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Ohio seeks technology ideas to solve national opioid crisis

Ohio has launched an $8 million effort to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis.

13 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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New anti-clotting drugs not associated with higher risk of major bleeding

A new group of drugs used to treat patients with serious blood clots are not associated with a higher risk of major bleeding compared with the older anti-clotting drug, warfarin, finds a study ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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DOJ indicts Chinese fentanyl distributors selling to Americans online

“They use multiple identities to disguise their activities and their shipments.”

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Arstechnica

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Alnyalm, Vir partner on RNAi-based hep B treatment

(Reuters) - Drug developer Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Wednesday it would scrap its hepatitis B (HBV) drug development and instead work with Vir Biotechnology on a new treatment for ...

17 hours ago from Reuters

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New method to measure how drugs interact

Cancer, HIV and tuberculosis are among the many serious diseases that are frequently treated with combinations of three or more drugs, over months or even years. Developing the most effective ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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Pill for glycemic control for type 2 diabetes shows promise

Among patients with type 2 diabetes, the drug semaglutide taken by pill resulted in better glycemic control than placebo over 26 weeks, findings that support phase 3 studies to assess longer-term ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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The cardiovascular risk of antidepressant drugs—new data

Antidepressants are commonly prescribed medications, but their long-term health effects are debated. Antidepressants disrupt multiple adaptive processes regulated by evolutionarily ancient biochemicals, ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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Psychedelic mushrooms may work magic on depression

For many people who are seriously depressed, they don't so much want to "get happy" as they just want their brains to return to a normal, neutral state. And according to a new study ...

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Gizmag

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Regeneron-Sanofi drug succeeds mid-stage study

(Reuters) - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA said on Monday their drug to treat inflammation in the esophagus, mainly caused by food allergies, met the main goal of a mid-stage study. ...

Mon 16 Oct 17 from Reuters

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Aspirin habits unchanged by recommendations from U.S. doctors

(Reuters Health) - U.S. guidelines urging more adults who never had a heart attack or stroke to take a daily aspirin may not have convinced people to take these pills, a recent study suggests. ...

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Reuters

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