of the reason for that is because it's illegal and therefore hard to study, but regardless of the past it se ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 17 2017 - 9:50am

Vitamin D Linked To Fewer Asthma Attacks- If You Take Asthma Medication

Alternative medicine frauds like Dr. Allan Spreen of the ironically named Institute of Health Sciences (they claim their supplement can cure cancer in 6 weeks) may be rejoicing about a new study showing Vitamin D can protect against asthma attacks but the ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 5 2017 - 7:43am

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