Side Effects


CBD Could Interact With Prescription Meds

Here's what we know so far about using CBD while you're taking psych meds and other drugs.
Mark Hay
Race and Health

My Open Letter to Doctors About How to Treat Black and Latinx HIV Patients

New research reinforces the fact that doctors are unable to effectively engage with high-risk communities. Here's why.
George M. Johnson

This Is Why Molly Makes You Grind Your Teeth

This bizarre side effect of MDMA has some people walking around raves with pacifiers.
Suzannah Weiss
Side Effects

YouTube Is Removing Some Nootropics Channels

At least three creators have had their channels deleted with little explanation, but countless similar videos are still up.
Adrianne Jeffries

This Is Your Body on Xanax

What's going on in your body and brain 24 hours after taking the drug? What about two weeks?
Mark Wilding
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What Happens If I Use Viagra Recreationally?

It's probably not going to do what you think.
Grant Stoddard
Open Minds

What to Do if Your Psych Meds Make You Feel Like Shit

Sluggishness, mental fog and bloat don't exactly sound like depression-combatting effects.
Kastalia Medrano
Side Effects

Someone Put the Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man’ Image in the Bitcoin Blockchain to Troll China

TFW you accidentally do a free speech.
Jordan Pearson

The Racist and Sexist History of Keeping Birth Control Side Effects Secret

A 2016 study sheds light on the alarming relationship between hormonal birth control and depression. But the findings are only the latest in a long line of battles between women and their doctors over accurate information.
Bethy Squires
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The Best Drug for Quitting Smoking Can't Shake Its Suicide Stigma

The truth is difficult to pin down, and it’s made Chantix a unique case study in how we view prescription drugs, scientific proof, and addiction.
Kaleigh Rogers

Female Viagra Sounds Pretty Garbage

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.
Wendy Syfret

Why Can’t We Be More Critical of the Pill?

I was on the Pill for nine years before I realised the side effects – crazy mood swings, decreased libido, anhedonia – were actually side effects, and not hallmarks of my personality.
Hayley Gleeson