Topics :: drugs

In HIVers, Meth Use Causes Faster Progression to AIDS

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Apr 3, 2014
A San Diego study shows that MSM who use methamphetamine had greater T-cell activation and proliferation than nonusers, even though they had an undetectable viral load.

Friends Common Source of Abused Prescription Meds

By Lindsey Tanner | Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found.

Medical Marijuana Right for New York, Say ASOs

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
New York AIDS Service Organizations applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposals to provide support for people living with HIV/AIDS, including access to medical marijuana.

Mile Marker 420 Becomes 419.99 to Thwart Thieves

Sunday Jan 12, 2014
Colorado officials think a difference of one-hundredth of a mile will be enough to stop thieves from stealing the mile marker 420 sign along Interstate 70.

British Teen on Meow Stabs Mom, Slices Off Own Penis

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Jan 11, 2014
A teenager on Christmas break in the UK reportedly stabbed his mother, then cut off his penis while allegedly high on the party drug meow meow, otherwise known as mephedrone, a synthetic, amphetamine-like stimulant.

Multivitamins Don’t Do Much To Block Disease

By Lauran Neergaard | Tuesday Dec 17, 2013
There’s more disappointing news about multivitamins: Two major studies found popping the pills didn’t protect aging men’s brains or help heart attack survivors.

Female Libido Drug Remains in Limbo

By Matthew Perrone | Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
The multi-decade search for a pill that boosts sexual desire in women has hit another roadblock, raising questions about the future of efforts to develop a female equivalent to Viagra.

Obama Signs Bill for More Scrutiny for Drug Mixers

Sunday Dec 1, 2013
Compounding pharmacies that custom-mix medications in bulk are expected to come under more federal oversight under a bill signed into law Wednesday by President Barack Obama.

IOC President: Weed Out Drug Cheats Before Sochi

Friday Nov 22, 2013
IOC President Thomas Bach urged national Olympic committees Friday to weed out drug cheats before the Winter Games in Sochi in February, warning that a positive test would taint the image of an entire team.

FDA Wants Limits on Most Prescribed Painkillers

By Matthew Perrone | Sunday Oct 27, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration is recommending new restrictions on prescription medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.