“It’s potentially a really big deal,” said Brendan Saloner, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and Bloomberg School of Public Health , who has studied the opioid addiction crisis. Suboxone Film has “a really important role in the overall strategy of combating the overdose crisis,”

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Our Yoram Unguru writes, “Having cancer is hard enough without unnecessary and preventable impediments such as drug shortages, which represent a particularly vexing challenge. In the United States, shortages of drugs for cancer and other diseases over the past decade have become the new normal and the problem is getting worse.”

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Surgeon Henry Heimlich is best known for inventing a way to rescue choking victims, but a quarter-century ago, he was vilified for promoting a fringe treatment for AIDS & Lyme disease. Called malarial therapy, it involved injecting patients with the malaria-causing parasite, supposedly to stimulate their immune systems

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Deaths from opioid overdoses have increased dramatically over the last decade. In 2017, the latest year for which the U.S. government has statistics on the trend, more than 47,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses

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Peace Over Promise

March 12, 2019

ALS patient quits taking drug aimed at slowing disease. David Frei, 54, has been struggling with time. Some things he wants to slow down, others he wants to speed up. He can’t keep up with trying to adapt to the paralysis that started in his legs and is creeping up his body. Every solution is temporary

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A study on rats offers the first biological evidence that small doses of hallucinogenic drugs could have therapeutic benefits

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A look at why some families dealing with serious illnesses are having to put treatment on hold over prescription drug shortages – with comments from our Yoram Unguru

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Family Medicine

March 5, 2019

James Marcus writes about how, at the end of his life, his father went from doctor to patient, from scientist to subject

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