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Infective Endocarditis, Opioid Abuse Epidemic, Injection Drug Users

Hospitalizations for Heart Infection Related to Drug Injection Rising Across the US

Hospitalizations for infective endocarditis, a heart valve infection often attributed to injection drug use, increased significantly among young adults, particularly whites and females. The findings shed light on the healthcare burdens and shifting demographics associated national opioid epidemic.

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Epilepsy

Newer Epilepsy Drugs Taken While Pregnant Not Associated with Lower IQs in Children

MINNEAPOLIS – Two epilepsy drugs, levetiracetam and topiramate, may not harm the thinking skills and IQs of school-age children born to women who took them while pregnant, according to a recent study. The research is published in the August 31, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. However, the drug valproate is associated with lower IQs in children, especially at higher dosages.

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Pharmaceticals, Health, Health Care, Health Law, Epipen

WashU Expert: EpiPen Controversy Highlights Need for Price Controls

Mylan, the company that manufactures the life saving EpiPen device, has, amid strong national reaction to high prices, announced it will begin selling a generic version for $300, half the cost of the regular priced two-pack.Recent scandals involving high-priced generic drugs should prompt us to consider price controls for pharmaceutical companies, says an expert on the health care industry at the School of Law at Washington University in St.

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Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, NIMH, industry partnership, Academic Partnership, iPSC, induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, Drug Discovery

Johns Hopkins and Salk Co-Lead $15 Million Initiative to Unravel Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

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The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies will co-lead a $15.4 million effort to develop new systems for quickly screening libraries of drugs for potential effectiveness against schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, the National Institute of Mental Health has announced.

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Chemistry, Chemistry And Chemical Biology, Medicine, Drugs, Pharmaceticals, Molecules, Chemicals

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Sleeping Sickness, human African trypanosomiasis, repurposing drugs, tsetse flies

UGA Researchers Discover a Drug for a Tropical Disease

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Researchers are working to find the fastest way possible to treat and cure human African trypanosomiasis, long referred to as sleeping sickness.

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Opioid, Pain Medication

Scientists Report on Safe, Non-Addictive Opioid Analgesic in Animal Model

Since the isolation of morphine from opium in the 19th century, scientists have hoped to find a potent opioid analgesic that isn’t addictive and doesn’t cause respiratory arrest with increased doses.

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Hongjun Song, Guo-li Ming, Hengli Tang, zika, Drugs, cell, Infection, Virus

New Hope for Zika Treatment Found in Large-Scale Screen of Existing Drugs

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Scientists report that a specialized drug screen test using lab-grown human cells has revealed two classes of compounds already in the pharmaceutical arsenal that may work against mosquito-borne Zika virus infections.

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FSU Research Team Makes Zika Drug Breakthrough

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A team of researchers from Florida State University, Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health have found existing drug compounds that can both stop Zika from replicating in the body and from damaging the crucial fetal brain cells that lead to birth defects in newborns. One of the drugs is already on the market as a treatment for tapeworm.

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Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Contact Lens, drug delivery platform

Drug-Dispensing Contact Lens Effectively Lowers Eye Pressure in Pre-Clinical Glaucoma Model

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A contact lens designed to deliver medication gradually to the eye could improve outcomes for patients with conditions requiring treatment with eye drops, which are often imprecise and difficult to self-administer. In a study published online today in Ophthalmology, a team of researchers have shown that a novel contact lens-based system, which uses a strategically placed drug polymer film to deliver medication gradually to the eye, is at least as effective, and possibly more so, as daily latanoprost eye drops in a pre-clinical model for glaucoma.

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Cell Signaling, Retina, Vision, Pharmacology, Blindness, Macular Degeneration

Case Western Reserve University Researchers Identify New Drug Cocktail to Protect Mouse Retinas, Potentially Avoiding Blindness

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A gentle combination of FDA-approved drugs could protect critical cells in the eye, called photoreceptor cells, against damage caused by bright light.

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sertraline, sertrali, MIND Institute, Uc Davis, SSRI

Sertraline, Brand Named Zoloft, Improves Functioning in Young Children with Fragile X

Treatment with sertraline may provide nominal but important improvements in cognition and social participation in very young children with fragile X syndrome, the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability and the leading single-gene cause of autism, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found.

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Prescription Drug, drug prices, Epipen, Healthcare

In a Time of Government Gridlock, a Short-Term Solution to Skyrocketing Prescription Prices? Public Outcry, Expert Says

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University Of The Sciences, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Massachusetts General Hospital, Zika Foundation, Atheric Pharmaceutical, Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program , Harvard Medical School, zika, USciences

Understanding the Likely Causes of the Zika Virus Congenital Syndrome

In “Zika Fetal Neuropathogenesis: Etiology of a Viral Syndrome,” published in the most recent PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, the authors analyze Zika fetal neuropathogenesis from a comparative pathology perspective.

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oncology drugs, Off-label , compendia

Researchers Question Process for Reviewing Coverage of ‘Off Label’ Cancer Drug Use

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In a paper published online by the Journal of the American Medical Association, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center physician-researchers raised concerns that there are inconsistencies between the five reference guides, or compendia, that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services uses to determine which drugs it will reimburse for off-label uses in cancer care.

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Study Finds Links Between Physicians Setting Cancer Care Guidelines and Drug Industry

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University of North Carolina LIneberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers say the finding of a high prevalence of financial relationships among authors who helped develop a leading set of cancer care guidelines in the United States lays the foundation for future studies looking at whether payments influenced clinical practice or guideline recommendations.

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Drugs, Medicine & Health, pain, Social & Behavioral Sciences

THC Makes Rats Lazy, Less Willing to Try Cognitively Demanding Tasks

New research from the University of British Columbia suggests there may be some truth to the belief that marijuana use causes laziness-- at least in rats.

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Anne Le, Barbara Slusher, Justin Hanes, Pancreatic Cancer, Cancer, Tumor, BPTES

Johns Hopkins Scientists Track Metabolic Pathways to Find Drug Combination for Pancreatic Cancer

Cancer researchers have long observed the value of treating patients with combinations of anti-cancer drugs that work better than single drug treatments. Now, in a new study using laboratory-grown cells and mice, Johns Hopkins scientists report that a method they used to track metabolic pathways heavily favored by cancer cells provides scientific evidence for combining anti-cancer drugs, including one in a nanoparticle format developed at Johns Hopkins, that specifically target those pathways.

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antidepressant drugs , Pharmacology, Anxiety, Side Effects

How Do Antidepressants Trigger Fear and Anxiety?

UNC School of Medicine scientists mapped out a serotonin-driven anxiety brain circuit that may explain the acute anxiety side effect of antidepressant use.

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Pharmacoeconomics, Health Economics, outcomes research, Health Outcomes, HEOR, Asia-Pacific , health technology assessment, Health Policy, Big Data, universal health coverage, ASEAN

ISPOR 7th Asia-Pacific Conference to Concentrate on Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

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ISPOR announced confirmation of key scientific sessions for its 7th Asia-Pacific Conference scheduled to begin next week, 3-6 September 2016 in Singapore.







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