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Purdue Reformulated OxyContin to Reduce Abuse — Did They Succeed?

OxyContin was neither superior to old-fashioned immediate-release oxycodone, a cheaper generic, nor did it offer any advantage over other opioids like morphine.

Kratom is an Unregulated Addictive Drug That Kills

Kratom is a a highly addictive, unregulated drug. It has been brought into the US by importers, often via illegal routes, for the last decade and is frequently seized by the FDA and destroyed

Up, Up, And Away: The Evolution of Speed

Amphetamine was synthesized from ephedrine by German scientists in 1887, and methamphetamine, also created by Nagayoshi, arrived in 1893. Pharmacologist Akira Ogata took methamphetamine one step further

The Mechanics of Vaping and Its Medical Impact on Your Health

How safe is vaping? What medical literature exists to support claims of safety or the contrary? Medika examines the lucrative industry.