Preclinical scientific research is done primarily on male subjects. This inequality obscures results and can be dangerous for women, who experience both illness and treatment differently than men.
By Mike Sherry, The Hale Center for Journalism
If you were dying and had exhausted all conventional treatment options, wouldn’t you want immediate access to a drug that might prove to be a miracle cure? That’s the promise of proposed legislation that could make Missouri the third state…
By Jordan Vesey
The supply and demand for heroin along the East Coast has skyrocketed in recent years with New York City once again at the center of a sophisticated nationwide distribution network.
Terminally ill patients often are frustrated to hear about experimental drugs they think might help them, but have not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration -- a process that often takes years.
By Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press
The Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday broadened its national crackdown on synthetic drug manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers as federal agents served hundreds of search and arrest warrants in at least 25 states.
By Associated Press
In a video statement Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder said the change is designed to help federal drug offenders imprisoned under now out-of-date sentencing guidelines.
By Willis Raburu
In a bid to reduce the federal prison population, the U.S. Sentencing Commission set in motion a change of formula to determine the sentencing of low-level, nonviolent federal drug law offenders. The commission voted Thursday to reduce sentencing guidelines…
By Margaret Myers
Nine states ban food stamp benefits for people convicted of felony drug offenses, but one of those, Missouri, is looking to modify its law.
By Lauran Neergaard, Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved an overdose antidote that doctors could prescribe for family members or caregivers to keep on hand, in a pocket or medicine cabinet. Called Evzio, it's a device that automatically injects the right…
The Mexican drug cartel known as the Knights Templar is supplementing illegal drug trade with the illegal trade of lucrative raw materials from the port of Lazaro Cardenas -- so much so that it has become their top source of…
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