No one knows for sure if the nuclear disaster in Japan will cause fallout that reaches the US. However, should the nuclear plant melt down, prevailing wind patterns will cause any such cloud of fallout to reach us within a few days.
One drug supplier says it has sold 250,000 anti-radiation pills to people in the U.S. concerned about possible exposure from Japanese nuclear reactors.
Doctor refuses to prescribe drug after “conversation” with CDC; Amazon.com imposes one month waiting period as supplies sell out on back of panic buying
For the first time since I began writing about Paul and his movement more than three years ago, he agreed to speak with me over the phone yesterday. The occasion was his desire to talk about his support for legalizing industrial hemp.
A Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) proposal to reclassify the main psychoactive chemical in marijuana as a Schedule III substance would allow pharmaceutical companies to market the drug while still penalizing common recreational use, according t
Last week, while visiting Mexico, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was interviewed by Denise Maerker of Televisa, who asked her opinion of proposals to address black-market violence by repealing drug prohibition.
Federal prosecutors have told the city of Oakland, California, that they will prosecute pot farmers operating under the city's planned marijuana licensing scheme.
An Arizona city's proposed law requiring people buying certain drugs to be fingerprinted has civil liberties advocates concerned about what they say is an unwarranted intrusion on privacy rights. Facing a growing problem with prescription fraud, t
Sometimes the safest way out of a dangerous situation is to burn everything to the ground. From a house full of explosives to 134 tons of Mexican marijuana, here are nine instances when the best solution is controlled calamity
The United States health care industry is one of the largest in the world with over 300 billion dollars a year spent on prescription drugs alone. (1) For many, these drugs have brought undeniable benefits, but in recent months the health care industr
More than 25% of Kids and Teens in the U.S. Take Prescriptions on a Regular Basis
Hundreds of herbal medicinal products will be banned from sale in Britain next year under what campaigners say is a “discriminatory and disproportionate” European law.
Marijuana Tax Stamps - Gun Rights Activism - The Freeing of More Minds while The State works to enslave them
More than a quarter of U.S. kids and teens are taking a medication on a chronic basis. Nearly 7% are on two or more such drugs. Prescribing medications to children can be problematic. There is limited research available about drugs' effects in kids
As the mother of a teenager who got a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in 2004, I wasn't surprised to read the new government report that said the number of ADHD cases in children jumped by 22% between 2003 and 2007
Abuse of prescription painkillers in the United States increased 400 percent between 1998 and 2008, according to a study conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Se
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says no one cares if you smoke a joint.
a look at the debate on legalizing pot. Are police wasting our time and tax money by investigating certain cases? Or do you back them up for enforcing the law no matter the circumstances?
Comedian, songwriter and performer Steve Berke has came up with a kick ass video that rocks the political world. Watch it, share it and enjoy it.
Under the bill signed today, SB 1449, by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), marijuana possession will be treated like a traffic ticket. The fine will remain at $100, and there will be no arrest record.
By now everyone has seen crisscrossing streaks of white clouds trailing behind jet aircraft, stretching from horizon to horizon, eventually turning the sky into a murky haze.
A Goodlettsville company that sells high-tech devices that simulate cigarette smoking is doing battle with the federal government, which wants to regulate them to safeguard consumers' health. PureSmoker is one of a handful of "e-cigarette"
“(L)anguage communicates the rules of our culture and has the power to restrict behavior. It reiterates(repeats) the social patterns of our culture and thereby perpetuates cultural norms. Children’s minds are molded by language so that they think lik
Federal health regulators are weighing restrictions on Robitussin, NyQuil and other cough suppressants to curb cases of abuse that send thousands of people to the hospital each year. The Food and Drug Administration posted its review of dextromethorp
"It was scary," Jones says, taking a hit of spice off his pipe. Then, through a cloud of white smoke, he says, "I'm fairly convinced this stuff is poison."
Since last April, 19 cancer patients whose liver tumors hadn’t responded to chemotherapy have taken an experimental drug. Within weeks of the first dose, it appeared to work, by preventing tumors from making proteins they need to survive.
Congress should pass legislation that would provide the FDA with greater enforcement power, including new authority over food. "We need better abilities and authorities to put in place these preventive controls and hold companies accountable
In a 2008 paper titled, “Fluoride and the Future: Population Level Cognitive Enhancement,” Oxford bioethics professor Julian Savulescu claims that water fluoridation may be key to the “future of humanity.” He argues that “fluoridation may not merely
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Adults nationally shows 43% believe marijuana should be legalized. But 42% think it should remain an illegal drug. Another 15% are not sure.
A video from "Professionals Perspective: Fluoride In Water"