NICE has concluded that more research is needed before it can recommend the use of cannabis based products for medicinal use.
Pill testing, no more sniffer dogs and fewer strip searches are some of the ways the NSW coroner says will reduce drug deaths at music festivals.
And homelessness makes reoffending more likely.
For most medicines, it doesn't matter when you take them. But others work best at particular times.
How much more suffering and death will people who use drugs have to endure?
A person's drug experience can be influenced by many different things, such as heat, access to water and dosage.
Most Kenyan women were introduced into drug use by male sexual partners in their teenage years.
The idea that we can sit down calmly and rationally and explain to our children how they can take drugs safely overlooks a bundle of emotional issues.
When codeine became a prescription only drug in 2018, the number of overdoses dropped, our new research shows. But restricting sales of codeine is only one way to reduce harm from opioids.
Stanford professor's research has led to an increase in the number of kidney transplants in the United States.
National drug regulators use evidence from clinical trials to decide whether new cancer drugs will be approved for use. But these studies are often flawed.
Similar laws in the US have actually led to increasing the risk of fatal drug overdoses.
Parents' substance use affects children's physical, psychological, cognitive, social and economic well-being, a new review of the research has found.
Police crackdown operations are likely to exacerbate the structural inequalities that can influence criminality in the first place.
There are better ways to deal with drug possession (for personal use) than putting the person behind bars.
To fight the black market, the price of legal cannabis has to be relatively low. But if nothing else is done, the black market will persist.
The conviction of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín Guzmán Loera, who evaded justice in Mexico, is a win for US officials. But it's a pyrrhic victory in the war on drugs.
Being part of a gang may increase the chance of dying young, but when gang members leave their old lives behind, they can find that their street smarts come in handy.
A study of over 700,000 state and local drug arrests shows that two out of three cases involve a small amount of illegal drugs.
The fungus birch polypore has a remarkable list of medicinal uses.