Alaska First State to OK Marijuana Use at Pot Shops

The board responsible for writing rules on recreational marijuana in Alaska has voted to allow people to use pot at certain stores that will sell it.

Biotech Takes Another Beating: Companies Valeant and Theranos Tell Bigger Picture

The biotech industry has taken a beating lately, and this is evident in Monsanto’s numerous actions of late. But there is even more to the story.

American Prescription Drug use more than Doubles

Prescription drug use among American adults has more than doubled, especially medications to treat diabetes, heart disease and other obesity-related drugs.

Combining Birth Control Pills Triggers Heart Attack for 24-Year-Old

Sarah Brison thought she was having a panic attack when she awoke in agony, but she was actually having a heart attack caused by her birth control pills.

New Paint Kills Bacteria, but it Could be Hazardous to Human Health

A new paint manufactured by Sherwin-Williams may help stop the spread of bacterial “superbugs,” but it may actually be hazardous to human health.

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.