Leukemia Drug Study Ends Early After It's Proven To Improve Survival

By | Tue, 01/07/2014 - 16:16

Pharmacyclics' cancer drug, Imbruvica, improved survival rates for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia — so much that an independent committee ended the study early.

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Mexican Teen Who Injected Flesh-Eating Krokodil Into Genitals Was From US

By | Sat, 01/04/2014 - 12:11

Health officials have confirmed that the 17-year-old girl in Mexico who injected krokodil into her genitals was originally from the U.S.


Are Frequent Internet Users Addicted?

By | Mon, 12/23/2013 - 21:57

Frequent Internet use could have its negative health effects, such as losing sleep, but should it be considered an addiction? According to a new study, heavy Internet users exhibit signs of a drug addiction.


New Pre-Surgery Treatments More Effective Against Aggressive Breast Cancer

By | Sun, 12/15/2013 - 16:48

A phase 2 trial has proven that new drugs for triple-negative breast cancer will effectively remove cancer cells before a mastectomy or lumpectomy.

Americans Overpay On Macular Degeneration Treatment

Americans Overpay $1B For Eye Treatment Drug

By | Sun, 12/08/2013 - 20:51

Americans could save a billion dollars by using the cheaper version of the two drugs offered for injection treatments for macular degeneration.

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Demi Lovato Reveals 'Dark And Deep' Struggles Go Beyond Eating Disorder

By | Fri, 11/15/2013 - 15:11

Demi Lovato speaks about her "dark and deep" struggles that go beyond her eating disorder ahead of releasing her book, "Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year."


FDA’s New Limits On Painkillers To Restrict Access For Addicts... And Patients, Too

By | Fri, 10/25/2013 - 09:43

The FDA will recommend new restrictions on hydrocodone medications in hopes of curbing drug abuse and overdose deaths.


Are Oreos As Addictive As Cocaine?

By | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 11:51

Oreos could be just as addictive as cocaine, according to researchers from Connecticut College.

'Krokodil' Flesh-Eating Drug Threatens To Spread To U.S.

DEA Remains Skeptical Of Russian Flesh-Eating Drug 'Krokodil' [VIDEO]

By | Sat, 10/12/2013 - 17:52

Krokodil, a highly addictive codeine-based drug concoction, has spread to the United States from Russia, but the DEA remains doubtful of reports.


Krokodil, Flesh-Eating Drug, Appears In Illinois

By | Thu, 10/10/2013 - 19:27

The flesh-eating, skin discoloring drug krokodil is making its way throughout the U.S., with three new cases in Illinois, just two weeks after the first cases were reported in Arizona.


War On Drugs Failing: Market For Illegal Drugs Is Booming As Prices Drop And Potency Increases

By | Tue, 10/01/2013 - 15:44

The accessibility and potency of drugs all around the world are becoming increasingly hard to control, and efforts to curb supply could be failing, a new study says.


Zac Efron Completes Rehab: Why Is Cocaine Hollywood’s Drug Of Choice?

By | Wed, 09/18/2013 - 10:41

Zac Efron is reportedly doing well after a secret stint in rehab for cocaine addiction earlier this year.

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Stick Insect May Hold Key To Antibiotic Resistance

By | Sun, 09/01/2013 - 19:10

The Giant Lime Green stick insect could help scientists derive a new drug mechanism capable of circumventing antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

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Toronto Mayor Tells Reporters He's Smoked "A Lot Of" Marijuana

By | Wed, 08/28/2013 - 20:01

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford became the third Canadian politician to admit to using marijuana in less than a week.


Police Nab Russian Surgeon Suspected Of Stealing Five Grams Of Heroin From Drug Mule's Stomach

By | Tue, 08/13/2013 - 19:13

A Russian surgeon who performed surgery on a drug mule, who had gone into a drug-induced coma, was arrested on suspicion that he stole one of the packages.