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New Molecular Discovery Could Mean Fewer Chemo Side Effects

New Molecular Discovery Could Mean Fewer Chemo Side Effects

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DURHAM, N.C.) — While it can often work wonders against invading cancer cells, chemotherapy can also bring on very undesirable side effects, such as hair loss, nausea and vomiting.But the recent discovery of the structure of a c…

Report: Afghan Air Force Suspected of Drug Running

Report: Afghan Air Force Suspected of Drug Running

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. government has reportedly launched a pair of probes to determine whether Afghan officials have been using military planes — many of which are paid for by the U.S. — to illegally smuggle guns an…

Syracuse Self Reports Potential Violations

Syracuse Self Reports Potential Violations

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(SYRACUSE, NY) — Syracuse University has self reported potential violations of its internal drug policy.
A three month investigation by Yahoo! Sports shows that the program failed to comply to the drug policy and played ine…

Bruno Mars Prosecutor Gets Nine Months on Drug Charges

Bruno Mars Prosecutor Gets Nine Months on Drug Charges

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department(LAS VEGAS) — A former Las Vegas prosecutor who handled high-profile drug cases against Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars will experience another side of the justice system after being ordered to spend nine months in …

Bruno Mars Prosecutor Gets Nine Months on Drug Charges

Bruno Mars Prosecutor Gets Nine Months on Drug Charges

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department(LAS VEGAS) — A former Las Vegas prosecutor who handled high-profile drug cases against Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars will experience another side of the justice system after being ordered to spend nine months in …

Drugs Raise Death Risk in Dementia Patients

Drugs Raise Death Risk in Dementia Patients

Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Elderly nursing home residents who take certain antipsychotic drugs for dementia have an increased risk of death, a new study found.The study of more than 75,000 nursing home residents with dementia, all of whom were…

New Drug Promising Against Deadly Melanoma

New Drug Promising Against Deadly Melanoma

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When Richard Kaminski had an unusual mole removed from his cheek in 1998, he thought it was the end of his experience with melanoma.But more than 10 years later, Kaminski developed a cough that didn’t go away. Medica…

FDA to Reconsider Once-Rejected Diet Drug

FDA to Reconsider Once-Rejected Diet Drug

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In the search for treatments to fight obesity, regulators have turned their attention to a diet drug that has already failed to receive government approval as a weight-loss treatment.Next week, a panel of advisers to …

Cancer Patients Fume Over Counterfeit Avastin

Cancer Patients Fume Over Counterfeit Avastin

J.B. Reed/Bloomberg News(OCEANSIDE, Calif.) — Cancer patients are furious that a counterfeit version of the drug Avastin has landed in U.S. clinics.Avastin, which is made by the Oceanside, Calif.-based company Genentech, is used in combination with ch…

Four TCU Football Players Arrested in Drug Bust

Four TCU Football Players Arrested in Drug Bust

Comstock/Thinkstock(FORT WORTH, Texas) — Seventeen Texas Christian University students, four of which are football players, have been arrested on drug charges Wednesday during a raid on and around the school’s Fort Worth campus.Marijuana, cocain…

Experts: Substance Abuse May Have Played Role in Whitney Houston’s Death

Experts: Substance Abuse May Have Played Role in Whitney Houston’s Death

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Although full details surrounding Whitney Houston’s death are not yet known, forensic experts not involved with the case speculate that the singer may have died from an accidental overdose.According to TMZ, offic…

Spring Break Travel Warning: Mounting Violence in Mexico

Spring Break Travel Warning: Mounting Violence in Mexico

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — As spring break nears, the U.S. government is warning Americans to stay out of much of Mexico because of rising drug-cartel violence — and tells travelers to one of Mexico’s most popular beach destinations to stay cl…

Exclusive: Leslie Carter Overdosed

Exclusive: Leslie Carter Overdosed

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Leslie Carter suffered from an overdose and was under the influence of several drugs before her death, according to the incident report from New York officials who responded to a 911 call from her home on Tuesday. Th…

Santorum Tells Sick Kid Market Should Set Drug Prices

Santorum Tells Sick Kid Market Should Set Drug Prices

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WOODLAND PARK, Colo.) — GOP contender Rick Santorum had a heated exchange with a mother and her sick young son Wednesday, arguing that drug companies are entitled to charge whatever the market demands for life-saving thera…

Mother of Nearly 14-Pound Baby Said No to Drugs to Avoid C-Section

Mother of Nearly 14-Pound Baby Said No to Drugs to Avoid C-Section

Photodisc/Thinkstock(DES MOINES, Iowa) — The Iowa mother who gave birth to a nearly 14-pound baby with no surgery or medication says she chose to deliver naturally rather than undergo a C-section.”We just wanted to avoid any unnecessary procedures,” K…

Doctor: Seizures Like Demi Moore’s Seen ‘Quite Often’ After Smoking Spice

Doctor: Seizures Like Demi Moore’s Seen ‘Quite Often’ After Smoking Spice

Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Medical experts say that seizures are a frequent side effect of the use of the synthetic drug “spice,” which actress Demi Moore may have been smoking before worried friends called 911 last week to report that t…

Whip-Its: Brief Highs, Big Dangers for Demi Moore?

Whip-Its: Brief Highs, Big Dangers for Demi Moore?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Inhaled nitrous oxide, a party drug more commonly known as laughing gas, whip-its and “hippie crack,” provides relatively intense, brief highs, although few people realize it also can harm, or even kill.Despite a …

Large Shipment of Cocaine Delivered to UN

Large Shipment of Cocaine Delivered to UN

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The NYPD and Drug Enforcement Administration are investigating a peculiar shipment of drugs seized at the United Nations earlier this month.Mailroom workers at the U.N. discovered packages containing around 16.5 kilos of …

New Review Questions Effectiveness of Tamiflu

New Review Questions Effectiveness of Tamiflu

Hannah Johnston/Getty Images(OXFORD, England) — Could Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) be not as effective as originally reported? The efficacy and safety of the drug, known as the most widely used medication against the influenza virus, has been questioned in a…

Former CSI Actor Gary Dourdan Fined $100 in Drug Case

Former CSI Actor Gary Dourdan Fined $100 in Drug Case

Joe Kohen/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Former CSI actor Gary Dourdan pleaded no contest Thursday to one count of disturbing the peace in connection with an incident last June in which he struck a couple of parked cars in Los Angeles, according to TMZ.com….

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