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    Life-Extension Drug LOY-001 For Dogs Over 40lbs Is Probably A Few Years Away

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/a-new-drug-that-could-extend-dogs-lives-inches-closer-to-approval-180983331/ I would have posted a chemical description but don't see it online yet.
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    Dual use of artificial-intelligence-powered drug discovery

    https://www.science.org/content/blog-post/deliberately-optimizing-harm This new paper is worrying but not surprising. It describes a recent effort to (mis)use computational drug design software (especially as applied to avoid compounds with predicted toxicity), flipping the signs to have the...
  3. haidut

    Many "inert" Additives In Drugs And Food Are Actually Active And Toxic

    In addition to the recent legal/health fiascoes with talc and titanium dioxide we now have evidence that hundreds of other "inert" additives in commercial/pharma drugs (and food too) are not at all inert and in fact affect multiple physiological pathways, often in a strongly detrimental manner...
  4. haidut

    FDA And NIH Let Clinical Trial Sponsors Keep Results Secret (illegally)

    A very good overview of how little power (or incentive) the federal authorities have to ensure proper reporting of clinical trials results, considering their own trials/studies are some of the biggest violators. By law, all sponsored human research/trial has to be registered in the public...
  5. haidut

    The Placebo Effect Is Real And Depends On Human Kindness And Dopamine

    Many forum users have read Peat's writings that the rapport of a patient with their doctor predicts the outcome of their treatment much better than any "objectively" proven drug effectiveness. More importantly, establishing a sense of mutual respect, unconditional acceptance on behalf of the...
  6. haidut

    Pharma Companies Lie About Drug Benefits And Hide Side Effects

    Not that this is anything new, but one of the shocking findings of the study is that officially prescribed, approved drugs are the 3rd leading cause of death in UK, after cancer and CVD. But given that many of the cancer and CVD cases may very well be caused by these same drugs, the scary truth...
  7. haidut

    Blockbuster Hepatitis C Drug Has A Deadly Side Effect - Hepatitis B

    The FDA just released a statement requiring the insanely expensive hepatitis C drug to carry a blackbox warning or potentially deadly side effect - initiation or recurrence of hepatitis B infection. I always knew something was not right about this drug. The company was very hush-hush on the...
  8. haidut

    Vaccines Contain Endotoxin; Endotoxin May Become A Drug For Sugar Cravings

    As if using endotoxin as a drug for treating IBS is not enough of an abomination, this news release caught my eye since it states that endotoxin is now used as adjuvant in vaccines, and also that endotoxinmay become a prescribed drug for treating sugar cravings. Wow, I wonder what's next -...
  9. haidut

    Pre-registration Of Clinical Trials For New Drugs Causes Them To Stop Working

    The title is a sort of a joke of course. The real reason is that the drugs that are being tested are ineffective in the vast majority of cases (92%). Before public resgiration of clinical trials became mandatory, majority of the trials reported positive results. Now, think about all the drugs...
  10. haidut

    Sexual Preferences May Be Modifiable By Enviromnent & Drugs

    There was a study several years showing that mice given pCPA lose preference for females and would mate with both males and females. The mainstream explanation is that the drug made mice gay. I think the more likely explanation in that case was that the increased libido made mice not care about...
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