Category Archives: Pharmacology
This post was meant to go up yesterday but I was distracted by the lengthy conversation I had with my wife, a physician-scientist, about this very topic. Many of you who attended the ScienceOnline2010 conference here last January probably met Carmen Drahl, the Princeton-trained chemist who now writes for Chemical & Engineering News and their […]
Another gift of LungMutiny2010 has been the temporary loss of my voice secondary to inhaled corticosteroids.
It is rare for a scientist to discover one drug that makes it to market. Sir James not only led the discovery of two major drugs, propranolol and cimetidine. As if that were not enough, each drug was a “first-in-class” agent, the first approved drug that acts via a novel mechanism of action.
Another public health benefit of studying drugs of abuse. You just never know where new drugs will come from.
A follow-on discussion of Pfizer’s rejected patent claim and some molecular modeling thanks to valued readers, daedalus4u and Prof Ian Musgrave, respectively. You know, science blogging is cool.
Horny goat weed is far from stiff competition for a prescription PDE5 inhibitor like sildenafil (Viagra).
Are testosterone-deficient men responsible for shortages of a life-saving drug for women with breast cancer?
A physician’s claim that “between 100 and 1,000 times more men than women” are on the aromatase inhibitor anastrozole raises questions behind a worldwide shortage of the drug. Are testosterone-deficient men in effect killing women with breast cancer?
Referring to clinical drug resistance or refractoriness to therapy as “the patient failed the treatment” is pissing me off this morning before I have my coffee.
The suitcase full of supplements and prescription drugs seized in the execution of a search warrant for James Arthur Ray’s Arizona retreat hotel room provides a learning opportunity in endocrine pharmacology and drug prescribing for off-label uses.
Denise Gellene in the New York Times is reporting this morning that Scottish physician, Sir John Crofton, passed away on 3 November at age 97. Crofton is best known for implementing a combination drug regimen to treat tuberculosis, the insidious lung infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis which decimated the US early last century and still kills […]