FDA approves device to wean addicts off heroin.

The approval mirrors an Obama administration priority to make anti-addiction drugs more available The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug-emitting implant to combat addiction to heroin and other opioids killing thousands of people annually. The approval mirrors an Obama administration priority to make anti-addiction drugs more available. The device is implanted in… Read More »


Really good news for people with lupus — the first new drug in 50 years has just been approved by the FDA. In case you aren’t familiar with it, systemic lupus erythematosus (its formal name) is a type of autoimmune condition. Under normal circumstances, the immune system protects the body against bacteria and viruses. But… Read More »

Why all drugs should be legal. (Yes, even heroin.)

We’ve come a long way since Reefer Madness. Over the past two decades, 16 states have de-criminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana, and 22 have legalized it for medical purposes. In November 2012, Colorado and Washington went further, legalizing marijuana under state law for recreational purposes. Public attitudes toward marijuana have also changed; in… Read More »

What Is Lupus? 5 Greatest Risk Factors For Chronic Autoimmune Disease

Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans and 5 million people worldwide. Because the disease is chronic, it comes and goes throughout a person’s lifetime with flares and remissions, but it doesn’t do so randomly. Lupus targets people with certain risk factors, making them highly susceptible. According to the Mayo Clinic –… Read More »

9 Signs Of Lupus All Women Should Be Able To Recognize

Like many autoimmune diseases, lupus affects more women than men. In fact, 90 percent of people diagnosed with the life-long condition are young women between the ages of 15 and 34, according to the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation. (S.L.E. stands for systemic lupus erythematosus, the full name of the disease.) As with its chronic cousins Hashimoto’s… Read More »

NHS ‘testing cannabis-based pain relief product’ for first time

The National Health Service is reportedly testing a cannabis-based product for the first time. The ‘MediPen’ is used to relieve pain from various conditions. Credit: MediPen/Facebook The ‘MediPen’ is used to relieve pain in people suffering from a range of conditions including depression, cancer and arthritis. The vaporiser contains the active ingredient cannabidoil, an oil… Read More »