How did something so at odds with reality persist for so long? And why is it finally crumbling?
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.
Technological breakthroughs mean we'll never again have to suffer with disasters like the novel coronavirus—if politicians will get out of the way.
"It's like taking a chemical helicopter ride above my life," says psychotherapist Charles Wininger. "Then I can come back down and rededicate myself to the way I want to be living."
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Harvard's Martin Kulldorff vs. Andrew Noymer of UC Irvine
No, we don’t need someone to “take command of the national supply chain for essential equipment, medications, and protective gear.”
Even after adjusting for age and comorbidities, researchers in New York and England found large improvements in patient survival.
Patients and providers should be able to meet remotely without bureaucrats getting in the way.
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The observational dataset on which it was based could not be properly audited.
The World Health Organization pauses clinical trials in light of disturbing new results.
Promising randomized controlled trial results indicate the drug shortens time to recovery
It's time to push back on arbitrary classifications that punish businesses and customers alike without clearly helping public health.
A contrast with last week's leaked results from a University of Chicago study
"The more we lock down the economy, the more we harm those individuals who are most vulnerable, who don't have the cash cushions or the white-collar jobs that allow them to keep going."
Trump: "We'll take a look at that. We're always willing to take a look."
An emergency room doctor talks about working the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.