Tag Archives: Drug

Potential drug interactions among people with HIV taking statins

Drug interactions remain a potential problem for HIV-positive people who are treated with statins, according to research published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association. Potential interactions were detected between statins and modern antiretroviral drugs – especially cobicistat – and also medications used to treat other illnesses that are now common… Read More »

Washington state to pardon 3,500 drug convictions, governor says

Washington voters approved legalizing marijuana as a tax revenue measure in 2012. Initiative 502 legalized and regulated the production, possession and distribution of cannabis for people ages 21 and older. Now, Inslee has announced the Marijuana Justice Initiative, a plan to expedite record clearances for thousands of citizens who were convicted of small-time possession charges… Read More »

Medical News Today: Diabetes: Drug duo helps body replenish its insulin-producing cells

Scientists have taken a key step in the pursuit of a cure for diabetes that restores the body’s ability to make insulin. Researchers find that a ‘cocktail’ of two classes of drug can help the body produce insulin. They have created a new drug cocktail that can induce insulin-producing cells to regenerate at a rate… Read More »