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The Best of Pill Pushing - Laxatives: The end is near
Mon, Apr 15, 2019

Hope everything comes out all right! (Originally posted 4/15/2017)

The year is 2045. Antibiotics are now worthless
Fri, Mar 1, 2019

When it comes to antibiotics, be careful what you ask for 

The Best of Pill Pushing - Halcion - Sweet dreams are made of this
Wed, Feb 6, 2019

Amnesia, paranoia, murder (Originally posted 3/1/2017)

The Best of Pill Pushing - Benzedrine - O! The elation and clarity of mind!
Tue, Dec 25, 2018

Full speed ahead! (originally posted 1/1/17)

The letter that kicked off the opioid epidemic
Sat, Dec 1, 2018

101 words that have killed 630,000 people. So far.

The Best of Pill Pushing - The Pill - You say you want a revolution
Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Oral contraceptives took a long time coming (Originally posted 12/1/2016)

Side effects like you've never seen
Thu, Nov 1, 2018

We aren't talking the usual fare!

The Best of Pill Pushing - Antipsychotics - Making the world a bit more sane
Fri, Oct 12, 2018

Thorazine - Better than a chisel in your eye (Originally posted 10/1/2016)

The drug is expired. Toss it or keep it?
Mon, Oct 1, 2018

You don't have to flip a coin anymore.

The Best of Pill Pushing - Aspirin - From Bark to Bayer and Beyond
Sun, Sep 16, 2018

From ancient times to tomorrow's pharmacopeia (Originally posted 2/1/2016)

The business of male urinary incontinence
Sat, Sep 1, 2018

No more wads of paper towels down your pants!

The Best of Pill Pushing - Fentanyl - It's what's in your heroin
Fri, Aug 24, 2018

8 miles high, and then you die (Originally posted 2/1/2017)

Contraception for the 21st century – The Obsolescence of Abortion?
Wed, Aug 1, 2018

With better methods, abortions will become rare

The Best of Pill Pushing - Thalidomide - Every mother's nightmare
Wed, Jul 25, 2018

The sleeping pill that led to Roe v. Wade (Originally published 7/1/2015)

The herb industry - Based on fact or fiction?
Sun, Jul 1, 2018

Yes, they come from flowers and roots. They can still be dangerous.

The Best of Pill Pushing - Amyl nitrate - From angina pectoris to Donna Summer
Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Who knew that a drug for chest pains would become part of the Disco Era? (Originally posted 1/1/2016)

Prescription drug disasters of the 20th century
Fri, Jun 1, 2018

Live and learn? Or die and learn?

The Best of Pill Pushing - Rogaine - Breaking Bald
Thu, May 17, 2018

A hair on the head is worth two on the brush (Originally posted 10/4/2015)

Addictions you don‘t want anyone to know about
Tue, May 1, 2018

Are they true addictions or just personality quirks?

The Best of Pill Pushing - Barbiturates - Did Marilyn really mean to do it?
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Useful at the time, too dangerous now (Originally posted 11/1/2016)

Beyond the condom - The male's role in birth control
Sun, Apr 1, 2018

Vasectomies do not always "cut" it

The Best of Pill Pushing - Tylenol - The deadliest over-the-counter pain killer
Thu, Mar 22, 2018

Involved in murder, death and liver damage (Originally posted 12/1/15)

Malaria in the Arctic - The diseases of climate change
Thu, Mar 1, 2018

And you thought the flu was bad!

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?

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)

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)

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

Archive Blogs from 2015 and 2016 are now available.

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