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Drugs - Without the Hot Air: Minimising the Harms of Legal and Illegal Drugs

Drugs - Without the Hot Air: Minimising the Harms of Legal and Illegal Drugs

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UK buying more legal and illegal drugs online, survey finds

UK buying more legal and illegal drugs online, survey finds | Beckley News : Drugs | Scoop.it
Global Drug Survey (GDS) finds users moving from dealers to internet, while extent of alcohol use remains 'very worrying'
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Randy Collins's curator insight, May 26, 2014 9:51 PM

A switch from local drug dealers to an online ones are becoming more common in the UK.

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Treating Trauma - A Discussion with Richard Rockefeller, M.D. and Larry Brilliant, M.D., MPH

Could MDMA effectively treat -- maybe even cure -- post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD)? Dr. Richard Rockefeller says yes -- or at least a very strong maybe...

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TestSure Helps Ravers Check Molly Purity

TestSure Helps Ravers Check Molly Purity | Beckley News : Drugs | Scoop.it
TestSure offers a kit to check the drug purity of molly, cocaine, LSD, and more, using the same technology employed by many law enforcement agencies.
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Do Color Blind People See More Colors When They Take Hallucinogens?

Do Color Blind People See More Colors When They Take Hallucinogens? | Beckley News : Drugs | Scoop.it
If you gave a color blind person something like LSD or some other sort of hallucinogenic drug, would they see colors they couldn't before?First a little primer
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Gov't Abandons Best Survey for Counting U.S. Drug Users

Gov't Abandons Best Survey for Counting U.S. Drug Users | Beckley News : Drugs | Scoop.it
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.
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MDMA COULD BE A CURE FOR TINNITUS

MDMA COULD BE A CURE FOR TINNITUS | Beckley News : Drugs | Scoop.it
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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.

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Drugs, harms and youth

How many young people use drugs in Europe and what harm reduction services are available for them? Find out more at http://www.euro-yoda.org/resources
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Plain packaging for cigarettes: Big Tobacco's loss is public health's gain | Transform: Getting Drugs Under Control

Plain packaging for cigarettes: Big Tobacco's loss is public health's gain | Transform: Getting Drugs Under Control | Beckley News : Drugs | Scoop.it
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AG Holder willing to consider dropping marijuana from same drug category as LSD, heroin and ecstasy

AG Holder willing to consider dropping marijuana from same drug category as LSD, heroin and ecstasy | Beckley News : Drugs | Scoop.it
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.
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Randy Collins's curator insight, April 7, 2014 3:01 PM

A move that has been long overdo. Attorney General Holder seems to be in support of reviewing Marijuana's Schedule classification. A significant feat if achieved.

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage on drugs: ''I've never taken them but I think they should be decriminalised''

UKIP leader Nigel Farage on drugs: ''I've never taken them but I think they should be decriminalised'' | Beckley News : Drugs | Scoop.it
The UKIP leader wants to see a Royal Commission to examine the pros and cons of decriminalisation as is the case in Portugal and some US states
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The Khat Ban: A failed solution to a non-existent problem

The Khat Ban: A failed solution to a non-existent problem | Beckley News : Drugs | Scoop.it
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.
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Heart statins drugs could 'slash risk of dementia by a quarter'

Heart statins drugs could 'slash risk of dementia by a quarter' | Beckley News : Drugs | Scoop.it
HEART pills taken by millions of people in Britain could dramatically reduce the risk of dementia.
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Health Canada, Toronto Police cracking down on synthetic drugs

Health Canada, Toronto Police cracking down on synthetic drugs | Beckley News : Drugs | Scoop.it
For nearly a decade, teenagers and 20-somethings in Canada have been experimenting and enhancing their social experiences by smoking synthetic pot and popping party pills­.
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Texas executes Mexican citizen with drugs from unknown provider

Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas, convicted for a 1997 murder, given lethal injection amid drug shortage controversy
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Drugs death should be a warning to other users, warns South Shields MP

Drugs death should be a warning to other users, warns South Shields MP | Beckley News : Drugs | Scoop.it
South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck issues drug  warning after man dies from taking homemade ecstasy tablets
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Is It A Good Idea To Vaporise And Inhale Alcohol?

Is It A Good Idea To Vaporise And Inhale Alcohol? | Beckley News : Drugs | Scoop.it
Vaporising, and then inhaling alcohol has gained a lot of attention lately. In the 1950s it was introduced as a treatment for excessive fluid in your ...
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Jury Awards $9 Billion in Damages in Drug Case

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.
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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.

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Speed & politics: an amphetamine political economy

Speed & politics: an amphetamine political economy | Beckley News : Drugs | Scoop.it
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].
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Four substances added to banned synthetic hallucinogens list

Four substances added to banned synthetic hallucinogens list | Beckley News : Drugs | Scoop.it
Four synthetic hallucinogens with effects similar to LSD are set to be outlawed by the Federal Government.
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Magic Mushrooms and LSD Help Cancer Patients Overcome Fear of Death, Say Scientists

Magic Mushrooms and LSD Help Cancer Patients Overcome Fear of Death, Say Scientists | Beckley News : Drugs | Scoop.it
New American studies on clinical use of psychedelics follow 40-year medical ban.
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Hoffman’s OD exposes rampant heroin use in NYC

Hoffman’s OD exposes rampant heroin use in NYC | Beckley News : Drugs | Scoop.it
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…
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Crimean side-effect: Heroin addicts deprived of methadone because Russia bans it

Crimean side-effect: Heroin addicts deprived of methadone because Russia bans it | Beckley News : Drugs | Scoop.it
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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As U.S. pulls back, Canada continues the War on Drugs

The Conservatives are tapping into a well of religious sentiment in this country to advance policies that have proved ineffective elsewhere
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Ketamine, LSD, Magic Mushrooms and Ecstasy: The Illegal Drugs Which Can be Good for You

Ketamine, LSD, Magic Mushrooms and Ecstasy: The Illegal Drugs Which Can be Good for You | Beckley News : Drugs | Scoop.it
Study showing party drug treating depression latest in list of drugs with surprising medical advantages.
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