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FDA Urges Smaller Boxes of Imodium so People Stop Using it to Get High

The active ingredient, loperamide, has been called “the poor man’s methadone."
Jesse Hicks
1.30.18
Holy Shit
Holy Shit

Fish Skin Healed Bears’ Paws Burned in the California Fires

A veterinarian remembered a story about doctors treating human burns with tilapia skin.
Jesse Hicks
1.26.18
rights
rights

Our New Health Secretary Endorsed the Idea That Fetuses Are People

Alex Azar stands to pose a real problem for reproductive rights.
Susan Rinkunas
1.25.18
yikes
yikes

Smoking One Cigarette a Day Is Way Worse than Experts Thought

There is no such thing as safe smoking whatsoever, this study concludes.
Troy Farah
1.24.18
addiction
addiction

Supervised Drug Injection Sites Will Open in Philadelphia

Research suggests safe injection sites can cut overdose deaths and get people into treatment.
Jesse Hicks
1.24.18
rights
rights

The Battle to Get Expensive Hep C Treatment in Prisons

The disease is common in prison populations but states face a catch-22: spend their entire medical budgets on newer drugs or use cheaper treatments that are less effective.
Alex Smith, KCUR
1.23.18
Smoking
Smoking

The FDA Is Considering a New Kind of Smoking Device from Philip Morris

The iQOS is a pen-like device that heats a Marlboro-branded tobacco stick without burning it.
Jesse Hicks
1.23.18
immigration
immigration

Fear of Deportation Is Scaring Legal Immigrants Out of Getting Healthcare

People are afraid their information will be used to find their undocumented relatives.
Jesse Hicks
1.22.18
germs
germs

The Flu Can Be Spread Just by Breathing, Study Suggests

It's not just coughs and sneezes.
Jesse Hicks
1.19.18
alcohol
alcohol

Our Drunk-Driving Laws Aren’t Strict Enough

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences suggests lowering the legal blood alcohol limit from .08 to .05 as one strategy to reduce the number of drunk-driving deaths.
Jesse Hicks
1.18.18
lawsuits
lawsuits

Aetna to Pay $17 Million After Mailers Revealed Names of People Taking HIV Meds [Updated]

The company will pay damages to people taking drugs to treat or prevent HIV and received letters that made this information visible.
Jesse Hicks
1.18.18
RACE
RACE

Vanderbilt Surgery Resident Says His Program Is Discriminating Against Him

“They didn’t even punish the guy who physically assaulted me,” Eugene Gu says.
Ankita Rao
1.18.18