Recent federal data shows that more people in the U.S. use opioid painkillers than tobacco, highlighting the tragic opioid crisis gripping the country.
The Trump administration has declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency. What does that mean, and is there any reason for concern?
Shocking new research suggests that energy drinks may be a gateway drug to harder substances, including cocaine and non-prescription stimulants.
The opioid epidemic was sparked by a 1980 letter stating that there was no risk of addiction in patients treated with narcotics in hospitals.
A year-end repor shows that heroin overdoses outpace gun homicides for the first time in the U.S. Heroin deaths outpaced deaths from traditional opioids.
A panel of experts has released a comprehensive report detailing the ways in which the FDA should consider going about tackling the nation’s opioid crisis.
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of heartburn drugs, have been linked to an increased risk of early death by a recent study.
A new study shows that birth control pills containing ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel lower women’s quality of life.
A new chocolate-based cough syrup was so effective at suppressing coughs that some study participants were better in 48 hours.
Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell’s death was ruled a suicide, but his family says the anti-anxiety drug Ativan may have been involved.
A new study reveals that nearly 1/3 of drugs approved by the FDA from 2001-2012 had safety problems, some serious enough to warrant a”black box warning.
In North Dakota, voters passed a law legalizing medical cannabis on November, 2016 by a majority 64%, but lawmakers have been haggling over many details.
A doctor recently doubled the dose of a dangerous antidepressant Naikin Venant, 14, was taking when she live-streamed her suicide in January.
A Canadian study shows that many patients with gastrointestinal problems, mental health issues, and/or chronic pain choose cannabis over prescription drugs.
The daughter of singer Amy Grant donated one of her kidneys to her best friend January 24. The story is quite inspiring, right?
The maker of OxyContin is being sued by the town of Everett, Washington, which wants the company to pay for its massive opioid problem.
The DEA’s latest move has some pot advocates fearing the administration is trying to extend its authority over all cannabinoids.