‘Fairness mania’ is fuelling a dangerous drug dependence

By Pallabi Munsi Photos by Ranita Roy for CNN Editor’s note: This story is part of ‘White lies’, a series by CNN’s As Equals investigating skin whitening practices worldwide to…

Is There a Future for Safe Drug Consumption Sites?

PHOTO CREDIT: Kent Nishimura / Getty Images SOURCES: Cornell Law School: “21 U.S. Code S 856 – Maintaining drug-involved premises.”  The New York Times: “Nation’s First Supervised Drug-Injection Sites Open…

Biogen C.E.O. to Step Down Following Launch of Alzheimer’s Drug, Aduhelm

Biogen said on Tuesday that it will replace its chief executive and effectively give up on marketing a high-profile Alzheimer’s drug that has been a commercial failure since its controversial…

Medicare Will Only Cover New Alzheimer’s Drug in Trials

April 8, 2022 — Federal officials have made their final decision: Medicare will only pay for patients to get the new Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab (Aduhelm) if the patients are participating…

Men’s use of diabetes drug just before conception is linked to a 40% increase in birth defects, study finds

Metformin is a first-line drug in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The research, which was done out of Denmark, used national registries to follow over 1 million births between…

Vulnerable Americans are desperate to find this Covid-19 drug. Thousands of boxes are sitting around unused

A few weeks later, a reader wrote back that she’d been able to find the drug. “Congratulations on getting this medication,” Henry responded. “I know it is in short supply.”…

F.D.A. Rushed a Drug for Preterm Births. Did It Put Speed Over Science?

By the time Brittany Bonds gave birth to her third son in the back of an ambulance 10 weeks before he was due, she no longer trusted the drug Makena.…

Drug Could Be Non-Antibiotic Alternative to Treat UTIs

FRIDAY, March 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Women plagued by frequent urinary tract infections often take daily antibiotics to ward them off. But an old antibiotic alternative might work just…

Antibody Drug to Protect the Vulnerable From Covid Goes Unused

Sasha Mallett, Sue Taylor and Kimberly Cooley all have immune deficiencies that make them especially vulnerable to Covid-19, and all have tried to get the same thing: a new treatment…

Pediatric ER Visits Rise for Firearms Injuries, Drug Poisonings During Pandemic

Feb. 22, 2022 Pediatric emergency room visits dropped overall during the COVID-19 pandemic but went up sharply in certain categories, such as firearms injuries and drug poisonings, the U.S. Centers…