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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.
These healthcare jobs all have median base salaries of at least $225,000.

The 15 highest-paid doctors, according to LinkedIn

Medicine pays well. LinkedIn calculated which healthcare professionals rake in the most money.
A pharmacist holds prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma L.D. at a local pharmacy in Provo

Prescriptions of the drugs that fueled the overdose crisis are dropping around the US

Opioid prescriptions fell about 12% between 2016 and 2017, according to new data from the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science.

‘Almost everyone’ in a photo of Southwest’s emergency landing wore their oxygen mask ‘wrong,’ says a former flight atten...

Multiple passengers on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 didn't wear their oxygen masks correctly during an emergency landing, a former flight attendant said.

‘We are going to have lung cancer patients living longer and better’: A new kind of cancer treatment is about to change how we treat the d...

Cancer-drug makers found that using immunotherapy in combination with other drugs did a better job of treating lung cancer than chemotherapy alone.

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.
Patients tell nurses the funniest things sometimes.

Nurses share the 12 funniest things they’ve heard patients say

When you're a nurse, you're privy to all sorts of patient behavior. Real nurses shared some of their funnier tales from the ER and the doctor's office.
Jordan Michelle vapes a CBD oil made from hemp at the Cannabis World Congress Conference.

23 health benefits of marijuana

From promoting appetite in chemo patients to potentially protecting the brain from trauma caused by a concussion, there are plenty of medical marijuana uses.

The most popular drugs prescribed for depression work — but they’re not perfect

Written by a team of 18 specialists, the review found that all of the 21 antidepressant drugs they studied worked better at treating depression than a placebo.