Police swarmed a Connecticut park near Yale University and searched people’s homes for drugs Thursday in an effort to prevent more overdoses from a batch of synthetic marijuana blamed for sending more than 70 people to the hospital.
Ross Barton (played by Michael Parr) hit rock bottom on Thursday’s double bill of Emmerdale when his secret drug addiction was exposed. The mechanic started taking cocaine, a class A drug, after he was badly scarred during a horrific acid attack earlier this year. His addiction gradually drove the people he cared most about away, […]
A Silicon Valley startup with Chelsea Clinton on its board is launching the first at-home test for an HIV prevention drug, and you can try it right now
Nurx Nurx, a Silicon Valley prescription drug delivery startup that once solely dispensed birth control, is launching a new service that allows patients who want HIV-prevention drug Truvada to do the required testing at home. It’s a big move for the company, which recently raised $ 36 million and added Chelsea Clinton to its board […]
Enlarge / Bottles of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Abilify brand medication sits on a pharmacy shelf in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg) Makers of the blockbuster drug Abilify have until September 1 to come up with a way to settle more than 800 lawsuits that claim the anti-psychotic and […]
China’s rehab centers are no strangers to using technology to treat addiction. The latest approach, however, is rather unusual. Shanghai drug rehab facilities (not pictured here) are trialing a combination of VR, eye tracking and skin sensors to both aid in recovery and gauge its effectiveness. Recovering addicts have to look at images and video […]
ENGLISH patients are denied a heart drug prescribed in Wales and Scotland, writes Lucy Johnston. But Welsh patients have to be sent to England for the treatment because Wales does not have its own centres for the condition, pulmonary arterial hypertension.
The drug, which has transformed the lives of people with the fatal disease, has been on the market in Europe and the US for three years. The NHS ruled this month it will not fund Selexipag to treat the condition which raises blood pressure in the vessels between the heart and lungs. Dr John Wort […]
Decriminalizing all drug use would reduce the stigma and bring down the barriers preventing those who abuse illicit substances from getting treatment, the agency said.
Canadian researchers are reporting early hints that focused ultrasound technology can safely poke holes in the blood-brain barrier that would allow for better treatment of Alzheimer’s, brain tumours and other neurological diseases.
Enough doses for two million treatments have been delivered to the U.S. government’s national emergency stockpile — and the Canadian government isn’t ruling out the possibility of buying some.