A new study suggests that we can scale up production of poppy plants that produce a potent anti-cancer agent.
Despite what the police — and most media — would have you believe, drugs are unlikely to have been the sole cause of the bizarre, violent behavior seen in the Florida ‘zombie’ case.
A compound found in marijuana can treat schizophrenia as effectively as antipsychotic medications, with far fewer side effects, according to a preliminary clinical trial.
An unusually harsh prison sentence handed down to the drug-addicted son of actor Michael Douglas has prompted addiction experts to indict the courts for ignoring the treatment needs of inmates.
If you ask college men, they’ll say that it’s more unethical to use steroids to boost athletic performance than it is to take prescription stimulants to get better grades, according to new survey of Penn State freshmen.
Nearly 1 in 4 high school seniors has ever taken a prescription opioid pain reliever either medically or recreationally, according to a new study. Nonmedical use of these drugs was associated with a higher risk of smoking, …
The nightmarish ordeal of a San Diego man, locked up and seemingly forgotten, raises questions about the Drug Enforcement Administration’s handling of people in custody — and the U.S.’s dubious drug policy.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has for the first time advocated considering the distribution of the naloxone, an overdose antidote, as a way to curb the rising toll of overdose deaths in America.
(Updated) “Why didn’t I know about this when my child was alive?” That was the question raised over and over at a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hearing on Thursday by parents whose families make up the terrible …
New research underscores the value of studying individual differences in performance in response to widely used drugs.
A news report claims that the 17-year-old Florida boy’s killer thought he looked looked “drugged out and suspicious.” Why enduring stigma of drug use in this country is becoming increasingly deadly.
Newly unclassified information blows wide the U.S. government’s covert operation to dose hundreds of unwitting Americans with LSD in the 1950s and ’60s.
Treating heroin addiction with more heroin may be cheaper than methadone