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  • ObamaCare - "Take Ten Pills and You're Fine"

    10/18/2014 6:45:57 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 10 replies
    Capitol Steps ^ | ~2010 | The Caitol Steps
    GOT DRUGS? The D.E.A. is calling on Americans to empty their medicine chests and turn in their private stash of potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals. But what's more American than self-medication? And how else to make it through election season? Republicans oppose such sweeping confiscations and the "Pledge to America," taking a limited-government approach, promises to seize only any "unspent stimulus." Nancy Pelosi explains in song why Congress is not covered by ObamaCare. They have their own plan that gives them special benefits and heavy drug use may be the reason that Congress is so ineffective. "Take Ten Pills and You're Fine"...
  • http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/06/the-rise-of-the-diy-abortion-in-texas/373240/

    08/30/2014 5:17:25 AM PDT · by balch3 · 2 replies
    Atlantic ^ | Jun 27, 2014 | Erica Hellerstein
    The Alamo flea market sits right off South Texas’s lengthy Highway 83; a sprawling, dusty, labyrinth of a place. Under canopies in the converted parking lot, vendors in dark sunglasses stand behind tables heaped with piles of clothing, barking in Spanish and hawking their wares. The air is hot and muggy, thick with the scent of grilled corn and chili. Customers browse simple items—miracle-diet teas, Barbie dolls or turquoise jeans stretched over curvy mannequins—but there are also shoppers scanning the market for goods that aren't displayed in the stalls. Tables lined with bottles of medicine like Tylenol and NyQuil have...
  • Capitol Steps - "Take Ten Pills and You're Fine"

    05/06/2013 10:40:47 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 4 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Uploaded on April 22, 2010 | HerBunk
    The face looks really familiar!
  • Officials: Light Rail Maintenance Shop Under Investigation(MPLS)

    04/18/2013 4:41:28 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    kstp ^ | 4-17-13 | jay kolls
    Metro Transit officials confirm there is a major investigation underway at its light rail Hiawatha maintenance shop. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has learned the investigation started in December and is still in progress. Metro Transit says it does involve staff at the maintenance facility, but would not specify which employees were under investigation. Sources tell 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS it does involve managers as well as hourly employees. Those same sources say part of the allegations that lead to the investigation include the exchange of pills and firearms for coveted overtime shifts at the maintenance facility.
  • NYC schools hand out 12,721 ‘morning-after’ pills (2011-2012)

    02/04/2013 7:03:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 02/04/2013 | By Jessica Chasmar
    New York City schools are offering young girls a full menu of birth control options, free of parental counsel, thanks to an unpublicized project by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration. School nurses handed out 12,721 doses of the Plan B One-Step “morning-after” pill in 2011-12, up from 10,720 in 2010-11 and 5,039 in 2009-10, the New York Post reports. Mona Davids, president of the NYC Parents Union, was stunned by the report. “I’m in shock,” she said. “What gives the mayor the right to decide, without adequate notice, to give our children drugs that will impact their bodies and their psyches?...
  • Cardinal Dolan Slams Giving Morning After Pills to 14-Year-Olds

    09/25/2012 2:08:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 89 replies
    Life News ^ | September 25, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Cardinal Dolan, the head of the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Archdiocese of New York, is slamming a program that will give morning after pills to girls in NYC schools as young as 14-years-old.The New York City Department of Education is furnishing morning-after pills and other birth control drugs to students at 13 city high schools and without parental permission. School nurses supplied with the drugs, which can cause a very early abortion, are dispensing “Plan B” and other oral or injectable birth control to girls as young as 14 without telling their parents — unless the parents...
  • Doctor of Colorado suspect had been disciplined by medical board

    07/29/2012 1:37:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 29, 2012 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    <p>AURORA, Colo. -- Dr. Lynne Fenton, the University of Colorado psychiatrist who was treating James E. Holmes, according to a court filing by his attorneys, was disciplined by the Colorado Medical Board in 2005.</p> <p>Fenton was also reprimanded for failing to maintain a medical chart or to enter appropriate entries for the charts relating to herself, her husband or the employee, 7News reported.</p>
  • Are You Ready? The Government Doesn't Give A Damn

    08/22/2011 6:30:52 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    Market Ticker ^ | 8/22/11 | Karl Denninger
    The world will recognize the Depression we have tried to cover up. This is not a US-centric story. The Eurozone will get the unemployment and tax consequences too. Germany will be forced to choose between propping up the entire rest of the Euro (which it can't) and detonating it and going back to the Deutsche Mark (which it will be forced to.) There is a very high probability of war that comes out of this, although the exact trigger is not something I can forecast. War is the classical solution to these problems, and it is unlikely to be different...
  • White House Insider: Obama Battling Severe Depression

    09/29/2010 9:11:32 PM PDT · by Callahan · 171 replies · 2+ views
    NewsFlavor ^ | 9/27/2010 | Ulsterman
    So you state that President Obama is depressed?  How did you come by this information?  From a direct source still working within the White House on a daily basis.  As I had stated previously, tensions at the White House have reached a critical stage.  The infighting among staff is off the charts.  More recently, the president has increasingly withdrawn emotionally from the day to day demands of his job – he has become what was described to me as “empty”.  Empty?  That is correct – empty.  ....   But still…(interrupting) I would also add what you well know.  I have...
  • Ritalin boosts learning by increasing brain plasticity

    03/07/2010 12:05:10 PM PST · by decimon · 58 replies · 388+ views
    Doctors treat millions of children with Ritalin every year to improve their ability to focus on tasks, but scientists now report that Ritalin also directly enhances the speed of learning. In animal research, the scientists showed for the first time that Ritalin boosts both of these cognitive abilities by increasing the activity of the neurotransmitter dopamine deep inside the brain. Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers neurons use to communicate with each other. They release the molecule, which then docks onto receptors of other neurons. The research demonstrated that one type of dopamine receptor aids the ability to focus, and another...
  • Obama’s Pain Pills

    10/01/2009 12:39:12 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies · 406+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-1-09 | Steven T. Sampson
    On June 24, 2009, President Obama made the following statement on an ABC Obama Infomercial, “Maybe you’re better off not having the surgery, but just taking the pain killer.” This is the wise counsel of a man who has never known life and death on an intimate level. This comes from a man who has led a sheltered existence and never considered serving his country other than a partial term in the senate and a few months in the White House. Are you prepared to have this spoiled untested man make life and death considerations for your loved ones. Life...
  • Pills That Are Gazans' Little Helpers

    05/11/2009 2:51:51 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 7 replies · 449+ views
    The NY Times ^ | May 7, 2009 | Staff
    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinians struggling to cope with the Israeli blockade of Gaza and the trauma of war are turning to painkillers and tranquillizers at a rate that risks triggering a wave of addiction. There is also evidence of mounting recreational drug use as Gaza drifts in limbo, with no clear political future. Gaza residents reported health problems after a 22-day Israeli offensive last January, with most citing psychological problems and stress, according to a survey published by the United Nations Gender Task Force on April 21. "With increased trauma and stress and limited access to professional psychosocial services, there...
  • Istanbul police arrest 350 suspects in anti-drug raids over last 20 days

    11/16/2008 12:26:36 AM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 522+ views
    AA via WorldBulletin.net ^ | Sunday, 16 November 2008 09:08 | AA via WorldBulletin.net
    Istanbul Police said 222 kg of heroin, 184 kg of hashish, 2 kg of cocaine and thousands of synthetic pills were confiscated in 141 operations in several parts of the metropolis.
  • Man Takes Dogs Pill...drives into pole. You can't make this stuff up!

    06/03/2008 5:38:29 AM PDT · by fings · 9 replies · 111+ views
    Bo (woof) In Commentary: Drugs. I don’t clearly remember how I’ve become addicted to them. It may have been my parents pushing them on me or maybe it was me demanding them. It’s all so hazy now. All I know is that I ‘need’ to have each and every one of my pills to keep me going every day. That’s why this story on an owner pilfering his dog’s drugs is so upsetting. (DES MOINES, Iowa - A Des Moines man who was arrested for driving while intoxicated apparently took his dog’s pills by mistake. Authorities say (con't @ http://boknowsonline.com/2008/06/02/478/)
  • Vitamin Pills 'Increase Risk Of Early Death'

    04/15/2008 8:34:19 PM PDT · by blam · 542 replies · 759+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-16-2008 | Kate Devlin
    Vitamin pills 'increase risk of early death' By Kate Devlin, Medical Correspondent Last Updated: 12:01am BST 16/04/2008 Popular vitamin supplements taken by millions of people in the hope of improving their health may do no good and could increase the risk of a premature death, researchers report today. They warn healthy people who take antioxidant supplements, including vitamins A and E, to try to keep diseases such as cancer at bay that they are interfering with their natural body defences and may be increasing their risk of an early death by up to 16 per cent. Antioxidants, including vitamins A,...
  • Study: Timing of pills might matter

    12/17/2007 7:00:29 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies · 81+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | Dec. 17, 2007 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    AP Medical Writer Taking a blood pressure pill at bedtime instead of in the morning might be healthier for some high-risk people. New research suggests that simple switch may normalize patterns of blood pressure in patients at extra risk from the twin epidemics of heart and kidney disease. Why? When it comes to blood pressure, you want to be a dipper. In healthy people, blood pressure dips at night, by 10 to 20 percent. Scientists don't know why, but suspect the drop gives arteries a little rest. People with high blood pressure that doesn't dip at night - the non-dippers...
  • Philippine Population Control Groups Launch Suit Against Pro-Life Manila Former Mayor

    10/05/2007 4:13:14 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 5 replies · 304+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | October 2, 2007 | Hilary White
    Philippine Population Control Groups Launch Suit Against Pro-Life Manila Former Mayor By Hilary White MANILA, Philippines, October 2, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Lito Atienza, the former mayor of the Philippine capital Manila, who has earned the wrath of abortionists and population control groups for his opposition to the killer abortion drug RU-486, is facing a lawsuit by those same groups. According to Elizabeth Pangalangan, executive director of the Reproductive Health, Rights and Ethics Center at the University of the Philippines, the suit aims to "hold [Atienza] liable for acts which caused injury to women." Atienza, who is now the Environment Secretary...
  • Thompson has more than some think

    09/28/2007 2:47:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 151 replies · 293+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | September 28, 2007 | Leslie Snow
    I like Arthur Branch, the tough-minded district attorney I used to see on NBC's "Law & Order." I like his deep voice and his comforting Southern charm. I like his steadfast determination to seek justice and his clear sense of right and wrong. I've been less certain about Fred Thompson, the actor who played him. He mismanaged his campaign and lost a wave of momentum by delaying the announcement of his presidential bid. He traded Republican debates for late-night talk shows. He's been unspectacular on the campaign trail. But this week, something happened that's making me reconsider my assessment of...
  • Patrick Kennedy To Seek Treatment(Kennedy to Mayo Clinic-Kennedy with Mayo!!)

    05/06/2006 12:21:22 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 120 replies · 4,570+ views
    WP ^ | May 6, 2006 | Del Quentin Wilber and Allan Lengel
    Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy said yesterday that he is entering treatment for an addiction to prescription medications, an announcement that comes as police continue their investigation into a car crash involving the congressman near the Capitol. Calling his addiction a "chronic disease," Kennedy said he does not even recall the accident, which occurred early Thursday and raised questions about his behavior and how U.S. Capitol Police deal with members of Congress. The congressman's office has said Kennedy (D-R.I.) was disoriented behind the wheel because he had taken prescription medication to calm stomach inflammation and to help him sleep. No one...
  • Second grader suspended for putting pills in teacher's water

    05/04/2006 7:32:21 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 12 replies · 498+ views
    KARE11 ^ | 5-4-06 | ap
    The Minneapolis school district suspended a boy in second grade after his teacher found mysterious pills had been placed in her water bottle, the district said. School district spokesman Josh Collins said the teacher was fine. She noticed something was wrong and did not drink out of the bottle on Monday. The incident was reported to school district officials on Tuesday and the student was suspended for five days. "This type of threat is not ever tolerated," he said. Collins said the matter had been referred to the police. "At this time, we don't know what the pills were," he...
  • Record Sales of Sleeping Pills Are Causing Worries

    02/07/2006 8:20:01 AM PST · by Fawn · 93 replies · 1,523+ views
    nyt ^ | February 7, 2006 | By STEPHANIE SAUL
    Americans are taking sleeping pills like never before, fueled by frenetic workdays that do not go gently into a great night's sleep, and lulled by a surge of consumer advertising that promises safe slumber with minimal side effects. About 42 million sleeping pill prescriptions were filled last year, according to the research company IMS Health, up nearly 60 percent since 2000.
  • On Abortion and Torture: A Cultural Shift? - (former "pro choicers" now dubious!)

    07/21/2005 9:55:04 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 584+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JULY 22, 2005 | STEVE KELLMEYER
    Unusual things are happening in the feminist world. The Hungarian representative to UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) said that, in the future, abortion will be viewed by women in the same way that torture is now viewed by human rights advocates. Now, given how often the UN turns a blind eye to torture, Saddam Hussein’s regime being a fine example of the carefully shielded glance, we may justifiably wonder if this means torture will become acceptable or abortion unacceptable. But even so, the possibility that CEDAW members are beginning to question the practice is telling....
  • Pills developed in Russia billed as medical miracle

    05/24/2005 9:10:47 PM PDT · by jb6 · 25 replies · 1,322+ views
    Denver Post ^ | Wednesday, May 25, 2005 | Marsha Austin
    When retired Boulder pharmacist and former pharmaceutical executive John Sichel saw his daughter Pam's test results, he knew he'd witnessed a medical miracle. The pills came from a former Soviet laboratory in St. Petersburg, Russia. Pam Sichel had taken them for six months. Now, her 10-year battle with hepatitis C, a viral infection that attacks the liver, was over. Her liver was healthy, its function normal. When Sichel saw what the drug did for Pam, he decided he had to bring it to the U.S., even if he had to do it on his own. Its main ingredient: a bacteria...
  • Fla. Doctor Convicted in Pill Trafficking

    05/22/2005 3:08:48 PM PDT · by kingattax · 2 replies · 416+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2005
    (AP) - WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.-A doctor accused of running a "pill mill" was convicted Thursday of drug trafficking but acquitted of first-degree murder in a patient's fatal overdose. Dr. Denis Deonarine could be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison after a jury found him guilty on 10 of a possible 86 felony counts, including Medicaid fraud. Sentencing was scheduled for July 15. Deonarine's medical license was suspended following the 2001 death of Michael Labzda, 21. Labzda's friends said he was snorting crushed OxyContin pills and drinking rum. Defense attorney Richard Lubin said Deonarine acted in good faith...
  • Fruit in a capsule: the latest 'nutraceutical'

    01/22/2005 12:01:35 PM PST · by Willie Green · 9 replies · 415+ views
    The Centre Daily Times ^ | Sat, Jan. 22, 2005 | Associated Press
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use.If a daily spoonful of cherry or blueberry concentrate is good for one's health, how about fruit in a capsule? Brownwood Acres Foods struck a deal last year to market and distribute capsules of whole fruit developed by Flavonoid Sciences, a Traverse City company. Founded by former cherry farmers Bob and Janet Underwood, Flavonoid developed a process of condensing cherries and blueberries into a paste, which is stuffed into bite-sized softgels. They retain 90 percent of the nutrients in fresh fruit, said Steve de Tar, Brownwood Acres president. The company is focusing...
  • Brazil robbers demand impotence pills (guess they couldn't say... "This is a stickup!"

    12/27/2004 12:33:35 PM PST · by bedolido · 12 replies · 395+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12/22/2004 | staff writer
    Six pistol-toting Brazilian men appeared to have more than cash on their minds when they robbed a drug store in Rio de Janeiro. "They specifically demanded that we give them anti-impotence drugs. These drugs and the money was what interested them," Ailton de Souza, the drugstore manager said. On Sunday night, the robbers opened the vault with a blow torch and fled with an equivalent of about $US7,000 in cash and checks, as well as more than 100 boxes containing 400 pills worth about $US2,600 - enough for a two-month sex marathon for each of the six robbers. "They were...
  • Caption this Photo of Heinz Hug

    10/23/2004 4:44:33 PM PDT · by atari · 60 replies · 3,243+ views
  • French a nation of pill-poppers

    11/09/2003 7:15:54 AM PST · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 110+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | November 10 2003 | The Guardian
    Nearly one in four French people are on tranquillisers, anti-depressants, anti-psychotics or other mood-altering prescription drugs, a new report says. An average of 40 per cent of men and women aged over 70 in France are routinely prescribed at least one of this class of dependence-creating drug, as well as about 4 per cent of all children under nine. One medical expert, Martine Perez, said in the newspaper Le Figaro: "The French now consume between two and four times as many tranquillisers and anti-depressants as the British, Italians and Germans." The French are avid consumers of pills and potions of...
  • Rush Limbaugh and the Party of Compassion

    10/16/2003 8:59:33 AM PDT · by TBP · 36 replies · 491+ views
    Freedom News ^ | October 14, 2003 | Tim Phares
    Liberals are revealing their true colors yet again in the happy dance they are doing over Rush Limbaugh’s admission that he is addicted to prescription painkillers and his trip to rehab. With a few notable exceptions, such as liberal commentator and radio talk show host Alan Colmes of Fox News’s “Hannity and Colmes,” the self-proclaimed Party of Compassion is gleeful over the problem that Limbaugh is experiencing. Liberal mean-spiritedness has shown up in many ways of late, including the scuttling of Miguel Estrada, demands to impeach President Bush for his military policy, their fervent scandal-mongering in the Joseph Wilson affair,...
  • Rush Limbaugh and the Party of Compassion

    10/16/2003 8:53:36 AM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies · 1,347+ views
    Freedom News ^ | October 14, 2003 | Tim Phares
    Liberals are revealing their true colors yet again in the happy dance they are doing over Rush Limbaugh’s admission that he is addicted to prescription painkillers and his trip to rehab. With a few notable exceptions, such as liberal commentator and radio talk show host Alan Colmes of Fox News’s “Hannity and Colmes,” the self-proclaimed Party of Compassion is gleeful over the problem that Limbaugh is experiencing. Liberal mean-spiritedness has shown up in many ways of late, including the scuttling of Miguel Estrada, demands to impeach President Bush for his military policy, their fervent scandal-mongering in the Joseph Wilson affair,...
  • Report: Rush Tooks As Many As 30 Pills a Day

    10/12/2003 7:08:17 PM PDT · by yonif · 159 replies · 263+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, Oct. 13, 2003 | PRNewswire
    NEW YORK -- None of Rush Limbaugh's friends contacted by Newsweek seemed to know the talk-radio host had a drug problem. "What's interesting," one of these friends told Newsweek, "is that he apparently hid the pills from his wife." Limbaugh's dependence on painkillers began after an unsuccessful back surgery in the late '90's, reports Assistant Managing Editor Evan Thomas in the October 20 issue of Newsweek, (on newsstands Monday, October 13). In last week's radio confessional, Limbaugh told his listeners that he had twice gone to a hospital to detox. "What did he tell his wife when he checked into...
  • Rush Fiasco

    10/03/2003 2:25:53 PM PDT · by TUX · 19 replies · 203+ views
    Smoking Gun.. | 10/03/03
    OCTOBER 3--Meet Louis Beshara and his wife, Gloria Rodriguez. The Florida couple are at the heart of the drug scandal now enveloping radio superstar Rush Limbaugh. Investigators allege that the duo illegally sold hundreds of thousands of prescription painkillers from a Palm Beach-area pharmacy they owned. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's search warrant affidavit, Beshara provided Hydrocodone, the powerful and addictive painkiller, to middlemen drug dealers like Joseph Coppola who then resold the pills to users. It has been reported that Limbaugh scored some of the Beshara pills via Wilma Cline, a former maid at the radio star's...
  • Rush plausible theory of what happened with the pills

    10/03/2003 11:47:50 AM PDT · by snooker · 243 replies · 284+ views
    me | 10/03/03 | snooker
    A lot of this drugs and Rush stuff isn't adding up for me. So let me try out a theory here. Read this on http://www.thesmokinggun.com/doc_o_day/doc_o_day.html If true it gives insight to the behind the scenes goings on. Note that the two were running a Palm Beach-area pharmacy. Now, what if Rush were a legitimate customer of the pharmacy these two owned. Just happened this way. With me so far? So the maid may have been picking up Rush's legitimate prescriptions all along. So if anyone asked, she just says these are for Rush. Cool cover story for the maid/pusher who...
  • Rush Limbaugh unaware of drug investigation

    10/02/2003 6:03:59 AM PDT · by grumple · 437 replies · 312+ views
    ABC News
    Rush Limbaugh in a statement released moments ago said (paraphrased) "that he is unaware of an investigation into the alleged drup issue but would cooperate fully if there was one" just heard at top of the hour ABC news radio broadcast
  • Pill to ease memory of trauma envisioned - Brave New World

    11/08/2002 7:12:42 AM PST · by rface · 19 replies · 338+ views
    Boston Globb ^ | 11/8/2002 | Ellen Barry
    <p>Someday in the future, people may walk into an emergency room after a rape, or a car wreck, or a shooting, and be given a pill to protect them from the haunting memories that may follow.</p> <p>For millions of war veterans, abuse victims, and others, the psychological shock following a traumatic event can be as damaging as the event itself. Post-traumatic stress disorder, which affects an estimated 3 to 8 percent of the population, is typically treated with therapy to help the victim live with the memory.</p>
  • People have to take responsibility for the consequences of their acts

    08/23/2002 2:05:36 PM PDT · by gophergop · 1 replies · 320+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | 8.23/2002 | Charleston Daily Mail
    People have to take responsibility for the consequences of their acts Charleston Daily Mail August 23, 2002 http://www.dailymail.com/news/Opinion/200208231/ Friday August 23, 2002; 09:13 AM Rebecca Allen, 41, of Fairlea, who had injected OxyContin, died. Lawyer Ed ReBrook of Hunt and Serreno in Charleston sued Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of the drug, on behalf of Brian W. Allen, the administrator of Rebecca Allen's estate. The suit contended that the company "negligently manufactured and aggressively promoted and sold Oxycontin to pharmacies and physicians in West Virginia, and that, unbeknownst to those residents of West Virginia, including Plaintiff, but known to the manufacturer"...