A bid to stop doctors from prescribing high doses of opioid painkillers could leave vulnerable people in painful limbo.
As if doctors weren't already giving out ADHD medication like it's candy, now they literally can.
We spoke to Dr. Mark Bolstridge, a clinical psychiatrist searching for alternative and unusual treatments for depression.
It's too simplistic to suggest that the arts can solve the mental health crisis, but there's hope that more funding and more debate around the issues could help improve our wellbeing.
AIDS activism group ACT UP is on the front lines again—this time in a global fight for universal access to 'miracle' hep C, HIV, and cancer medications. So what's stopping it?
An app billing itself as "Uber for birth control" plans to start delivering the HIV preventative medication, and will even send doctors out to conduct blood tests.
Investigating the mysterious natural supplement that has been a wonder drug for many, even though nobody seems to know very much about it.
The internet's most hated dude has been undermined yet again.
An expert told us there "a gold rush for profit" in patent-centric areas such as the drug biz.
For people with autoimmune diseases, the TPP could make our medication exorbitantly expensive and confine us to a life of pain and isolation.
This week the US FDA approved Flibanserin, a drug to increase sexual desire in women. But despite the hype, it sounds like another sexual disappointment.
But they're also putting their strongest warning label on the package.
Thanks to widespread stigma and cultural incompetency within the health-care system, Truvada is not reaching the people who may need it most.
The anxiety I had from nearly dying almost submerged my life in depression and fear. But I had an escape. I'd turn on a gaming console, play a bit, and it would all fade away—if only for a while.
Australia will have to wait a while longer to access the next chapter in HIV prevention.
I've begun to think that my feelings of depression are trying to tell me something pure and true—a message from my soul about the way I live my life and the nature of life itself.
The first week I stopped taking Effexor I spun out into an anxiety hole so deep that it felt less like anxiety and more like I was in a battle with actual demons.
Fake antimalarial pills sold on the black market have helped create a drug resistant malaria strain. We look at who's selling them and the problems they're causing.
Feb 12, 2015
Working-class people may skip the odd vaccine, but it takes middle-class Californians to be so colossally moronic as to throw measles parties.
Protests in Boston and Washington, DC, fighting between the Libyan government and opposition forces in Benghazi, and more news from around the world.
Today: Venezuela's economic woes continue, a study finds fracking caused Ohio's earthquakes, and a new antibiotic offers hope in the global war on superbugs.
I work as a nurse on an acute mental health ward. One month in every three, I'm on "nights"—12-hour shifts that run from 7:30 PM to 7:45 AM. The other night, a patient held a knife to my throat.
They're cheap, they're legal, and they're easy to get a hold of. But how dangerous are drugs like Valium, Xanax, and Tramadol?
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week, Turkey shifts its position on helping Kurdish fighters get to the Syrian town of Kobane, and top drug manufacturers may collaborate to speed up production of an Ebola vacc…