drugs
Loading page

Anonymous US Pharmacy Claims Supplying Execution Drugs Is Protected Speech

In a bid to keep its identity secret, an anonymous pharmacy filed a motion Friday night arguing that selling the lethal agents used in 16 executions was protected political speech, “no different than signing a referendum petition or selling a t-shirt.”


FDA Wants An App To Help Solve Opiate Overdoses

Among the many ways to combat a drug epidemic, an app competition is easily the strangest.


Moneyball Could Offer Winning Strategy For Drug Development

Nearly one-third of drugs in development ultimately fail during clinical trials because the side effects are just too severe. Researchers at Cornell University have developed a promising new AI tool that better predicts which drug candidates are likely to be too toxic — and it’s based on the Oakland A’s winning strategy, immortalised in the blockbuster book and movie Moneyball.


Giant Mexican Drug Cannon, You Blasted Straight Into My Heart

Dear “homemade bazooka” recently discovered by Mexican federal police. I know we haven’t known each other very long (as you were only found near the US — Mexico border earlier this week) but I already feel a deep and abiding connection that can’t be denied.


Take A Trippy Ride Down Minecraft's Acid Interstate

Climb aboard kids — it’s time to tune in, drop out, and have your mind expanded.


LSD Can Mess With The Language Centres In Your Brain

The stereotype of late 1960s authors and musicians is that certain drugs can help to expand the mind and make the user more creative. As someone who has never taken psychedelics, I can’t know this for sure, but a recent study seems to be the first step in displaying scientific evidence in support of that claim.


How Two Plants Combine To Form The Powerful Drug Ayahuasca 

Ayahuasca has been used in shaman and healing rituals for centuries, specifically in areas near the Amazon river basin, but it’s seeing a surge in popularity among “tourists” that travel to South America to seek its hallucinatory effects.


What Do Performance Enhancing Drugs Actually Do To Your Body?

Athletes get suspended all the time for taking performance enhancing drugs. There’s no doubt that some upcoming Olympic gold medal winners will end up being stripped of their medals because of PEDs. But what do those drugs actually do? How much do they help? Life Noggin takes a look at two popular PEDs — steroids and blood doping — to reveal their effects.


This Machine Hopes To Make Engineering Pharmaceuticals More Portable

If you’re a doctor working in a remote area or on the battlefield, getting access to medications can be tough. That may sound like the start of a commercial, but it’s a sometimes tragic fact. As far as we’ve come in the history of medicine, treatment isn’t as portable as we would like.


Man Learns The Hard Way That Selling Meth On A Dating App Is A Bad Idea 

Here’s a reminder for anyone who was thinking about selling meth on a dating app: Don’t do it!


Loading page