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Faster approval for drugs and medical devices under the 21st Century Cures Act raises concerns for patient safety

Faster approval for drugs and medical devices under the 21st Century Cures Act raises concerns for patient safety

  President Obama signed a bill that will provide US$6 billion in federal funding for basic medical research on Dec. 13. Called the 21st Century Cures Act, it also…

Why are politicians still referring to marijuana as a gateway drug

Why are politicians still referring to marijuana as a gateway drug

With states legalizing marijuana by popular vote, some politicians, including Boston mayor Marty Walsh and New Jersey governor Chris Christie, are still calling marijuana a gateway drug. The gateway theory…

Alcoholism research: A virus could manipulate neurons to reduce the desire to drink

Alcoholism research: A virus could manipulate neurons to reduce the desire to drink

  About 17 million adults and more than 850,000 adolescents had some problems with alcohol in the United States in 2012. Long-term alcohol misuse could harm your liver…

Some good news on opioid epidemic: Treatment options are expanding

Some good news on opioid epidemic: Treatment options are expanding

William Greene, University of Florida and Lisa J. Merlo, University of Florida In the past two decades, the devastation associated with opioid addiction has escaped the relative confines of the…

Why Australia needs drug consumption rooms

Why Australia needs drug consumption rooms

  Alex Wodak, St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst As senior law enforcement officials line up to say Australia cannot arrest its way out of our illicit drug problems, some…

Many people use drugs – but here’s why most don’t become addicts

Many people use drugs – but here’s why most don’t become addicts

Paul Hayes, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Drug use is common, drug addiction is rare. About one adult in three will use an illegal drug in their lifetime…

‘Parental alienation’: What it means and why it matters

‘Parental alienation’: What it means and why it matters

Jennifer Harman, Colorado State University Parental alienation – defined as when one parent’s relationship with his or her child is harmed by the other parent – can have devastating consequences. Many…

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…

Environmentalists Offer To Help Protect Health Care Under Trump

Environmentalists Offer To Help Protect Health Care Under Trump

By Pauline Bartolone Environmental groups are laser-focused in their crusade for cleaner air and water, on curbing climate change, and preventing toxins from contaminating communities. But as they prepare…

Deadly Opioid known as “Pink”

Deadly Opioid known as “Pink”

Deadly Opioid known as “Pink” By Chiara Barnaba In in a recent article by WebMD, on Thursday, November 10th the DEA announced that they will ban the deadly…

First UK ‘fixing room’ could be turning point in approach to treating addicts

First UK ‘fixing room’ could be turning point in approach to treating addicts

Georgia Butler, Kingston University If drug users cannot be dissuaded from taking drugs, is it better to help ensure their drug-taking is as safe as possible? This is the…