People have died after taking the banned frog secretion Kambô, and even when things go right there’s a lot of vomiting.
Don’t be intimidated by the package insert that comes with your medication. Learning how to read it can help you better understand how drugs work.
It’s mushroom season in many parts of Australia. Here’s what you need to know before you go foraging.
The risk of a severe allergic reaction when pholcodine is combined with common medicines used in anaesthesia has lead to their recall in Australia.
If you think your medicine may be contributing to overheating, it’s very important you keep taking your medicine. Discuss your symptoms with your pharmacist or doctor.
The medicine container was found in a painted rock shelter. A radio carbon date of the horn container places it at around AD 1461-1630.
Drinking alcohol with some medicine means they may not work so well. With others, you risk a life-threatening overdose.
There is a best time to take your medications, but your doctor may not know when that is. Researchers are still figuring it out, one drug at a time.
The combination of codeine and ibuprofen is considered safe by many consumers, but inappropriate use can lead to health problems.
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?
Do you know zoopharmacognosy is? Some animals use trees to treat themselves.
Sometimes, it’s best to take your medicine sitting up. Other times, lying down is safer. Here’s what we know so far.
Each of these five drugs have brought some incredible benefits. But they’ve usually also come with a legacy of complications.
Believe it or not, medication names are intended to be easy to remember and descriptive of the function they serve in the body.
Thousands of plant species are used in African traditional medicine. Extracts from some of these plants are part of important pharmaceutical drugs.
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.
Albert Alexander was the first known person treated with penicillin. While his ultimately fatal case is well known in medical histories, the cause of his illness has been misattributed for decades.
Drug manufacturers often shun the use of placebos in clinical trials. But research suggests that placebos could play an important role in the treatment of depression, pain and other maladies.
Zebrafish are ideal for drug discovery especially in the context of neurological and inflammatory conditions.