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‘The Pills Are Everywhere’: How the Opioid Crisis Claims Its Youngest Victims

Increasingly, toddlers and young children are being found unconscious or dead after consuming an adult’s drugs.

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The Female Warlord Who Had C.I.A. Connections and Opium Routes

Born to royalty in Burma, Olive Yang, who died last week at 90, rejected her birthright to become a cross-dressing warlord and opium trafficker.

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As opioid addiction skyrockets, treatment for addicts lags far behind, insurance data show

Opiate addiction has risen nearly fivefold in the last five years, but that the numbers of addicts getting medically-assisted addiction treatment has risen only 65%, according to insurance data.

Science & Technology | TECH

Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones? - NYTimes.com

Amid an opioid epidemic, the rise of deadly synthetic drugs and the widening legalization of marijuana, a curious bright spot has emerged in the youth drug culture: American teenagers are growing less likely to try or regularly use drugs, including alcohol.

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City devastated by OxyContin use sues Purdue Pharma, claims drugmaker put profits over citizens' welfare - LA Times

A Washington city devastated by black-market OxyContin filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the painkiller’s manufacturer Thursday, alleging that the company turned a blind eye to criminal trafficking of its pills to “reap large and obscene profi

Advice & Self-Help | Health & Fitness

Top Neuroscientist Explains How Big Pharma’s Adderall Is Essentially Crystal Meth

Anyone who’s ever been given one of their friend’s Adderall knows the powerful effects brought on by this tiny unintimidating pink pill. Increased energy, enhanced ability to focus and concentrate, and a euphoric sense of being are the most common ef

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Scientists Have Found A Drug That Regenerates Teeth, And It Could Leave Dentists Without Work

Researchers have identified a drug that can regenerate teeth from the inside out, possibly reducing the need for artificial fillings. The drug was previously used in Alzheimer’s clinical trials, and it now appears to improve the tooth’s natural abilit

News | National News

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy: Addiction Is A Chronic Brain Disease, Not A Moral Failing | The Huffington Post

Health & Fitness | Health Articles

Anti-inflammatory medications and the risk for cardiovascular disease: A new study, a new perspective - Harvard Health Blog

Newly released results from a large study suggest that the anti-inflammatory drug celecoxib may not pose risks to cardiovascular health as once believed.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Early Interventions May Prevent Teen Substance Abuse

New research suggests it is never too early to begin interventions to reduce the risk of teen substance abuse. Investigators from the University at Buffalo

Health & Fitness | Health News

Study Suggests Celebrex Isn’t Riskier Than Rival Pain Drugs

A major study of drugs used to treat arthritis pain challenges some long-held assumptions about the safety of pills taken by millions of patients world-wide. But limitations of the data led some researchers to question the results.

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California representatives call for congressional investigation into Purdue Pharma and other opioid makers

Two California representatives called Monday for a congressional investigation of opioid manufacturers, citing a Los Angeles Times investigation that found that the maker of OxyContin collected extensive evidence of criminal trafficking of its drug but i

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'To my daughter's drug dealer': A distraught mother's viral Facebook post

Tina Louden's honest, raw confession is just the latest in a string of online posts and even death announcements that have dared to talk about topics long-held as taboos: addiction, drugs, mental illness.

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Illegal drugs are flowing into California's most guarded prisons — and killing death row inmates

Condemned murderer Michael Jones was acting strangely and profusely sweating when guards escorted him in chains to the San Quentin medical unit that doubles as the psych ward on death row.

Health & Fitness | Health Articles

Drugs Past Their Expiration Date | The Medical Letter, Inc.

Healthcare providers are often asked if drugs can be used past their expiration date. Because of legal restrictions and liability concerns, manufacturers do not sanction such use and usually do not even comment on the safety or effectiveness of their products beyond the date on the label.

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'It's very sad': Mother with two kids, $500,000 in cocaine in car arrested on Interstate 5, officials allege

A mother traveling with two children and almost $500,000 worth of cocaine was arrested after Border Patrol agents stopped her on Interstate 5 in San Clemente, authorities said.

News | Hollywood

Gene Simmons on Prince: 'How Pathetic That He Killed Himself'

Kiss singer recalls meeting the late musician at a show with then-girlfriend Diana Ross

Health & Fitness | Health News

Cannabis Use Linked to Better Social Skills in Psychosis

Individuals with psychosis who have used cannabis have greater premorbid social skills than persons with psychosis who have never used the drug, the results of multinational study reveal.

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Science Confirms Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs

Next1 of 2Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder, GreenMedInfo Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today.  Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and publishe

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Brain Chemicals Explain the Power of Placebos

In recent years, research has explained much about how placebos work. Patricia Churchland on chemicals made in our brains that reduce pain

News | Societal Evolution

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

New evidence about addiction isn't just a challenge to us politically. It doesn't just force us to change our minds. It forces us to change our hearts....