The FDA Wants this Highly Addictive Opioid Taken off the Market

The FDA has asked the maker of Opana ER, a powerful opioid linked to an outbreak of HIV in Indiana, to stop selling the painkiller.


Study: Cannabidiol-Based Medication Reduces Intense Seizures by 50%

In a recent study, cannabidiol (CBD) reduced the number of seizures by half in children and adults with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a severe form of epilepsy.


FDA: Invokana Diabetes Drug Increases Risk of Foot and Leg Amputations

The FDA will require new warnings on the diabetes drug, Invokana, after clinical trials showed the drug increases the risk of foot and leg amputations.


The United Nations Says It Will Monitor the Fentanyl Market

The UN will add two chemicals used to make fentanyl to an international list that makes it easier to track suspicious orders and transactions.


FDA Ditches Black Box Warning for Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix

The FDA will allow Pfizer to remove the black box warning from its quit-smoking drug, Chantix, despite a long history of causing users mental health issues.


The Surgeon General Has a Plan to Fix the Opioid Crisis

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a 428-page report that includes shocking statistics and a plan for fixing the nation’s opioid crisis.


FDA Approves Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Ecstasy for PTSD Sufferers

The government has approved the 1st major clinical trial of Ecstasy to treat people with PTSD that has not responded to traditional therapy.


Mom Treats Daughter with Marijuana, Loses Custody of Her 2 Kids

An Idaho mom who gave her young daughter marijuana-infused butter to soothe her seizures lost custody of her 2 kids and faces a misdemenanor charge.


Prominent Group of Pediatricians Warn: Codeine is not Safe for Children

A leading group of pediatricians warned this week that codeine should never be used in children for pain relief or as a cough suppressant.


Study: People Save Antibiotics for Later Use, and it is Not Good

Many people in the United States hang on to leftover antibiotics and say that if they got sick, they’d use them without going to the doctor, a new study finds.


Free Meals from Drug Companies Influence how Doctors Prescribe Drugs

A new study shows that when a drug company gives a doctor just 1 free, cheap meal, it influences the doctor to prescribe the company’s promoted drug.


Drug Companies to Pay $67 Million for ‘Exaggerating Claims, Misleading Doctors’

Two drug companies must pay $67 million to settle allegations that they deceptively marketed a cancer drug and gave doctors illegal kickbacks.


Antimicrobial Resistance Could Be a ‘Bigger Threat than Cancer by 2050’

Global health officials are looking for ways to encourage pharmaceutical companies to develop new antibiotics as antimicrobial resistance increases.


Unsettling Truth: Most Clinical Trials are Funded by Big Pharma

Most clinical trials are now funded by Big Pharma instead of NIH or other third parties. Concerns exist about drug safety, bias, and conflicts of interest.


‘Worst Drug Trial in Country’s History’ Hits France – Here is What Happened

Portuguese pharmaceutical company Bial has become part of the worst drug trial in France’s history, leading participants brain-dead.


Exercise Might Come in a Drug Someday, Researchers Say

Someday, couch potatoes may be able to swallow their exercise in the form of a drug rather than engage in physical activity, researchers say.


Biotech Stock Plummets, Bull Market Announced Dead on Arrival

The MSM recently announced that the bull market is dead for biotech stocks, and Hillary Clinton is reportedly the reason why.