Portugal won the war on drugs by giving up. What lessons can South Africa learn from their approach?
Shaman have used the psychoactive effects of ayahuasca for spiritual and healing purposes for hundreds of years. But a new breed of tourist has discovered this plant-based drug.
Smoking cannabis can cause addition, impaired memory and even psychosis.
A pirated movie won't kill you, but a counterfeit blood-thinner might. Australia needs stronger laws and tougher enforcement to counter fake drugs.
Media reports tend to link violence to illicit drugs when alcohol is far more likely to be to blame.
Next time you hear of a young person being branded as a feral gang member, dig a little deeper.
Trump has vowed to use new bidding procedures to curb the soaring cost of new drugs. There's a better solution, however, that doesn't risk also curbing the development of lifesaving treatments.
The market for sythnetic cannabinoids, or spice, shows no sign of decreasing.
By getting young women hooked before they've even formed wrinkles, Botox peddlers have realized they can enlist them in a lifetime of treatment.
Regardless of how they are consumed, alcohol and other drugs eventually make their way into the brain via the bloodstream. Once there, they affect how messages are sent through the brain.
Most of our drugs policies have failed to curb use or reduce their impact on individuals or society. It's time for a more enlightened and informed approach.
Antipsychotic medications for delirium don't work and could harm, a new study shows. So what options are left?
The current scheduling of cannabis is not only out of step with the available evidence but is restricting its potential use as a medicine.
Researchers have created a new kind of 'drugalyser' that's less likely to give false positive readings.
Policy moves to benefit patients are now benefiting business.
Fingolimod is a drug used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease. It is an immunomodulator, which means it works by suppressing the immune system.
Gabapentin is the new Valium.
More Americans died from drug overdose in 2014 than any year on record and six in 10 of those involved opioids. How did we get here and what to do about it?
On the same day that London's legendary Fabric closed permanently, Berlin's infamous techno club Berghain was granted a tax break.
There is strong evidence that cannabis is useful for treating a range of conditions. Legalising small-scale cultivation is a start to helping those in need.