Youth migration, unemployment, proliferation of small arms and drugs are some of the drivers of violent crimes in Lagos.
But this comes with legal and health risks. Here’s what you need to know before importing medicine for yourself or your immediate family.
Some 17,000 people told us exactly how much they drank, smoked and used illicit drugs. Here’s a unique snapshot of Australians’ vices.
Improved understanding of the molecular mechanisms of addiction can change how researchers and clinicians approach treatments.
Widespread violence tied to Ecuadorian drug gangs has left the country looking at a draconian response.
The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the promise of using mRNA as medicine. But before mRNA drugs can go beyond vaccines, researchers need to identify the right diseases to treat.
Women are catching up with men’s drug use.
Drug development takes a great deal of time, money and effort. While future profits play a big factor in which diseases gets prioritized, advocacy and research incentives can also tilt the scale.
Taking MDMA can raise our body temperature higher than it should be. Extreme heat may compound this effect.
Needle spiking is when a person is injected with a drug without their consent. Reports started to emerge in the UK in 2021 but this has now been reported around the world, including in Australia.
Long-acting injectable buprenorphine is also known by the brand names Buvidal or Sublocade.
Everybody thinks they know what drugs are, but a clear definition is surprisingly elusive.
Researchers successfully treated diabetes in mice by engineering cells to make insulin in response to the music of Queen.
LGBTQ+ people face barriers to accessing substance use services, but research shows there are ways to make them more inclusive and supportive.
Drug checking services could also provide an early warning system to flag any unusually dangerous substances in circulation.
Horseshoe crabs play a unique role in medicine, but they’re also ecologically important in their home waters along the Atlantic coast. Can regulators balance the needs of humans and nature?
Genetic testing can help take the guesswork out of finding the right treatment. For certain diseases. To an extent.
Pharmaceutical and insurance industries that could lose profit through lower drug prices are not happy that a pharmacare bill is planned for fall. They are speaking out and mobilizing their allies.
The price you pay at the pharmacy for your long-term medicines may effectively halve. But not all medicines or patients qualify.
The messaging around Ozempic being a miracle cure is not only a lie, it has kicked up a new level of fatphobia.