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, …
My 9-year-old son took Tamiflu and became a child possessed. I’d never heard about this potential side effect, which appears to be most common in kids.
New research underscores the value of studying individual differences in performance in response to widely used drugs.
A Q&A with the author of Pharmageddon about how the pharmaceutical industry has co-opted medicine.
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.
When she says no, the bottle beckons more brightly — for men and for fruit flies, according to a new study that found that male flies that had been repeatedly spurned by females were more likely to turn to alcohol to …
Pat Robertson wants to decriminalize the use of marijuana. Here’s why.
Who benefits from forced drug tests? No one but the companies that make drug tests.
Twitter and Facebook are harder to resist than alcohol and cigarettes, but so is the urge to work, according to new research on people’s daily struggles with self-control and desire.
The latest update to the annual Monitoring the Future survey of drug use in American youth bears mainly good news, at least if your interest is in reducing drug-related harm
Dr. Conrad Murray, convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, was sentenced on Tuesday to four years in prison, the maximum sentence for the crime.
People with high IQs are more likely to smoke marijuana and take other illegal drugs, compared with those who score lower on intelligence tests, according to a new study from the U.K.