With the patent on OxyContin due to expire soon and almost $3 billion in sales at stake, Motherboard looks at the insidious ways that Purdue Pharma got America hooked
Could the active ingredient in marijuana, responsible for its characteristic “high,” help turn the tide against the accelerating Alzheimer’s epidemic?
Witness testimony that was to be used in court by former Guantánamo detainee David Hicks suggests that prisoners were repeatedly drugged as part of the Bush administration's "enhanced interrogation," Natalie O'Brien of the Sydney Morning Herald repor
We look into the mathematics of alternative medicine.
Half of all medicines being prescribed by doctors in France are either useless or potentially dangerous for patients, according to two eminent medical specialists.
CONSTRUCTION PERMIT IS EXPECTED NEXT WEEK FOR S. KOLB ROAD STORE
People who received seasonal flu vaccine before swine flu outbreak more likely to catch virus
The word on Wall Street is, cocaine is over, and everyone is taking Adderall to survive the all-nighters, the tedious work, and the hangovers from one-too-many the night before.
A*STAR scientists have identified a biomarker of the most lethal form of brain tumours in adults
Are you so confused by Arizona’s Medical Marijuana law that is makes your head spin? The disparity between State and Federal law is enough to make anyone pause. And what you don’t know can easily spell trouble.
A biotech company called Cerulean says its nanoparticle-delivered cancer drugs are better at attacking tumors.
There's heavy metal in the pink pills
Marijuana is the world’s most widely used illicit drug. But smoke too many joints too soon, and you might lose IQ points: A new study suggests extensive marijuana use starting as a teenager could lead to cognitive decline.
An experimental drug is showing some promise in slowing the decline in thinking and memory that comes with Alzheimer's disease, especially in people with milder forms of the illness.
Although Eli Lilly's anti-amyloid compound fails to slow decline in two large trials, patients with mild forms of the disease show some benefit
Lance Armstrong, one of the world’s most celebrated cyclists and a hero to millions of cancer survivors, finally surrendered a war of attrition with doping police that has cost him his seven Tour de France titles and an Olympic bronze medal.
Seven years ago, Don Catlin, then head of the UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory and the man who, for all practical purposes, created sports drug testing in the United States, told me “you can get away with stuff with everybody looking right at you.”
The U.S. Army tallied 38 confirmed or suspected suicides among its ranks last month--that’s among both active- and non-active-duty members including the Army National Guard and Army Reserve--the highest rate of suicide within the branch yet observed.
Denver has prohibited medical marijuana dispensaries from advertising their wares on billboards, bus-stop benches, handbills and other outdoor signs, just 2 1/2 months before Colorado votes on legalizing the drug for recreational use.
Powerful new anti-cancer drugs based on green tea could soon be developed after scientists found an extract from the beverage could make almost half of tumours vanish.
A majority of adults in the United States consume alcohol, and these drinkers, on average, have four beverages per week, with beer the preferred choice, according to an annual Gallup survey.
In a thrust against the major problem of counterfeit medicines sold in developing countries, which causes thousands of illnesses and deaths annually, scientists today described development of a simple, paper-strip test that people could use to identi
Successful experiments in mice offer new hope in the search for the elusive male birth control pill, researchers report today.
This graphic by Allied Health World shows that doctors prescribed children 46 percent more ADHD drugs from 2002 to 2010.
Angela Zhang is just a teenager who recently graduated from Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, CA, but she's already on her way to curing cancer.
In search of a safe way to ditch unused pharmaceuticals.
People who take a low-dose aspirin daily may not only be helping their hearts, but also reducing their odds of dying from cancer, according to American Cancer Society researchers.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is giving away Potassium Iodide tablets to anyone living near any of the five nuclear power plants located throughout the state.
The leader of a major drug trafficking organization known as the “Oficina de Envigado” was arrested Wednesday in the northeastern city of Medellin, Colombian authorities said.
The US charged Pfizer and its subsidiary Wyeth on Tuesday with paying millions of dollars in bribes to build their business in Eastern Europe and China, and set hefty fines on the two to settle the charges.