Rash of Heroin Overdoses Overwhelms Chicago in 72 Hours

Law enforcement and health officials believe a batch of bad heroin is behind a rash of nearly 75 recent overdoses in Chicago.

FDA Targets Antipsychotic Drug for Inducing Blood Disorder

The FDA targeting the drug clozapine, used to treat schizophrenia, in order to better monitor patients for a blood condition known as neutropenia.

US Senator Elizabeth Warren “Open” to Legalizing Marijuana

US Senator Elizabeth Warren recently told the Boston Globe that she is open to the legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana.

Homeopathic Healers Found Hallucinating at German Seminar Test Positive for Hallucinogenic Drug

investigators say they have pinpointed the LSD-like drug that caused the bizarre behavior for 29 homeopaths gathered for a conference in Germany – 2C-E.

Study: Antipsychotic Drugs Found to Shrink the Brains of Patients

Research warns that the long-term use of antipsychotic drugs, used to treat schizophrenia and other mental illnesses, may negatively impact brain structure.

Lawmakers in New York Call on Online Retailers to ban the Sale of Synthetic Marijuana

State and local lawmakers in New York called on retailers to stop selling synthetic marijuana, or K2, saying the drug is turning people into zombies.

Pfizer to Pay $2 Billion for Failing to pay Medicaid Rebates for Drug Protonix

Pfizer faces a $2 billion lawsuit that accuses its Wyeth unit of failing to pay Medicaid rebates for a stomach drug called Protonix.

Presidential Primary Voters Tell Feds “Enough Meddling with State Marijuana Laws”

Republican voters (among many other individuals) are now making it very clear that they have had enough of the Feds tinkering with state marijuana laws.

Widespread Prescribing of Antipsychotic Drugs Sparks Serious Health Problems

Antipsychotic drugs are being prescribed to an ever-increasing number of adolescents and young adults, putting youngsters at risk.

Drug-Resistant Head Lice Found in 25 States

U.S. investigators are warning that drug-resistant head lice exist in at least 25 states. The bugs are expected to spread even further across the nation.

One Massachusetts City Opts to put Addicts in Rehab Instead of Prison

The town of Gloucester, Massachusetts, has decided to stop putting all heroin and opioid addicts behind bars and send them to rehab instead.

“Hillbilly Heroin” OxyContin Approved for Use in Children

On Thursday, the FDA approved the powerful painkiller OxyContin for use in children ages 11 to 16 who have severe, long-term pain.

Probe Leads to 560 Drug Convictions Being Overturned

Is the latest reversal of more than 158 convictions, bringing the total to 560 reversed drug charges in Philadelphia, another example of drug fraud?

Synthetic Marijuana a Serious Problem in Major Cities this Summer

People in major cities are dying from overdoses and violent crime is on the rise, thanks, in part, to the use of synthetic marijuana.

Arizona Court Just Ruled the Smell of Pot is Not ‘Probable Cause’

A judge in Arizona recently ruled that police can no longer use the aroma of marijuana as ‘probable cause.’ when determining if a crime has occurred.

Indian Nations Protest Pot Raids

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has raided medical marijuana programs of two tribal authorities in Northern California, which apparently is completely legal.

FDA to Require Stronger Warning Labels on OTC Painkillers

Researchers found that taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) with antidepressants increases the risk of intracranial bleeding (in the skull).