We've got better at managing the health risks of traditional drugs of abuse, but novel psychoactive substances, or 'legal highs', are a dangerous unknown.
Naloxone programmes have sprung up in the UK and elsewhere, but drug death rates keep climbing.
It's time Health Canada took back the regulation of drug advertising -- to protect consumers.
Many people aren't just taking one drug but a combination of drugs.
The opioid crisis in the US has quadrupled the number of babies born addicted to drugs.
Drugs are finding their way into lakes and rivers, and we need to know exactly what they're doing to wildlife.
An April 2017 survey explored Americans’ opinions about government intervention and welfare policies. It found that on average, they want more from their government, but are highly polarised.
Medical cannabis in the UK? Don’t hold your breath.
New research in North Yorkshire has found most police officers are keen not to criminalise cannabis users.
The Canadian government must undertake regular analysis of the drug shortage problem, if we are ever to develop sustainable solutions.
Ginsberg was one of the most high-profile representatives of the American counterculture and anti-war movement.
Most countries need to find a happy balance between the American attitude that all pain needs to be cured – and the ethos in other countries that pain is to be endured.
Students used to take drugs to get high, now they are using them to get better grades.
The Home Office has announced a review of the law around medical cannabis in Britain – so what does the law say?
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.