Is there evidence behind medical marijuana?

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Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series on evidence-based medicine. I recently organized and moderated a “Hot... Read more

K2 or Spice: Drug experimentation gone wrong

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Today’s guest blogger is Jane Miloradovich, PharmD, CSPI, a certified poison information specialist from the Poison Control Center at... Read more

Are energy drinks the new gateway drug?

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Hashtag, selfie, energy drink...It’s clearly a sign of the times that energy drink is now found in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary:... Read more

Molly: So popular and yet so misunderstood

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Teens don’t understand the truth about Molly -- a popular, but dangerous party drug. Molly and its cousin, Ecstasy, are based on the... Read more

The dangers of 'pharming parties'

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Many parents aren’t aware of the dangers of “pharming” parties and fail to talk to their teens about the dangers of abusing... Read more

How could marijuana legalization affect teens?

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The American Academy of Pediatrics issued on Monday a new policy statement on marijuana that covers in detail many issues about marijuana in... Read more

HGH and teens: Why we should be concerned

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It was reported recently that a remarkable 11 percent of teens had used Human Growth Hormone, or what purported to be HGH, in the last year... Read more

Testing kids and teens for drug abuse: What do I need to know?

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Drug testing can be a helpful tool in determining substance use or mental health disorders in adolescents. To help pediatricians determine... Read more