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Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Damage May Mean Drug Shortages
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 11, 2017
Three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the island, pharmaceutical plants are not back up to speed.
Image of the Day: Better Together
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 5, 2017
When it comes to thwarting roundworms, scientists find that combining four antiparasitic drugs in smaller doses packs a greater punch than the four drugs alone.
Doctors’ Advice to Finish Antibiotics Overlooks Resistance
Abby Olena | Aug 11, 2017
There is little evidence that full treatment durations discourage the development of drug-resistant bacteria.
USC to Fire Former Medical School Dean
Diana Kwon | Jul 24, 2017
Carmen Puliafito, once a renowned ophthalmologist and professor, engaged in illicit drug use and partied with prostitutes.
Your Body Is Teeming with Weed Receptors
Megan Scudellari | Jul 17, 2017
And the same endocannabinoid system that translates marijuana's buzz-inducing compounds into a high plays crucial roles in health and disease outside the brain.
National Academies Detail the State of Weed Science
Bob Grant | Jan 12, 2017
A new report summarizes what we know about the impacts of marijuana use, as more states have legalized the drug for both medical and recreational purposes.
US Government Will Allow More Universities to Grow Pot
Kerry Grens | Aug 11, 2016
The US Drug Enforcement Agency continues to classify marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, however, perpetuating challenges for researchers.
Tanya Lewis | Jul 29, 2016
Scientists still don’t know exactly how some commonly used drugs work. Here’s a look at three such compounds.
Clues to Lithium’s Mechanism
Tanya Lewis | Jul 8, 2016
A study in roundworms hints at how the drug may exert therapeutic effects.
CDC Offers Advice to Limit Opioid Scripts
Kerry Grens | Mar 17, 2016
Aimed at primary care providers, the recommendations encourage non-narcotic alternatives or short-term opioid prescriptions and patient monitoring.