Matthew Perry recently revealed that his colon burst as a result of long-term opioid abuse.
Ronald Reagan may have been known as ‘The Great Communicator,’ but rap artists don’t view his legacy through such rose-colored glasses. A professor of Black studies and history takes a closer look.
Despite technological advancements, many challenges remain in getting a drug from lab to pharmacy shelf. Reframing what is a “medicine” could expand treatment options for researchers and patients.
What happens when drug testing experts come across a substance they have never seen before?
More than a dozen women’s organizations pleaded with the federal government to slow down and treat their concerns seriously about Bill C-28. It didn’t listen.
Universities and students need to be aware of the prevalence of organised drug dealing on campuses.
Sildenafil — better known as Viagra — may be helpful in treating lung diseases like pulmonary arterial hypertension and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, for which there are few effective treatments.
People in Nigeria are creating new drugs either because they can’t afford more traditional narcotics, because they’re not controlled or because they’re strong.
Drug use among young people continues to fall, but harmful use among a minority continues.
Lagos waste pickers were dissatisfied with their unhealthy working conditions, poverty and stigmatisation.
Each of these five drugs have brought some incredible benefits. But they’ve usually also come with a legacy of complications.
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.