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Weekly Dose: teriparatide, the osteoporisis drug that forms new bone

Teriparatide is an injectable drug to treat severe osteoporosis, a condition where mineral loss causes the bones to become brittle and to fracture easily. Teriparatide improves bone strength by stimulating the formation of new bone. It does this by i

The drugs made me do it: can prescription side-effects be an...

This week, a man who murdered his wife while she slept and blamed his actions in part on the effects of a sleeping pill he was taking, was given an extra two years jail time – taking his sentence to 21 years. The killer, Brian Browning, had pleaded n

What Drugs to Take If You Get Sick in a Foreign...

If your summer vacation plans are taking you out of the country, the last thing you need to worry about is medicine.

Prisoners With Liver Disease Aren't Getting Treated Because Of Costs –...

A Rhode Island prisoner with hepatitis C, photographed in 2013. Andrew Burton / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.com

Women In The E.R. Should Be Getting Pregnancy Tests – BuzzFeed...

After decades of criticism, the FDA is changing its rules about drugs that may cause birth defects

Make-Your-Own Heroin Is Almost Here, Scientists Warn – BuzzFeed News

A new study shows how to turn ordinary brewers yeast into a biological factory for producing opiates

Pain Pill Use Drops While Heroin Overdoses Skyrocket – BuzzFeed News

As doctors crack down on the misuse of prescription painkillers, more people are turning to heroin — and dying because of it

This Huge New Discovery Could Stop MRSA, Pneumonia, and More Nasty...

Researchers found that the new antibiotic, teixobactin, is very effective against Gram-positive bugs, including those responsible for MRSA, pneumonia, and tuberculosis. This is important because many strains of these bugs have become resistant to multiple...