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Lower demand, price for poppies has devastated Guerrero communities

• 109shares<p>Thirty years ago, a kilogram of opium paste sold for as much as 80,000 pesos in the mountains of the southern state of Guerrero, remembers a …

Mexico

Legalizing drugs is on the table in AMLO's quest for peace

• 304shares<p>Mexico’s next interior secretary says president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has given her a “blank check” to explore the possibility …

U.S. Federal Courts

Guerrero Congress approves decriminalization of opium poppy cultivation

• 4shares<p>The Guerrero Congress has approved — almost unanimously — a legislative proposal to decriminalize the cultivation of opium poppies for …

Cannabis

The Other Side Of The Opioid Epidemic: Denying Treatment To People With Chronic Pain

When I went into the office one Saturday afternoon in August 1994, I planned to spend a few hours finishing a brief that was due in federal court …

U.S. Federal Courts

Trump Says Pain Pills Are 'So Highly Addictive.' He's Wrong.

Donald Trump wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to sue companies that make prescription pain medication because they "are really sending opioids at …

Chronic Pain Survey Reopened

In a week when the DEA announced it is going further reduce the supply of opioids in 2019, a leading chronic pain activist has reopened her survey of …

Pain

Columbia Journalism Review - The voice of journalism

• Search<br>• Local News<br>• Covering Trump<br>• Business of Journalism<br>• Innovation<p>The voice of journalism<p>From CJR<p>Email Newsletters<p>The best of CJR delivered straight to …

Opinion: The Battle Against Opioids Could Mean Misery for Patients in Pain

While the United States is distracted by politics, a human rights battle to the virtual death is being played out in Oregon and no mainstream media …

Prosthetics

Stagnating salaries: Real US wages are essentially back at 1974 levels, Pew reports

Forget the chatter about tight labor markets, low unemployment, and vastly improved productivity. Purchasing power for most Americans has stagnated for decades.<p>If you get a $1,200 annual raise on the same day that your rent goes up by $100 a month, you don't need an accountant to tell you that you …

Income Inequality

Tripping on LSD - Treatment for Depression & PTSD

Growing evidence supports the mental health benefits of microdosing LSD.<p>I was 19 years old when I had my first LSD experience. At the time, I thought …

Mental Health

In radical move, Oregon’s Medicaid program weighs cutting off chronic pain patients from opioids

• <b>State officials are considering a first-in-the-nation proposal that would end coverage of opioids for many chronic pain patients enrolled in Oregon's</b> …

The FDA Declares War on Yet Another Drug

<b>David Becker/ZUMA Press/NewscomKratom death reports are rubbish, say advocates.</b> The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claims 44 deaths over a …

New Kratom Death Reports Still Leave More Questions Than Answers

With the legal fate of kratom hanging in the balance, some health officials are pushing dubious claims about the herbal supplement's deadly risks.<p>In December, in a house in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Joseph Overholt died alone in the room he’d been renting. He was 28. It would be days before another …

Medicine

Kratom Association Calls FDA Review of Drug ‘Junk Science’ in Scathing Report

Earlier this year, the FDA announced that kratom — a plant-derived supplement that many users say offers relief from depression and anxiety, as well …

Medicine

Why are so many people Trump hires corrupt, incompetent and immoral?

When a former aide turns on a politician, there’s a standard script the politician’s current aides employ in response. We had no idea she was such a treacherous snake, they say, and we’ve just discovered that she did terrible things while in our employ. Had we known who she really was, we never …

Donald Trump

Fox host tries to bash socialism in Denmark and gets her ass handed to her by Denmark officials

Fox News has a business channel which is like reading the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> written and performed by people who have learned economic theory from …

European News

Neuroscientists Discover a Song That Reduces Anxiety By 65% (Listen)

The soothing 8-minute tune was shown to improve heart rate, blood pressure, and cortisol levels in the brain.The post Neuroscientists Discover a Song …

Depression

ACLU: Federal Agencies Are Setting 'Trap' to Deport Immigrants

BOSTON — Federal immigration agencies have launched a coordinated campaign to arrest and deport immigrants seeking to become legal U.S. residents …

Immigration

Why we should abolish ICE — and the DEA too

The failed drug war and Trump’s war on immigrants share many features. To change course, we need to change institutions.<p>Many people view the call to abolish ICE, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, as an irresponsible act of radicalism. Republicans certainly frame it that way.<p>But there …

Civil Rights

Why American policy is leaving millions hungry

By Rachel Louise Moran<p>A whopping 15.6 million American households experienced at least some food insecurity in 2016, meaning that more than 12 percent of the population did not always know when or how they would get their next meal. Despite this, Congress is debating making it even harder for the …

Income Inequality

Apocalypse NO! New Zealand is set to ban foreigners buying homes after super-rich trend of creating luxury doomsday bunkers pushes property prices up

New Zealand is set to ban foreigners buying homes after a spate of millionaires creating luxury doomsday bunkers has apparently pushed property …

New Zealand

This Is A Cry For Help

<i>By Arianne Grand-Gassaway.</i><p>This is a cry for help. No, not because I’m considering suicide.<p>This is a cry for help for millions in pain. It’s a cry for …

Pain

Innocent Until Proven Guilty, But Only If You Can Pay

"I did something stupid, and something I shouldn't have done" are the first words of Bill Peyser's tale of how he ended up getting arrested and …

The Opioid Crisis Is Not What You Think

Politicians and journalists often tell a story about greedy pharmaceutical companies that turned doctors into dealers and patients into addicts. And …

CDC Prescription Guidelines Will Leave More Patients in Pain and Drive More Addicts to Heroin

Yesterday the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released prescription guidelines for family doctors aimed at reducing nonmedical …

Opioids Kill on Their Own. Mixing Them With Alcohol and Sleeping Pills Is Even Worse.

Deaths from drug overdoses have recently multiplied in the U.S., to the point that overdoses are reducing average life span for several demographic …

Pharma

Stop Calling it an Opioid Crisis--It's a Heroin and Fentanyl Crisis

The National Center for Health Statistics reported last month that a record 63,600 deaths occurred in 2016 due to overdoses. Digging deeper into that …

Medicine

#OpioidCrisis Pain Related SUICIDES associated with forced tapers

May 30, 2018 More PAIN RELATED SUICIDES added associated with opioid pain medication reductions and discontinuations as recommended by the CDC and by …

Prosthetics