drug testing

  • August 27, 2014   BY  

    By manipulating adult cells harvested from skin, the team has recreated the tissue of vital organs that might otherwise be difficult or dangerous to obtain from test subjects. Using these so-called “organoid chips” in lieu of people might give doctors the chance to further refine drug treatments both for their effectiveness and overall safety. Continue reading

  • May 20, 2014  

    The National Institutes of Health announced that it will require scientists to test new drugs on both male and female animals. Until now, most early trials have been conducted on males. Judy Woodruff joins Dr. Janine Clayton of National Institutes of Health and Phyllis Greenberger of Society for Women’s Health Research to discuss the past problems driving the decision. Continue reading

  • July 15, 2013  

    American sprinter Tyson Gay is the latest athletic star to test positive for performance enhancement drugs. Gwen Ifill talks to USA Today’s Christine Brennan for more on why athletes continue to dope despite the number of professional careers and reputations tarnished by revelations of drug use. Continue reading

  • October 22, 2012  

    In one fell swoop, cyclist Lance Armstrong’s sports career has come to a close after the International Cycling Union banned him from professional cycling for life. Ray Suarez reports on the evidence of doping, as well as the recent string of athletes whose careers have been tainted because of performance-enhancing drugs. Continue reading

  • March 20, 2012  

    Since the recession hit, welfare applications have soared in Colorado. Some states have proposed tightening welfare eligibility, in part to deal with limited state budgets. One emerging trend across the country: requiring recipients to pass a drug test. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

  • December 14, 2007  

    A report released Thursday exposing widespread steroid use in baseball’s highest ranks caused a massive media storm. The NewsHour discusses the recent revelations with two baseball experts. Continue reading