Hundreds of dietary supplements are tainted with unlisted drugs

These pose “a serious public health risk.” Most are sexual enhancement, weight loss, and bodybuilding supplements.

Regular cannabis use may impair the ability to envision one’s personal future

Getting high frequently may make it difficult to imagine a personal future.

More than 200 common prescription drugs might cause depression

One-third of American adults take at least one drug with depression as a side effect.

8 New Tools and Emerging Technologies For Tuberculosis

Science is making great progress in eradicating the infection that kills 1.7 million annually.

Scientists create ‘Trippy Machine’ that induces drug-free hallucinations

The purpose is to identify how everyday consciousness works.

Continued Reefer Madness, 80 years later

A look at how antiquated views and obsolete policies impact patients and physicians alike.

The UN calls for an end on the War on Drugs and “prevention and treatment” as a replacement

It just doesn’t work.

Is lighting up the answer to America’s opioid epidemic?

Opiates kill pain — but they also kill people.

‘Wonder drugs’ might prevent all forms of dementia. One of the drugs is already safe for humans

The drugs were manufactured to treat different conditions but they also seem to block an important pathway linked to brain cell death.

The war on drugs has failed, study finds. It’s time to try something else

Let’s face it: the war on drugs has failed.

Sugar addiction could be treated with the same drugs we use for nicotine addiction

People frequently overindulge, sometimes to the point of developing sugar addictions. There has been a lot of interest in the pharmaceutical industry in finding treatments that can combat this effect, with little results up to now. But, a world-first study led by QUT might change that.

The “war on drugs” has only harmed human rights and public health — not supply and demand

A new report questions the legitimacy of today’s “War on Drugs,” seeing as the five-decade long process has failed to reduce either the supply or demand for narcotics. The authors urge for ‘scientifically grounded’ policies to be implemented, including regulated markets for cannabis.

How long drugs stay in your body

Who hasn’t wondered at one point how long different drugs stay in the body?

The paradox of LSD: makes you psychotic in short-term, happier and more creative long term

British researchers investigated the long term effects of LSD. It’s well documented that LSD may induce a psychosis, and participants involved with the study did indeed score higher on a test meant to gauge the disorder. Weeks after the first hit, however, the participants exhibited increased optimism and trait openness worked mid to long term.

Can’t find motivation to exercise? Do some drugs, expert says

Exercise is good for you, we all know that. Even better with drugs.

Pharma startup raised the price for a life-saving drug from $13.5 a tablet to $750

A dubious pharmaceutical startup recently bought the rights to a drug that treats a parasitic infection, then raised the price 500-fold seemingly over night. The drug targets a somewhat rare condition that affects immune compromised pregnant women, but also malaria and AIDS. Ironically enough, it was developed by a much hated big pharma company, GlaxoSmithKline, in 1953 and used to cost $1 a pill only a couple years ago. It has since traded hands twice, before coming under the control of Turing Pharmaceuticals, a start-up run by a former hedge fund manager.

Why Viagra makes you see everything blue-tinted

If you’re keen on taking a little blue pill to help you set on your bedroom eyes, you should be prepared for this literally coming true.

Drugs and Environmental Damage: An Often Undiscussed Truth

When drugs are imported into the United States, the people responsible aren’t just damaging human lives; they may also be wreaking havoc on the environment. The illegal drug industry is harmful to nature in ways the average person may have never realized; let’s take a look at how this happens.

Sleep aids and anxiety pills can kill

There’s no secret prescriptions drugs have taken off in the past few decades, amounting to a multi-billion dollar industry. Millions are hooked on them, despite this why are so many policymakers or key people of interest shutting an eye on the potential perils these drugs pose? In the quest to treat symptoms, not diseases, physicians prescribe psychotropic drugs to those

American livestock is riddled with drugs – what’s in your meat

A report released to the public by the  USDA Inspector General  states that numerous beef samples were found to contain penicillin, the antibiotics florfenicol, sulfamethazine and sulfadimethoxine, the antiparasite drug ivermectin, the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug flunixin and heavy metals. Some of the meat entered the human food supply, and as we all know what your food ate you eat. No attempt at a