Russia Bans Wikipedia Over Drug Article, Promptly Reverses Course After Edits

Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (basically its internet watchdog) has been in the news quite a bit lately. The regulatory body seems to be scouring the web, looking to block certain sites…

Russia Unblocks Reddit After Dustup over Shroom Post

On Wednesday afternoon, Russia added reddit to its registry of blocked sites. And as of early Thursday morning, reddit has been removed from the blocked sites list. After warning that it was considering it, Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision…

Kim Kardashian Posted a Misleading Drug Ad on Instagram and Ran Afoul of the FDA

Kim Kardashian has 42.6 million Instagram followers and nearly 26 million Facebook likes. So when she promotes a product, it’s a pretty big deal. Paid social media promotion is everywhere, as companies look to provide their products a lucrative endorsement…

Russia Threatens to Block Reddit over Drug Post

Russia, which has a history of threatening to block access to certain sites over seemingly ridiculous reasons, is now considering a ban on reddit. The news comes from Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass…

Adolf Hitler Was A Junkie, Used Painkillers 24 Times A Day According To New Documentary

Hard evidences have been uncovered pointing to Adolf Hitler’s dependence and addiction to drugs. According to a new TV documentary Hitler the Junkie which premiered on Foxtel on Wednesday, the villainous leader had regularly consumed a cocktail of different drugs…

The Cops Have Your Lost Cocaine, Please Facebook Message Them to Get It Back

If you happened to drop your bag of cocaine inside the Super Dollar on West Virginia Avenue in Crewe, Virginia on Tuesday, then you’re in luck! The cops have it. Just shoot them a message on Facebook and the whole…

Florida Man Has Drugs, in Case You Were Wondering – the Police Sure Were

I’ve never tried to give someone a bag of meth in a Kmart, so I’m no expert on the matter. I have to imagine, however, that if I did decide to make that life decision – I’d wear the most…

BBC Reporter Gets High From Second Hand Smoke

“Burning behind me is eight and half tons of heroin, opium, hashish and other narcotics… huehuehehe” elegantly guffawed BBC Reporter Quentin Sommerville. Like a dumpy Disney character, the journalist then told the cameraman in a slur to record another take,…

Bipolar Symptoms May Soon Be Treated With New Drugs

According to Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, bipolar disorder affects 5.7 million adults in America. While there is no cure for bipolar disorder, new research may provide new drug therapies that could lessen the severity of bipolar symptoms. Per Mayo…

Cloud 9 Designer Drug: How Dangerous IS It?

There seems to be conflict brewing in Macomb County, Mich. over a designer drug known as “Cloud 9”. On the one side are teens indulging in the substance, which is reported to be perfectly legal. On the other are Michigan…

Google Commits $250 Million To Battle Drug Abuse (And Of Course Settle A Lawsuit)

Late on Friday, news came out that Google committed $250 million at $50 million per year over the next five years, to develop an internal program that will help the search engine spread awareness about drug abuse, and combat rogue…

Paulina Gretzky’s Wedding to Dustin Johnson Reportedly on Thin Ice

One year ago, Dustin Johnson became perhaps the luckiest man in golf as he became engaged to Paulina Gretzky, the daughter of “The Great One,” Wayne Gretzky. Throughout the course of their relationship, however, Johnson’s personal and professional lives have…

Medicare Drug Premiums Set to Rise Yet Again

In a sign of what may become the new normal over the next few decades, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week announced that the price of Medicare premiums for prescription drugs will be rising again this…

Angelina Jolie’s Past Rehashed: Drug Video Released

When Angelina Jolie first made it big in 1999 with the film Girl: Interrupted, no one dreamed she would go on to be who she is today – An extremely successful and versatile actress married to Brad Pitt with six…

‘Snapchat’ Drug Is Sending People to the Hospital

Police in Darwin, Northern Territory Australia have had to issue an official drug warning over a new amphetamine pill that bears the Snapchat logo and is sending people to the hospital. The drug, street named Snapchat due to the Snapchat…

Depression Signs Could be Treated With Alzheimer’s Drug

Millions of Americans with depression function perfectly well using common treatments, but there are those whose disease shows resistance to most drugs. Researchers this week announced some hope for those people in new research that could eventually lead to a…

Sasha Shulgin, Known as ‘Godfather Of Ecstasy,’ Dead At 88

Sasha Shulgin is known by many as the “Godfather of Ecstasy” due to his role in inventing the popular party drug. It wasn’t the only chemist’s only achievement, however, and it’s proper to remember a brilliant scientist upon his death.…

$650 Million Settlement Reached in Pradaxa Lawsuit

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals this week agreed to a settlement in the multi-district litigation over the drug Pradaxa. The company has agreed to pay $650 million to settle the lawsuits. Much of that money will be used to compensate patients who…

$650 Million Settlement: Pradaxa Maker Wants To Avoid Litigation

A $650 million settlement is a hefty chunk of change, but it was a better outcome than the alternative for one drug maker. Boehringer Ingelheim, a German pharmaceutical company, was facing multiple lawsuits after families claimed Pradaxa, a blood thinner,…

NYPD Will Carry Lifesaving Heroin Overdose Reversal Kits

From 2006 to 2010, deaths attributed to heroin overdose rose a staggering 45 percent, and the total heroin users in the country have more than doubled in the last six years. Many, including those at the highest levels of state…