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A drug derived from marijuana just got a big lift that will likely make it the first of its kind to get federal approval

A drug derived from marijuana to treat epilepsy is on the brink of winning US government approval. In its third large clinical trial, Epidiolex appeared to significantly reduce the worst symptoms of two severe forms of childhood epilepsy.

The first drug for opioid withdrawal has gotten the green light — and it targets risky symptoms that others ignore

Lofexidine, sold under the brand name Lucemyra, is the first drug of its kind to target the painful symptoms of opioid withdrawal, which can trigger a cycle of use, addiction, and overdose.

Middle-class people are taking MDMA wrapped in cheese in a new trend called ‘brieing’

In a bid to strengthen their friendships, a group of middle-class women have started hosting 'brieing' parties where they take MDMA wrapped in pieces of brie.

A drug originally designed to treat a bone disease may offer a new way to cure baldness

There are only a few treatments that experts say actually work for people who are starting to lose their hair — and even those don't work for everyone. Researchers may have found a drug that could offer a new way to reverse hair loss and help cure baldness, though questions remain.

Psychedelic drugs appear to fundamentally reorganize the brain — and they’re starting to turn into approved treatments

From magic mushrooms to ketamine, the drugs are being tested for their potential to treat an array of diseases and conditions that currently lack adequate treatments.

A depression drug that researchers have called ‘the most important discovery in half a century’ just got a big lift

Johnson & Johnson plans to file for FDA approval of a nasal formula of ketamine for depression this year. A new study presented on Saturday suggest the drug, called esketamine, is linked with some very positive results, especially in people with the hardest to treat forms of depression.

MDMA can help people who suffer from PTSD, according to new research — and it could be approved by 2021

MDMA, the main chemical in ecstasy pills, could help reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, a new study suggests — and researchers are hopeful another trial could mean FDA approval by 2021.

Genetics company 23andMe is rolling out a huge initiative for people with ADHD and depression — but psychologists are worried

23andMe now lets users share information about what treatments for conditions like depression and ADHD do and don't work for them. 5,000 people have used the feature so far.

Bill Cosby has been found guilty — here’s what happens if you take the pills he described as ‘friends to help you relax’

Shortly before Bill Cosby sexually assaulted Andrea Constand, she said, he passed her three blue pills that he called "friends to help you relax."

An app that links you to a therapist by text has plans for a major expansion — starting with prescribing drugs

Talkspace is bringing on psychiatrists to prescribe medications to patients through the app. It's also announcing a round of new partnerships, including giving brothers in the 9,000-member fraternity Delta Tau Delta free access to the platform.