The Longform Guide to Pills
Compiled by Timothy Maddocks.
The Rise and Fall of the Cincinnati Boner King
A jailhouse interview with Steve Washak, who made millions selling “natural male enhancement” pills.
The Big Sleep
On Ambien and the search for the next blockbuster insomnia drug.
Kickstart My Heart
On the Adderall days of college.
A Tale of Two Drugs
New medicines can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Are they worth it? A look at how a pair of pharmaceutical companies set their prices.
Unexcited? There May Be a Pill for That
The pharmaceutical quest to give women a better sex life.
Use Only as Directed
During the last decade, more than 1,500 Americans died after accidentally taking too much of a drug renowned for its safety: acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol.
Waking Up From the Pill
Fifty years ago, birth-control pills gave women control of their bodies, while making it easy to forget their basic biology—until, in some cases, it’s too late.
American Pain: The Largest U.S. Pill Mill's Rise and Fall
The story of Christopher and Jeffrey George, the twin proprietors of a pain clinic empire.