Scientists found a compound that could help them create an opioid painkiller rivaling morphine, but without the side effects and addictive properties.
A cancer therapy trial involving genetically engineered immune cells and a chemotherapy drug was halted after 3 patients died from brain swelling.
On July 8, the House approved an agreement between itself and the Senate intended to tackle the burgeoning opioid crisis in America.
A 2015 survey shows that middle school and high school students in Colorado have been using marijuana LESS since it was legalized for recreational use.
A second case of a superbug resistant to last-defense antibiotics has been discovered in a patient in New York, just a month after the 1st was detected.
Officials report that a deadly mixture of street drugs are being sold, causing people to become extremely ill and in several cases, die.
Antimicrobial bacteria found in some beards may be effective against multi-drug-resistant strains of bacteria, giving beards an advantage over no-beard.
After hearing arguments both for and against drug advertising on TV, 57% of poll-takers said they support removing prescription drug ads from TV.
A new implant designed to help people wean off of heroin and other opioid drugs has been approved by the FDA and could be available in a month.
The first case of an infection caused by bacteria that is resistant to ALL antibiotics has been found in Pennsylvania, and more cases may be out there.
Economist Jim O’Neill has finally released a report which lays out a plan for tackling the dire problem of antimicrobial resistance.
Antidepressants don’t work in 40% of Australians who take the drugs, and doctors are being told to hand out fewer prescriptions.
CDC’s new guidelines for prescribing opioids are intended to prevent addiction and deaths from overdose, but not everyone is pleased.
The FDA said last week that it would require stronger boxed warnings on fluoroquinolone antibiotics, which can cause permanent side effects.
People who are addicted to opioids are taking dangerously high doses of anti-diarrheal meds like Imodium A-D to battle withdrawal, or to get high.
Officials are alarmed at the increasing rates of gastroschisis, a potentially deadly birth defect of the abdominal wall believed to occur from environmental exposures.
The US National Pork Board will implement guidelines January 1, 2017 that aimed at reducing antimicrobial resistance.