Drug shortages occur regularly in the US, even in the best of times. The pharmaceutical supply chain embodies 'just in time' shipping and has little built-in redundancy.
Among the more than 20,000 drugs approved by the FDA, there may be some that can treat COVID-19. A team at the University of California, San Francisco, is identifying possible candidates.
Patients taking antipsychotics aren't being made aware of the risks or side-effects.
An audio version of an in depth article on the history of Ritalin, and what the future holds for the drug.
Young New Zealanders are less likely to use cannabis than their 1990s counterparts. But if New Zealand decides to legalise recreational use, teens will have easier access.
As the boomers age, many will have medication issues. That can be compounded by the number of drugs they take, both prescription and over-the-counter.
There are cost-effective solutions to the problem of sub-standard drugs in Nigeria and other low-income countries.
It's time there was a serious policy response to the other key drivers of homicide rates, like poverty and austerity.
In 2016, drug misuse was cited as the top concern among New Hampshire voters. What remedies are the Democratic primary contenders putting forward to combat the opioid crisis?
There's widespread attention on the dangers of opioid addiction, but use of damaging crystal meth continues in the U.S., with police seizures rising.
An estimated £300m worth of medicine goes unused in the UK every year. But is it safe to take drugs past their expiry date?
Drug slang can help researchers understand drug trends. But if you're taking a drug called by a street name, make sure you know what it is.
Facebook began blocking ads that linked Truvada and other HIV-related drugs to severe bone and kidney damage based on claims made in lawsuits.
We are seeing the end of modern medicine slowly being played out due to antibiotic resistance. But we can act together to alter the situation.
Schoolies and other leavers' celebrations are a chance for teenagers to exert their independence and experiment with their identity as a young adult. And yes, you can help without losing your cool.
NICE has concluded that more research is needed before it can recommend the use of cannabis based products for medicinal use.
Pill testing, no more sniffer dogs and fewer strip searches are some of the ways the NSW coroner says will reduce drug deaths at music festivals.
And homelessness makes reoffending more likely.
For most medicines, it doesn't matter when you take them. But others work best at particular times.
How much more suffering and death will people who use drugs have to endure?