16 Nov 2016

Daily Reads - November 16, 2016

STAT - Explore How Illegal Drugs Have Become Cheaper and More Potent Over Time
Check out how the price and purity of illegal drugs has changed over time, based on data from the DEA's System to Retrieve Information from Drug Evidence (STRIDE)

Popular Science - This Pill Delivers Medication Days or Weeks After It's Swallowed
"The new device, which has been tested in pigs, could be a potential solution not only for patients with chronic diseases, but also as a way to treat conditions in third world countries that require long-term therapies, such as malaria."

Ars Technica - Bogus Claims by Homeopathic Drug Makers Will Now Face Wrath of FTC
"Makers of over-the-counter homeopathic drugs and products that claim to cure or treat ailments will now have to clearly disclose in their advertisements and labeling that: 1) there is no scientific evidence that they are effective, and 2) that any claims of effectiveness are only based on homeopathic theories, which are not accepted by modern medical experts."

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