U.S. baby boomers kill selves at high rate

World / Social Issues Jun 7, 2013

U.S. baby boomers kill selves at high rate

Last spring, Frank Turkaly tried to kill himself. A retiree in a Pittsburgh suburb living on disability checks, he was estranged from friends and family, mired in credit card debt and taking medication for depression, cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure. It was not the ...

House Republicans fault FDA in meningitis probe

World / Politics Apr 18, 2013

House Republicans fault FDA in meningitis probe

After reviewing 27,000 pages of documents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Republicans and Democrats came to different conclusions about the agency's ability to prevent one of the worst public health crises in American history. Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee ...

How-tos | LIFELINES Jan 29, 2013

Leave restricted drugs at home

CT has a prescription for Adderall (methamphetamine), which is illegal in Japan, and has recently been hired to work on a U.S. base here. "My plan as of now is to leave my meds at home and try to get a new prescription once I'm ...

Editorials Jan 17, 2013

Drug sales over the Internet

The Supreme Court's Second Petit Bench ruled 4-0 on Jan. 11 that the health and welfare ministry's ban on the sale of nonprescription drugs over the Internet is null and void. Two firms had filed the lawsuit. While maximum priority should be given to ...

Hemp OK as rope, not as dope

Reference | EXPLAINER Dec 11, 2007

Hemp OK as rope, not as dope

by Jun Hongo

A Justice Ministry report released last month says the number of Cannabis Control Law violations set a record in 2006, while the amount of marijuana seized dropped to half from the previous year. Some experts fear this indicates a rise in casual mar ijuana use ...