The club drug "Molly," touted as a pure capsule of the hallucinogen Ecstasy, is growing in popularity among young adults but health officials are warning potential drug users of the dangers tied to Molly.
A new poll revealed that a lot of American adults are still unaware of the potential risks involved with taking too much Tylenol.
In the first global survey of its kind, researchers found that marijuana is the most popular illegal drug of choice.
Starting in October, Extra Strength Tylenol will start printing warning labels on their caps.
A new CDC report revealed that nearly nine million American adults use prescription sleeping medications.
Researchers reported that three-fourths of the teenagers they interviewed took their prescription drugs without any supervision.
Researchers report that doctors are increasingly ignoring the guidelines set for treating back pain.
The CDC chief, Tom Frieden announced yesterday that doctors must be more selective when it comes to prescribing patients with narcotic painkillers.
According to some clinicians, smoking alcohol, which involves inhaling the vapor of the liquid, could be on the rise and is considered to be very dangerous.
New York City is attempting to do more to combat prescription painkiller abuse in light of new data that has found that prescription painkiller deaths have skyrocketed over the course of just six years.
According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, accidental poisoning was second only to car crashes as the leading cause of unintentional death in 2009.
Deaths due to drug overdose have increased for the 11th consecutive year in the U.S., according to federal data released on Tuesday.
Prescription drug overdoses in New York City increased seven-fold over a 16-year period, says a new study. Researchers found that many people die due to overdose of prescription opioids than the dangerous opioid - heroin.
During this time of year, when it seems like everyone is sick with something, over-the-counter cold and flu remedies are flying off the shelves.
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