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Federal "Meth Lab" Was Less Breaking Bad, More Terrible Science Fair Experiment

The news that an explosion at high-tech federal science lab last month might have been caused by meth production quickly precipitated a string of Breaking Bad jokes. But as became clear at a U.S. District Court in Greenbelt on Friday, this particularly meth lab was nowhere near as sophisticated as Walter White’s. It… »8/22/15 11:00am8/22/15 11:00am

How Long Will It Be Until You Can Get an Anti-Aging Pill?

Last month a team of doctors and scientists made the case to regulators at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider approving anti-aging drugs as a new pharmaceutical class. Such a designation would treat aging as disease rather than a natural process, potentially opening the door to government funding for… »7/29/15 3:30am7/29/15 3:30am

Who Needs Google's Dreaming Robot? Just Eat Some Shrooms Instead

The first week of July 2015 will forever be known as the week the internet freaked out about a bunch of triiiiiiippy images generated by a snoozing computer. Please. In my day we didn’t need Google to help us see melting dog faces with six eyes that are actually snails with centipedes crawling on their shells. We did… »7/10/15 5:45pm7/10/15 5:45pm

Medical Study Finds Doses on Cannabis Edibles Are "Inaccurate"

It’s hard to believe that an unregulated industry devoted to getting people high might not be concerned about extreme accuracy in representing their products. But a group of doctors writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that most cannabis edibles they tested were stronger or weaker than… »6/23/15 3:36pm6/23/15 3:36pm

Students Say Doc Forced Them To Drink, Take Ketamine, Examine His Penis

John Hagmann’s misconduct hearing with the Virginia Board of Medicine was today. He didn’t show up. But students he had allegedly abused were there, and testified how Hagmann subjected them to invasive medical procedures, bizarre drug- and alcohol-fueled “cognition” experiments, and sexual assault. »6/21/15 1:00pm6/21/15 1:00pm

The Female "Sex Pill" Is Here -- But Is It Worth the Risks?

Earlier this month, an FDA advisory committee voted to recommend the approval of flibanserin, Sprout Pharmaceutical’s drug for women with persistently low sexual desire. The drug has a number of vocal critics, who believe that its side effects, relative to its modest effect, could be harmful for women. »6/15/15 3:22pm6/15/15 3:22pm