In somewhat disquieting news, an extended-release ADHD medication called Adzenys has hit the market, making amphetamines even more tempting than they already are by delivering the drug in chewable, candy-flavored form. This should go well!
Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed a measure into law that will allow Oregon pharmacists to prescribe birth control directly to patients. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Knute Buehler, who is both male and Republican, who sponsored the proposal because, he said, “it makes no sense that men have unrestrained access…
This morning on the Today show, NBC's Tom Costello filed a report about Americans' dependency on pills. Apparently we're taking more prescription meds than ever before — 16 million of us are on painkillers; 5 million on sleep aids; 18 million on anti-depressants.
Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius decided not to allow stores to sell Plan B over the counter to kids under 17, because she wasn't convinced the FDA had conclusively proved teens could safely take it without talking to a doctor. We decided to compare it to a few other medications children…
Amanda Seyfried recently told a magazine that she has panic attacks and gets therapy. She's one of the few to admit that being a Hollywood actress is pretty hard on the psyche — and to be open about treatment. And while we wouldn't wish mental health issues on any individual, there's an upside for society at large.
A French man is suing drug company GlaxoSmithKline because he claims the Parkinson's drug Requip turned him into a "compulsive gay sex addict."
Doctors apparently claim Lindsay Lohan isn't really an addict — she was just driven crazy by Adderall. And the thing is, it could actually be true.
Are American kids overdiagnosed, overmedicated, overburdened with acronyms and diagnoses? In We've Got Issues, Judith Warner has a surprising answer.