Brexit May Delay Cancer Drugs For Two Years
Health authorities are concerned that Brexit may delay the availability of important new drugs, including cancer drugs, for up to two years. It may also increase the prices of medicines that patients would have to pay.
860,000 Young Indian Men Use Drugs
India, one of the largest and most innovative nations on Earth, is facing the danger of losing an entire generation to drug abuse.
New Cholesterol Drugs Are Safe, Even Healthy People Should Take Them
Experts claim that a combination of new cholesterol drugs are a lot safer and more effective in lowering bad cholesterol. Some also say that if people can't lower cholesterol intake themselves, they should take the drug even when they're healthy.
Mysterious Cases Of Amnesia Baffle Researchers
Sudden onset of amnesia in 14 patients with no clear cause baffles scientists. The only link among the patients is drug use. More research is needed to prove the connection of substance abuse to amnesia.
War On Drugs Causes Human Rights Violations In Worldwide Scale, Study Says
Experts revealed that war on drugs fails to eliminate drug abuse, instead causes massive human rights violations and public health disturbance.
Cough Medicines Don't Work And Are Virtually Useless, Doctors Claim
Doctors say that coughing is a natural reflex that clears our airways and cough medications are meant to block the cough reflex, and they can also cause drowsiness.
Ottawa To Install Needle-Dispensing Vending Machines To Reduce HIV, Hepatitis C Transmission
Ottawa City Health will place secured vending machines throughout the city that would dispense needles and crack pipes to drug users. This project will probably begin roll out in February.
FDA Approval Rate For New Drugs Lowest In 2016
The FDA approval rate for new drugs last year dropped to an all time low since 2010. Pharmaceutical researchers are worried about the latest report.
FDA Approves Spinraza For Spinal Muscular Atrophy Treatment
Spinraza is the first drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treatment. The drug's price list is still not available, but it is expected to cost about $225,000 to $250,000 per patient per year.
Breakthrough Multiple Sclerosis Drug, Ocrelizumab, Slows Down Brain Damage
The drug is the first know treatment which showed positive results for Primary Progressive MS. Many doctors calles this a "landmark" drug which could change the future of patients with multiple sclerosis.
Common Painkillers - Paracetamol And Ibuprofen Linked To 'Hearing Loss' In Women
Taking painkillers for at least two times weekly for six years increases the risk of hearing loss, a new study says.
'Zombie' Drug More Potent Than Marijuana Causes Outbreak In New York
Last summer, multiple people were acting "zombie-like" in Brooklyn after using a synthetic drug. The drug is sold as "fake pot" and is 85 percent more potent than the real marijuana.
Teen Drug And Alcohol Use Are Down, Surveys Claim
Drugs and alcohol use of teenagers are down, according to a survey. The "2016 Monitoring the Future" survey showed a continuing decline in the use of illicit substances — marijuana, alcohol and tobacco — and misuse of prescription drugs among teens.
Ibuprofen: The Truth About The Common Painkiller And Why Many Say It's Not Safe
A 45-year-old mom from the UK suffered internal bleeding after taking ibuprofen to treat her common cold. Doctors warn her to never take ibuprofen again.
Deadly Elephant Tranquilizer, Carfentanil, Found Laced In Toronto Street Drugs
Carfentanil is a drug used to sedate big animals like elephants. However, this deadly drug is now used as an opioid and is causing a number of overdose deaths. Police confirmed the tasteless, odorless drug was found laced in street drugs in Toronto.