Prescription drugs News – the latest from Al Jazeera


Why you should be afraid of an antibiotic apocalypse

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


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


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.


Trade in harmful counterfeit pills going global

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


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


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.