PTSD and psychoactive drugs: MDMA treatment shows potential, but others lack evidence

Can psychoactive drugs be used to treat mental health problems? The idea has been around for years, and recently received some attention in the media. Interest in the potential of drugs such as MDMA (scientific name 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), ketamine, psilocybin and LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) has been growing among scientists and […]

Arthritis anti-inflammatory treatment could halt immune system 'storm'

Could an arthritis drug be a breakthrough treatment for Covid? Doctors say anti-inflammatory treatment could halt the immune system ‘storm’ responsible for killing thousands Doctors say anti-inflammatory treatment tocilizumab could save lives It could be used to halt the immune system ‘storm’ that has killed thousands If successful, it would only […]

Opioid overdoses skyrocket in the face of COVID-19 pandemic; stronger drugs, scarce treatment blamed

CHICAGO—Sweating in the heat of a late afternoon sun, Brandi biked up to a mobile drug treatment van in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood and asked for an assortment of needles. “Do you need Narcan?” Nikki Carter, an outreach worker, asked while leaning out the van’s window. “I have some, but […]