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Archives for June, 2008

Naw. This is more likely a case of an older person flushing some old prescription drugs down the toilet: In a February interview with The Associated Press, Mayor Robert Cluck said trace concentrations of one pharmaceutical had been found in treated drinking water, but he declined to name it. He said revealing the name in…

Apologies for being such a homer with the last few posts (and a couple upcoming) but there have been interesting local happenings of broad interest, especially while I was away earlier this week. Turns out that the good Senator Edward Kennedy took a foray to the Town-That-Tobacco-Built to have his glioblastoma excised by Dr Dr…

Oy vey, am I embarrassed for missing this piece of good news. Last month, Erin Zuiker graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. Folks in the local and international science blogging community may recognize that Erin is the better half of Anton Zuiker, science blogger extraordinaire and co-founder with…

Time to Talk About CAM?

Here’s one of those Friday afternoon press releases, hoping no one will notice. I’m having a little trouble parsing out whether this effort promotes CAM or is truly meant to inform physicians in a manner so as to protect their patients from unscupulous providers: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) For Immediate Release:…

This one’s for the molecular and cell biology and pharmaceutical chemistry crowd: what’s on your current wishlist? If you had a US$250,000 equipment budget, what would you buy to outfit the lab? Assume that your department has all the big ticket items like real-time PCR, confocal microscopy, flow cytometer, histology gadgetry, >500MHz NMR, MALDI-TOF, LCs,…

This just in from David B. Brushwood, RPh, JD, Professor of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. David said, “we could use your help promoting the programs to anyone you know who might be interested.” So, I know you and since you read this blog, you might be interested…

This whole “cosmeceutical” thing probably shouldn’t be in “Medicine & Health” but we did call your attention to today’s news item back on 27 July 2007: Drug maker Allergan announced at a stock analyst’s meeting this afternoon that it is filing a New Drug Application (NDA) for a cosmetic form of its anti-glaucoma drug bimatoprost…