In today's opioid crisis, why are some people with addictions treated with empathy and others with disdain? The answer to that question has roots in the 19th century.
The US is currently short on 182 drugs and medical supplies. The problem isn't new, but it's frustrating health care workers.
In the run up to the Global Hepatitis Summit 2018, new guidelines for the management of hepatitis C should come under scrutiny – for financial conflict of interest and quality of evidence.
GPs have been advised to limit prescriptions for certain medical conditions. It could save the NHS a fortune.
New findings show what the public really thinks about how we prioritise treatments at the end of people's lives.
Sleeping tablets such as Ambien can have serious side effects.
Millions of dollars are lost each year by Australian's caught in romance scams. But one Australian grandmother now faces paying a much higher price: she's been sentenced to death.
You should be aware of the amount of genetic information you might disclose in a research study – and what the benefits and risks will be.
Most recreational users get their drugs from 'social suppliers'. Law enforcement should concentrate on organised crime instead.
Medical marijuana? Recreational marijuana? Both or neither? Here's a quick guide to the topsy-turvy landscape for marijuana regulation in the US.
More young people are using Xanax – but overdose, addiction and side effects present serious risks.
How can we increase safety and reduce the likelihood of sexual violence in chemsex settings? Addressing wider issues surrounding sexual consent might be a start.
Cocaine is the second most commonly used illicit substance in Australia, after marijuana.
Phenibut is a central nervous system depressant, and is currently being investigated for its possible role in seven overdoses at a Queensland school.
Recent deaths within the pornography industry in the US have reignited debates on labour conditions and mental health.
By undermining the ACA, Republicans may be taking away one of the health care system's best tools for improving the lives of those with addiction.
LSD is far safer than alcohol or tobacco, so why don't drug laws reflect it?
Health Canada is proposing to allow some prescription drugs into the country with only 'cursory clinical review.' Here's why we should be worried.
Half of all patients diagnosed with cancer in the UK still die of the disease.
When after-school clubs aren't properly monitored, they can become risky spaces.