After escaping from prison last summer, Mexico’s most powerful drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman surely found himself with a busy schedule trying to run the Sinaloa cartel and also stay out of prison. It appears that he also had time to undergo surgery for a testicular implant: as befits a man running a large…
Jeb Bush’s problem is basically this: everyone knows who he is, and nobody likes him. In an effort to combat that rather ego-killing dilemma, he’s showing a more personal side, releasing an ad about his daughter Noelle’s issues with drug addiction. Bush began supporting more lenient sentences for drug users after…
Sean Penn might’ve met with famed Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in the fall for a Rolling Stone interview without notifying the proper authorities looking for the escaped convict but his actions, while dick-ish, were not illegal.
The news of the drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s arrest is full of peculiarities: from his Hollywood-like escape from prison to his brush with actual Hollywood garbage man Sean Penn. Now, new details have emerged about where he went after he was apprehended: a “sex motel” near Mexico’s Barobampo mountains.
The limelight, man. It’ll chew you up and spit you out. No one knows this better than Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, the notorious drug cartel king who was finally arrested this week after months on the lam.
Heroin use has exploded across the American northeast, and, according to Governor Paul LePage of Maine, men with names like “D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty” are to blame.
In New England, the heroin epidemic has crawled into the early days of 2016: In the past week alone, eight people have reportedly died from a lethal strain called “Hollywood” that is currently coursing through Massachusetts.
Turing Pharmaceuticals has announced that Martin Shkreli, its v. unpopular CEO, is resigning. Shkreli was arrested yesterday on unrelated fraud charges, which allege he engaged in improper self-enrichment, using a previous company as his personal checkbook to pay off other debts. You can’t do that.
Time is a flat circle, especially when I am high and inside my couch looking at Vine on my phone. It is my most fulfilling comfort behavior—the closest, I think, someone can get to being in utero without actually being in utero.
In early November, a 19-year-old Texas woman named Sarah Furay was arrested while allegedly toting an eye-popping array of pharmaceuticals. Several news stories referred to the woman, Sarah Furay, as “adorable.” While apologizing for that word choice, Death and Taxes has also uncovered the less-adorable fact that…
A little under two years ago, Tennessee passed Senate Bill 1391, making it a crime to have taken narcotic drugs while pregnant, if the infant is born addicted to narcotics or “harmed by” them. While 28 women have been charged under the law, and one sentenced to jail time, there’s no evidence it’s worked to reduce the…
Addyi is a new libido-boosting pill for women. According to the manufacturer’s studies, it can restore a healthy sex drive to some (but not all) of the women who take it daily. But the drug is expensive and has scary side effects. So is Addyi worth it?
Amy, this past summer’s documentary about the life and career of beloved singer Amy Winehouse, is now being shown to juvenile drug offenders in Thailand. The purpose of the screening is to deter the young boys from continuing down a path of drug addiction. A sort of Afterschool Special, if you will.
On Thursday, Rand Paul discussed his stance on weed, also known as the one position on which he isn’t totally bananas. In a talk, Paul called out Jeb Bush for flagrant rich-kid hypocrisy: namely, the former Florida governor’s admission that he had smoked marijuana while a student at Phillips Academy is exactly why…
A homeopathy conference in Germany ended regrettably early when 29 people accidentally took “an LSD-like drug” called Aquarust and had to be rushed to the hospital, according to reports. The homeopaths were rescued after they were seen rolling around in a field near their hotel, gibbering incoherently.
In the next couple week, freshman students will be flooding college campuses across the country and experiencing—for the very first time—the enlightenment of higher education, the value of independent living, and—if they’re not total nerdball squares—lots and lots of drugzzzz.
Kim Kardashian will probably think twice next time she considers asking her 42 million Instagram followers to double-tap her prescription drug endorsements. The Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to the makers of Diclegis (a morning sickness drug she promoted last month) asking them to “stop ‘misbranding’ the…
On Friday, Dr. Frances Kelsey passed away at the age of 101. She was the Food and Drug Administration official who changed the way drugs were tested and marketed to the general public when she began asking questions about the safety of thalidomide.