US basketball star was handed a nine-year sentence after being found in possession of cannabis oil. By Western standards, that may seem severe, but it is in line with Russian jurisprudence.
Believe it or not, medication names are intended to be easy to remember and descriptive of the function they serve in the body.
France may be getting closer to legalizing cannabis. Still, arrests are rising quickly and often target Arab Muslim men.
Many approved drugs work on the body in ways that researchers still aren’t entirely clear about. Seeing this as an opportunity instead of a flaw may lead to better treatments for complex conditions.
While pills are more practical than injections or infusions, digestion in the stomach prevents many drugs from being taken orally. Better drug design could change this.
From tablets and patches to ointments and infusions, the best way to deliver a drug is the one that gets the right amount to the right place.
An infectious disease doctor discusses the use, benefits and availability of a drug to prevent severe COVID-19.
While technological advancements have quickened the drug discovery process, some chemical compounds remain a common thorn in a researcher’s side.
The Nigerian government needs to understand that banditry is an act of warfare and should be treated as such.
Teen boys who date adult women tend to experience their relationships differently than girls who date older men.
When drugs are taken off the market because they are either unsafe or don’t work, do pharma companies admit that there are problems? Or do they deny the evidence?
The number of fatal drug overdoses in the US over a 12-month period has surpassed 100,000 for the first time. Fentanyl is the main driver of the spike in deaths.
South Africa has a stringent pharmaceutical regulatory framework. But this framework is not backed by a strong implementation strategy.
Here’s what the Australian Federal Police’s new campaign gets wrong.
In general, intoxication is not a defence against criminal charges. There are, however, a few circumstances under which intoxication can be used as a defence.
Now restrictions are easing, some people who have not used alcohol or other drugs recently may start to use them again, and need to be aware of their reduced tolerance.
Fears that TikTok is “serving up” drug content to impressionable users have prompted calls for all drug content to be censored on the platform. But that would remove useful health advice too.
Indonesian public support for the death penalty declines when they learn more about its scope and administration.
The same dose of a drug can have varying degrees of effectiveness and safety depending on how well the liver can metabolize it.
When people think about how AI might ‘go wrong’, most probably picture malevolent computers trying to cause harm. But what if we should be more worried about them seeking pleasure?