Two new treatments for congestive heart failure cost too much in the short term and would drive up spending by insurers and government programs, a nonprofit group said in an analysis released Friday, just days after the same researchers took…
By Associated Press
The White House is launching a new $5 million initiative to combat heroin use and trafficking of the drug, particularly in states along the East Coast.
In our news wrap Monday, Iraqi troops and Shiite militiamen began an operation against the Islamic State militant group, targeting Anbar province. The launch came as IS claimed responsibility for a series of car bombs and suicide attacks in Baghdad.
By Larisa Epatko
Actor and comedian Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 civil lawsuit that he got Quaaludes to have sex with at least one woman, the Associated Press reported Monday. But what are Quaaludes and are they still available today?…
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
The abuse of prescription painkillers is a growing problem for seniors, as it is for other age groups. But Medicare drug plans are cutting back on coverage for a specially designated type of painkiller that deters abuse in favor of…
More than 30 million Americans take statins to lower their cholesterol, according to estimates. But these popular drugs don't work for everyone. Now the FDA may be poised to approve a powerful new class of drugs that can attack cholesterol…
By Nsikan Akpan
Biologists have created strains of yeast that can brew morphine from sugar, opening the door for cheaper medicine but also easy-to-make illicit drugs.
By Anna Sillers
Six pounds of methamphetamine were found taped to the drone, using a combination of “plastic webbing and strings of black tape."…
By Corinne Segal
The two states say it is difficult for them to enforce a federal ban on marijuana with the drug entering their borders from neighboring Colorado.
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