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Can you mix antibiotics and alcohol?

Studies show booze won’t stop most treatments from working properly or cause unpleasant side-effects. However, the story isn’t quite that simple.<p>Women who are in the early stages of pregnancy, and who are not ready to share the happy news, know that turning down an alcoholic drink at a social …

Synthetic Drug 'Bath Salts' Trumps Methamphetamine In Addictiveness, Study Finds

The infamous drug bath salts, which rose to notoriety the last year, now has some even stronger evidence to its mighty addictiveness. A new study finds that the active ingredient in the drug trumps even the most addictive substances we know, namely methamphetamine. The study, using rats who became …

Synthetic Marijuana Prompts Colorado Health Investigation

More than 150 people are now believed to have been sickened by synthetic marijuana in Colorado, which legalized recreational use of real pot last November. Three people may have died.<p>State and federal investigators are scrambling to identify the exact source of the illnesses. The state health …

Why We Should Be Spending More On Some Pricey Cancer Drugs

Here’s a heretical statement: We don’t spend enough money on high-priced cancer drugs.<p>In recent months, there have been provocative editorials by leading academic cancer doctors arguing that the price of many new cancer drugs is too high.<p>But what if the high price of new drugs is a reflection of …

First FDA approved weight loss drug in 10 years on the market - The Washington Post

A new long term weight loss drug will finally be available for patient use next week. It is the first new FDA approved weigh loss drug in over a decade.

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Carl Hart, Columbia University Scientist, Confronts Drug War In 'High Price'

NEW YORK -- Carl Hart wants drug policy to go where science takes it. The rest of us may not be so ready.<p>The 46-year-old associate professor at Columbia University is out next month with a new book called <i>High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know</i> …

Feds Seek To Corral Medical Marijuana 'Wild West'

When the Obama administration recently announced it wouldn't challenge the decision by Colorado and Washington voters to fully legalize marijuana, criticism rained down.<p>The administration's position, complained one Colorado congressman, was tantamount to allowing states to opt out of the federal …