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There’s a science-backed treatment for drug addiction that works — but it’s nearly impossible to get

The death toll from the opioids epidemic continues to soar, but experts say we already have an evidence-backed solution: medication-assisted treatment.

What marijuana really does to your body and brain

Marijuana's official designation as a Schedule 1 drug means it's pretty tough to study. Yet some studies have linked marijuana with several health benefits.

A powerful drug derived from marijuana just got a major green light on its way to FDA approval

The GW Pharma drug appears to reduce seizures in two types of epilepsy and nears FDA approval. Its active ingredient: the marijuana compound cannabidiol.

Experts are calling out a vape pen with ‘scary’ nicotine levels that teens love — here’s how it affects the brain

The Juul e-cig is taking over high schools. Worried experts point to its "scary" nicotine content, which may be especially addictive to a developing brain.

Ketamine could become the first new depression drug in more than 30 years

Johnson & Johnson is actively pursuing a nasal formulation of a ketamine drug for depression. Studies so far suggest it's linked with promising results.

Products made with a component of marijuana that doesn’t get you high are surging in popularity

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is thought to be responsible for many of marijuana's therapeutic effects, from reducing pain to soothing anxiety.

The US Surgeon General issued a rare advisory telling Americans to carry a lifesaving drug overdose treatment — here’s how to use it

A former paramedic told us how to use naloxone, or Narcan, the life-saving drug overdose reversal medication that the US Surgeon General told everyone to carry.
Alan, one of the undercover inmates on A&E's "60 Days In."

A police officer who went to jail undercover quit the force after he got out — and his decision is a sobering reminder of how bad prison really ...

On the A&E documentary series "60 Days In," undercover inmates were exposed to drugs, violence, and frequent confrontations with jail staff.
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A mysterious, popular ‘supplement’ has been linked to salmonella — and the FDA has issued its first mandatory recall

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration issued its first mandatory recall after products from Triangle Pharmaceuticals were found to contain salmonella.