To Solve Opioid Addiction, We Still Need to Solve Pain
We know a whole lot about painkillers, but not much about pain itself.
New Morphine Alternative Kills Pain Without the OD Risk
Early indications are that it's not addictive either, say researchers.
A Successful New HIV-Nuking Drug Wasn't Even Designed for HIV
It may even be part of an eventual HIV cure.
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?
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.
The First Real Smart Drug? Researchers Say Modafinil Works
And has no preponderance for side effects.
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.
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.
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...