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Psychedelic drugs could help treat PTSD

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Clinical trials suggest treatment that involves psychedelics can be more effective than psychotherapy alone. More than three million people in the United States are diagnosed each year with post-traumatic stress disorder, whose symptoms include nightmares or unwanted memories of trauma, heightened reactions, anxieties, and depression—and can …

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Acid reflux drugs may have negative side effects for breast cancer survivors

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Acid reflux drugs that are sometimes recommended to ease stomach problems during cancer treatment may have an unintended side effect: impairment of breast cancer survivors’ memory and concentration. New Ohio State University research shows an association between breast cancer survivors’ use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) …

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Study gauges efficacy of drugs against pork tapeworm

Preventative chemotherapy for the control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in the Americas region. Credit: Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization official photo (CC BY 4.0) Taenia solium—also called pork tapeworm—is a parasite which causes disease around the world, particularly in very poor communities with deficient santiation and where pigs roam …

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Evolution of approval, regulation processes for drugs explored

(HealthDay)—The U.S. approval and regulation processes for pharmaceutical agents have evolved during the last four decades, according to a study published in the Jan. 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Jonathan J. Darrow, J.D., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues describe the evolution of …

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California could be 1st state to sell own prescription drugs

In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom talks to reporters at his Capitol office, in Sacramento, Calif. California could become the first state with its own prescription drug label. Newsom announced Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, he wants California to contract with generic drug companies to make prescription …

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Cancer drugs could potentially treat the lung inflammation causing COPD

Micrograph showing emphysema (left – large empty spaces) and lung tissue with relative preservation of the alveoli (right). Credit: Wikipedia New research has shown the potential for clinically available cancer treatments to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Scientists from the University of Sheffield have been investigating the effect of …

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