New videos: opioid receptors

Click here to view our latest video lecture on opioid receptors. This lecture discusses the following topics: General classification Cellular actions of opioid receptors Anatomical distribution and physiologic effects of mu, delta and kappa receptors Agonists and antagonists ORL-1 receptors Opioid receptors 

Cartoons on Big Pharma

An interesting set of cartoons to think about topics such as: medications costs, disease mongering, and the relationship between doctors and the pharmaceutical industry.

Start your submissions: Grand Rounds will be hosted next week at Pharmamotion

  Pharmamotion will be hosting Grand Rounds next Tuesday. For those of you who are wondering what is this all about: Grand Rounds is the weekly collection of the best in online medical writing. Each week, a doctor, nurse, patient or healthcare professional hosts Grand Rounds and compiles links to noteworthy posts about medicine. If […]

Animation explaining the mechanism of action of antisense drug therapy.

This new therapeutic approach brings hope to the treatment of a wide range of diseases (mostly genetic). The animation below explains clearly the mode of action of antisense therapy by comparing it to the “classical” model of pharmacologic intervention. Antisense therapy definition, according to Wikipedia: Antisense therapy is a form of treatment for genetic disorders […]

Clinical cases reporting with reward system

Medical Case Reports sets a innovative approach to medicine 2.0. By using a blog platform, the administrator receives case reports from readers and the rest finds the clinical answer to the enigma. So far, this is not new at all, but what drawed my attention is the fact that users get rewards for their participation […]

SMC: Zoledronic acid (Aclasta) not recommended for treatment of osteoporosis in men

This is the advice published by the Scottish Medicines Consortium about the use of zoledronic acid for the treatment of osteoporosis in men. ADVICE: in the absence of a submission from the holder of the marketing authorisation. zoledronic acid 5mg (Aclasta┬«) is not recommended for use within NHSScotland for the treatment of osteoporosis in men […]

USMLE-like pharmacology quiz. Part 1: general principles

The following are multiple choice questions in a style similar to those included in the USMLE step 1. The main topic here is basic principles of pharmacology. This quiz has been uploaded to Scribd by medical student James Lamberg. The answers can be found in link at the end of this post. Note: the words […]