Green activists have some good points. But the pursuit of a chemical-free world hurts vulnerable people the most.
The psychiatrist and Good Chemistry author has written the definitive account of "the science of connection from soul to psychedelics."
It’s a small step toward breaking down barriers between patients and innovative medicine.
"It was learning by doing," says one ambulance driver. "Most things that happen here are done by volunteers, not government officials."
The CDC, which issued disastrous pain treatment advice in 2016, is still pushing a narrative contradicted by recent data.
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One vaccination requires 100 pages of government paperwork to be processed before treatment.
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Paralyzing caution reveals the risks of vague anti-abortion legislation.
Foot-dragging and red tape by the CDC and the FDA have fueled an avoidable outbreak.
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Alabama's attorney general argues such medical transitioning is not rooted in America’s history and therefore not constitutionally protected.
The FDA could work with the Department of Justice to sue states over mifepristone bans. But should it?
SCOTUS Rules That Doctors Who Write Prescriptions in Good Faith Can't Be Convicted of Drug Trafficking
The unanimous decision will rein in prosecutions that have long had a chilling effect on pain treatment.
But the Chinese government continues to stonewall independent investigations.
Doctors can’t help people in pain because of restrictive opioid policy.
Several Justices Seem Dismayed at the Idea That Doctors Can Be Accidentally Guilty of Drug Trafficking
The Supreme Court is considering what standard should apply to prescribers accused of violating the Controlled Substances Act.
Patients suffer when physicians who prescribe opioids in good faith can face decades in prison.
All But 2 Utah Legislators Just Voted to Investigate the Psychotherapeutic Potential of Psychedelics
The bill is the latest sign of strange new respect for drugs that were once routinely depicted as menaces to body and soul.
Protectionist policies are why the U.S. has few physicians and high prices.
Texas Classifies Medical Treatment of Trans Minors as Abuse, Threatens Parents, Orders Caregivers To Snitch
These orders aren’t about safety. They’re a complete rejection of the legitimacy of these procedures, and a denial of individual liberty.
The proposed guidelines emphasize the need for individualized treatment and collaboration with patients.
Phase 1 testing begins on new vaccine based on mRNA advances.
The New York Times and The Washington Post shamed the recipient of a pig heart transplant for committing a crime 35 years ago.
Ronald Bailey and Jacob Sullum on the future of COVID-19, the politicization of science, the failure of mandates, and how to talk with anti-vaxxers.
Researchers are still uncertain about how severe the variant will be.
Mail-Order Abortion Pills, Now Officially Authorized by the FDA, Pose an Insoluble Problem for Legislators Who Want To Ban the Procedure
Federal regulators have permanently lifted a requirement that mifepristone be dispensed in person.
The same agency that stymied COVID-19 testing is now dawdling over approving new antiviral pills.
Restrictions on pain medication have undermined patient care while making drug use more lethal.
The Hulu miniseries portrays opioid pain medication as unacceptably dangerous in nearly every context.
Misinformation and bad policy can only be defeated by robust, open debate in the public square.
Oklahoma Supreme Court Overturns a Landmark Decision Blaming Johnson & Johnson for the State's Opioid Problems
The justices rejected a broad definition of "public nuisance" that would cover the manufacture of pain medication.
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Podcaster Joe Rogan took the drug after falling ill. Here's why it's not likely to help him.
The Sweeping Texas Abortion Ban That Took Effect Today Is Plainly Inconsistent With SCOTUS Precedents
Because the Supreme Court so far has not intervened, post-heartbeat abortions are now illegal in the Lone Star State.
A New Study Finds That Reducing Pain Medication Is Associated With an Increased Risk of Overdose and Suicide
The study highlights the dangers that government-encouraged "tapering" poses to patients on long-term opioid therapy.
Restricting access to pain medication drove nonmedical users toward black-market substitutes.
From SpaceX and Tesla to Uber and Lyft, many of the most successful companies thrived without the government's stamp of approval.
Science writer Steven Johnson, author of the new book Extra Life, on vaccines, medical breakthroughs, and life after Covid.
Should Dying Cancer Patients Suffer From Undertreated Pain Because of 'Concerns Regarding Addiction'?
Two recent studies show how ham-handed efforts to reduce opioid prescriptions undermine medical care.