Expert advice for the corporate titans taking on health care
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  March 2, 2018  
  Pharmacy / Pharmacology  
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 Expert advice for the corporate titans taking on health careExpert advice for the corporate titans taking on health care
 
An announcement Tuesday by three of the nation's corporate titans — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. — that they are joining forces to address the high costs of employee health care has stirred the health policy pot. It immediately sent shock waves through the health sector of the stock market and reinvigorated talk about health care technology, value and quality.
 
   New clinical practice guideline for using CYP2D6 genotype to guide tamoxifen therapyNew clinical practice guideline for using CYP2D6 genotype to guide tamoxifen therapy
 
An international group of clinicians and scientists representing the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium published the first-ever clinical practice guideline for using CYP2D6 genotype to guide tamoxifen therapy in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
 
   Symptoms of alcoholism affect prescription drug adherence to treat diseaseSymptoms of alcoholism affect prescription drug adherence to treat disease
 
Symptoms of alcoholism make it more difficult for some people to regularly take the prescription drug naltrexone, which could help treat their disease, a researcher at Oregon State University has found.
 
 Trump’s budget proposal swings at drug prices with a glancing blow
 
Trump’s budget proposal swings at drug prices with a glancing blowPresident Donald Trump's new budget proposal flirts with combating high prescription drug prices, but industry watchers say the tweaks to Medicare and Medicaid do little more than dance around the edges of lowering the actual prices of drugs.
 
 
 Celgene announces regulatory information about investigational compound for relapsing multiple sclerosis
 
Celgene announces regulatory information about investigational compound for relapsing multiple sclerosisCelgene Corporation today announced that it has received a Refusal to File letter from the United States Food and Drug Administration regarding its New Drug Application for ozanimod in development for the treatment of patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.
 
 
 Herbal products may affect properties of prescription drugs and lead to dangerous side effects
 
Herbal products may affect properties of prescription drugs and lead to dangerous side effectsAn analysis of published studies and reports indicates that a number of herbal products may affect the properties of prescription drugs, leading to alterations in the drugs' effectiveness as well as potentially dangerous side effects.
 
 
 Scientists decipher molecular structure of antipsychotic docked in its key receptor
 
Scientists decipher molecular structure of antipsychotic docked in its key receptorAntipsychotic drugs - which transformed mental health care following their chance discovery in the mid-20th Century - may finally be poised for a long-overdue makeover incorporating structure-based design.
 
 
 Failed osteoarthritis drug may help lessen opioid dependence
 
Failed osteoarthritis drug may help lessen opioid dependenceA new study from Indiana University suggests that a drug proven safe for use in people may prevent opioid tolerance and physical dependence when used in combination with opioid-based pain medications.
 
 
 Repurposing leukemia drugs may be effective approach for treating metastatic melanoma patients
 
Repurposing leukemia drugs may be effective approach for treating metastatic melanoma patientsData from a new study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers shows that repurposing drugs used to treat leukemia has promise for preventing melanoma metastasis.
 
 
 As states target high drug prices, pharma targets state lawmakers
 
As states target high drug prices, pharma targets state lawmakersIt was expected to be a perfunctory statehouse meeting — three lobbyists and a legislator discussing a proposal to educate Louisiana doctors about the price of drugs they prescribe.
 
 
 More work required to find the right drug dosage for pediatric patients
 
More work required to find the right drug dosage for pediatric patientsChildren should not be considered 'small adults' when it comes to prescribing medications, but it can be difficult to determine the right dosage of a particular drug for young patients.
 
 
 Multinational companies continue to manufacture unapproved formulations in India, research finds
 
Multinational companies continue to manufacture unapproved formulations in India, research findsMillions of unapproved antibiotics are being sold in India, according to a new study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and Newcastle University.
 
 
 Unapproved antibiotics contribute heavily to global antibiotic resistance rates
 
Unapproved antibiotics contribute heavily to global antibiotic resistance ratesMillions of unapproved antibiotics are being sold illegally in India each year. This may have contributed heavily to a global rise in antibiotic resistance.
 
 
 UK-based charity to accelerate development of promising new drug for Parkinson's
 
UK-based charity to accelerate development of promising new drug for Parkinson'sUK-based charity, Parkinson's UK is set to provide more than $1million in funding to US biotech company, Neurolixis, to accelerate the development of a promising new drug for people with Parkinson's.
 
 
 New molecular research shows how antidepressants work
 
New molecular research shows how antidepressants workNew molecular research shows how chemically diverse drugs used to treat depression and anxiety disorders interact with the protein that transports serotonin in the brain.
 
 
 Psychiatric drugs do not appear to be overprescribed for children, study reveals
 
Psychiatric drugs do not appear to be overprescribed for children, study revealsA new study at Columbia University Irving Medical Center challenges the popular notion that psychiatric medications are overprescribed in children and adolescents in the U.S.
 
 
 Real-time information about stamp bags could serve as early warning of new illegal drugs
 
Real-time information about stamp bags could serve as early warning of new illegal drugsIn just two years, the powerful opioid fentanyl went from nonexistent to detected in more than 1 in 7 stamp bags analyzed by the Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner, according to an analysis led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.