The FDA has approved a long-acting narcotic painkiller with abuse-resistant properties, the agency said on Thursday.
Grapefruit juice is a furanocoumarin derivative. These compounds interact with numerous drugs (≈ 85 known) by two mechanisms. Recently, investigators at the University of California, Berkeley have discovered a link between grapefruit juice and weight loss. How do pharmacists process grapefruit juice as a possible health-promoting nutraceutical for reducing weight gain in the setting of a major drug interacting compound?