Emmerdale spoilers: Ross Barton star teases unexpected reconciliation following drug drama

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 […]

Compulsive gambling, sex from popular drug? Answer to 100s of lawsuits looms

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 uses VR eye tracking to gauge success of drug rehab

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 […]