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2014-09-26 23:01:36

The Firm is evaluating potential Lipitor lawsuits on behalf of individuals who developed Type 2 diabetes allegedly due to their use of the statin medication. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 As Lipitor lawsuits (http://www.thelipitorlawsuit.com/) that allege use of the statin medication caused patients to develop Type 2 diabetes continue to move forward in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the publication of a new study which suggests that long-term statin use may...

2014-09-26 12:24:56

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its continuing effort to advance the biomedical sciences, New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF) has awarded a pivotal $35,000 grant to the Office of Translational Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, to help launch a Fragment Based Drug Discovery (FBDD) core facility. The grant, which will be combined with funding from several units of Rutgers University, will be used toward the purchase of a...

2014-09-26 12:24:47

DENVER, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tonight, more than 200 developers, investors and entrepreneurs will kick-off the inaugural Marijuana Tech Startup Competition, a hackathon devoted to developing products and services for the cannabis industry. The event is sold out, however a limited number of press passes are still available. What: Hackathon for Marijuana Tech StartupsWhere: 5411 Leetsdale Drive, Denver, CO 80246When: Friday, September 26th at 7:00pmHosts: MassRoots and...

2014-09-26 08:26:03

BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canna Brands, Inc. (OTC: CBWP) ("Canna Brands" or the "Company") today announced the signing of a Letter of Agreement (Agreement) with Nana's Secret Soda and its founder, Cecilia Sivertson. Among its various provisions, the Agreement provides for a new company to be incorporated to take ownership of all intellectual property related to the Nana's Secret Soda brand. Alison Baird, Canna Brands Chief Operating Officer, will become the new...

2014-09-26 08:25:31

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) reported today that partner AstraZeneca announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion recommending approval of MOVENTIG® (naloxegol) for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in adult patients who have had an inadequate response to laxatives. MOVENTIG is an investigational, peripherally-acting...

2014-09-26 08:25:17

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACRX), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of acute and breakthrough pain, today provided an update on the plans for the resubmission of the Company's New Drug Application (NDA) for Zalviso(TM) (sufentanil sublingual tablet system). The Company recently held a teleconference with representatives from the...

2014-09-26 08:25:01

DUBLIN, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Self Administered Injectables to 2020" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Increases in life expectancy are expected to result in a growing number of patients diagnosed with chronic conditions. To counteract the financial and medical infrastructure implications of this trend, pressure from the public sector and managed care organizations will place a...

2014-09-26 04:21:27

BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As November's highly anticipated vote on medical marijuana draws near, the Institute of Medical Cannabis (aka IMC Florida) is betting on the passage of Amendment 2! IMC Florida is Palm Beach County's first, & one of only a handful of actual brick-and-mortar locations in the state of Florida where you can take courses on medical marijuana. Today they are happy to announce a new strategic alliance with one of Florida's...

2014-09-25 23:13:06

Big winners in the big Cannabis movement start a strategic partnership. Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 "We could not be more pleased to announce that such an esteemed website would choose us." Tim Morrissey CEO Head Choice Inc. Headshop.com is excited to announce the launch of its newly revamped website on Labor Day of this year. Sales demands and a massive influx of traffic on their website platform drove a complete re-haul of both the website and it’s back...

2014-09-25 23:06:03

Catalent Pharma Solutions, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, today announced two appointments to the management structure of its Development and Clinical Services division, to further support its global customer needs. The move sees the creation of two new senior leadership roles to support drug development and clinical trial growth in the United States, Europe and Asia. Somerset, N.J....


Latest Pharmacology Reference Libraries

Pharmacophobia
2013-12-24 12:55:45

Pharmacophobia or medication phobia, comes from Greek pharmakon, meaning “drug, medicine” and phobos, meaning “fear”, is the fear of the use of pharmacological treatments. In severe, excessive, and irrational cases, it might be a type of specific phobia. While lack of awareness by patient of adverse drug reactions can have a serious consequence, having a phobia of medications can also have serious detrimental effects on the patient’s health. Medication phobia can also lead to...

Generalized Anxiety Disorder
2013-07-25 15:07:54

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder with worry about normal, everyday situations such as finance, health and wellbeing in relationships (personal and work related) all lasting longer than six months. Symptoms The symptoms of GAD can include but are not limited to difficulty swallowing, rashes, shortness of breath, fidgeting, headaches, tension, nausea, etc. In order for GAD to be ruled as present, the symptoms and feelings must be experiences for at least six...

European Journal of Medical Chemistry
2012-05-12 22:03:06

The European Journal of Medical Chemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal for medical chemistry. It is published by Elsevier. It was established in 1966 under the title Chimica Therapeutica. That name was maintained until 1973. Even after changing to its current name in 1974, the journal was still subtitled Chimica Therapeutica until 1981; from 1982 to 1986 it was subtitled Chimie Therapeutique, indicating its French origin. The Journal publishes studies on all aspects of medicinal...

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2009-04-28 16:00:11

Bursera graveolens or Palo Santo is a tree indigenous to South America in Argetina, Paraguay, Boliva and coastal areas of Ecuador. Palo Santo means "holy wood" in English and belongs in the same family as frankincense and myrrh. Although it has been used in homeopathic medicine for years, most recently it is the extraction of essential oils that has put this plant in the spotlight. Limonene, a-Terpineol, Menthofuran and Carvone are a few of the oils derived from this plant. Native...

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2005-07-12 18:32:21

Datura wrightii (a poisonous weed) is sometimes used as a hallucinogen. It is commonly called Sacred Datura. Datura wrightii is classified as a deliriant, or an anticholinergic. In the US it is, however, called Western Jimson Weed.

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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'