By Justin Caba | Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:06
A military veteran diagnosed with PTSD, Donna Smith, is suing Presbyterian Healthcare System in New Mexico over wrongful termination after she was fired due to a positive drug test.
By Anthony Rivas | Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:44
In an attempt to catch kids' risk of substance use disorders earlier, researchers have just developed a new, quicker screening test for doctors.
By Justin Caba | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:27
The FDA has approved an opioid analgesic that has properties capable of curbing prescription painkiller abuse, but could it lead to an increase in heroin use?
By Justin Caba | Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:05
Oxford researchers confirm that cannabis' main ingredient, THC, can lead to paranoid thoughts in mistrustful people.
By Justin Caba | Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:17
Crop King Seeds weighs in on the alcohol vs. marijuana safety debate with the world's first commercial highlighting recreational marijuana use.
By Justin Caba | Tue, 07/08/2014 - 17:13
Vision loss caused by the party drug known as "poppers" could be explained by a recent ingredient switch from isobutyl nitrate to isopropyl nitrate.
By Susan Scutti | Thu, 07/03/2014 - 18:30
Taking the street drug Ecstasy could lead to a weakening and rupture of the spinal cord artery that might kill you.
By Lecia Bushak | Tue, 07/01/2014 - 15:23
A new CDC report highlights the vast differences of painkiller prescriptions across different states, with some prescribing nearly three times as many as other states.
By Justin Caba | Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:01
Prevalence of cannabis use in North America, especially in the United States, has increased over the past five years due to a decline in the perception of health risks.
By Susan Scutti | Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:19
Pope Francis once again condemned the legalization of marijuana and other recreational drugs when speaking to a drug-enforcement conference in Rome.
By Justin Caba | Fri, 06/20/2014 - 10:00
Customs agents at a New Jersey airport find three pounds of cocaine pellets, worth an estimated $52,000, baked into cookies.
By Anthony Rivas | Sun, 06/15/2014 - 15:20
The reason some smokers quit while others don't has something to do with how their brains' reward systems process the benefits of quitting, a new study finds.
By Lecia Bushak | Sat, 06/07/2014 - 17:56
As the use of e-cigarettes increases in the U.S., so do the calls to poison centers related to their exposure and adverse health effects.