Tag: Drugs

Ben Carson: Short-Term Opioid Abuse Requires ‘Long-Term’ Brain Recovery

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, joined Tuesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily to discuss opioid addiction and abuse with host Alex Marlow. Carson said, “[We are] recognizing that the opioid problem is pervasive throughout our society, and certainly we have a big problem with a lot of the […]

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Exclusive — Donald Trump: ‘Invasion’ Coming at the Border; U.S. Has ‘Captured’ Thousands of Illegal Aliens

President Donald Trump told Breitbart News during his exclusive interview last Monday that there is an “invasion” of illegal immigration coming across the southern border. “You are talking about an invasion,” Trump said in response to a question from senior Breitbart News White House correspondent Charlie Spiering about immigration. “People get angry on the other […]

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Angel Families Celebrate with President as He Signs First Veto to Secure Border

Angel families celebrated in the Oval Office with law enforcement and President Donald Trump as he signed his first veto to retain his border emergency declaration Friday. Angel mom Mary Ann Mendoza spoke to the president, sheriffs and law enforcement gathered in the room, and to the television cameras. She told of her Mesa, Arizona, […]

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US FDA approved chemical cousin of dissociative psychedelic ketamine to treat depression

Earlier today, the FDA approved esketamine (brand name Spravato), a relative of the dissociative psychedelic/anaesthetic ketamine (Special K), as a treatment for depression. Spravato comes in nasal spray form meant to be administered weekly or every other week depending on the severity of the patient’s depression. “There has been a longstanding need […]

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City’s plan to reduce opioid deaths is still in development

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor of Washington, D.C., announced a plan several months ago to cut District opioid overdose deaths by half by 2020, but several key programs are still in development. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser announced in December initiatives to cut overdose deaths, including new emergency room treatment programs and expanded anti-overdose drug availability. […]

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Scientists developed a ‘nano-drug’ painkiller that could save us from opioids

As the United States continues to struggle with a rising number of opioid addicts who were previously prescribed powerful painkillers due to a variety of ailments, the medical community is stuck between a rock and a hard place. As pain medication, opioids are incredibly potent, but they’re also highly addictive, and alternatives are hard to […]

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The Deadly Worst Case Scenario for America’s Xanax Obsession

High Wire is Maia Szalavitz’s reported opinion column on drugs and drug policy. Prescriptions go up. Overdoses skyrocket. People start to freak out. In response, government officials and physicians clamp down on the medical supply of the drug in question. But that seems to only make things worse: An illegal […]

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Which prison will house ‘El Chapo’? Probably this Colorado ‘supermax’

Good luck escaping from this one. Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was convicted today of drug smuggling and related crimes, and will probably be sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Where’s he headed? Most likely, ADX Florence in Colorado, a ‘supermax’ where none of his past successful prison escapes would have worked. […]

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Watch Live: President Donald Trump Rallies in Border Town El Paso, Texas

President Donald Trump is holding his first Make America Great Again rally of 2019 in El Paso, Texas, Monday at 9:00 p.m. ET. The rally will be held in the El Paso County Coliseum and marks the seventh President Trump has brought to Texas.  The coliseum sits approximately half a mile from the U.S.-Mexico border. […]

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First Lady Briefed on Opioid Crisis Threat, Solutions at Drug Control Office

First Lady Melania Trump discussed emerging threats and solutions in a Thursday opioid crisis briefing at the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). ONDCP specialists shared various threats and programs to help assist Americans impacted by those suffering addiction in their families. Young mothers, youth, and families affected were highlighted for some of the […]

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Sheriff: Armed Robber Demands Drugs, Is Shot and Killed by Pharmacist

Louisiana’s St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office says an armed robber entered a drug store Monday, demanded drugs, and was shot dead. The Sheriff’s Office used a Facebook post to explain that deputies were called to the drug store just before six o’clock p.m. and arrived to find “that a masked man entered the store with […]

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This drug-sniffing K9 accidentally snorted some ecstasy while searching a party cruise

Jake is a beloved member of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, where he regularly walks his beat sniffing for drugs. It’s the perfect job for a 3-year-old golden retriever, though a few days ago, “Jake” actually had a too-close brush with the effects of the narcotics he’s screening for. Specifically, ecstasy, which our […]

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THE BUREAU: Part Nine, “Your Sandwich Speaks!” — with SBaGen-based Digital Drugs for New Year’s Eve

Welcome back to The Bureau. It’s the ninth installment and it looks like that sandwich you found in your pocket contains a bossy talking slice of Brain. And man, it’s feeding you some gab! Happy Upcoming New Year. The Bureau is a story focused on how we spend our time on this planet, and following […]

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Josh Gordon Is Either a Subject of His Own Stupidity or a Tragic Victim of Drugs and Mental Health Issues… Or Both

Josh Gordon #10 of the New England Patriots looks on during the first half against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on September 30, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.Photo: Maddie Meyer (Getty Images) New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon is leaving the game he played all his life for the […]

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Doctors are now facing prison time and huge fines for illegal opioid prescriptions

It’s no secret that the US is in the midst of an opioid crisis. Addiction statistics and overdose rates have climbed so high that they’re actually beginning to affect overall life expectancy for US citizens, leaving health officials scrambling to manage the huge number of opioid prescriptions that are handed out from coast to coast. […]

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Study Shows Nearly Half of CBD Users Are Able to Stop Taking Pharmaceuticals

The largest study to date regarding cannabidiol (CBD) has shown that many patients are finding such great relief from their ailments using CBD, that they are able to give up pharmaceutical prescriptions entirely. The research was conducted by Brightfield Group and HelloMD. It covered 2,400 of HelloMD’s community. The pool consisted of 55 percent women. Statistically […]

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