Will a vaccine for COVID-19 be safe? Animal testing, human clinical trials and post-approval surveillance give us good grounds to believe that a future approved vaccine will work and be safe.
We need to look at what's behind arguments for and against drug testing welfare recipients to avoid repeating the same debate, over and over.
There's no evidence drug use is a barrier to job seeking. And testing can't distinguish between one off, irregular or regular use.
After losing her marginal seat of Corangamite at the election, Sarah Henderson is set to return to parliament after winning preselection for a Victorian Senate vacancy.
There are many ways to reduce harm from drugs at music festivals beyond the much publicised pill testing. Here's what else we can do.
The decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to lift its ban on Russia's drug testing has set off another controversy about whether there will ever be a level playing field in the world of sports.
The toll of the opioid epidemic is often derived from toxicology reports. These rely on drug tests. A medical historian explains these tests and how they fall short of capturing why people are dying.
Researchers who've created a kidney-on-a-chip explain why these kinds of devices are an improvement over traditional ways to test new drugs.
The FDA recently issued a draft guidance for testing drugs in pregnant women. Here's why it's a good thing.
We need a radical solution to clean up doping in elite sport.
Research is increasingly proving fingerprints can be used for much more than identifying people.
In the wake of a self-driving Uber car killing a pedestrian in Arizona, an ethicist examines the state of autonomous vehicle development.
There's a common, popular and well-studied method to ensure new technologies are safe and effective for public use – even if researchers don't fully understand how they work.
Most of the evidence drawn on by critics of the trial comes from places that have implemented such programs. So, have they worked?
3D bioprinting of living cells and materials may contribute to faster and cheaper ways to create effective new drugs - and even reduce animal testing.
The proposal to drug test welfare recipients needs to be fine-tuned otherwise the government will be targetting the wrong people and be tied up in legal challenges.
The government's proposed drug test trial shows how data profiling and surveillance targets the poor.
Victorian Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said conducting on-site drug tests at public events "safely and quickly is not really a practical option". But the technology is available.
In the absence of any more sophisticated options, drug consumers are resorting to drug testing kits they can access themselves.
A new Russian hack has claimed to reveal the details of so-called therapeutic use exemptions. But could transparency in this area be a benchmark for the fight against drugs in sport?