#Drugs

Politics | Trump Politics

Trump Signs Bills to Eliminate Pharmacy Gag Orders

Insurance companies will no longer be able to strong-arm pharmacies into keeping quiet when customers pay more than they need to for drugs.

Politics | Trump Politics

Trump administration making progress in fight against opioid epidemic: HHS Secretary

Our comprehensive strategy for the opioid crisis, grounded in the best science and evidence we have, is starting to show results.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Pilot study finds “smart drug” Aderall has limited benefits for healthy students, and may harm working memory – Re

By Emma Young. For the large numbers of students who report taking stimulants, these results suggest that they probably won’t do much to enhance their academic performance.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Addiction Begins With A Choice That You Make, That’s Why It Isn’t A Disease

Sure, addiction seems to be quite the hot topic at the moment and many people have their own views when it comes to whether or not it is a 'disease.' While you might not think

Health & Fitness | Health

U.S. to Make More Drugs Easily Available, Cutting Role Docs Play - Bloomberg Quint

U.S. to Make More Drugs Easily Available, Cutting Role Docs Play

News | National News

More Drivers Killed Under the Influence of Drugs Than Alcohol | Health Care News | US News

A new report found fatally injured drivers are increasingly under the influence of one or more drugs.

Health & Fitness | Health

Dr. Marc Siegel: How Medicare-Medicaid chief Seema Verma's taking steps to sink drug prices under Trump's plan | Fox New

President Trump is taking effective action to lower prescription drug prices and to improve the American health-care delivery system, Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma told me recently.

Health & Fitness | Health

President Trump Can End Drug Shortages, Reduce Prices By Promoting Competition | Investor's Business Daily

A new study by the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy at USC highlights the need for decisive action by the president, Congress, and federal anti-trust regulators to curb abuses by medical market middlemen that are driving up prices, causing drug shortage

Politics | Politics

EXCLUSIVE–WATCH: Camo-Wearing Men with Backpacks Stream into U.S. from Mexico

Jim Chilton knows a thing or two about border security in the United States. The multi-generational rancher’s 50,000-acre beef cattle operation stretches along the border between Arizona and Mexico.

Science & Technology | Science

Turns Out Coffee Acts on Your Brain Like Cannabis, But in Reverse

A new study on the consumption of coffee has revealed the world's most common recreational drug affects our metabolism far more deeply than we realised.

Politics | Politics

Medicare drug benefit is weakened by congressional budget deal | Fox News

Congress has undermined the Medicare drug benefit that millions of older Americans depend on – one of the few federal health care programs that's working well.

Politics | Politics

Report: Medicaid And Obamacare May Be Incentivizing Opioid Trafficking And Abuse

One of the largest entitlement programs in the country is incentivizing prescription drug trafficking and exacerbating the national opioid epidemic, according to a Senate report. The Senate Commit

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Made in China: New and Potentially Lifesaving Drugs

A growing number of Chinese pharmaceutical companies are trying to break into the United States, seeking regulatory approval to offer their treatments for cancer and other ailments.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

‘The Pills Are Everywhere’: How the Opioid Crisis Claims Its Youngest Victims

Increasingly, toddlers and young children are being found unconscious or dead after consuming an adult’s drugs.

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The Female Warlord Who Had C.I.A. Connections and Opium Routes

Born to royalty in Burma, Olive Yang, who died last week at 90, rejected her birthright to become a cross-dressing warlord and opium trafficker.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

As opioid addiction skyrockets, treatment for addicts lags far behind, insurance data show

Opiate addiction has risen nearly fivefold in the last five years, but that the numbers of addicts getting medically-assisted addiction treatment has risen only 65%, according to insurance data.

Science & Technology | TECH

Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones? - NYTimes.com

Amid an opioid epidemic, the rise of deadly synthetic drugs and the widening legalization of marijuana, a curious bright spot has emerged in the youth drug culture: American teenagers are growing less likely to try or regularly use drugs, including alcohol.

News | In the News

City devastated by OxyContin use sues Purdue Pharma, claims drugmaker put profits over citizens' welfare - LA Times

A Washington city devastated by black-market OxyContin filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the painkiller’s manufacturer Thursday, alleging that the company turned a blind eye to criminal trafficking of its pills to “reap large and obscene profi

Advice & Self-Help | Health & Fitness

Top Neuroscientist Explains How Big Pharma’s Adderall Is Essentially Crystal Meth

Anyone who’s ever been given one of their friend’s Adderall knows the powerful effects brought on by this tiny unintimidating pink pill. Increased energy, enhanced ability to focus and concentrate, and a euphoric sense of being are the most common ef

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Scientists Have Found A Drug That Regenerates Teeth, And It Could Leave Dentists Without Work

Researchers have identified a drug that can regenerate teeth from the inside out, possibly reducing the need for artificial fillings. The drug was previously used in Alzheimer’s clinical trials, and it now appears to improve the tooth’s natural abilit

Health & Fitness | Health Articles

Anti-inflammatory medications and the risk for cardiovascular disease: A new study, a new perspective - Harvard Health Blog

Newly released results from a large study suggest that the anti-inflammatory drug celecoxib may not pose risks to cardiovascular health as once believed.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Early Interventions May Prevent Teen Substance Abuse

New research suggests it is never too early to begin interventions to reduce the risk of teen substance abuse. Investigators from the University at Buffalo

Health & Fitness | Health News

Study Suggests Celebrex Isn’t Riskier Than Rival Pain Drugs

A major study of drugs used to treat arthritis pain challenges some long-held assumptions about the safety of pills taken by millions of patients world-wide. But limitations of the data led some researchers to question the results.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

California representatives call for congressional investigation into Purdue Pharma and other opioid makers

Two California representatives called Monday for a congressional investigation of opioid manufacturers, citing a Los Angeles Times investigation that found that the maker of OxyContin collected extensive evidence of criminal trafficking of its drug but i

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'To my daughter's drug dealer': A distraught mother's viral Facebook post

Tina Louden's honest, raw confession is just the latest in a string of online posts and even death announcements that have dared to talk about topics long-held as taboos: addiction, drugs, mental illness.

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Illegal drugs are flowing into California's most guarded prisons — and killing death row inmates

Condemned murderer Michael Jones was acting strangely and profusely sweating when guards escorted him in chains to the San Quentin medical unit that doubles as the psych ward on death row.

Health & Fitness | Health Articles

Drugs Past Their Expiration Date | The Medical Letter, Inc.

Healthcare providers are often asked if drugs can be used past their expiration date. Because of legal restrictions and liability concerns, manufacturers do not sanction such use and usually do not even comment on the safety or effectiveness of their products beyond the date on the label.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

'It's very sad': Mother with two kids, $500,000 in cocaine in car arrested on Interstate 5, officials allege

A mother traveling with two children and almost $500,000 worth of cocaine was arrested after Border Patrol agents stopped her on Interstate 5 in San Clemente, authorities said.

News | Hollywood

Gene Simmons on Prince: 'How Pathetic That He Killed Himself'

Kiss singer recalls meeting the late musician at a show with then-girlfriend Diana Ross

Health & Fitness | Health News

Cannabis Use Linked to Better Social Skills in Psychosis

Individuals with psychosis who have used cannabis have greater premorbid social skills than persons with psychosis who have never used the drug, the results of multinational study reveal.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Science Confirms Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs

Next1 of 2Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder, GreenMedInfo Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today.  Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and publishe

Health & Fitness | Health News

Brain Chemicals Explain the Power of Placebos

In recent years, research has explained much about how placebos work. Patricia Churchland on chemicals made in our brains that reduce pain

News | Societal Evolution

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

New evidence about addiction isn't just a challenge to us politically. It doesn't just force us to change our minds. It forces us to change our hearts....