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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Former executives with a Chandler-based opioid manufacturer face new legal troubles, according to the Arizona Republic. A trio of former executives with Insys Therapeutics Inc. are the target of a new fraud lawsuit filed against them by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. The suit alleges company founder and former CEO John Kapoor, former Vice President of Managed Markets Michael Gurry and former CEO Michael B abich engaged in a marketing scheme to increase sales of Subsys, a highly addictive…
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Opioid addiction is an escalating problem in the United States, with 33,091 reported deaths due to opioid overdoses in 2015. Although opioids are often an integral part of postoperative pain control, they can have significant side effects including physical dependence, development of tolerance, respiratory depression, and death. Orthopaedic surgeons are the third highest prescribers of opioids among physicians in the United States. Properly identifying patients who are at greater risk for prolonged postoperative opioid use can help direct patients care towards ancillary treatments such as behavioral therapy, pain managemen...
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The stroke required three brain surgeries and left the plaintiff with left side paralysis, speech impairment and a 50% loss of vision from both eyes, the lawsuit alleges.
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Kratom, made from the leaves of a Southeast Asian plant, is usually used to treat pain and addiction. But poison control center data shows it has been tied to seizures, withdrawal, hallucinations, agitation and rapid heart rate, researchers report.
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An Ohio drug wholesale distributor and two former executives were charged on Thursday with profiting from the U.S. opioid epidemic by selling millions of pills despite signs the addictive drugs were being misused.
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Publication date: Available online 17 July 2019Source: SexologiesAuthor(s): L. Gaissad, A. VelterSummaryThe major studies on men who have sex with men (MSM) in France (which began with Michael Pollak and Marie-Ange Schiltz forty years ago in Gay Press) introduced the idea of drug use in 1997, just after highly effective antiretroviral treatment (HAART) combinations were made available for HIV, making AIDS a manageable chronic condition. Australian researcher Kane Race identifies this time as the beginning of a “lifetime of drugs”, but the utility of surveys into the use of psychoactive substances among gay peop...
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Conditions:   Schizophrenia;   Depression;   Motivation;   Anhedonia, Physical;   Anhedonia, Social;   Negative Symptoms With Primary Psychotic Disorder Interventions:   Behavioral: Self-rating Questionnaires;   Behavioral: Measures of Reward processing/reinforcement learning;   Behavioral: Additional Schizophrenia-specific Questionnaires and Interviews Sponsors:   Maastricht University;   P1vital Products LTD.;   BIOTRIAL;   University Hospital Frankfurt, Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medi...
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The Washington Post recently received access to a database maintained by the Drug Enforcement Administration that tracks the manufacture and distribution of every prescription opioid in the country. It  reported that 76 billion pills were distributed throughout the US between 2006 and 2012, with higher volumes shipped to the areas that were most hard hit with opioid-related overdose deaths. This is being offered as proof that the overprescribing of prescription opioids caused the overdose crisis. But this flies in the face of other powerful evidence. Research reported in the  Journal of Pain Research&nb...
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Dr Samantha Coogan, president of the Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, said giving up sugar causes withdrawal symptoms but, once the body adjusts, it will feel more energised.
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Marijuana legalization is in motion: step by step, state by state. Counting Washington, where I live, twelve states have already passed recreational marijuana legislation. At least seven more states, including New York and Minnesota, both traditionally liberal states, are slated for similar legalization in 2019.  While stopping the weed train is unlikely (there are profits to be made in this new frontier), ensuring that its brakes and safety protocols are in working order is imperative. Protections for our most vulnerable populations — adolescents, young adults, and people with mental illness issues — ough...
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