The Mullahs and Hezbollah, Lords of Drug Smuggling

by Majid Rafizadeh August 12, 2020 at 4:00 am "Presumed to have been issued by Iranian religious leaders, the fatwa reportedly read: We are making drugs for Satan — America and the Jews. If we cannot kill them with guns, we will kill them with drugs." — Matthew Levitt, Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of … Continue reading The Mullahs and Hezbollah, Lords of Drug Smuggling

Aldous Huxley In 1958 – Pharmacology And Propaganda Will Make The Masses Love Their Slavery

MAY 2, 2020 - By Isaac Davis   As the world is forced into accepting greater and greater levels of government control in all areas of life, remember that nothing in politics happens by chance. There is a science to creating empires. Tomes have been written on the techniques of controlling masses of people. Three important … Continue reading Aldous Huxley In 1958 – Pharmacology And Propaganda Will Make The Masses Love Their Slavery

Study: Overdose risk doubles for young people with family on opioids

By Brian P. Dunleavy March 27 (UPI) -- Adolescents and young adults with family members on prescription opioids are more than twice as likely as others to overdose on the pain medications, a new study has found. In results published Friday by JAMA Network Open, researchers note that young people who have access to these drugs from … Continue reading Study: Overdose risk doubles for young people with family on opioids

High-dose opioids – five factors that increase the risk of harm

March 30, 2020 11.44am EDT Sean Jennings started taking opioids in 1993 following a complication from a hernia operation that left him in debilitating pain. His GP initially prescribed codeine combined with paracetamol, but the pain persisted. Every day Sean took more and more pills. His GP eventually prescribed stronger opioids than codeine – tramadol, at … Continue reading High-dose opioids – five factors that increase the risk of harm

The opioid crisis may be far worse than thought, making the epidemic harder to fight

There may be a gross underreporting of opioid-related death rates By Dr. Yalda Safai and Dr. Melanie Graber - February 27, 2020, 1:20 PM - 6 min read   As Drug Overdose Deaths Escalate, Opioids Continue to Be the Top Killer There may be a gross underreporting of opioid-related death rates, leading to misrepresentation about the … Continue reading The opioid crisis may be far worse than thought, making the epidemic harder to fight

Surpassing Overdose: Study Links Opioids to Heart-Related Deaths

BY SETH POLLARD POSTED ON MAY 3, 2019     The opioid epidemic has been a topic of conversation for a years now. With doctors and pharmacies being instructed to be more careful with their prescribing of the medication, and some states even asking them to look up a patient’s drug history before dispensing the drugs, it … Continue reading Surpassing Overdose: Study Links Opioids to Heart-Related Deaths

Trump administration doubles down on anti-marijuana position

By BRENDAN BURES, THE FRESH TOAST TRIBUNE CONTENT AGENCY | FEB 21, 2020 | 4:34 PM   Analysts previously predicted Donald Trump might support marijuana legalization to boost his chances of re-election this year. Instead, the opposite has happened. The Trump Administration has proposed removing medical marijuana protections in the 2021 fiscal budget and leaked audio revealed the President’s belief that smoking weed makes … Continue reading Trump administration doubles down on anti-marijuana position

Long-term use of depression drug may cause addiction

By Knowridge - February 21, 2020   In a new study, researchers say that people who have taken antidepressants for years should consider coming off the medication. However, these people will likely face difficult and even dangerous withdrawal symptoms due to physical dependence. The best process is to follow a tapering schedule while consulting with a … Continue reading Long-term use of depression drug may cause addiction

Opioid vending machine opens in Vancouver

MySafe scheme for addicts aims to help reduce overdose deaths in Canadian city William Turvill in Vancouver - Mon 17 Feb 2020 11.32 EST   A vending machine for powerful opioids has opened in Canada as part of a project to help fight the Canadian city’s overdose crisis. The MySafe project, which resembles a cash machine, gives addicts access … Continue reading Opioid vending machine opens in Vancouver

Marketing Psychiatric Drugs to Jailers and Judges

Drug companies are courting jails and judges through sophisticated marketing efforts. MAX BLAU – DECEMBER 31, 2019 On a rainy Monday morning in April, more than a hundred sheriffs, doctors, nurses, and jail guards from around the country sat in a ballroom on the outskirts of Nashville, sipping on coffees and listening to Daniel Potenza, a psychiatrist … Continue reading Marketing Psychiatric Drugs to Jailers and Judges