ADHD Treatment Drug Shortages Continue as Studies Point to Rising Prescriptions – Maryland Matters

ADHD Treatment Drug Shortages Continue as Studies Point to Rising Prescriptions - Maryland Matters

Federal drug agencies and pharmaceutical companies continue to report a shortage of common medications used to treat symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Stock.adobe.com photo by Alex DiStasi. Federal drug agencies and pharmaceutical companies continue to report a shortage of common drugs used to treat symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), even as recent studies show … Read more

Health Canada’s new rules target vaping ‘Wild West’ – National | globalnews.ca

How a Canadian Scientist and a Venomous Lizard Helped Pave the Way for Ozempic - National |  globalnews.ca

Health Canada will soon have a clearer look into the haze of Canadian vaping habits as new reporting requirements for retailers and manufacturers aim to address what some are calling a Wild West. Under new regulations passed in June, companies now must submit semi-annual sales data and ingredient lists to Health Canada, with the first … Read more

Pholcodine-based cough and cold medicines coming with warning, experts decide next step – News18

Spurred by the medical alert issued by the global health agency, the panel suggested India's drug regulatory agency, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), to issue a warning regarding the use

Spurred by the medical alert issued by the global health agency, the panel suggested India’s drug regulatory agency, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), issue a warning regarding the “cautious” use of the product. (Representative Photo/Shutterstock) In March, the World Health Organization issued a warning amid concerns that pholcodine use could cause sudden and life-threatening … Read more

The overlooked 80-year-old antibiotic could provide a new way to fight hard-to-treat infections

Green glowing bacteria

A research group has found that Nourseothricin, an old antibiotic, could be effective against drug-resistant bacteria. Improved purification techniques have identified less toxic forms of the antibiotic, particularly streptothricin-F, which exhibit strong activity against Gram-negative bacteria by binding to a bacterial ribosomal subunit and inducing translation errors, offering a unique approach to combat such infections. … Read more

Michigan insurers seek premium hikes as demand for diet drugs soars

Ozempic was originally approved by the FDA to treat people with type 2 diabetes who are at risk of serious health consequences without medication.  In recent months, there has been a spike in demand for Ozempic, or semaglutide, due to its weight-loss benefits, which has led to shortages.  Some doctors prescribe Ozempic off-label to treat obesity.

Michigan health insurers are looking to raise premiums again next year, with rising demand for expensive diabetes and weight-loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy contributing to what they see as needed rate hikes. A report from the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services, which reviews and approves insurer rates, shows health insurance companies are … Read more

EU investigates Ozempic, Saxenda after reports of suicidal thoughts

EU investigates Ozempic, Saxenda after reports of suicidal thoughts

The European Medicines Agency is investigating the diabetes drug Novo Nordisks, Ozempic, and the weight-loss treatment Saxenda, after Iceland’s health regulator reported three cases of patients contemplating suicide or self-harm. Shares of the Danish drugmaker fell 1% on Monday following the news. A safety committee of the European Medicines Agency, or EMA, is looking into … Read more

James Lewis, longtime suspect in Tylenol poisoning of seven people in 1982, dies in Cambridge, officials say – The Boston Globe

James W. Lewis held papers in federal court, June 5, 1984, Kansas City, Mo.

James W. Lewis, long suspected of poisoning bottles of Tylenol in the Chicago area in 1982, a crime that killed seven people and forever changed the way thousands of products are packaged and sold, died in the apartment building of Cambridge where he had lived since the mid-1990s, police said. Lewis, 76, was found unconscious … Read more

The Ozempic shortage in the UK could last until 2024, here’s why

A building with the Novo Nordisk sign.

A global shortage means some people with diabetes are struggling to access the drug semaglutide, which is sold under the brand name Ozempic. The UK Department of Health and Social Care has recommended that no new patients be started on the drug. Continuing shortages have also been reported in Australia and Ireland. Canada has also … Read more

Antidepressants, antipsychotics and benzos all increase suicide attempts in a new study

A new study a JAMA network open found that antidepressants do not prevent suicide. The researchers concluded that antidepressants, antipsychotics and benzodiazepines were all associated with increased suicide attempts in people with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Mood stabilizers had no effect on suicide attempt rates. ADHD stimulant drugs were the only drug class associated with … Read more

Myth or reality: Saffron is a natural antidepressant

Saffron contains bioactive compounds, including crocin, safranal and picrocrocin, which are thought to contribute to its antidepressant effects.

News Lifestyle Health Myth or reality: Saffron is a natural antidepressant “Safranal, found in saffron, gives it a distinct taste and aroma. Research shows it can help improve mood, memory and learning ability, as well as protect brain cells from oxidative stress.” said Dr Eileen Canday, HOD, Nutrition and Dietetics, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, … Read more