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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.

Honduras Makes MAJOR Drug Bust

AP | FREDDY CUEVAS and MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 08.29.2012 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Honduran authorities announced Wednesday that the National Police have busted a rare, makeshift cocaine laboratory hidden in ...

Notorious Slum Drug Dealers Ban Crack

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 08.22.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Business was brisk in the Mandela shantytown on a recent night. In the glow of a weak light bulb, customers pawed through packets of...

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.

Suitcase-Sized Device May Revolutionize Malaria Treatment

AP | By DAVID RISING | Posted 02.16.2012 | Science

BERLIN -- German scientists have developed a new way to make a key malaria drug that they say could easily quadruple production and drop the price sig...

Legal Drug Injection Facility Saves Lives, Should Stay Open, Rules Canada Court

AP | JEREMY HAINSWORTH | Posted 11.30.2011 | World

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — North America's only legal drug injection facility saves lives and should stay open, Canada's Supreme Court ruled ...

Iraqi-Mexican Drug And Weapons Operation Busted In California

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 10.18.2011 | Crime

SAN DIEGO — Federal officials said Thursday they've busted a drug trafficking ring involving Mexico's most powerful cartel and members of an Ira...

Cops: 'They Were So High They Called 911 On Themselves'

AP | Posted 09.19.2011 | Weird News

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. -- South Georgia authorities say two men became so high on drugs they began hallucinating and called 911 when they thought intruders ...

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.

'Most Promising' New Diet Drug Rejected by FDA

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The government on Tuesday unexpectedly rejected what appeared to be the most promising candidate among a class of new diet drugs, w...

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"?

Holder's Baby Step On Medical Marijuana

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama's plan is good news for medical marijuana advocates, but although this is a historic shift in the War on Drugs, it does not go far enough because it does not resolve the illogic of the underlying legal issue.