Posts in: drugs

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The big switch

The big switch

One drug is dismantling the lethal injection protocol, shot by shot

By | Posted February 22, 2013

Why is Epinephrine used during an allergic reaction?

Why is Epinephrine used during an allergic reaction?

How EpiPens halt allergic reactions

By | Posted February 9, 2013

The power of patents

The power of patents

Advocacy groups fear a win for Novartis in India’s patent law case will affect affordable access to medicine worldwide

By | Posted January 22, 2013

Clearing the smoke

Clearing the smoke

The case for legalizing medicinal marijuana

By | Posted February 7, 2012

A rare disease gets a new champion

A rare disease gets a new champion

A hedge fund manager and his battalion of scientists are hunting down a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

By | Posted December 21, 2011

Science vs. Politics

Science vs. Politics

Obama’s Plan B decision and the ensuing controversy

By | Posted December 15, 2011

Buttered bugs, buds, and beer

Buttered bugs, buds, and beer

Our favorites from the week

By | Posted September 2, 2011

Weed, sugar and turtles. [Image credits, left to right: warrantedarrest, Mykl Roventine, Rachel Nuwer]

Weed, sugar and turtles

Our favorites from the week

By | Posted April 15, 2011

Are You Living in a Former Meth Lab?

Are You Living in a Former Meth Lab?

Houses once used as meth labs dot the country and pose health risks to their future residents

By | Posted April 28, 2010

How can high altitude climbers survive with so little oxygen?

How can high altitude climbers survive with so little oxygen?

In their quest for world’s tallest peaks, many climbers use a drug to manipulate the acid-base chemistry in their bodies

By | Posted January 15, 2010

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