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All the ways the 2020 election has influenced science policy so far
One clear winner has been marijuana legalization.
Oregon just voted to legalize magic mushrooms. Here’s what that actually means.
Recent research suggests psilocybin is safe—and can have astonishing therapeutic uses.
Remdesivir is the first FDA-approved COVID-19 treatment. Here’s what to know about it.
A new wave of studies convinced the US government to make the drug an option for non-pediatric hospitalized patients.
These are the best COVID-19 treatments right now
Plus: what we know about what Trump is (and isn’t) taking.
President Trump’s COVID-19 treatment includes an experimental antibody cocktail
The chosen drugs might offer more clues to his condition.
How do we know if medicines are safe during pregnancies?
Expectant mothers have long been excluded from clinical trials. Some experts say this practice needs to change.
The ‘inactive’ ingredients in your pills could harm you
Pharmaceutical companies need to be more transparent about excipients like fillers for the sake of patient safety.
All the pros—and cons—of convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19
The treatment has been around for about a century, and hasn’t really gotten any better with age.
Russia just approved a COVID vaccine—but that’s not necessarily good news
Vaccine candidates go through three important phases of clinical trials for good reasons.
The verdict on hydroxychloroquine is in
Evidence was shaky at first, but as evidence from clinical trials has come in, the data are pretty clear on how effective the drug really is.