United Kingdom

UK returns confiscated medical cannabis to epileptic boy

Billy Caldwell obtained the cannabis in Canada to help control his epileptic seizures.

UK returns confiscated medical cannabis to epileptic boy

Health

Trump declares opioid crisis a public health emergency

Trump stops short of calling epidemic 'national emergency', which critics argue is 'insufficient' response to crisis.

Health

'It felt like a bomb had gone off in my body'

Experts say, the antibiotic linked to toxicity that's left many chronically ill, should be used as last resort only.

Left paralysed from Fluoroquinolone antibiotic toxicity

Al Jazeera Selects

Drugs: Cannabis country, heroin fix and India's addicts

Three short docs about prescription drugs in India, a cannabis connoisseur in Uruguay and heroin addiction in Tanzania.

Health

America's opioid epidemic shattering women's lives

Women fighting addiction to prescription painkillers tell stories of losing children and loved ones.

America's opioid epidemic shattering women's lives

UpFront

Why you should be afraid of an antibiotic apocalypse

Mehdi Hasan on the dangers of doling out antibiotics like candy.

Cancer

Can cannabis combat cancer?

On World Cancer Day, scientists highlight promising cannabis results in rats to fight disease with minor side-effects.

Can cannabis combat cancer?

US & Canada

US pharmaceutical company chief arrested for fraud

Martin Shkreli, who sparked outcry for raising price of the HIV drug, charged for defrauding investors at previous company.

US pharmaceutical company chief arrested for fraud

Pakistan

Overdose of counterfeit drugs in Pakistan

With an overstretched medical care system, the country is also battling against fake drugs, doctors and dentists.

Fault Lines

Take as Prescribed: Drug Addiction in the US

Fault Lines explores what is behind the growing number of elderly Americans becoming addicted to painkillers.

Health

Trade in harmful counterfeit pills going global

Cheap but fake medications, now available at online pharmacies, a growing problem across Southeast Asia.

Addiction

The rising cost of heroin in small-town USA

Heroin-related deaths have quadrupled nationwide in the United States as consumption of the drug has sharply risen.

The rising cost of heroin in small-town USA

Russia

Life-destroying 'spice' drug engulfs Russia

Moscow blames Ukraine for proliferation of new highly addictive and deadly narcotic among its youth.

Life-destroying 'spice' drug engulfs Russia

Fault Lines

Opioid wars

Fault Lines investigates the battle over the most popular and controversial drugs in the US, opioid painkillers.

Poverty & Development

Drug companies accused of ignoring Ebola

Analysts say lack of financial incentive is holding back pharmaceutical firms from researching cure for deadly disease.