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Science Professor Reportedly Admits to Making MDMA With His Students Because What the Hell

A pharmaceutical science professor in Japan allegedly taught his students how to make the illegal drug MDMA, and claimed it was important for their education.Read more...
Tags: Mdma, Drugs, Japan, Breaking Bad

Should You, Your Mom, and Your Dog Be Using CBD?

They’re everywhere—in your supermarket, at the chain pharmacy, even in your local pet shop. The latest over-the-counter health fad for cannabidiol, or CBD (the main ingredient of cannabis that won’t make you high), has spawned a seemingly infinite stream of new products and dubious health claims.Read more...
Tags: Cbd, Cannabis, Drugs, Science, Pseudo Science, Weed

DHS Might Classify Fentanyl as a Weapon of Mass Destruction Because Everything Is Unbelievably Stupid Now

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security might classify fentanyl, a highly addictive pain reliever that’s at the center of American’s opioid epidemic, as a weapon of mass destruction, according to a leaked document obtained by military-focused news site Task & Purpose.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Dhs, CBP, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Customs And Border Protection, U S Department of Homeland Security, Illegal Drugs, Fentanyl, President Trump, Opioid Crisis

A Weight Loss Aid That Makes Your Stomach Full With Less Food Just Cleared the FDA

Overweight and obese people will soon have a new medical option to help them manage their weight. On Monday, the Boston biotech company Gelesis announced they had received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to market their novel weight loss aid to the public, a pill-based medical device called Plenity…Read more...
Tags: Science, Obesity, Drugs, Boston, Weight Loss, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Gelesis

If You Use Cannabis, It Could Take Twice As Much Anesthesia to Sedate You

Like with all drugs we take, there are good and bad effects that come with cannabis. But a new study out Monday suggests that one of these bad side effects could be a strange tolerance to anesthesia. It found that Colorado residents who regularly use cannabis needed up to twice as many powerful sedatives before a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Colorado, Drugs, Anesthesia, Cannabis, Surgery, Sedation

Psychedelic renaissance: could MDMA help with PTSD, depression and anxiety?

As Australia’s first trial for psychedelic therapy for terminally ill patients gets under way, a growing movement says it could also help other conditionsIn August 2016 I went to New York for the first time. On the second evening, as the sun slipped behind the building across the street, I was sitting on a long couch on the top floor of an old church. All around me instruments were scattered on the floor – singing bowls, tuning forks, rainsticks, Tibetan bells. At the foot of a wall carpeted com...
Tags: Health, Science, Drugs, Australia news, Medical Research

DOJ Charges UK Firm With Conspiracy, Fraud Over Opioid Withdrawal Drug Suboxone Film

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday indicted British firm Indivior Plc, the manufacturer of the opioid craving and withdrawal drug Suboxone Film, with misleading doctors and government health programs into thinking the drug was safer and less addictive than it really is, Bloomberg reported. According to the U.S. Justice…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Crime, Medicine, Drugs, Bloomberg, Courts, Pharmaceuticals, Department Of Justice, Doj, U S Justice, Indivior PLC, Indivior, Opioids, Opioid Crisis

Misogyny at Microsoft, Farscape, and the New Airpods: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s April 2019—and perhaps the month that will later be known as the dawn of the Age of Fungus. A concerning report in the New York Times this weekend detailed how multiple strains of Candida auris, a drug-resistant species of pathogenic fungus, have quietly spread across the globe. The Centers for Disease Control…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Transportation, Facebook, Science Fiction, Astronomy, Space, Japan, New York, Science, Technology, Movies, Microsoft, Labor, Climate Change, Drugs

These Are the Drugs People Like to Mix With Sex, According to a New Study

Men and women across all sexual orientations are up for mixing drugs and sex, suggests the results of a new study out Tuesday. As part of a larger survey, it found that plenty of gay, bisexual, and heterosexual people admitted to having sex while on drugs, and some explicitly used drugs to enhance their sexual…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Sex, Public Health

Gimlet's Union Drive, Twisted Graphene, and Psychedelic Mice: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Well, folks, it’s just a few hours shy of the turn of the month, and you know what that means: April Fool’s Day. Yes, it’s that special time of year when insipid brands, mean-spirited teens, and tech titans compete to be the first to trick you into thinking they released Skittle’s... For Men, that it’s a good idea to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science Fiction, Politics, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Internet, Climate Change, Drugs, Africa, Environment, Vampires, The Magicians, Department Of Defense, Smartphones

The DEA Ran a Massive Database of People Who Bought Money-Counting Machines for Years

The Drug Enforcement Administration maintained a database of people who purchased money-counting machines as part of a “legally questionable” effort to identify suspected drug dealers for further surveillance and enforcement efforts, the New York Times reported on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Drugs, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, New York Times, Courts, DEA, War On Drugs, Mass Surveillance, Drug Enforcement Administration

New antibiotics could be developed using fish slime, scientists say

Mucus that protects fish contains substances that could help tackle MRSA and E coliFish slime could be key to the development of new antibiotics, researchers say.Antibiotic resistance is a growing danger, with experts warning of a return to a situation where everyday infections could become life-threatening. The NHS is aiming to cut antibiotic use by 15% by 2024 in a bid to tackle the problem – which has been called a danger to humanity – while the government has also announced it is looking int...
Tags: Health, Science, Drugs, Fish, NHS, Human biology, Antibiotics, Drug resistance

Why Increased Pot Use in Colorado Is Sending More People to the Hospital

Reefer madness isn’t a thing. But a new study out Tuesday is the latest to show that pot use, especially with edibles, can sometimes cause health problems serious enough to prompt a trip to the hospital. It found that people in Colorado have increasingly sought emergency care for cannabis-related symptoms like…Read more...
Tags: Science, Colorado, Drugs, Marijuana, Cannabis, Edible

The Newest Opioid Lawsuit Is Going Right After the Sackler Family 

An enormous federal lawsuit out of New York is the latest and most brazen attempt to explicitly tie the billionaire Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma, to the opioid crisis. It accuses them of knowingly misleading the public about the addictiveness of their drugs, as well as turning a blind eye to doctors who were…Read more...
Tags: Opioid Crisis, Opioids, Purdue Pharma, Drugs, Science

New Postpartum Drug Offers a Wholly Different Approach to Treating Depression

New mothers suffering from postpartum depression finally have a treatment approved specifically for them. It’s the second drug this month approved by the Food and Drug Administration to address depression in a dramatically different way. But the treatment won’t come without serious restrictions on its use, nor will it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Mental Health, Depression, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Postpartum Depression

New Postpartum Drug Is the Second Wholly Different Depression Treatment to be Approved This Month

New mothers suffering from postpartum depression finally have a treatment approved specifically for them. It’s the second drug this month approved by the Food and Drug Administration to address depression in a dramatically different way. But the treatment won’t come without serious restrictions on its use, nor will it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Mental Health, Depression, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Postpartum Depression

Opioid Maker Purdue Promises Not to Profit from Its New Overdose Antidote

One of the major instigators to the opioid crisis is looking to sell its own drug to save people from deadly overdoses—but the company swears it won’t be pocketing the profits.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Purdue, Purdue Pharma, Opioids, Opioid Crisis

Doctors Are Prescribing Fewer Opioids, but Not Always for the Right Reasons 

Doctors are starting to give out significantly fewer new opioid prescriptions to their patients, according to a study this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. But some are continuing to prescribe possibly dangerous doses, while others have—perhaps unnecessarily—stopped prescribing opioids altogether.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Addiction, Opioid Crisis

The Inactive Ingredients in Pills Can Cause Side Effects, Too

The annoying, even life-threatening, side effects of a medication may not actually be caused by the drug itself, explains a new study out Wednesday. Sometimes, the stuff used to make pills go down easier—the inactive ingredients—could trigger a person’s allergies or intolerances. Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Allergies

Fake drugs kill more than 250,000 children a year, doctors warn

Printer ink, paint and arsenic found in some drugs sold to treat life-threatening illnessesDoctors have called for an urgent international effort to combat a “pandemic of bad drugs” that is thought to kill hundreds of thousands of people globally every year.A surge in counterfeit and poor quality medicines means that 250,000 children a year are thought to die after receiving shoddy or outright fake drugs intended to treat malaria and pneumonia alone, the doctors warned. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Antibiotics, Drug resistance, Global Health

New Study Finds More Positive Impacts of Magic Mushrooms

PhD candidates at Maastricht University have found evidence that a single dose of psilocybin (aka the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) can improve mood, empathy, outlook and creativity—for up to seven days after ingestion. Taking the drug in tea form, the 55 subjects were analyzed three times: “once the evening before ingesting psilocybin, once the morning after ingesting psilocybin, and finally seven days after ingesting …
Tags: Psychology, Science, Design, Drugs, Research, Empathy, Creativity, Culture, Linkaboutit, Maastricht University, Psilocybin, Magic Mushrooms, Scientific Studies

A Ketamine-Based Nasal Spray Is Now an FDA-Approved Depression Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new kind of depression treatment seen in decades, a nasal spray drug based on the sedative ketamine.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Depression, Fda, Ketamine, U S Food and Drug Administration, Johnson Johnson, Spravato

What if you were immune to chronic pain? Vaccines could make it happen.

Alzheimer's disease and unintentional deaths (like opioid overdoses and suicides) have been driving down U.S. longevity statistics for three consecutive years – a trend not seen since the Spanish flu pandemic. Our current approach to treating chronic pain is drug-based, but a vaccine-based approach can cut addiction out of the equation. You can vaccinate against pain! Scientists are developing vaccines for migraines and sciatica, which will lower the need for opioids, be cheaper, and make dr...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Drugs, Future, Brain, Medical Research, Innovation, Addiction, Alzheimer's, Mind, Vaccines, Narcotics

A Common Household Ingredient Might Sabotage Your Antibiotics

Your daily gob of toothpaste or spritz of body spray might be inadvertently mucking up your antibiotic treatment, suggests new research. It found that a common household antimicrobial ingredient—triclosan—seemed to reduce the potency of antibiotics used to treat urinary tract infections by a hundred-fold, at least in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Bacteria, Antibiotic Resistance, Superbugs, Triclosan

The US Has a Higher Overdose Death Rate Than Any Other Wealthy Nation

The U.S. is in the middle of a devastating drug overdose crisis, one led by opioid-related deaths. But new research out of the University of Southern California highlights just how historically awful the situation really is. It found that the drug overdose mortality in America has shot clear past any similarly wealthy…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, US, America, Addiction, University Of Southern California, Opioids, Opioid Crisis

In Hindsight Maybe This Pro-Fentanyl Rap Video Made by a Pharma Company Wasn't the Best Look

That drug companies have fueled the opioid crisis by flooding the market with deceptively marketed, highly addictive painkillers is no secret. But the antics of Insys Therapeutics, now being revealed in an ongoing federal court battle, seem especially evil. Well, evil and incredibly, supremely ridiculous.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Insys Therapeutics, Insys, Opioids, Opioid Crisis, Pharma Company Wasn

New drug raises hopes of reversing memory loss in old age

Toronto researchers believe the drug can also help those with depression, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s An experimental drug that bolsters ailing brain cells has raised hopes of a treatment for memory loss, poor decision making and other mental impairments that often strike in old age.The drug could be taken as a daily pill by over-55s if clinical trials, which are expected to start within two years, show that the medicine is safe and effective at preventing memory lapses. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Drugs, Memory, Americas, Toronto, Neuroscience, Society, World news, Mental Health, Depression, Schizophrenia, Medical Research, Canada, Alzheimer's, Ageing

Microdoses of LSD change how you perceive time

A new study offers some of the first evidence that microdosing – taking tiny, regular doses of LSD – does have measurable effects.Subjects taking LSD were less accurate when estimating how long an image appeared on a screen than subjects who were sober. The mechanism that causes this effect remains unknown, but several ideas have been put forward. None LSD is known to severely warp not only how takers perceive what they hear and see, but also how time and space are experienced. The incredible p...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Drugs, Time, Memory, Neuroscience, Brain, Medical Research, Innovation, Mind, Cognitive Science, Devin Terhune, Manoj Doss

You Can't OD on Pot, but Potent Edibles Are Sending Some People to the Hospital

It’s safe to say that the dangers of cannabis have long been overhyped by moral crusaders and the war-on-drugs crew. But a new case study suggests that, under the right circumstances, pot can indeed cause serious health problems. According to the new paper, a 70-year-old Canadian man with preexisting cardiovascular…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Cannabis, Heart, Edibles, Lollipot

WHO warns of fake cancer drug made from paracetamol

Pills that resemble Leukaemia drug Iclusig sold in Europe and Americas for £5,000 a packA global alert has been issued by the World Health Organization, warning patients, doctors and pharmacies of a fake cancer drug circulating in Europe and the Americas.The fake medicine is packaged to look like the cancer drug Iclusig, which contains the active ingredient ponatinib to treat adults with chronic myeloid leukaemia and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. The labels are in English, as if destined for us...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Drugs, Cancer, Americas, Society, World news, NHS, World Health Organization, Iclusig

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