The Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring survey (ADAM) was terminated in March, and not one congressmen tried to save it. Now the U.S. is without an accurate estimate of its drug users. That means less funding for research and treatment.
According to University of Auckland lecturers, early research has shown that a substantial number of sufferers of the condition, which causes constant ringing in the ear, claim their tinnitus went away after taking ecstasy.
Federal leaders are willing to consider supporting a congressional effort to remove marijuana from the same category of drugs as LSD, heroin and ecstasy. According to the Huffington Post, attorney general Eric Holder made the overture during a hearing in Washington.
As places like Uruguay, Colorado and Washington spearhead the move away from the prohibitionist framework that dictated global drug policy, the British government remains blind to this change. Instead continues to march in the wrong direction on this issue, doubling-down on a policy of criminalisation openly damned as a failure by people from across the political spectrum.
Takeda of Japan said it would fight the damages claim, awarded over the failure to adequately warn of the cancer risk of a diabetes drug.
Beckley Foundation's insight:
In one of the biggest damages verdicts ever imposed, a jury in Louisiana has ordered a Japanese drug maker and its American partner to pay a combined $9 billion in punitive damages over a diabetes drug that has been linked to cancer.
Building on the society of stimulation, this long-read post is a theoretical examination of pharmacology as material practice and as metaphor. Today capital operates via the production of hyperaroused bodies but in doing so it also creates the conditions under which the nervous system itself becomes a site of the refusal of work. [TW: eating disorder, suicide, drug dependency].
New Yorkers’ appetite for heroin has exploded as its price has plunged, its potency has soared — and authorities have focused on prescription-pill traffickers. The recent overdose death of heroin-addled…
Every morning, Sergei Kislov takes the bus to the rundown outskirts of this port city for the methadone doses that keep him off heroin without suffering withdrawal. Now that Russia has taken over Crimea, the trips are about to end.
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