Months behind schedule, Queensland's first licensed medicinal cannabis farm has started growing plants with the aim of manufacturing medicines from early next year.
Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction is under-diagnosed, but roughly 10 to 20 per cent of people without asthma have it, including Belinda Smith.
Strong medications normally reserved for the very mentally unwell are being used too often and freely on elderly patients, causing damaging side effects and premature death.
When Roseanne Barr tweeted a racist comment, she initially blamed Ambien. Now Elon Musk has name-dropped the drug in an emotional interview with the New York Times. So what is it and why does it keep making the news?
Diabetics across Australia are struggling to source an essential piece of equipment used to monitor their health.
Dr William McBride is credited with sounding the alarm about birth defects caused by the drug thalidomide. But Dr Norman Swan says his career was marred by taking credit for others' insights and producing fraudulent evidence.
The death of Australian doctor William McBride, who helped expose thalidomide as a drug that caused birth defects, hit the headlines today. But what is thalidomide, and what exactly did Dr McBride do?
Children with a muscle-wasting condition called spinal muscular atrophy will get a "life-saving" breakthrough drug for just $40, instead of hundreds of thousands of dollars, with $240 million in funding to be allocated in the federal budget to list the drug on the PBS.
The cost of HIV-prevention drug PrEP will be slashed, with the final hurdle now cleared for adding it to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
Martin Shkreli, who became "the most hated man in America" for jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug, cried as he was sentenced to seven years in prison for defrauding investors in two failed hedge funds.