Healthcare News & Insights

Feds start medical marijuana crackdown in California

Medical marijuana dispensaries face property seizure and prison time if the feds follow through on their threat to shut down state dispensaries.

Doc illegally prescribed steroids for local cops, taxpayers paid the bill

A doctor and several police officers appear to have engaged in a double breach of public trust.

New program IDs potential addicts sooner — and with less awkwardness

Getting patients to answer honestly if they are abusing drugs or alcohol isn’t easy. A new program helps.

The truth hurts: Booze, cigs worse than many illegal drugs

A health policy adviser was fired for saying out loud what many medical professionals already think: Alcohol and tobacco are more dangerous than many illegal drugs.