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The FDA approved Epidiolex in June, and today the DEA made it a Schedule V drug, the least restrictive classification for controlled substances.
Rules and regulations intended to reform health care are driving private practices out of business by overconfident design.
In Bad Blood, Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou explains why Silicon Valley's mystique makes suckers out of billionaires.
The doctors' lobby is right that the arbitrary rule is medically unsound and misconstrues the CDC's guidelines.
President expected to sign legislation allowing earlier access to experimental medication.
The former V.A. nominee was charged with distributing sleeping pills and stimulants that helped people do their jobs.
Taking a cue from the CDC, the proposed regulation imposes an arbitrary cap on opioid prescriptions.
Since responses to pain treatment vary widely, it is hazardous to draw broad conclusions from a single study.
If we want to solve the doctor shortage, we should import more foreign physicians.
The attorney general thinks people should suffer needlessly, just like John Kelly.
When initial prescriptions are too short, refills are more likely.
While the risk of "opioid misuse" increased with the duration of the prescription, the overall rate was low.
The change would put D.C. in line with a rapidly rising number of states allowing pharmacist-prescribed oral contraceptives.
Did a small number of complaints get used to punish bureaucracy-rejecting physician?
The panel wants to make prescription analgesics even harder to obtain.
Just because Congress can't fix health care doesn't mean it can't be done.
Senate approves bill giving some earlier access to treatment.
Dentists use political muscle and control of regulatory boards to limit competition. How many other licensed professionals do the same?
"I take the Hippocratic oath seriously that my job is to relieve pain and suffering," says Dr. Forest Tennant, a California pain specialist who patients from across the nation are flocking to see.
Assisted suicide, experimental medical treatments, and slippery slopes
What part of "First, Do No MORE Harm" do congressional Republicans not understand?
Two new studies report experiments that successfully reverse aging
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The right to armed self-defense is not a license to muzzle nosy doctors.
More than a 34 percent to 56 percent decrease in homicides attributed to the 911 systems
Good news: Cancer mortality rate has dropped from its peak of 215.1 (per 100,000 population) in 1991 to 166.4 in 2012.
Who wants to live to be a 100? Someone who is 99 years old. Especially if he feels like a 25 year-old.
A single dose of the banned psychedelic led to large and lasting psychological improvements.
The venerable British medical journal urges governments to "investigate more effective alternatives to criminalisation of drug use and supply."