Fake medication - that is, those that fail to meet quality standards - is a global problem, threatening not just public health but important advancements in medicine as well.
Scientists have discovered antibiotic resistance genes in the bacterial flora of a remote South American tribe, which curiously had never before been exposed to antibiotic drugs, possibly shedding light on a phenomenon that has developed countries utterly surrounded.
A common pain reliever may stifle feelings of joy and happiness, according to a new study.
It's no secret that animals occasionally get high and drunk off the many vices nature has to offer. However, intentionally doing so has always seemed a strictly human affair. Now more and more evidence is piling up that suggests wild animals enjoy a good buzz as much as the next guy, and may even have their fair share of junkies - an idea that experts are now fiercely debating.
A new class of drugs has reportedly been shown to help you live a longer, healthier life by alleviating symptoms of frailty and improving cardiac function... at least in animal models, according to a new study.
Researchers have developed a useful tool that could help modern medicine overcome a major problem it is facing - that problem being antibiotic resistance.
Water pollution is not exactly an underappreciated concern. For years state and federal officials have been working with experts to improve water quality, limit pollution, and test for potential consequences. However, it should go without saying that things can be overlooked. That appears to be the case concerning pollution from a common diabetic drug, which may now be poisoning fish in Lake Michigan.
It seems that animals, such as dogs, elephants and chimps, are turning to Mother Nature for means of self-medication by seeking out drugs to treat their own ailments, new research suggests.
Have you ever riffled through your medicine cabinet to find expired bottles and unfinished prescription regimens? You may want to get rid of them, but just tossing them in the trash is a bad idea. Research has revealed that commonly prescribed drugs leave chemicals that persist in even treated waste, and can adversely affect the crops we eat.
A great number of recreational cannabis proponents believe that lighting up can "open the mind" and even boost creativity. However, a new study has found evidence that shows just the opposite may occur.
Studies of substance abusers have long hinted that some people are at least partially genetically predisposed to addiction. This certainly doesn't mean they are doomed to become addicts, but it may mean that some vulnerabilities to substance abuse may be exacerbated by genetics. Now researchers have found evidence that environmental factors also have a huge, though distinct, influence on men and women.
As more Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) cases appear across the globe, two research teams have identified pre-existing drugs that could effectively treat the potentially deadly disease.
Two experimental drugs may help prevent migraines, according to the American Academy of Neurology's preliminary findings.
A Pennsylvania patient will be charged with allegedly dealing heroin from her intensive care unit (ICU) hospital bed, Greensburg City police reported.
A new drug is leading the way in preventing the spread of the HIV virus among drug users, after a test found that by taking a daily dose of the Gilead Sciences Inc.'s Viread pill, HIV infection rate among intravenous drug users in Thailand were cut by 49 percent.