Pill Pushing©

The Best of Pill Pushing - The statins - Drano for your clogged arteries
Mon, Feb 12, 2018

One of the most important health advances of the 20th century - but watch out! (Originally posted 3/1/2016)


The pharmacology of death by suicide
Thu, Feb 1, 2018

A fistful of pills may not stop all the pain


The Best of Pill Pushing - LSD - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. (Originally posted 2/1/2016)


Why dogs eat grass and monkeys eat dirt
Mon, Jan 1, 2018

Zoopharmacognosy - aka animals that self-medicate


Medical marijuana - Here to stay but never really went away
Fri, Dec 1, 2017

From ancient China to Jesus Christ to West Virginia


The Best of Pill Pushing - Viagra - Impotence used to be a hard nut to crack
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

"Little blue pill" jokes are a permanent feature of the pop culture landscape (Originally posted 9/1/15)

 


The paraphilias – What they are - How they are treated
Wed, Nov 1, 2017

Conviction or addiction?


The Best of Pill Pushing - HEROIN - THE KILLING COUGH SYRUP
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

The children's remedy that quickly became an unleashed monster (Originally published 7/1/2016)


The treatment and prevention of viral STDs
Sun, Oct 1, 2017

"What was I thinking?"


The Best of Pill Pushing - Penicillin: From battle wounds to VD
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The start of the modern antibiotic era (Originally posted May 1, 2016)


Total eclipse of the heart - A history of lethal injection in America
Fri, Sep 1, 2017

Controversies swirl amid this "more humane" way to die


The Best of Pill Pushing - Darvon: Addiction, suicide and heart problems
Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Once a popular and very addictive pain killer, its effect on the heart finally kicked it off the market. (Originally posted November 1, 2015)


Proton pump inhibitors – Could your bellyache become a heartache?
Tue, Aug 1, 2017

"Gluttony kills more than the sword." Proverbs. 


The Best of Pill Pushing - The benzos - Doctor please! Some more of these!
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Give me Librium or give me death

(Originally posted September 1, 2016)


Bath salts - They aren't your mom's Calgon Beads
Sat, Jul 1, 2017

A magic carpet ride, or a psychotic, flesh-eating nightmare?


The Best of Pill Pushing - Cipro - The most dangerous antibiotic on the planet?
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Despite that the drug should be reserved for rare, severe infections, it's given out like candy (Originally published August 2015)


The vitamin industry - For your health or their wealth?
Thu, Jun 1, 2017

The A, B12, C’s of $upplementation


The Best of Pill Pushing - Faux drugs - They're so tasty too
Sun, May 21, 2017

From the hilarious to the just plain dumb

(Originally posted June 1, 2016)


Do dementia drugs really help?
Mon, May 1, 2017

Memories may be beautiful and yet...


The Best of Pill Pushing - Quaaludes
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

They're what were in Elvis' candy dish

(Originally posted August 1, 2015)


Laxatives - The end is near
Sat, Apr 1, 2017

Hope everything comes out alright!


The Best of Pill Pushing - AZT – Finally, a drug to fight AIDS
Sun, Mar 26, 2017

But at what cost?

(originally posted April 1, 2016)


Halcion - Sweet dreams are made of this
Wed, Mar 1, 2017

Amnesia, paranoia, murder


Fentanyl - it's what's in your heroin
Wed, Feb 1, 2017

8 miles high, and then you die


Benzedrine - O! The elation and clarity of mind!
Sun, Jan 1, 2017

Full speed ahead!


The Pill - You say you want a revolution
Thu, Dec 1, 2016

Oral contraceptives took a long time coming


Barbiturates - Did Marilyn really mean to do it?
Tue, Nov 1, 2016

Useful at the time, too dangerous now


Antipsychotics - Making the world a bit more sane
Sat, Oct 1, 2016

Thorazine - Better than a chisel in your eye


Archive Blogs A-comin!
Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Archive Blogs from 2015 and 2016 are now available.


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