Excessive, unnecessary use of medically important antibiotics in livestock production is spurring antibiotic resistance in animals and humans, confirms a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report published this week.

Although malaria deaths have been nearly halved since 2000, the global health community is hardly in a celebratory mood on this World Malaria Day. The reason: Progress against malaria has recently stalled. “We are now at a turning point, warned WHO Director-General Tedros…

India’s pharmaceutical industry is churning out drugs to treat the country’s 70 million diabetics. Many are questionable combination pills hitting the shelves without clinical trials.An analysis of India’s regulatory procedures found fixed-dose combination drugs (FDCs) are…

It’s ever-harder to do justice to the gravity of the US opioid crisis, but TIME goes some way in its first-ever issue dedicated to a single topic.Tracking users, first responders, families, funerals and recoveries, James Nachtwey’s haunting photos are nothing short of war…

Editor’s Note: This week we will highlight 5 takes on how we can reduce drug prices while preserving robust research and development, from the fall issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine. Read the complete set here.

Chemical byproducts from pharmaceuticals flow into the ocean, largely unregulated and unchecked by wastewater treatment plants.

After several stagnant years, gun deaths are on an uptick that is continuing into 2017, according to a new CDC report. But diabetes, cancer and heart disease are all bigger killers—with drug overdoses the biggest of all in Americans under 50. Overdose deaths have jumped a…

Drug makers have manipulated America’s Orphan Drug Act — enacted in 1983 to help people suffering from rare diseases — for their own financial gain, according to a Kaiser Health News investigation.     To encourage development of drugs that will benefit very few patients,…

It’s one thing to read about Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal antidrug campaign. It’s another thing indeed to see its effects on human beings.   New York Times photojournalist Daniel Berehulak spent 35 days in Manila, documenting 57 homicide victims. His images…

Chinese researchers have discovered a method of creating large “superparamagnetic crystals” that could be useful in drug delivery.   Scientists have known that magnetized crystals can carry drugs directly to tumors or diseased organs, but in the past they were too small to…