Mystery Drug Causes 3 Deaths, Several Overdoses

Officials report that a deadly mixture of street drugs are being sold, causing people to become extremely ill and in several cases, die.


Myth Busted: Beards are Cleaner than a Baby-Bottom Smooth Face

Antimicrobial bacteria found in some beards may be effective against multi-drug-resistant strains of bacteria, giving beards an advantage over no-beard.


Poll: 57% of Americans Want Drug Ads Gone from TV

After hearing arguments both for and against drug advertising on TV, 57% of poll-takers said they support removing prescription drug ads from TV.


Implant that Weans Addicts off Opioids Wins FDA Approval

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.


It’s Here: Bacteria Resistant to ALL Antibiotics Shows Up In U.S.

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.


84-Page Report Outlines 9 Ways to Beat Antibiotic Resistance

Economist Jim O’Neill has finally released a report which lays out a plan for tackling the dire problem of antimicrobial resistance.


Doctors in Australia Ordered to Prescribe Fewer Antidepressants

Antidepressants don’t work in 40% of Australians who take the drugs, and doctors are being told to hand out fewer prescriptions.


Not Everyone is Happy With the CDC’s Recently Updated Opioid Guidelines

CDC’s new guidelines for prescribing opioids are intended to prevent addiction and deaths from overdose, but not everyone is pleased.


FDA Will Put Stronger Warnings on Dangerous Class of Antibiotics

The FDA said last week that it would require stronger boxed warnings on fluoroquinolone antibiotics, which can cause permanent side effects.


Opioid Addicts Get Cheap Highs from Drugs Like Imodium A-D

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.


A Strange Birth Defect is on the Rise in the United States, Says the CDC

Officials are alarmed at the increasing rates of gastroschisis, a potentially deadly birth defect of the abdominal wall believed to occur from environmental exposures.


US Pork Producers Develop 3-Point Plan to Beat Antibiotic Resistance

The US National Pork Board will implement guidelines January 1, 2017 that aimed at reducing antimicrobial resistance.


This Hospital Will Do Anything to Avoid Prescribing Opioids

A New Jersey hospital has started a program which attempts to treat patients’ pain in every way possible before turning to opioids, and it’s working.


FDA Takes Action Against ‘Bogus Stem Cell Clinics’

So-called “stem cell clinics” offer expensive and useless products and procedures that can maim and kill patients, but the FDA is cracking down.


Why Have Drug Shortages Ballooned by 400% in ER’s Since 2001?

New study detailing drug shortages in ERs shows drug companies won’t produce even the most vital drugs if they can’t make a big profit from them.


Antidepressant Review Shows Big Pharma Covers Up Links to Suicide

The largest review to date of the effect of antidepressant drugs on children and teens uncovered shocking cover-ups and lies by Big Pharma.


Update: FDA Takes Major Steps to Address Growing Opioid Crisis

New testing standards have been unveiled that are intended to make painkillers harder to abuse. Companies must also prove generics have the same properties.