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Romans May Have Used a Poisonous Plant as a Hallucinogenic Drug

Archaeologists have discovered hundreds of seeds from a poisonous plant in a rural Roman settlement in the Netherlands that may have been used as a hallucinogenic drug. The seeds discovered at the settlement of Houten-Castellum originate from the poisonous plant...

Weight-Loss Drug Mounjaro Touted as Most Powerful Available

A new weight-loss drug that’s expected to get FDA approval in the coming months could replace current favorites Wegovy and Ozempic as the "skinny jab" for Hollywood celebrities. The new drug is called Mounjaro. It is an antidiabetic injectable drug...

Ancient Greek Drug Could Lower COVID-19 Deaths

An ancient Greek drug made from saffron, obtained from the pistils of crocus flowers, could potentially be used to reduce severe illness and death for patients with COVID-19. A report published at the beginning of the European Journal of Internal...

New Molecule Discovered Kills Hard-to-Treat Cancers

A team of researchers in Dallas, Texas, has identified a small molecule which could be used against treatment-resistant cancers.

COVID-19 Prevention Drug, Evusheld, Available in Greece

Greece has officially launched an online platform taking applications for the Evusheld drug that helps prevent COVID-19 in people who are at risk. According to Greece’s Health Ministry, the monoclonal antibody medicine developed by AstraZeneca, which has been approved by...

AstraZeneca Vaccine Deemed Safe by European Regulators

The European Medicines Agency ruled the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe for use, despite growing concern that it caused thrombosis and deaths.

Greece to Test Israeli Covid-19 Drug

Greece will take part in the trials for an Israeli treatment for COVID-19, following the meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday. The Jerusalem Post reports that during the press conference...

Greek Police Dismantles International Drug Ring, 1.18 Tons of Cocaine Seized

Greek police have dismantled an international drug trafficking ring after confiscating 1.18 tons of cocaine in Astakos in the prefecture of Aitoloakarnania, after a long joint operation among several law enforcement agencies . The traffickers are believed to have systematically...

Alberta Medical University Greek Professor Introduces Mitochondria Drug

Greek professor in Canada's Alberta medical university, Dr. Evangelos Michelakis is co-leading a study introducing a novel drug which shows promising results targeting mitochondria to fight Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), a debilitating disease of the lung blood vessels that...

The Drug Routes Through Greece to Europe

Greece's geographical position at the point where three continents meet and a gateway between east and west makes it a key route for the worldwide drug trade, the most lucrative of the international criminal trades and one that accounts...