The Shiloh Residential Treatment Center in Manvel, Texas, has a history of problems, including deaths of children in its custody and allegations children were systematically drugged with psychotropic medications.

Immigrant children forcibly injected with drugs, lawsuit claims


Children held at Shiloh Treatment Center, a government contractor south of Houston that houses immigrant minors, described being held down and injected, according to federal court filings.


A new study finds that after drug approvals are fast-tracked, required trials are slow to follow


The number of daily opioid overdoses in South Florida is overwhelming police

A mosquito is caught in a plastic box by a mosquito researcher in the eastern German town of Leipzig.

A Chinese pharmacologist who discovered a treatment for malaria in an ancient Chinese remedy gets a Nobel prize


Global Drug Panel Says War on Drugs a Failure

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Around the World, Phony Drugs Infiltrate Pharmacies


The World Health Organization reports that one in four pharmaceuticals is fake. Here to talk about his job using chemistry to ID fake pharmaceuticals is Facundo M. Fernandez, a Chemistry Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology. On The Takeaway.

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Personalized medicine may help drugs work better


Most pharmaceuticals only work for about half the people who take them. Why? Because our DNA can inhibit them from functioning in our bodies. Personalized medicine –matching individual genes with appropriate pharmaceuticals — might offer a solution.

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Plant food or dangerous drug

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The World’s Laura Lynch reports on the growing popularity of a ‘legal drug’ know as Mephadrone in Britain. It’s legally sold a plant food, but it’s been blamed as the cause of death for two British teens, and lawmakers are talking about a ban.