A new painkiller that combines oxycodone and naloxone was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday. Naloxone was included in the drug to block the euphoric effects of oxycodone, making it less appealing to abuse.
Three-quarters of Americans say they would oppose legislation to lower the drinking age from 21 to 18, a new Gallup poll finds.
The World Health Organization is urging countries to decriminalize personal drug use, in order to reduce incarceration, The Huffington Post reports.
A federal judge ruled this week that the Food and Drug Administration cannot use findings from a panel report that recommended removing menthol cigarettes from the market. Three of the panel members had conflicts of interest, the judge said.
The use of performance-enhancing drugs by our youth is an important public health issue which has been unequivocally shown to extend beyond elite and professional level sport, and new research shows a significant increase in use of synthetic hGH by teens.
The Oregon Secretary of State has certified that a petition campaign for a measure that would allow recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older has turned in enough valid signatures to qualify for the November ballot.
An investigation into drug sting operations conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives finds most people arrested are racial or ethnic minorities, according to USA Today.
A new study finds mixing energy drinks with alcohol increases the urge to drink. People who consume the mixture may drink more alcohol than they planned, according to the researchers.
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