Big Pharma Round-Up

A round up of the recent Big Pharma and FDA stories. Antibiotics in Farm Animals Drop: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/12/antibiotics-farm-animal/547904/ Teva Pharmaceuticals is being reshaped: Rebooting the FDA: https://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/12/13/fda-approval-alternatives-000593 On AstraZeneca: https://www.digitallook.com/news/broker-recommendations/astrazenecas-drug-pipeline-call-reinforces-barclays-top-pick-in-sector–3031953.html   Top 5 Stories of 2017: https://investingnews.com/daily/life-science-investing/pharmaceutical-investing/5-top-pharmaceutical-stories-2017/ FDA clears the Apple watch: https://twitter.com/jshemenski/status/941678777842757632 The FDA is going to go after price gouging: FDA head takes aimContinue reading “Big Pharma Round-Up”

US Political History: More than Trump

2018 HOTCUS Winter Symposium The State of the State: What is American Political History Now? 9.30-11.15: Session 1 New Ways of Re-envisioning African American Political History through the Archives ‘Sex, Lies and Photography: An Alternative Civil Rights Archive’, Althea Legal-Miller, Canterbury Christ Church University ‘Reframing Black Participation in Southern Courts’, Melissa Milewski, University of SussexContinue reading “US Political History: More than Trump”

Blood, Sweat, and Tears

FROM THE CBC: It was probably one of the most bizarre medical cases a team of Italian doctors had ever seen. A 21-year-old woman was admitted to hospital with a condition that caused her to sweat blood from her face and from the palms of her hands. This despite any sign of skin lesions. The case was highlighted Monday in the CanadianContinue reading “Blood, Sweat, and Tears”

Yoga, 2018

According to Becky, over at The Art of Healthy Living, there are even more yoga trends than I first thought. Below she talks about what’s going to be hot in the yoga world during 2018. * Novelty Yoga Seriously I’m not even too sure what’s left, because it certainly feels as though everything has beenContinue reading “Yoga, 2018”

Drug Tweets

A great day for historians of drugs and alcohol! Told in tweets. Our CSHHH annual lecture by Wendy Kline takes place today at Stenhouse Wing, Room 105 @UniStrathclyde at 5pm. All welcome. — CSHHHGlasgow (@CSHHH_Glasgow) October 10, 2017 We interview @DanMalleck about his #book When Good #Drugs Go Bad. @UBCPress #twitterstorians https://t.co/rvmWwZvqTN pic.twitter.com/OwtONLcorq — PointsContinue reading “Drug Tweets”

Scream

Arthur Janov, the pioneer of Primal Scream therapy, recently passed away. Here are some thoughts about the context in which developed his therapy… ** Fifty years ago, in 1967, the California-based Arthur Janov was operating in a strange mental health environment. That year Scottish therapist R.D. Laing published The Politics of Experience, which questioned orthodoxContinue reading “Scream”

Disability and the Welfare State

Following party conferences, it seemed worthwhile to raise the issue of disability politics and the welfare state. The topic is tackled by Dr Jameel Hampton. As he describes it: “Created during and after the Second World War, the British Welfare State seemed to promise welfare for all, but, in its original form, excluded millions ofContinue reading “Disability and the Welfare State”

Heroin in the hospice: opioids and end-of-life discussions in the 1980s

Which drugs should be available for people nearing the end-of-life and suffering pain? What are the limits of appropriate opioid use in modern medicine and within society? The story of heroin in palliative care during the 1980s remains largely untold, and it’s one thoroughly infused with politics, social values and cultural norms of the time.Continue reading “Heroin in the hospice: opioids and end-of-life discussions in the 1980s”