Pharmacology video animation on aspirin (ASA) pharmacokinetics. It depicts how pH influences the gastric absorption of aspirin.
The Genetic Science Learning Center at University of Utah developed an excellent animation depicting the mechanisms of addiction of most drugs of abuse. They use a cartoon-like approach to show biochemical changes in mouse brains.
This post is an overview on antiplatelet drugs, we will focus on the classification of agents and their mechanism of action. The most relevant facts related to therapeutics will also be discussed here, followed by a video review by K.G. Paul, M.D. A related article explores the pharmacology of thrombolytic agents. Classification of antiplatelet agents […]
This video explains the pathophysiologic changes behind nicotine addiction, it identifies nicotinic acetylcholine receptor as a key protein for the development of dependence.
Brief introduction to the general principles of the pharmacology of infections. Though oriented to a general audience, it is a very interesting and accurate presentation on antibiotics and antivirals.
Centocor Ortho Biotech and FDA reminded prescribers of the risk of serious fungal infections associated with TNF-α blockers, this includes the newer Simponi (golimumab).
Video lecture on the different classes of drugs used as lipid-lowering agents. Features an overview on their main characteristics as well as their mechanisms of action.
The FDA updated the full prescribing information of ceftriaxone (Rocephin and generics). This is an update to a previous ( september 2007) alert on the risk of interaction between ceftriaxone and calcium-containing IV products, the 2007 alert was based on reported fatal cases in neonates.
Mark Wallace, M.D., Director of UCSD’s Center for Pain & Palliative Medicine, updates on current therapies for pain, focusing on neuropathic pain. Overview of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of chronic pain.
“How Double Blind Clinical Trials Are Done” explains in a simple way the scientific methodology behind double blind clinical trials, a key step in the drug development process.
FDA video warning on gastrointestinal dermatologic and ophthalmic side effects of erlotinib (Tarceva).
Overview on the mechanism of action, indications, adverse effects profile of prasugrel (Efient in the EU, Effient in the USA). PowerPoint on the TIMI TRITON 38 trial.
Video animation showing the mechanism of action of Botox (Botulinum toxin type A) on neuromuscular neurotransmission.
A video by National Geographic discusses the mechanisms of addiction of Methamphetamine (also known as Meth and Tik).