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.
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.