When we fill a prescription, we trust that the medicine we’re taking will work as expected. This series explores the science that helps make that trust possible.
The anesthetic and party drug offers depression patients new hope, but some clinics may stray from science
Researchers have designed a musical instrument that can detect counterfeit drugs by the pitch of its notes. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The inactive ingredients in medicines can pose risks. Who is watching over this corner of the pharmaceutical world?
On International Talk Like a Pirate Day, here's an eye-patch-witness account of how science helps in all peg-leg walks of life, even piracy
After years of research, therapies tailored to the genomes of individual patients are reaching maturity
A still-experimental drug demonstrates the qualities of an ideal painkiller in a test in monkeys
Researchers think they’re close to a cure for the common cold, but they first need to solve a complex problem that’s perplexed scientists for decades
A new law to let dying patients access unapproved drugs raises false hope
New research suggests it is time for a categorization change
Most people diagnosed with the disease survive less than two years
Could psychedelics lead to improved antidepressant or antianxiety therapies?
We take for granted the purity of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. But they are not always safe. What stands between us and impure medicines?
The move could have benefits far beyond one medical school
A novel drug is intended to help women who suffer from depression after childbirth
People infected with the once-deadly virus can now be donors
The U.S. FDA decision comes after fits and stops for RNA-interference therapies
Clinicians were contacted about fatal overdoses
Health workers must plan vaccination effort amidst fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
Shutting down an overactive enzyme could become a general treatment, rather than one solely intended for the few who inherit a mutated Parkinson’s gene