A new study evaluated new cancer treatments that received accelerated approval from the FDA. It found that out of 93 drugs in the program, only 19 were proven to extend the lives of patients who took them.
Public Health May 29, 2019
Scientists have discovered a new form of technology that allowed them to study DNA more closely. Researchers from Bionano Genomics in San Diego called it nanochannel technology.
Biotech April 29, 2019
A parrot was taken into custody after it warned its owners of the presence of police officers outside the house. The bird's owners are suspected drug dealers.
Animals April 28, 2019
Many New York workers tested positive for heroin, according to Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index. The state’s average use rate for the opiate is higher than the national average.
Public Health April 15, 2019
FDA published a list of drugs that the public can take in place of recalled sartan medications. Amid the issues on impurity-containing products, the agency encouraged patients to still take their blood pressure medications.
Public Health April 6, 2019
More Americans believe that marijuana use should be legalized. Advocates hope that the growing endorsement of the public would encourage the government to reclassify the substance.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2019
The FDA approved the first immunotherapy drug to treat breast cancer. The medication was specifically prescribed for patients with triple-negative breast cancer, which is the metastatic and advanced-stage disease.
Medicine March 9, 2019
Brexit might have caused an increase in antidepressant use in England. A study revealed that, while prescription of other drugs not involved in treating mental health problems declined, prescription of antidepressants experienced growth in the past years following the referendum.
Medicine November 22, 2018
Mac Miller has been dead for long before his body was found in his San Fernando Valley home. According to authorities, there were also traces of little white powder but his house has been cleaned to traces of the substance.
Celebrities September 15, 2018
The AI-powered system Decagon from Stanford researchers seeks to accurately predict the likely side effects from drug combinations. The tool is hoped to prevent life-threatening problems in prescription as well as help research create better drug pairings.
July 11, 2018
Retails store chains are participating in a field test for blue lights in their restrooms. The blue lights are being used to deter drug users from injecting themselves in the stalls, as part of the fight against the opioid crisis.
Public Health June 25, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that teenagers are having less sex for the first time in 10 years. The data that was collected from a nationwide survey stated that teenagers are still at risk for other dangers.
Public Health June 15, 2018
Drug company executives would visit the White House to announce voluntary drug price cuts, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday. Here are the comments of major pharmaceutical companies on the president's announcement.
Medicine May 30, 2018
Researchers discovered that teenagers today are more likely to choose marijuana as their first drug instead of tobacco or alcohol. The number of teens abstaining from drugs has also increased.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2018
According to a new study, excessive consumption of alcohol and tobacco is more deadly than using any illegal drugs. Alcohol and tobacco contributed to more deaths worldwide than opioids and prescription drugs.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018
A new MS drug is showing signs of being able to slow down symptoms in the secondary progressive stage. The drug is still not available to patients and is still being tested.
Medicine March 23, 2018
Staying clean no longer keeps you safe from testing positive for class A drugs such as cocaine and heroin. Simply touching a drug user's hands already facilitates the transfer of traces that can't be removed even by thorough handwashing.
Public Health March 22, 2018
Users of the bug spray-laced drug known as KD passed out with the drug still in their hands. Some were observed eating grass and dirt from the ground.
Public Health March 21, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration warned the public against using the herbal supplement Kratom because of its addictive properties. The unregulated supplement, which is used to treat pain, anxiety and drug dependence, is linked to 44 deaths.
Public Health February 7, 2018
Two men were sentenced to prison for possession of heroin and fentanyl, with intent to distribute the drugs. Police seized from them 45 kilograms of fentanyl, which contained over 18 million lethal doses of the powerful opioid.
Public Health January 30, 2018
A national survey found that teens like pot and vaping, but alcohol, cigarette, and drug use is otherwise low compared to other years. Opioid misuse has also hit historic lows among teens.
Public Health December 15, 2017
Latest figures from the CDC showed that deaths by drug overdose in the United States have risen by around 20 percent in 2016. What's behind the increase in death rate?
Public Health November 4, 2017
Japanese scientists have genetically engineered hens to lay eggs that contain interferon beta, a type of protein used as treatment for malignant skin cancer and hepatitis. Here's how they did it.
Medicine October 9, 2017
PPI drugs, which are used to treat heartburn and reduce stomach acid, are linked to higher risk of early death. Does this mean that people who take these medications should stop using them?
Medicine July 5, 2017
Participants in a new study who took proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) emerged with a 25 percent higher risk of death from heartburn drugs. Learn more about the potential dangers of this class of heartburn medications.
Medicine July 4, 2017
Two people were transporting drug evidence when fentanyl leaked through a box. The incident became a hazmat situation and prompted GBI's Crime Lab to modify current procedures for repackaging and returning drug evidence.
Public Health June 30, 2017
Kenya is the first African country to get a generic version of dolutegravir, the current first-line drug for people living with HIV. Experts also highlight the continuing importance of antiretroviral therapy in tackling HIV/AIDS.
Public Health June 28, 2017
Veteran Affairs hospitals have more cases of opioid and drug theft than private hospitals. Doctors and other employees in VA medical centers and clinics are suspected to be behind the missing drugs.
Public Health May 30, 2017
Keytruda, Merck's immunotherapy drug, now enjoys FDA drug approval. In a bold move, the agency OK'd the drug based on specific genetic features, not where the tumor originally appeared in the body.
Medicine May 24, 2017
A new study links routine use of common over-the-counter painkillers to an increased risk of heart attack. Read more about the dangers of NSAIDs and the association made between these NSAIDs and heart attack.
Medicine May 10, 2017
An 11-year-old boy who purchased a second-hand copy of 'Grand Theft Auto V' discovered a small packet containing a white substance hidden in the manual's pages. The substance turned out to be methamphetamine, or meth.
Video Games May 10, 2017
Heroin addiction, especially among the whites in the United States, has experienced a rise. The rise in heroin addiction is attributed to the wrongful use of prescribed opioids.
Public Health March 31, 2017
An overdose of fentanyl is known to cause several thousand deaths each year. Here's a detailed look at the various symptoms and signs of fentanyl overdose and abuse.
Medicine March 19, 2017
The United Nations has put chemical ingredients used in the production of the illicit drug fentanyl and a similar substance under its international watch list. What does it mean for America’s drug abuse crisis?
Public Health March 17, 2017
New research has shown the negative effects of cocaine on sons of male rats. Male children of cocaine-using fathers could suffer from cognitive impairment and memory loss.
Neuroscience March 3, 2017
The WHO has published its first-ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens,” which details the 12 superbugs believed to pose the greatest threat to human health. Find out what these drug-resistant bacteria are.
Public Health February 28, 2017
Findings from new research offered insight into how the brain prrocesses meaning when people use drugs like LSD. According to the study, specific receptors and neuro-chemicals in the brain are responsible for such changes.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2017
Access to life-saving drugs is crucial for astronauts who will be sent for manned mission to Mars. An artificial leaf powered by sunlight may serve as a mini-factory of medicines on the red planet.
Space December 22, 2016
An artificial leaf powered by sunlight copies nature's ability to produce food through photosynthesis. The device can be used to produce drug compounds in remote places such as planet Mars.
Energy December 21, 2016
Many prescription medications already carry sky-high price tags and it doesn’t look like prices are going to drop anytime soon. What are the most expensive drugs in America?
Medicine October 9, 2016
A DNA nanobot can release drugs when it is heated using electromagnetic energy. How can it change the way mental health problems such as schizophrenia are treated?
Neuroscience August 28, 2016
The compound PZM21 does not cause side effects associated with use of opioid painkillers. In a study on mice, the drug did not cause respiratory suppression, constipation or addictive behaviors.
Medicine August 17, 2016
MIT scientists developed a compact device that can produce a single dose of biopharmaceutical treatment on demand. The system is based on a strain of yeast called Pichia pastoris.
Medicine August 2, 2016
An experimental drug for postpartum depression shows success in the clinical trial with no reports of side effects and remissions. The findings could lead to the development of new treatments and new information about the condition.
Medicine July 13, 2016
Thousands of UK patients could suffer delays in the purchase of medicine and services that could save their lives due to the post-Brexit drug price surge. This raised concerns that the NHS might not be able to buy some medicines.
Medicine July 4, 2016
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