One in four people surveyed say they have either experienced a shortage of their medication, or know someone who has, as Canada grapples with a “dire” problem.
James Graham Legalizing POT was supposed to reduce crime, or so advocates argued. The theory was simple: As cannabis buyers beat a path to the nearest dispensary, the black market would dry up, and with it the industry’s criminal element. Indeed, a study recently published in The Economic Journal found that after medical marijuana was […]
An intense fight over an arcane policy document reveals that Health Canada has figured out how to lower patented drug prices. But the pharmaceutical industry is fighting back with threats about access to new drugs in Canada.
A prison sentence of 34 months given to 20-year-old drug dealer was the legal maximum, despite his admitting to overdosing and raping an 18-year-old schoolgirl, as well as allowing her to die and trying to dispose of her body. Snohomish County Judge Linda Krese was “surprised” and “outraged” by the deficiency in Washington’s state law […]
Glybera is a made-in-Canada discovery that made history, becoming the world’s first drug approved to treat a genetic disease. But when it went on the market at a price of $ 1 million, it was immediately labelled the most expensive drug in the world and was only sold once.
‘Scapegoat framed by US & Mexico’: El Chapo’s lawyer claims real drug lord walks free & bribes govts
Drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman had been framed by corrupt US and Mexican officials who let his chief lieutenant remain at large to lead the Sinaloa cartel instead, his defense claimed, at the start of the high-profile trial. Guzman was made a ‘scapegoat’ by a corrupt Mexican government in an American drug war, so […]
Shoppers Drug Mart holds medical cannabis seminars for doctors, raising questions about who should be selling the product and how doctors should be advising patients about how to use it.
Ontario will keep funding supervised drug consumption sites, but they’ll be rebranded to help users receive treatment and get rehabilitated, Health Minister Christine Elliott said Monday morning.
Scientists like to use x-rays when determining chemical structures to develop drugs, but it’s an agonizingly slow process. As they need large, pure crystals, it can take weeks or even years to produce something big enough for studying. However, that time might be cut down to a matter of minutes. Researchers have developed a CT […]
AP Photo/Martin Mejia When brewed, the jungle vines and leaves that make ayahuasca have strange powers, often described as mystical. Ayahuasca is a psychedelic compound — along the lines of LSD and psilocybin mushrooms, though with different effects — that’s been used for thousands of years by shamans and communities in and around the Amazon […]