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Maximizers vs. minimizers: The personality trait that may guide your medical decisions – and costs

Maximizers vs. minimizers: The personality trait that may guide your medical decisions – and costs

Do certain people want more medical care than others do? And, does that matter? To consider this idea, start by answering the following question: Which of the paragraphs below describes…

‘Record seizure’ headlines mark another false step in misguided war on drugs

‘Record seizure’ headlines mark another false step in misguided war on drugs

The announcement this week of the largest seizure of methamphetamine in Australian history has been accompanied by a familiar chorus of uncritical and often sensationalised media reporting. The “street value…

Duterte’s war on drugs: bitter lessons from Thailand’s failed campaign

Duterte’s war on drugs: bitter lessons from Thailand’s failed campaign

The body count from Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs” is growing by the day. While he’s not the first national leader to condone violence and extrajudicial…

Why ‘smart drugs’ can make you less clever

Why ‘smart drugs’ can make you less clever

It is an open secret: while athletes dope their bodies, regular office workers dope their brains. They buy prescription drugs such as Ritalin or Provigil on the internet’s flourishing…

MDMA is being trialled as a treatment for PSTD.

MDMA is being trialled as a treatment for PSTD.

Joseph Palamar, New York University Langone Medical Center On Nov. 30 the FDA approved a Phase III clinical trial to confirm the effectiveness of treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD…

El Chapo, story of a kingpin — or why Trump’s plan to defeat Mexican cartels is doomed to fail

El Chapo, story of a kingpin — or why Trump’s plan to defeat Mexican cartels is doomed to fail

  Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong Infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera – aka “El Chapo” – currently faces 17 drug trafficking, murder, kidnapping and money…

What does Donald Trump think about drugs?

What does Donald Trump think about drugs?

  Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong In recent years, many countries – with the conspicuous exception of Indonesia and the Philippines – have been rethinking the international war on drugs…

Why the ‘free market’ for drugs doesn’t work and what we can do about it

Why the ‘free market’ for drugs doesn’t work and what we can do about it

The United States faces a major problem with prescription drug prices. Even as the prices of most goods and services have barely budged in recent years, the cost of drugs…

Offering Syringes Along With Prayers, Churches Help IV Drug Users

Offering Syringes Along With Prayers, Churches Help IV Drug Users

By Taylor Sisk FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — When Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation in July legalizing syringe exchange programs in North Carolina, James Sizemore rejoiced. The pastor of a small church…

Health Check: what makes it so hard to quit drugs?

Health Check: what makes it so hard to quit drugs?

Nicole Lee, Curtin University Most people who use alcohol and other drugs do so infrequently and never become dependent (or “addicted” as it’s sometimes called). On average about 10…

The MDMA being used to treat trauma is different from the street drug Ecstasy

The MDMA being used to treat trauma is different from the street drug Ecstasy

Joseph Palamar, New York University Langone Medical Center On Nov. 30 the FDA approved a Phase III clinical trial to confirm the effectiveness of treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD…