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Spam Drugs Are Killing People And No One Is Doing Anything About It

Open your spam folder right now and there’s almost certainly a grammatically questionable spam email offering you V1agra or C1al1s. But while you know that any pills procured from shady online retailers aren’t regulated, apparently some people can’t stop buying them. Brian Krebs reports that the problem is out of control.


Why Miracle Drugs Exist And You Can't Have Them

It’s supposedly getting easier for innovative drugs for rare diseases like Duchenne muscular dystrophy to reach the market. So why, asks Andy Extance, is hesitancy still proving devastating to desperate families?


Silk Road 3 Is Already Up, But It's Not The Future Of Darknet Drugs

There are three things you can count on in life: Death, taxes, and people buying drugs on the internet. Yesterday, the FBI seized black market website Silk Road 2.0 and charged the alleged admin Blake Benthall in federal court, trumpeting its bust with a sassy takedown notice.


FBI: Shutting Down Silk Road 2 Was Just The Start

Yesterday, we learned that The Silk Road 2.0 has a new, Fed-shaped landing page. But the FBI isn’t just stopping at hitting one illegal online drug market: it looks like it’s taking down everything it can get its hands on.


Should The Rich Be Able To Buy Places On Clinical Trials?

“But you have missed the bigger idea!” exclaimed Peter Lanciano, grabbing the pepper grinder and banging it on the table. “The problem isn’t how to get my drug into Mr Pepperpot. The problem is how to protect me from being sued if Mr Pepperpot dies.”


Hilariously Absurd Carl Sagan Video Proves That LSD Is Starstuff Too

I don’t what is this re-edit of the Mars episode of the original Cosmos. I don’t know who made it. And I don’t care. I just want more of it and I know that Dr Sagan would have approved.


Could A Simple Pill Make You Mentally Stronger?

Camp Mackall, North Carolina, is home to the US Army’s ‘survival school’. Here, soldiers take part in survival, evasion, resistance and escape (SERE) training. This is among the toughest of all US military training programmes.


Short Film: The Tale Of A 13-Year-Old Drug Mule Across The Deadly Desert

Video: This is the story of Manny, a 13-year-old boy from Tijuana who has to pay the bills for his family. Weak, poor, desperate, Manny is ripe prey for the merciless Mexican drug lords who sent him into the Arizona desert as a mule. But things are not what they seem. The reality is even worse than that.


Heroin, Guns, Stolen Credit Cards: Meet Evolution, The New Silk Road

There’s been a power vacuum in the online drug trade since black market Silk Road got busted. It won’t last. The internet abhors a vacuum just as much as nature. The proof is Evolution, a smarter, more morally bankrupt version of the Silk Road that’s on the rise.


Future Painkillers Might Be Made From Yeast, Not Poppies

Ever since humans first noticed the mind-altering effects of poppies, we’ve planted vast fields of the flowers to make drugs that range from the legal (morphine) to the illegal (heroin). Our strongest legitimate painkillers still originate in these large, unwieldy, and pesky-to-regulate poppy fields. But what if we could just brew vats of morphine-making yeast?


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