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 […]
Health Canada says a safety review of Fibristal to treat uterine fibroids in women of childbearing age has found a possible link between its use and the risk of a rare liver injury.
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 […]
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.