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Americans are taking fish antibiotics to save money

December 11th, 2019

Health care costs in the United States are, well, pretty insane. A decent insurance plan helps mitigate out-of-pocket costs for certain medications, but those with no health coverage can find themselves with enormous bills and no hope of paying them down. It’s a bizarre situation, and as elected officials continue to debate just how broken …

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FDA warns of cancer-causing impurity in popular heartburn drug Zantac

September 17th, 2019

Heartburn, and its even uglier cousin, acid reflux, can leave a person feeling incredibly uncomfortable, which is why drugs meant to treat such conditions are so popular. But, given the choice, most people would likely choose a bit of digestive discomfort over other more serious conditions like, oh I don’t know, cancer. Apparently, that’s a …

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Triple Crown winner Justify failed a drug test before winning it all

September 12th, 2019

Last year, a horse named Justify became a sports superstar by achieving the vaunted Triple Crown, winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes to maintain a spotless record. Now, over a year after ascending to the very top of the horse racing world, the legitimacy of Justify’s winning streak has been called into …

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Archaeologists found 1,000-year-old cocaine in an ancient drug stash

May 7th, 2019

Humans who lived 1,000 years ago could never have imagined the incredible advancements the subsequent centuries would bring. What we consider to be our mundane daily routines would be utterly mind-blowing to our distant ancestors but, as a new discovery in South America makes perfectly clear, humans who roamed the continent 1,000 years ago had …