Lower-cost generic drugs can save patients millions in medication costs, but only if they make it to pharmacy shelves.
The label is supposed to improve awareness and treatments for the condition, but similar proclamations about alcoholism and other addictions haven’t been so successful.
Nearly 2 million American children— one quarter of them too young to go to kindergarten— now have a parent in prison or jail. To help the littlest ones cope, Sesame Street has just released a toolkit for families faced with …
Differences in the way the media have covered Trayvon Martin and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s cannabis use are a troubling reminder of the racism that still largely prevents us from seeing drugs as a health issue
In the past, women who lacked sexual desire were stigmatized as “frigid” — today, psychiatry’s diagnostic manual labels them with hypoactive-sexual-desire disorder. Big Pharma is betting that many such women will want to …
Over the course of my life, I have been given no fewer than five different diagnoses for mental illnesses, under the diagnostic system laid out in psychiatry’s “bible,” the DSM. But it was a sixth diagnosis— one that …
Improvements in treating depression could lead to broader benefits in other health outcomes.
Sharing and caring can be good for the soul, but what about the bottom line?
To lower teen pregnancy rates in the city, the mayor is relying on fear, guilt and shame. But how effective are such approaches in changing behavior?
To lower healthcare costs, it helps for doctors to know what medical services and supplies cost
Do some kids need a break from Facebook?
Stricter rules for prescribing opioids may not be the only answer to curbing addiction to painkillers
A first-year medical student encounters her first cadaver: in dissection class.