Mike the Mad Biologist

Category archives for Drugs

Or at least know what magical brownies can do to you:

Tragically, Massachusetts is having a hepatitis C outbreak, and it’s entirely due to surging heroin use:

One of the things that has been revealed by the VA Tech shooting is that the government keeps a database of prescription drug users. This has bothered some. Glenn Greenwald writes (italics mine):

I’m at a meeting in D.C. about antibiotic resistance, so I’ve left the Blogerator 9000 to fire up this post from the archives about a drug company executive’s explanation of how drugs are priced. It’s remarkable–and frustrating–that nobody has picked up on the basic message: drug prices are consumer driven, not R&D expenditure driven.

Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on Spider Webs

If you think the title is goofy, watch the video:

There is a winner in the War on Drugs: methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, also known as MRSA. A recent article in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology reached the following conclusion: