Hysingla ER is an extended-release tablet, and is intended to treat pain that requires round-the-clock treatment. The tablets are difficult to crush, break up, or dissolve, which should make it harder to abuse.
Ketamine, a sedative and anesthetic , is also known as a dangerous, illegal party drug. But in several clinics in the United States, ketamine is being used to treat depression in people who have not been helped by other treatments.
A teen who has been considered brain dead for a year now is currently in the middle of a heated legal battle and debate on ethics and the real definition of brain death after her parents insisted the course reverse its previous ruling that she’s already brai…
A 1-year-old boy in upstate New York died after drinking a small amount of liquid nicotine, which is used in e-cigarettes. This is thought to be the first case of an accidental death caused by liquid nicotine, which has become widely available as the popularit…
California is suffering what is being called the worst epidemic of whooping cough in 70 years. Almost 10,000 cases have occurred and one infant has died since January 1. Outbreaks have occurred at schools across the state.
The FDA has approved a vaccine that protects against nine forms of human papilloma virus (HPV). HPV infection can lead to cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal cancer. Previous versions of HPV vaccines protected against only four form of the virus.
Chronic lack of sleep and sleep-related breathing problems in children may increase the risk that they will be obese later in life. This finding comes from data collected over 15 years on almost 1,900 English children.