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The pandemic drove overdose deaths to a record high, but telemedicine may curb the trend
A new CDC report shows a nearly 30 percent increase in fatalities in 2020.
Ecstasy is a tool, not a cure-all, for healing trauma
There's a reason the therapy is 'MDMA-assisted.'
A novel drug to prevent Lyme disease is now being tested in humans
It could be available by 2023.
Can you overdose on weed?
You probably can’t blaze yourself to death, but that doesn’t mean there’s no such thing as a marijuana overdose.
The war on drugs didn’t work. Oregon’s plan might.
Decriminalizing drugs across the board isn’t as wild as it might sound.
Can CBD help you chill? Here’s what we know so far.
The cannabis and hemp extract can be found in everything from lattes to kids’ vitamins. But doctors are still trying to learn if it’s healthy.
Popular Science’s favorite stories of 2020
13 staff recommendations worth revisiting.
The case for rethinking how we use cancer drugs
Lower doses could save more lives, some oncologists say.
Shaming the public into smarter COVID-19 decisions won’t work. This will.
We can’t expect people to avoid risks entirely.
What happens when psychedelics make you see God
Drugs like ‘shrooms don’t just make people hallucinate. They can also help ease anxiety, depression, and other woes—but the effects may be even better when trips get spiritual.