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Pharmacology Watch – March 1, 2018

March 1, 2018

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  • Alzheimer’s Drug Proven Ineffective

    A once-promising drug produces disappointing results in a recent trial, to the dismay of researchers, patients, and families still searching for a cure.

  • Fish Oil for Heart Patients?

    The authors of a recent meta-analysis concluded that omega-3 fatty acids produced no effects on fatal or nonfatal coronary heart disease, nor on any major vascular events.

  • Oral Medications for Toenail Fungus

    Researchers compared terbinafine to placebo and other oral antifungals, including the azole antifungals (ketoconazole, itraconazole, and fluconazole) and Griseofulvin.

  • FDA Actions

    In this section: The agency tackles loperamide abuse, approves new breast cancer treatment, updates guidance on opioid cough and cold medications, promotes new opportunities to battle the opioid epidemic, and issues new indication for an irritable bowel drug.