Since the mid-Nineties, Imperial Teen has crafted an infectious, hard-to-shake boy-meets-girl candy-pop jangle. Formed by Faith No More keys-master Roddy Bottum and NYU grad/pop maven Will Schwartz with ex-punk rockers Lynn Truell and Jone Stebbins, they quickly scored a major-label deal during the ... More >>
As the debate over medical marijuana continues in New York and the rest of the U.S., there's bound to be a lot of conflicting information out there.
Opponents of medical marijuana tend to argue that it is dangerous and has no therapeutic qualities. We're not medical experts, so we're not going to d ... More >>
Not too long after data came out questioning whether America might be addicted to painkillers, additional details have been released about New York City's pill popping.
From 2008 to 2010, prescriptions for opioid analgesics surged 22 percent, according to The Associated Press (via CBS).
What's s ... More >>
And now for some sad-making stats as we near the end of the week.
Recent Associated Press reports suggest that America is really drugged up on prescription opioids -- and New York is certainly no exception.
Receipts for two most popular painkiller scripts -- oxycodone and hydrocodone -- boomed fr ... More >>
Leiby Kletzky, the 8-year-old Brooklyn boy kidnapped and murdered last week, was given drugs before he was suffocated. The medical examiner's office announced today that Kletzky died from asphyxiation, as previously believed, but also from an overdose of pills, including Vicodin and Tylenol, ... More >>
According to recently released stats, the number of Americans doing coke at work has taken a downward turn, falling nearly 30 percent from the apparently high-flying recession years of 2008 and 2009 to about ".29% of the population," reports Fortune. However, twice as many of us are now using ... More >>
Smell that? Media beefs, cooking everywhere this week. Also, blogging on drugs, suing the small guy, shady lobbyists, good hiring sprees, bad hiring sprees, and someone taking issue with Gawker's ethical standpoints. Happy Friday, Part 1, folks:
Like we keep telling our editors: "Regular Moderate Alcohol Intake Has Cognitive Benefits in Older Adults." A Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center study of 3,069 individuals over 75 years of age who were still sharp found that codgers who had eight to 14 drinks a week -- that's a few drinks ... More >>