Pharmacology and psychoactive substances – Page 4

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    Opinion

    Rethinking risk assessment

    2015-12-08T00:00:00Z

    Toxicologists must embrace better ways of accounting for low dose effects, argue Annamaria Colacci and Nicole Kleinstreuer

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    Business

    Advancing animal testing alternatives

    2015-11-18T00:00:00Z

    Animal rights groups are engaging with researchers and regulators to develop replacement tests and ensure they’re adopted

  • Prozac pills
    Podcast

    Prozac

    2015-03-18T00:00:00Z

    Simon Cotton introduces the first of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants: Prozac

  • Person sleeping with pills beside them
    Podcast

    Barbituric acid

    2015-03-04T00:00:00Z

    It may have been largely superceded in the clinic but Phil Robinson discovers there is no rest yet for barbituric acid

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    Opinion

    A large life, fully lived

    2015-02-20T00:00:00Z

    Carl Djerassi leaves many legacies besides the contraceptive pill,says Mark Peplow

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    Opinion

    Target ignorance to tackle resistance

    2015-02-12T00:00:00Z

    Countries like India are bearing the brunt of antibiotic resistance, and education could be a key tool in tackling its spread

  • Isoniazid (isonicotinylhydrazine, INH) tuberculosis antibiotic, chemical structure
    Podcast

    Isoniazid

    2014-12-17T00:00:00Z

    Nina Notman introduces isoniazid - an antibiotic key to treating tuberculosis

  • Spice - synthetic cannabis
    Podcast

    Cannabicyclohexanol

    2014-12-03T00:00:00Z

    Used to make synthetic cannabis, cannabicyclohexanol may be more risky than its non-synthetic counterpart

  • Tramadol pills
    Podcast

    Tramadol

    2014-11-26T00:00:00Z

    Simon Cotton introduces the painkiller tramadol – could this be the next banned drug in competitive cycling?

  • Insulin injection
    Podcast

    Insulin

    2014-11-19T00:00:00Z

    A protein with an impressive roster of ‘firsts’: Anna Lewcock introduces insulin

  • Lophophora williamsii cactus with flower
    Podcast

    Psilocybin & Mescaline

    2014-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Simon Cotton explores our hallucinogenic horizons with psilocybin and mescaline

  • Exchanging tablets in nightclub
    Podcast

    MDMA

    2014-10-09T00:00:00Z

    The drug that fuelled rave culture may yet be a treatment for PTSD. Hayley Simon introduces MDMA

  • A jet aeroplane being sprayed with antifreeze
    Podcast

    Glycerol

    2014-08-27T00:00:00Z

    Simon Cotton describes one of his favourite school chemistry experiments, involving this week’s compound: Glycerol

  • Burning of magnesium/Mg ribbon
    Podcast

    Magnesium oxide

    2014-08-13T00:00:00Z

    You may have created it in a fiery flash or taken it to soothe a burning stomach. Simon Cotton on magnesium oxide

  • Desomorphine
    Podcast

    Desomorphine

    2014-07-09T00:00:00Z

    From potential painkiller to kitchen-cooked heroin replacement, Nate Adams tracks the history of desomorphine

  • Antimicrobial susceptibility testing in petri dish
    Podcast

    Streptomycin

    2014-03-12T00:00:00Z

    Simon Cotton introduces the first antibiotic known to kill TB: streptomycin

  • Leech
    Podcast

    Hirudin

    2014-02-26T00:00:00Z

    Helen Scales investigates hirudin, a powerful anticoagulant found in leech saliva

  • Cone snail, Cyprus
    Podcast

    Conotoxins

    2014-01-08T00:00:00Z

    Helen Scales finds out how unique toxins found in deadly cone snail stings could herald the next generation of painkillers

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    News

    Flu drug stockpile may be worthless

    2014-01-07T00:00:00Z

    UK committee asks government to think again on Tamiflu as its effectiveness in a pandemic is in doubt

  • Soldiers in the trenches. Reconstruction of World War 2
    Podcast

    Potassium bromide

    2013-11-20T00:00:00Z

    Did chemistry help control tension in the trenches? Brian Clegg investigates potassium bromide