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2 Connecticut politicians started feuding in the comments section of a local blog, then challenged each other to a public drug test in a urinalysis sh...

The two officials both took urine tests following several days of insulting one another's intelligence and accusing each another of being on drugs.
Metformin is often called a "miracle drug."

A ‘miracle drug’ used for diabetes prevention could also be a key to weight loss maintenance

A new study found that diabetes drug metformin could help people who lost significant weight to keep it off for the longterm.
A group of women (not pictured) on a bachelorette party had a nasty surprise when they arrived at their Airbnb.

A group on a bachelorette-party trip were shocked to find a dead body in their Airbnb

The partygoers' trip to New Orleans for St. Patrick's Day took a turn when they found the body of a young man in their apartment.
Alice Moon, who has cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS), can no longer use marijuana. She still works in the marijuana industry.

A mysterious condition makes marijuana users violently ill, and it reveals a hidden downside to the drug’s growing popularity

Interviews with researchers, doctors, and patients with cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome reveal a severe and mysterious illness tied to heavy cannabis use.
Marijuana use has risen among US workers.

Marijuana use is on the rise among US workers as more states legalize the drug

The rate of US workers who tested positive for all drugs — including opiates, cocaine, and marijuana — hit a fourteen year high last year.
Pharmacy-benefit managers (PBMs), which are today increasingly owned by health insurers and pharmacy chains, will be facing tough questions about drug prices at a congressional hearing on April 9.

These powerful but little-known companies that have been blamed for high drug prices are now coming out of the shadows for a congressional interrogati...

The US has a high drug prices problem. These obscure but powerful companies will now face some tough questions on Capitol Hill.
Experts say they're starting to see some viable options for male contraception.

A startup seeded by Silicon Valley’s hottest mentorship program aims to bring the first male birth control to market

The company is working on hormone-free contraception with science developed at UC Berkeley. The startup recently debuted at Y Combinator.
Regulators at the FDA will hold a meeting in April on CBD.

Regulators just gave some legal hope to food and drink makers using cannabis extract CBD

The FDA has previously said that CBD-containing foods are illegal because the ingredient is also an approved drug. A new statement hinted at a change.
Tobacco giant Reynolds rolled out nicotine lozenges called Revel on Wednesday.

Tobacco giant Reynolds just rolled out berry and cream nicotine lozenges as it faces new pressure from Juul for smokeless products

Sold in four flavors, the lozenges are the first new product the company has launched on a wide commercial scale since the Vuse e-cigarette in 2013.

A mysterious syndrome that makes marijuana users violently ill is starting to worry doctors

A key driver of marijuana-related ER visits to a Colorado hospital was a mysterious syndrome called CHS, characterized by severe nausea and vomiting.