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How Big Pharma gets away with selling crystal meth to children: By renaming it 'Adderall'

(NaturalNews) In a recent appearance on All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, drug abuse and addiction expert Carl Hart of Columbia University made a shocking claim: There isn't much difference between the demonized street drug methamphetamine (also known as meth or crystal meth) and...
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Nan Goldin is petitioning fellow artists to boycott donations from the Sacklers in an effort to hold their company, Purdue Pharmaceuticals, accountable for its role in the opioid epidemic.
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Rogers Behavioral Health, which introduced a residential drug-addiction treatment unit for adolescents at its West Allis campus in 2017, is embarking on a 25-bed residential unit for adults at the same location.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said on Tuesday it had changed a regulation to allow more healthcare professionals to prescribe a medication used to treat opioid addiction, opening up access in rural America where there are few doctors.
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A report from the National Academy of Sciences said that e-cigarettes are safer than smoking, but not quite safe, and may cause teens to take up tobacco.
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Areport released this morning by the National Academy of Sciences confirms that despite the demonization of vaping by many anti-tobacco groups and health departments, use of these products is much safer than smoking, and there are no known long-term health effects associated with vaping.This does not mean, of course, that vaping is safe. It just means that we don't know what the long-term effects may be. But it is important to stress that at this time, we don't know of any long-term adverse health effects.The report also concludes that the " second-hand " aerosol produced by vaping is safer than secondhand tobacc...
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Gov. Bill Haslam revealed a $30 million, 10-point plan Monday to fight opioid addiction in Tennessee. As WPLN Nashville Public Radio reports, the proposal includes creating a new treatment facility for addicted inmates, hiring more drug enforcement officers and limiting the duration of new opioid prescriptions. WPLN reports that almost 1,200 Tennesseans died last year from opioid overdoses — up from about 700 in 2012.
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Developers of platforms such as Facebook have admitted that they were designed to be addictive. Should we be following the executives ’ example and going cold turkey – and is it even possible for mere mortals?Mark Zuckerberg doesn ’t use Facebook like you or me. The 33-year-old chief executive has a team of 12 moderators dedicated to deleting comments and spam from his page,according to Bloomberg. He has a “handful” of employees who help him write his posts and speeches and a number of professional photographers who take perfectly stage-managed pictures of himmeeting veterans in Kentucky,small...
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The footballer says he thinks he'll always be in recovery from the addiction.
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This study investig...
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AbstractRecent studies have shown a relationship between the risk for exercise addiction (REA) and passion. This research examined whether levels of REA, volume of exercise (in weekly hours), and self-reported exercise intensities yield differences in obsessive passion and harmonious passion among individuals with long history of exercise. Respondents (n = 360) completed the Exercise Addiction Inventory, Passion Scale, and Borg Scale (assessing their usual exercise intensity), and reported their volume of exercise (hours per week). Regression analysis demonstrated that exercise intensity, obsessive passion, a...
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