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When it comes to taking opioids, the United States are world-beaters. For every one million Americans, almost 50,000 doses of opioids are taken every day. That's four times the rate in the UK.
 opioid drug prescription business Google Health accusation
High up in the beautiful mountains where Thailand, Burma and Laos meet, the landscape has been transformed in the years since the "Golden Triangle" produced practically all the world's opium...

2009-02-19

 Thailand opium drug Golden Triangle
Sixty per cent of the Afghan police in the country's southern province of Helmand use drugs, it is claimed...

2009-02-18

 Afghanistan drug Helmand police
Being in love is physically similar to the buzz of taking drugs and also has withdrawal symptoms, an expert on addiction has said. Dr John Marsden says dopamine - the drug released by the brain when it is aroused - has similar effects on the body and mind as cocaine or speed. Attraction and lust really is like a drug. It leaves you wanting more.

2003-11-25

 sex attraction love drug dopamine addiction
Flying witches, powerful fairy rings and elves' predilection for sitting on red and white toadstools have all been ascribed to experiences with magic mushrooms...

2005-07-18

 drug
Taking a pill to treat depression is widely believed to work by reversing a chemical imbalance. ... Magazines, newspapers, patients' organisations and internet sites have all publicised the idea that conditions like depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder can be treated by drugs that help to rectify an underlying brain problem. People with schizophrenia and other conditions are frequently told that they need to take...

2009-07-15

 pharmaceutical industry drug medication psychology brain chemistry neuroscience psychiatry
Azarius verkoopt al sinds jaren herbal energizers, psycho-actieve kruiden en zaden en allerlei soorten natuurlijke producten die je leven nog leuker kunnen maken.
 health drug
It would be more sensible for Western governments to help buy the poppy crop. This would solve two problems in one blow. First, it would help deal with the world-wide shortage of medical opiates which, according to the World Health Organization, are causing a “global pain crisis.” In Africa hundreds of thousands of people are dying in agony for lack of pain relief. Second, it would prevent the opium farmers of Afghanistan being driven into...

2009-05-15

 opium drug Afghanistan legal medicine war Taliban
The roots of the placebo problem can be traced to a lie told by an Army nurse during World War II as Allied forces stormed the beaches of southern Italy. The nurse was assisting an anesthetist named Henry Beecher, who was tending to US troops under heavy German bombardment. When the morphine supply ran low, the nurse assured a wounded soldier that he was getting a shot of potent painkiller, though her syringe contained only salt water...

2009-08-24

 placebo pharmaceutical industry business psychology brain medicine drug
Dan McDougall spent four months delving into Cape Town's violent gang culture. He witnessed young men - gangsters and drug addicts - turn to football to try to keep their heads above water. But ultimately, he explains, his journey left him despairing of a broken society, a place where those growing up in the streets and townships of the rainbow nation are prisoners not of apartheid's legacy and race, but of the true blights of...

2010-03-01

 gang South Africa drug murder violence football
European criticism of the World Health Organization's handling of the H1N1 pandemic intensified Friday with the release of two reports that accused the agency of exaggerating the threat posed by the virus and failing to disclose possible influence by the pharmaceutical industry on its recommendations for how countries should respond...

2010-06-04

 medicine health conspiracy corruption flu pandemic epidemic politics drug WHO junk science

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