If you come down with the flu, your doctor is more likely than not to write out a prescription for the wrong type of drug.
July 17, 2014 • 11:44 AM • Share
You’ve heard to start studying foreign languages (and music and reading and memorization skills and more) at a young age, when your brain is better prepared to retain that information. New research suggests a drug typically used to combat epilepsy and bipolar disorder could help us retain that skill even as we age.
July 16, 2014 • 5:00 AM • Share
At least, that has been the experience in Great Britain, according to a new analysis.
July 9, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
Whether it’s our drug use, our laws, or the treatment options we have on offer, the U.S. frequently stands out. And that’s not always something to celebrate.
July 4, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
My book Love and Addiction, published in 1975, proved prescient in the decades that followed. How optimistic should we be as we look further ahead?
June 20, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
A Minnesota high school student overdosed on a synthetic drug she got from some fellow teens. The prosecutor is charging them as adults—with third-degree murder—in order to “send a message.” That’s the wrong one.
June 9, 2014 • 2:20 PM • Share
Jon Drummond, saying he is facing a lifetime ban, is suing Gay and the head of U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for defamation.
June 2, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
Anti-doping investigators say they would rather trade leniency for information on coaches and other athletes involved in doping.
May 14, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
Big Pharma’s focus on blockbuster cancer drugs squeezes out research into potential treatments that are more affordable. Says one researcher: “What is scientific and sexy is driven by what can be monetized.”
May 1, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
Other countries, like Canada and Switzerland, have shown how the shifting opinion can result in action.
April 22, 2014 • 2:00 AM • Share
For the month of April we’re profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
April 16, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
A reporter returns to his hometown and confronts the new reality of legalized marijuana.
April 14, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
A reformed drug dealer on the prisons of North Carolina.
April 7, 2014 • 4:00 AM • Share
Nearly every large drug maker based in the United States had at least one academic medical center official on its board, raising questions about their independence.
April 4, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
With the advent of marijuana legalization, alternatives to incarceration, harm reduction as treatment, and other rational approaches to addiction, 2014 could be an unprecedented turning point.
March 12, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
Projected revenue figures for Colorado on marijuana taxes have been revised up and up and up, and Governor John Hickenlooper plans to put almost all of that money toward public health and addiction prevention programs.
March 12, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
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