Drug companies are sitting on generics—43% of recently approved aren’t for sale

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Ute Grabowsky ) Of the more than 1,600 generic drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration since January of 2017, more than 700—or 43 percent—are not for sale in the US, according to a new analysis by Kaiser Health News. The finding means that many pricy, brand-name drugs are not […]

Recreational drug use 'widespread' among English footballers, says professor

Drugs such as cocaine and marijuana are commonly used by England’s top flight footballers amid claims that the FA does not take drug-testing seriously, according to an expert in researching the use of drugs in sport. Professor Ivan Waddington, who works at the University of Chester, has spent decades analyzing the impact of drugs on […]

Ending Weed Prohibition Hasn’t Stopped Drug Crimes

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 […]

‘Slap on the wrist’: Drug dealer who raped dying schoolgirl gets less than 3yrs in jail

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 […]

‘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 […]