pharmacology

Pharma

To Solve Opioid Addiction, We Still Need to Solve Pain

We know a whole lot about painkillers, but not much about pain itself.
Michael Byrne
3.10.17
Drugs

New Morphine Alternative Kills Pain Without the OD Risk

Early indications are that it's not addictive either, say researchers.
Michael Byrne
8.17.16
Health

A Successful New HIV-Nuking Drug Wasn't Even Designed for HIV

It may even be part of an eventual HIV cure.
Michael Byrne
5.19.16
Drugs

How Do You Confuse Two Lethal Injection Drugs? We Asked a Pharmacologist

In a January execution, officials in Oklahoma used potassium acetate instead of potassium chloride...what's the difference?
Kaleigh Rogers
10.9.15
News

How Ancient Chinese Remedies and a Secret Research Program Led to a Nobel Prize

The discovery of artemisinin based drugs has saved millions around the globe from dying of malaria.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.5.15
Drugs

The First Real Smart Drug? Researchers Say Modafinil Works

And has no preponderance for side effects.
Victoria Turk
8.21.15
Drugs

The Drug Behind Last Year's Three Botched Executions Is About to Be Used Again

Everything you need to know about midazolam, the controversial drug involved in three botched executions last year.
Ben Richmond
1.14.15
Stuff

We Talked to a Scientist Who Gave LSD to Cats Back in the 70s

It was a different time back then—all you needed for a legitimate scientific study was a bunch of cats, a sheet of acid, and a can-do attitude.
Kyle Jaeger
12.3.14
Stuff

A History of Bad Legal Highs

There are a million legal ways to get high, from airplane glue to just holding your breath for a while. In fact, most legal highs suck. But for many people, especially very young people, legal highs are the easiest way to pleasantly scramble your brain...
Mike Pearl
8.21.14