drugs

US Supreme Court Upholds Use Of Cruel Lethal Injection Drug

The US Supreme Court has ruled that Oklahoma’s use of a lethal injection cocktail is protected by the Constitution in a 5-4 decision today. This means the state will continue killing Death Row inmates using the controversial anaesthetic midazolam.


Students Say Doc Forced Them To Drink, Take Ketamine, Examine His Penis

John Hagmann’s misconduct hearing with the Virginia Board of Medicine was today. He didn’t show up. But students he had allegedly abused were there, and testified how Hagmann subjected them to invasive medical procedures, bizarre drug- and alcohol-fuelled “cognition” experiments, and sexual assault.


Meanwhile In The Future: Never Sleep Again, Using This Drug

If there was a drug that meant you never had to sleep again, would you take it? Would those who didn’t need to sleep have special advantages over those who did? All that and a side of zombies, in this week’s episode of Meanwhile in the Future.


The Female 'Sex Pill' Is Here -- But Is It Worth The Risks?

Earlier this month, an FDA advisory committee voted to recommend the approval of flibanserin, Sprout Pharmaceutical’s drug for women with persistently low sexual desire. The drug has a number of vocal critics, who believe that its side effects, relative to its modest effect, could be harmful for women.


Remember How The First Thing Ever Sold Online Was A Baggie Of Weed?

Online drug sales gained notoriety thanks to the Silk Road market, but the buying and selling of illegal mood-altering substances through computers goes a lot farther back. In fact, the very first online transaction was a drug deal.


Silk Road Drug Kingpin Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison

Ross Ulbricht, the California hippie convicted for founding notorious online drug market Silk Road, has been sentenced to life in prison.


Drug Cartel Hid A Secret Camera Surveillance System In A Mexican Town

CCTV and other security cameras are meant to stop crime, but an ingenious drug ring in a Mexican border town turned the lens back on the police, hiding an elaborate secret system of internet-controlled security cameras as a counter-surveillance program.


Making Heroin Could One Day Be As Easy As Brewing Beer

Breakthroughs in synthetic biology have suggested a bizarre and realistic possibility for the future of black market drug trade. Genetically-altered yeast could be used to make opiates for hospitals seeking a source of the painkillers — and then appropriated by drug dealers who want to homebrew heroin.


How Anabolic Steroids Make You Stronger (And How They Destroy You)

The quick and dirty route to gaining strength is to take some kind of anabolic steroid. These drugs actually trick the body into building up muscle mass and endurance — but they can also age you far beyond your years.


Don't Take This Facebook-Branded Designer Drug

This is what an internet icon looks like when it’s been turned into potentially lethal street drug. The National Public Health and Medical Officer Service (NPHMOS) in Budapest, Hungary has just issued a warning on Facebook saying 15 people have been hospitalised due to a new, Facebook-branded synthetic drug.