A new study revealed that the use of codeine, which has been prescribed to pediatric patients as an analgesic and antitussive agent, could potentially result to life-threatening respiratory complications in children.
The fractured, overflow-prone sewage system in Baltimore is causing chemicals from pharmaceuticals, personal care products and even illicit drugs to leak out to the city's waterways.
Chagas disease, leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness can be cured with a single drug that has been recently discovered. The finding of this new drug is a ray of hope to many millions in the most backward parts of the world.
A recent study has revealed the figure of alcohol and marijuana consumptions along with other drugs in the USA.
In February, the FDA warned that statins can increase users' risk of Type 2 diabetes and memory loss, confusion and other cognition problems.
A cup of coffee in the morning, a few sweets to start your day with, fruit juice for a healthy living, tea breaks during work -- they seem quite normal to our routine. Unfortunately, these are times when we are consuming sugar, which has recently been identified as a drug.
Pharmaceuticals that pass through sewage treatment plants contaminate drinking water sources. Scientists from the American Chemical Society have recently developed a way to re-design chemical structures of medicines so that they can easily biodegrade instead.
Despite the increased legalization of marijuana, many people are still skeptical of its adverse effects on users. However, new research shows that cannabis plus alcohol is actually more risky and makes for a more dangerous high.
Cystic fibrosis is life threatening to anyone born with the disease, but now a new combination of drugs is offering new hope for afflicted patients.
Drug use is typically tested with invasive techniques that involve either saliva or urine, for instance, but now the presence of certain drugs in the body can be detected with a single fingerprint, according to a new study.
The Ebola outbreak, which made headlines just last year, is slowly-but-surely coming under control, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and public health initiatives. It's no secret that to prevent future outbreaks, experts are scrambling to create an effective vaccine. However, that kind of work takes time, and immunization isn't always available. That's why it's equally good news to hear that, for the first time, a medicinal approach for treating Ebola has seen some success in early trials.
It has long been thought that performance-enhancing drugs give athletes an edge in tough competitions, but now new astonishing research indicates that these methods actually decrease performance.
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.