Nigella Lawson Has Been Coked Out of Her Mind for a Decade, Allegedly

Super sexy gourmand Nigella Lawson is entangled in a legal mess involving her ex-husband and two former longtime assistants who alleged in court proceedings this week that "Higella"—as her ex is now referring to her—used cocaine, pot, and prescription pills "daily" for last 10 years. Girl can party. » 11/27/13 6:00pm 11/27/13 6:00pm

Almost 9 Million Americans Rely on Prescription Pills to Fall Asleep

I am pretty much a gold-medal-level sleeper—I've slept through earthquakes, smoke alarms, wolf fights (PROBABLY, HOW WOULD I KNOW?)—so I don't have any prescription supplements to usher me off to snoozeville. But once in a while, when one crosses my path, oh my god is that velvety blackness ever awesome. So it… » 8/30/13 11:40am 8/30/13 11:40am

Women Disproportionately Overdosing on Painkillers

Somewhere in between Valley of the Dolls and Winona Ryder getting arrested with Vicodin in her purse, prescription painkiller abuse went from an epidemic to an epidemic that affects women disproportionately. The Centers for Disease Control has just released a study that finds deaths from prescription painkillers have… » 7/02/13 7:15pm 7/02/13 7:15pm

Not Enough Parents Are Hiding Their Happy Pills From Their Kids

You would think that most parents are smart enough to know that their prescription medications' "keep out of reach of children" warning isn't to be taken lightly, but maybe not. Doctors are reporting an increase in incidences of children being brought to the hospital after getting into their moms' and dads' pill… » 6/03/13 1:00pm 6/03/13 1:00pm

Ecstasy, the Marriage Counsellor of Tomorrow

The modern world is a treacherous place for romantical, tandem bicycle relationships, a place filled with cynicism, internet snark, and full-page newspaper ads encouraging married people to be total sleazeballs. People just aren't pair-bonding like they used to, and while some of us have accepted the fact that divorce… » 2/02/13 2:00pm 2/02/13 2:00pm

Here's Diane Sawyer Drinking Wine and Popping Pills at the News Desk…

Well! Some people thought that Diane Sawyer seemed a wee bit drunk on Election Night. And in this vintage (never-aired?) footage from Primetime Live, she sips a glass of red wine and then fishes some prescription pills from her purse. Ah, the good old days! The best part? When Sawyer sassily snipes, "I said, too… » 11/08/12 10:50am 11/08/12 10:50am

Texas Women Hitting Up Mexico For Over-The-Counter Ulcer Medication To…

As expected, the 2011 cuts in Texas family planning—not to mention the patently absurd new law that women are required to get a sonogram 24 hours before their abortion procedure—are taking their toll on the ladies of the Lone Star State. Concerned women's health providers in Texas report that they're seeing a higher… » 9/29/12 5:30pm 9/29/12 5:30pm

Women are Prescribed More Drugs But Take Less of Them

Although women of all ages use more prescription drugs than men, they're not very good at taking them as directed, according to a new study that's a more depressing read than Valley of the Dolls. (At least Neely O'Hara was diligent about taking her speed.) And it's not because they're lazy or forgetful — it's because… » 3/19/12 10:40am 3/19/12 10:40am

Stressed Out Moms Are Hitting The Ambien Bottle Hard


Sometimes it seems like moms cannot catch a break. They're already on duty 24 hours a day, but now it turns out that even when everyone else in the house is fast asleep, they're not getting much rest. Insomnia, the New York times reports, is causing women across the country, but especially moms, to turn to sleeping… » 11/06/11 2:05pm 11/06/11 2:05pm

Jessica Hahn Was High On Something On The View

Perhaps the producers of The View knew they had something very special on their hands when Jessica Hahn—known for a sex scandal involving televangelist Jim Bakker in the '80s—sat down at the table and launched into a story for a full three minutes before anyone else could get a word in edgewise that wasn't even… » 2/22/11 3:04pm 2/22/11 3:04pm