The donation from financier Bob Broderick will help fill what's widely seen as an urgent need for solid research on how cannabis affects the brain.
Mark Gottlieb is the executive director of the Public Health Advocacy Institute at Northeastern. He joined WBUR's Morning Edition host Jack Lepiarz to talk about the threatened lawsuit.
Join Morning Edition producer Khari Thompson for an inspiring "Ask Me Anything" with two leading young CRISPR scientists from MIT's McGovern Institute.
Jurors will begin their 12th day of deliberations on Monday in the case against Insys Therapeutics Founder John Kapoor and four other former executives of the Chandler, Arizona-based company.
The public can dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription medications at more than 600 collection sites across the region on Saturday.
The chair of Harvard's new immunology department helped pioneer the science behind the most promising new type of cancer treatment in decades -- and it all began with lima beans...
From 2004 to 2018, Purdue Pharma paid lobbyists in Massachusetts a total of $886,000 to protect its drugs.
Nearly a quarter of popular high-nicotine products showed signs of bacterial contamination, one more "buyer beware" about vaping, researchers say.
The goal of the federal grant is to reduce overdose deaths by 40% in 3 years and create national models to curb the opioid epidemic.
"Sometimes you just need a quick look to see if there's something that can be done in the moment that might get you back on track for your care," says...
A new study uses genetic testing to assess a person's obesity risk.
The nation's longest-running multigenerational study of cardiovascular disease has received a $38 million grant that will help researchers explore the biology of aging.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker originally asked for the 15 percent tax as part of his state budget request in January, but it was not included in a spending plan released...
Researchers followed more than 30,000 employees at BJ's warehouses.
Lawmakers on Beacon Hill are zeroing in on prescription drug prices as part of their latest attempt to rein in high health care costs.
A new study found that suspicious prescribing is "only one factor" explaining the differences in opioid overdoses and death rates across the state.
Adaptogens. Butter coffee. Essential oils. You can find them on websites ranging from Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop to Alex Jones’s Infowars. Can they curb stress, fight fatigue or make you sharper?...
Pharmaceutical companies worry that a cap on prices could stifle innovation and new drug discovery.
Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray has a message for marathoners, especially those who have coronary artery disease or a family history of it: "Being fit and being healthy aren't...
Section 35 is a state law that allows a family member, physician or police officer to ask a court to involuntarily commit someone to substance use treatment.