Saturday, March 25, 2017

Doctors Beginning to Say “No” to Drug Company Reps (Op Ed)

"Here’s what I remember. It was 14 years ago, and I was a junior doctor working in psychiatry. Some colleagues planned a dinner as...

New Hep C Treatment Costs $1,125 Per Pill

FDA regulators have just approved a new daily pill for hepatitis C that carries a steep price tag. The combination pill, Harvoni, made by...

ED Drug Relieves Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy in Animal Study

New animal studies at Henry Ford Hospital reveal that sildenafil, a drug commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction, may be effective in relieving painful...

Birth Control Pill May Triple Risk Of Crohn’s Disease In Women

A study on the link between the birth control pill and Crohn’s disease has led a team of doctors to suggest that women with...

Breakthrough in ‘Programmable’ Antibiotics to Target, Attack Drug-Resistant Microbes

The multitude of microbes scientists have found populating the human body have good, bad and mostly mysterious implications for our health. But when something...

Study Questions Conventional Approach to Halting Spread of Drug Resistant Bacteria

In response to the rise of drug-resistant pathogens, doctors are routinely cautioned against overprescribing antimicrobials. But when a patient has a confirmed bacterial infection,...

Eighty Percent of Bowel Cancers Halted with Existing Medicines

An international team of scientists has shown that more than 80 per cent of bowel cancers could be treated with existing drugs. The study...

Common Bacteria on Verge of Becoming Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

Antibiotic resistance is poised to spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings, according to new research at...

Helping Doctors Predict Which Patients Benefit Most From Statins

Genomic data could predict whether statins will benefit a patient or not, according to an article in the open access journal Genome Biology. The...

Brain Tumor Cells Destroyed by Mitochondrial ‘Smart Bomb’

An experimental drug that attacks brain tumor tissue by crippling mitochondria, the cells' energy source, has passed early tests in animal models and human...

Common Pain Reliever Blocks Ability to Feel Pleasure

Researchers studying the commonly used pain reliever acetaminophen found it has a previously unknown side effect: It blunts positive emotions. In the study, participants...

Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products Detected in Crops Grown in Recycled Water

Irrigating crops with recycled water can result in vegetables laced with small amounts of drugs and personal care chemicals, but researchers disagree on whether...