Drug-resistant strains of malaria are spreading across Southeast Asia, raising fears of a “potential global health emergency,” two new studies have found. The reports were published Monday in The Lancet, warning that a multi-drug-resistant strain had evolved and was spreading across Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. The new findings come as countriesRead More →

 Environment secretary Michael Gove has said he ‘deeply regrets’ taking cocaine ‘on several occasions’. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA There are two public settings in which you might expect someone to freely admit to taking illegal drugs. The first is an ex-con explaining why they ended up in prison and can nowRead More →

Big Pharma’s Go-To Defense of Soaring Drug Prices Doesn’t Add Up Many pharmaceutical companies claim that exorbitant drug costs—some companies charge patients $100,000, $200,000, or even $500,000 a year—are necessary to fund expensive research projects that generate new drugs. But “invoking high research costs to justify high drug prices,” Ezekiel J.Read More →