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A researcher tests bacteria's ability to growth in the presence of antibiotics.

Pharmaceutical companies are backing away from a growing threat that could kill 10 million people a year by 2050

Novartis last week joined a number of large pharma companies that are dropping their antibiotics research projects. As superbugs become a growing problem, here's a look at what drugmakers have in store to combat this issue.
Juul is infiltrating American high schools.

A $15 billion e-cig startup that’s taking over the US is moving into London

Silicon Valley vape startup Juul Labs is bursting at its seams. On the heels of a $15 billion valuation, the company is rapidly expanding in the US and opening the doors to its first international office in London on Tuesday. After London, Juul plans to launch in three more countries.

A facility giving marijuana to people with addiction has had a major shakeup after it felt ‘like walking into a cloud of smoke’

A rehab facility in Los Angeles that gave marijuana to patients dealing with addiction has had a major shakeup. After an internal dispute, the founder of High Sobriety has moved to San Francisco to open a new facility called Remedy Recovery.

There’s a sea change coming for the $1 billion marijuana-based industry you’ve never heard of — here are some of the most popular pr...

A small but blossoming corner of the marijuana industry is set for a boom. The roughly $1 billion CBD industry is already shifting into high gear, with retailers selling everything from CBD teas and beer alternatives to CBD dog treats and coffee.

Doctors are calling out a new drug that helps people with addiction for costing more than $1,700 a week — while a generic costs just $1

Two months after it became the first federally approved drug of its kind to treat addiction, doctors are calling out Lucemyra, a new branded medication to treat opioid withdrawal, for costing $1,737 more per week than a similar generic drug.

Researchers may have found new a way to help treat type 1 diabetes – and it’s with a drug that has been on the market for over 30 years

Researchers repurposed an anti-hypertension drug to improve outcomes for patients with type 1 diabetes.

A mysterious supplement has a viral following of people who take it for addiction — and researchers say it’s too compelling to ignore

New research and a growing set of anecdotal reports suggest that a drug called kratom — touted for its ability to help with opioid addiction — may not be as universally harmful as some reports made it seem. Kratom could even have benefits, but more research is needed.

The first marijuana-based prescription drug in the US has been approved, and some cannabis startups should be worried

The FDA's historic approval of the first marijuana-derived prescription drug has left cannabis startups in a tough spot. Many welcome the news as a sign of the growing recognition of marijuana's potential health benefits, but some worry it will increase demand for sub-par products.

A pharma CEO says a new depression drug could have lasting effects after one short course, like antibiotics — here’s what experts think

Sage Therapeutics CEO Jeff Jonas said the new drug could help depressed people feel well "with just a two week course of treatment — similar to how antibiotics are used." No existing drug works that way, and this one hasn't yet been studied beyond a limited time frame when most drugs fail.

There’s a sea change coming for the $1 billion marijuana-based industry you’ve never heard of

A compound in the plant that’s been linked to a range of potential health benefits — but doesn’t cause a high — is increasingly being eyed for its use in salves, oils, balms, and beverages. It’s also the main ingredient in a drug that just became the first of its kind to win government approval.