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The Human Lab Rats Injecting Themselves with Peptides

3 Nov 2023

When the Liver King fell from grace, the leaked list of the drugs he was on raised many eyebrows. The Liver King, né Brian Johnson, is a buff social media influencer who pressed his followers to...

You Won’t Die from Touching Fentanyl

13 Oct 2023

On the fictional cop show Blue Bloods, in the appropriately titled episode “Pain Killers,” detective Maria Baez picks up a tray containing drug paraphernalia and a white powder and is soon seen on...

Fake Drugs, Real Problems

31 May 2023

We are drowning in fraud. Simply defined, fraud is intentional deception, usually for monetary gain. We have become used to robo-calls telling us that we have been subjected to a tax audit and had...

Generic Drugs and Ambivalent Attitudes

31 Mar 2023

Generic drugs offer low-cost alternatives to brand-name drugs and account for over ¾ of the prescriptions filled in Canada. Despite this, many people have lingering doubts, fears or negative...

This Anti-Drug Pamphlet Has a Hidden Motive

18 Nov 2022

It was inside a tiny restaurant on Clerk Street in Edinburgh, Scotland, that I spotted the pamphlets. I was waiting for my meal, sitting in front of a narrow ledge that served as both a table and...

What HBO’s Euphoria Teaches Us About Opioid Use

11 Nov 2022

When season two of HBO’s Euphoria came out earlier this year, it painted a vivid picture of the chaotic lives of a group of high school students. From relationships, social media, to drug use and...

Is there a legitimate medical use for camphor?

31 Mar 2022

It wasn't so long ago that mothers would treat their children's colds by hanging little bags of camphor around their necks. The strong medicinal smell probably had some effect in opening up...

Learning From The Movies

18 Mar 2022

Both groups struggled with the same problem. How to extract and purify a chemical that is part of a complex mixture? For researchers led by Dr. Frederick Banting at the University of Toronto in...

A Real “Breaking Bad” Story

3 Dec 2021

As a chemistry professor, I find it particularly appalling when a member of the profession goes astray. That is just what Professor Bradley Allen Rowland did at Henderson State University in...


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