Category Archives: Addictions

Judge Rules Tobacco Companies Must Take Out Ads Saying They Lied About Dangers Of Smoking

This is a story I never thought would be printed much less be a decision of the courts. It took over a decade to happen and it did happen. Here are the first two paragraphs and it gets better: ‘… … Continue reading

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A Vaccine to Curb Addicts’ Highs

Using the immune system to fight addictions. This sounds like a fascinating proposition on the surface. However, to date there has been no comprehensive testing and the side effects are open for discussion. On another level, think in terms of … Continue reading

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Taking down Colombia’s “super cartel”

¬†Whereas I have not had TV for maybe 5 or more years, this 60 minute expose on the “super cartel” of Colombia is nothing less than amazing. We are talking of cocaine money in the billions of dollars and cocaine … Continue reading

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Drug Shortages Persist in U.S., Harming Care

¬†Strange how the drug shortages work out. It is the profit motive to the last breath. Those that are easy to manufacture and have a high demand are readily plentiful. Oxycotin, Gabapentin, Haldol, Viagra, Adderal, Aspirin, etc. there is no … Continue reading

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Just the Facts

I can think of no better guide to drug related and associated issues than this web site. This is a must read for any parent coming out of prison with a drug related issue or finding themselves assuming the duties … Continue reading

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Call 911 Good Samaritan Policies

There were 4,329 drug-related deaths in Florida from January to June 2011. The highest occurring deaths directly caused by drug and alcohol: * Benzodiazepines: 545 * Oxycodone: 607 * Methadone: 341 * Cocaine: 294 * Ethyl Alcohol: 269 There were … Continue reading

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Scant Oversight of Drug Maker in Fatal Meningitis Outbreak

Less than a week ago, I made reference to lack of government supervision on the food chain and it appears that this lack of supervision also extends to the pharmaceutical manufacturers as well. The recent meningitis outbreak is being blamed … Continue reading

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