Health

FDA warns of dangers from skin lightening creams

Skin lightening products can be dangerous for consumers when they contain harmful ingredients that are illegal for over-the-counter sales, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Wednesday.

Addiction

Cannabis legalization boosts use by double-digits

Residents of states where cannabis has been legalized use marijuana 24% more frequently than those living in states where it remains illegal, according to new research published today in the journal Addiction.

Addiction

No time to waste on tackling fentanyl in New Zealand

Fentanyl has been circulating the international illicit drug market since about 2013 and is responsible for approximately half of all overdose deaths in the U.S. So it was perhaps inevitable it would eventually cause problems ...

Health

Thailand makes marijuana legal, but smoking discouraged

Thailand made it legal to cultivate and possess marijuana as of Thursday, like a dream come true for an aging generation of pot smokers who recall the kick delivered by the legendary Thai Stick variety.

Medications

Study finds unexpected benefits of 'drug checking' programs

A recent study has found that so-called "drug checking" programs have unexpected benefits, allowing public health programs to reach and work with people who use drugs who would otherwise not access services such as HIV testing.

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