Trump raises possibility of withdrawing drug czar nominee

Vigil Opioid Drugs

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday raised the possibility of withdrawing his nomination of Republican Rep. Tom Marino to be the U.S.’s drug czar following reports that the lawmaker played a key role in passing a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from distributing opioids.


‘There was a screw-up’: UBC researchers pull paper linking vaccine component to autism

chris shaw

Researchers from the University of British Columbia are retracting their scientific paper linking aluminum in vaccines to autism in mice, because one of the co-authors claims figures published in the study were deliberately altered before publication — an issue he says he realized after allegations of data manipulation surfaced online.


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Emergency Department

If you get sick in Canada & you don’t speak English or French, your health may be in danger. @NightshiftMD says there’s a solution.


Cannabis research booms with backing of commercial growers

Alaska Marijuana

The budding marijuana industry is spurring new research around cannabis that will have long-term effects on a variety of fields, from farming to new medicine, as companies look for solid scientific data on the substance.