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Testing for COVID-19

16 Apr 2020

Until there is an effective treatment or vaccine, the best strategy to win the war against COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) is to stop its spread through the population. This requires extensive tracking of...

Drugs Need to be Properly Tested Before Being Put Into Use

20 Mar 2020

The Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. is under pressure to fast track drugs that may be helpful in the treatment of COVID-19. Remdesivir, originally approved for Ebola, may be helpful, as...

Happy Birthday, Viagra

5 Apr 2018

Twenty years ago last month, a medication called sildenafil was approved by the FDA. It is perhaps better known by its brand name of Viagra. Very few medications have enjoyed such widespread pop...

Phytoceramides

20 Mar 2017

“As seen on the Dr. Oz Show” is a claim that is guaranteed to boost sales for any product. Like the “phytoceramides” glorified by a couple of plastic surgeons on the show. Incorporated into dietary...

Alloxan: bleaching agent?

20 Mar 2017

Listen to the following remarkable commentary I came across on the web. Here goes: “I was just utterly shocked to have recently discovered another FDA first degree murder! When I studied chemistry...

The Food and Drug Administration Issues Warning About Zicam Nasal Gel and Nasal Swabs

20 Mar 2017

In June the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about some Zicam products based on having received over 130 reports of a decreased sense of smell, often after single use of one of...

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