According to a new study, just a few days of opiate painkillers can lead to long-term use, a strong indicator of dependency. The finding could help guide doctors' prescribing habits and discussions with patients.
Aflatoxin, a fungal poison present in many staple food crops, is a global health threat. Scientists have now created a strain of corn that prevents production of the toxin. But resistance to GMO crops could thwart its use.
Pharmacy benefit managers arose to fulfill a need created by the Medicare Modernization Act. But now these companies are contributing to escalating drug prices, the very opposite of their original purpose.
Just as the World Health Organization releases its first-ever list of such pathogens, a new study reveals an alarming spike in antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections among children. And infectious disease experts are scared.