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What We Can Learn From Luck

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: Considering the subject of luck can help us appreciate the moment and increase our compassion toward people who are less fortunate.

Rising Prescription Pricing Has Dire Consequences

Lisa Chau | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Chau

The relentless hyperinflation of drug prices needs to end, but it won't happen without major changes in policy. Some actions or proposals have included (but are definitely not limited to):

Unprecedented Momentum to End the Drug War: Top Stories of 2015

Tony Newman | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics
Tony Newman

Over the last few years there has been undeniable momentum to end our country's disastrous war on drugs. Both voters and elected officials are looking for alternatives to the unwinnable drug war. 2015 continued the trend. Here are some of the top stories of the year that give us hope.

A Prayer of Thanksgiving to the God of All Children in America and the World

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Help us to love and respect and protect and welcome them all on this day of Thanksgiving as we affirm the sacredness of every child in our own country and all around the world.

Grant Awards Mark the Launch of Landmark Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study

Nora Volkow | Posted 09.25.2015 | Science
Nora Volkow

Today the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study officially gets underway, as the National Institutes of Health award 13 five-year grants to U.S. research institutions that will spearhead the landmark project over the first half of its roughly 10-year duration.

Rational Drug Pricing

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Sachs

Corporate lobbyists and their friends in the media spout free-market platitudes about why sky-high prices are necessary to promote innovation. It's time for a serious understanding of the policy issues.

The War in Afghanistan Formally Ended; The War in Afghanistan Informally Goes On

Andrew Lam | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
Andrew Lam

"End of U.S. combat means that fewer American lives will be lost in Afghanistan and less American money spent, but Afghans will continue to die, even more now because they no longer have the support of foreign troops."

Reversing the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

Bill Corr | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Bill Corr

This is a deeply troubling and challenging public health problem that is an enormous priority for our Department and President Obama. What gives us hope is the knowledge that we have the power to bring an end to this epidemic. These deaths are preventable.

The Laguna Beach Drug Epidemic

Jason Wahler | Posted 07.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Jason Wahler

I consider myself lucky to have grown up in Laguna Beach. Not only is it absolutely gorgeous there, but I had great friends and family, and can say th...

U.S. Attorney General Endorses Reduced Sentences for Drug Crimes

The 420 Times | Posted 05.17.2014 | Crime
The 420 Times

On Thursday, United States Attorney General Eric Holder appeared in front of the United States Sentencing Commission to endorse a proposal that would reduce prison sentences for people convicted of dealing drugs.

Why America Has a Prescription Drug Epidemic: To Regulate Or Educate? No Question -- You Do Both

Adam Winstock | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Adam Winstock

Can 'big pharma' really be held to account for the prescription opioid problem anymore than let's say the alcohol industry can for alcoholism? I'm not sure, but it has got to be more than coincidence that both industries often to respond to such concerns by offering and actively supporting 'education' rather than regulation.

This Warning Call To A Suspected Drug Dealer Was Way Too Late

Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

So much for an early warning. When someone called a suspected Detroit drug dealer's phone Tuesday to warn of a massive raid, it turned out he was ...

The American Heart Association -- Protecting Industry Not Patients

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) recently released new cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines. They are an egregious example of much that is wrong with medicine today.

Friday Talking Points -- A Weed Screed

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The subject under the microscope today is marijuana, and (in particular) the federal government's views and actions towards this issue.

What Is Belviq, the New Weight Loss Drug?

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Belviq is a new weight loss drug that just became available by prescription this past week, one of only two new weight loss drugs approved by the FDA in the last 13 years.

The Risks and Gains of Being a Politician's Child

Fundacion MEPI | Posted 12.15.2012 | World
Fundacion MEPI

The children of Mexican politicians have become the targets of organized crime. Criminal groups retaliate against politicians' family members because authorities also target their families.

Keeping Alcohol in the Spotlight: 6 Facts

Deni Carise | Posted 05.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Deni Carise

Cocaine, heroin and now prescription drugs continue to occupy the headlines -- as indeed they should -- but alcohol deserves the same attention. Our nation's alcohol problem may not seem as scandalous, but it's just as serious.

Weekly Pulse: Paul Ryan's Medicare Swindle

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Robert Parry in In These Times examines how Paul Ryan's budget test would turn healthcare for the elde...

A Burrito, a Power Nap, and Some Adderall

Justin Cox | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Justin Cox

This is a story about a $3 burrito, an Adderall pill and a realization I had one year later.

Weekly Pulse: Don't Snort Bath Salts, Kids

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger According to Robin Marty of Care2.org, today's young whippersnappers are snorting bath salts and pl...

Weekly Pulse: End-of-Life Counseling Returns, But Death Panels Still Nonsense

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A proposed program to cover counseling sessions for seniors on end-of-life care has risen from the a...

Cocaine Sentencing Injustice Slightly Lessened

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In true incrementalist fashion, Democrats have now made things slightly less unfair, but fell far short of actual fairness. It's as if, right after the Civil War, Congress announced that black people would now count as four-fifths of a person.

Dancing for Rain in the Eye of a Hurricane

Dean Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dean Becker

I'm fed up to here! The logic of the drug war has been proven to be lacking in countless ways, yet it continues. More than 22,000 are now dead in Me...

Gross National Happiness

Matthew Anderson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Anderson

Americans represent four percent of the world's population and sixty percent of the world's illicit drug usage. Why is America bailing out of its own culture at such an alarming rate?

'The Hurt Locker' vs. 'Avatar': Were the Academy Awards Small-Minded?

Dr. Wendy Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Wendy Jacobson

Was the message to Cameron, "You've gotten quite enough awards and kudos for Titanic and the rest of your work. Be satisfied"?