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.
Complaints about the ban of kratom, often used by recovering opiate addicts, have been vociferous, but not always backed by facts.
Just like humans, corals live with myriad microscopic organisms. We are just starting to understand this unseen world.
A South African Olympic silver medallist achieved something remarkable, especially after testing positive for methamphetamine use in 2012. But care needs to be taken in how this narrative is framed.
Teriparatide is an injectable drug to treat severe osteoporosis, a condition where mineral loss causes the bones to become brittle and to fracture easily.
Restaurants can open the 'Doors of Perception', too.
Theresa May has been the longest-serving home secretary since the 19th century, but her tenure is distinctive for other reasons, too.
The issue of crime committed under the influence of prescription drugs has received high profile media attention. So should we be worried about a new wave of prescription drug-induced crime?
Drug-detection dogs don't stop most drug use. And they have been shown to encourage more dangerous practices, criminalise and traumatise marginalised groups, and render all as potential suspects.
Humans have a desire to transcend everyday existence. So laws banning psychoactive substances are on a hiding to nothing.
For those on Rolling Stone's list of 100 Greatest Artists, their life expectancy is on par with the people of Chad, the nation with the lowest life expectancy in the world.
The Psychoactive Substances Act will have little effect unless it's backed up by a drugs education programme.