As NFL star joins list of psychedelic-endorsing celebrities, are the drugs FINALLY mainstream?

Revelations that NFL star Aaron Rodgers used psychedelic drugs to boost his performance were just the latest celebrity endorsement of mind-altering drugs, which were for decades taboo but are fast entering the American mainstream. Rodgers, 38, who says the South American hallucinogen ayahuasca aided his ‘best season’ in the NFL, joins a growing list of … Read more

New drugs to slow Alzheimer’s disease have failed. Scientists are now shifting their focus to new targets.

As yet another Alzheimer’s drug targeting plaque buildup in the brain fails to improve cognition in patients, leading scientists said a significant shift is underway in the search for effective treatments for the disease. The new direction in Alzheimer’s research — away from focusing solely on beta-amyloid plaques to other potential causes, including brain inflammation … Read more

These New Weight Loss Drugs Sound Promising, But There’s More To The Story

The retail price for liraglutide (Saxenda) and semaglutide (Wegovy) injector pens is around $1,700 per month for uninsured patients in the United States. That’s a little over $20,000 per year. The type 2 diabetes formulations of these medications also have high price tags, though they are significantly lower. The retail price for Ozempic (the version … Read more