Japan to legalize cannabis-based medicines

Japan has passed a bill to legalize cannabis-based medicines in a landmark revision of its stringent drug laws, while toughening its ban on recreational use of marijuana.


Pain relief without dependence

Much attention has recently focused on the use of opioids, which include morphine and related painkillers such as oxycodone. Though regarded as a blessing for patients suffering from severe and acute pain, they can also be ...


Vaping: lighting up, stubbing out

Two decades after they first appeared, e-cigarettes have been widely credited with helping people quit smoking.


Increase in child suicide linked to the nation's opioid crisis

The rise in child suicides in the U.S. since 2010 was fueled in part by the nation's opioid crisis, which previous studies found increased rates of child neglect and altered household living arrangements, according to a new ...

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