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Magic Mushrooms Are “Safest” Recreational Drug Says New Study, But How Safe Are They?

Mushrooms, or “magic mushrooms” as they are often referred to in the drug using world, have been deemed “safe” by the Global Drug Survey. The term “safe” isn’t often one that comes to mind when one thinks of something like drugs. However, yesterday when the Global Drug Survey released their annual recreational drug survey, they found that of all individuals ...

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Dr. Bronner’s Pledges Millions To MAPS For MDMA Drug Trials To Help PTSD Sufferers

Dr. Bronner’s, the family-owned company that manufactures the popular natural brand of soaps, announced this week that it will donate a total of $ 5 million to a nonprofit organization that was just given a green light by the FDA to start Phase 3 drug trials of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy to treat treatment-resistant PTSD. Dr. Bronner’s will donate $ 1 million ...

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Marijuana And Opioids; Which Drug Is Safer?

The debate heats up between two chemical substances; marijuana and opioids. Which drug is the most dangerous, claims the most lives and causes the most health issues? Many people believe that prescription painkillers are more dangerous than marijuana. After all, one needs a prescription from a doctor to get opioid painkillers to use them legally and they are very effective ...

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Ocrevus: FDA Approves First Drug To Treat Aggressive Multiple Sclerosis

Those suffering from aggressive and severe multiple sclerosis have new hope for treatment and relief in the form of a drug called Ocrevus. What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis – sometimes referred to as just MS – is the name of an unpredictable and sometimes disabling disease that affects a person’s central nervous system. MS disrupts the flow of information ...

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Synthetic Marijuana Drug Syndros Helps Cancer And AIDS Patients Approved By DEA

A new synthetic marijuana drug has just been approved by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Syndros, created by pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics, is a synthetic formulation of THC, the chemical responsible for the psychoactive effect of the cannabis plant. The approval by the DEA classifies Syndros as a Schedule II drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA). According ...

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Ketamine: Is Treating Depression Patients With A ‘Club Drug’ Ethical?

Ketamine is being used to treat people with severe depression, but some question the legality and ethics of such practice. The FDA approved ketamine for use as an anesthetic. However, the drug has become popular in the nightclub scene where it is known as “Special K” or just “K.” According to the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, ketamine is classified ...

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Here’s How Much Amgen’s New Heart Attack-Preventing Cholesterol Drug Costs

A new study suggests that Amgen’s new cholesterol drug Repatha can be very effective in helping patients avoid heart disease. It’s also been found that the drug works very well in lowering LDL cholesterol levels, while reducing the odds of patients dying or getting hospitalized following cardiac events. However, it would also appear that the new medication is extremely expensive ...

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Hair Loss Drug Propecia Could Cause Long-Term Erectile Dysfunction

Propecia is a known way of treating hair loss. But while it may potentially help men grow lost hair back, a new study shows that certain drugs of this kind, including Propecia, could also cause erectile dysfunction in some users. According to NBC News, not too many men suffer from this unfortunate tradeoff – only 1.4 percent of men who ...

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1 In Every 4 Drug Overdoses Are From Heroin, Study Shows

Opioids are still, it appears, the prime killer drugs in the United States. A recent report released by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention shows that almost 25% of all drug overdoses in the year 2015 were caused by Heroin, CNN reports. In contrast, only 6% of all overdoses in 1999 were related to Heroin. The report released on ...

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Psoriasis Cure: New Treatment Drug For Adults Given FDA Approval

Psoriasis can be quite persistent as it is a great cause of emotional distress for those who suffer with it. And, just like with most skin condition, not everyone fits the same mold when it comes to the right treatment that works. That is why a new form of treatment that promises results is always a welcome development. The U.S. ...

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