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  • Number of drug shortages hits 23-year high

    06/11/2024 9:07:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/11/2024 | Anna Kutz
    (NewsNation) — The first quarter of 2024 recorded the country’s highest-ever number of ongoing drug shortages, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists data shows. A total of 323 drugs — including life-saving medicines like oxytocin, Rho(D) immune globulin and chemotherapy — were in a deficit during the first three months of the year. The January-March numbers were the highest number of shortages recorded since the ASHP began recording them in 2001. The University of Utah Drug Information Service collects data from pharmacists nationwide and compiles them into statistics on the ASHP’s website.
  • Video shows armed men ambush a prison transport van in France carrying a suspected drug lord

    05/15/2024 10:03:49 AM PDT · by Paul R. · 6 replies
    CBS News - You Tube ^ | 5/15/2024 | CBS Mornings
    Video shows an attack on a prison transport van in France where armed men are seen ambushing a convoy carrying a suspected drug lord. Two officers were killed. Now, there's a manhunt underway.
  • Historic Drug Shortage Exacerbated by EPA Overreach

    05/05/2024 8:27:04 PM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies ^ | 5/5/2024 | W. Caffey Norman, Real Clear Wire
    This story originally was published by Real Clear Wire By W. Caffey Norman Real Clear Wire Concerning new reports reveal that the drug shortage in the U.S. has reached its highest level since the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists began tracking data. In total, 323 medicines are now in short supply. However, the problem is about to get worse because of government regulations on an entirely different issue. Counterintuitive measures from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are set to effectively ban the domestic production of chemicals that are used in the process of manufacturing vital prescription drugs and vaccines. Shortly...
  • The new age of quantum technology

    04/18/2024 6:40:51 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, April 18, 2024 | Biju Dharmapalan
    Opinion The scientific community celebrated April 14 as World Quantum Day to raise awareness of quantum science’s impact across diverse fields The world of science is on the cusp of a transformative era driven by the burgeoning field of quantum technology. Quantum science is founded on several key principles that underpin the behaviour of particles and systems at the quantum scale. The term “quantum scale” refers to the realm of physics that deals with phenomena occurring at very small scales, typically at the level of atoms, subatomic particles and fundamental particles. It encompasses the principles of quantum mechanics, which govern...
  • PHOTOS — ‘These People Are So Far Gone’: NYC Firemen See Drug Addicts Shoot Up, Poop Between Their Cars

    03/23/2024 11:05:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/23/2024 | Amy Furr
    Drug addicts near a firehouse in East Harlem have been seen pooping and shooting up outside the facility, the New York Post reported Saturday. The disturbing news comes as Democrat-controlled New York City grapples with a drug crisis and rampant crime. Battalion Chief Burgess shared his thoughts on the scene outside the Engine 35, Ladder 14 firehouse, where photos show people sitting on the ground.
  • Oregon Moves to Reintroduce Penalties for Drug Possession After Catastrophic Years-Long Junkie Utopia Experiment

    03/03/2024 3:37:16 PM PST · by davikkm · 15 replies
    Well, that escalated quickly. I guess we’re just going to cancel the utopia? How can you have a utopia that arrests people simply for living on the streets in tents and shooting up fentanyl in front of children? It’s fascism.
  • In Mexico, Two Mayoral Candidates Shot Dead

    02/28/2024 5:12:10 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    Newser ^ | Feb 27, 2024
    Murders in Maravatio raise concerns about drug gangs trying to sway local races.. Two candidates for mayor in the Mexican city of Maravatio have been gunned down within hours of each other, raising worries that drug gangs are trying to influence the June 2 election. Campaigning doesn't formally begin until Friday. State prosecutors said Tuesday that Armando Pérez was found shot to death in his car just before midnight, per the AP. He was the candidate for the conservative National Action Party. Hours earlier, officials with the ruling Morena party confirmed their candidate, Miguel Ángel Zavala, was found shot to...
  • Avoid Taking Ibuprofen With This Common Medication At All Costs

    02/27/2024 12:40:35 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 32 replies
    Health Digest ^ | February 26, 2024 | Beth Bradford
    Ibuprofen works wonders for your headaches, joint pain, muscle aches, and menstrual cramps, so it's probably no surprise that it's the second most common over-the-counter (OTC) drug behind paracetamol (Tylenol), according to a 2023 article in the European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences. You might get a prescription for ibuprofen if you have rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis to reduce the pain and swelling from these conditions. Ibuprofen might also be used for psoriatic arthritis, arthritis of the spine, and gouty arthritis. Like other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), ibuprofen works by blocking an enzyme that makes prostaglandins that cause...
  • Oregon bill would criminalize drug use on public transit

    02/09/2024 9:22:09 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/09/2024 | LAUREN IRWIN
    An amendment introduced to the Oregon legislature Thursday would criminalize drug use on public transit. The Oregon Transit Association and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 are seeking to amend Senate Bill 1553 to create a misdemeanor charge for people who use illicit drugs while riding public transit. The charge of interfering with public transportation would apply to a person who “while in or on a public transit vehicle or public transit station, knowingly ingests, inhales, injects, or otherwise consumes a controlled substance that is not lawfully possessed by the person,” the amendment reads.
  • Gov. Noem to Newsmax: Cartels Infiltrating Protected Tribal Lands

    02/01/2024 9:51:51 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 31 January 2024 | Michael Katz
    Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem ... Mexican drug cartels have set up shop on tribal reservations in her state because they know the federal government has jurisdiction over those lands, and that the Biden administration is "letting it happen." "Even though South Dakota isn't a neighboring state to Texas, we're on the front lines of this thing," Noem said .. "I've got nine Native American tribes, and the cartels are set up on our tribal grounds. They are facilitating this drug trafficking, this human trafficking through my tribal grounds here in South Dakota because I don't have jurisdiction there....
  • Mexico: 14 kidnapped from village that rose up and killed cartel members

    01/18/2024 6:58:45 AM PST · by lowbridge · 25 replies ^ | December 28, 2023
    A drug cartel in central Mexico has kidnapped 14 local residents, including four children, in apparent retaliation for an uprising by angry farmers earlier this month that killed 10 cartel gunmen, officials said. Farmers in the village of Texcaltitlán and a neighboring hamlet had apparently grown tired of cartel extortions. Armed only with sickles and hunting rifles, they chased down suspected gang members amid bursts of automatic gunfire on 8 December, hacking, shooting and burning them. Four villagers also died in the clash. Prosecutors said late on Wednesday that the cartel then abducted 14 people, including four children between the...
  • Critical Drug Shortages Plague US Amid Unabated Reliance On China

    12/28/2023 10:33:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/28/2023 | Autumn Spedemann
    The ongoing scarcity of critical medications has trapped Americans between a rock and a hard place.Active national drug shortages hit a 10-year high this year, leaving many health care providers, pharmacies, and hospitals without enough life-saving and supportive medications, according to data collected by the University of Utah Drug Information Service.A survey by the same university in July found that 99 percent of the 1,123 pharmacists who responded—many of whom work in hospitals—reported shortages. One-third of the pharmacists listed the shortages as "critically impactful," which is defined as being forced to ration medication or delay or even cancel medical treatments.The...
  • Hunter Biden Pleads Not Guilty to Gun Charges, Tests Negative for Drug Use

    10/03/2023 9:55:55 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/03/2023 | WENDELL HUSEBØ
    Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to three gun charges after undergoing random drug testing since his July 2023 court hearing in which he tested negative for any substances. Hunter Biden left the federal courthouse after Judge Christopher Burke released him on several conditions, journalists in the courtroom reported. Those conditions appear to be the same as his July plea deal, including that he does not possess a gun, use alcohol, or digest controlled substances. Authorities previously fingerprinted and mugshot Hunter Biden in July, CNN reported, but the photo apparently remains concealed due to Justice Department policy. The president’s...
  • Global wildlife trafficking on the rise, aided by drug cartels

    09/03/2023 4:28:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/02/23 | Rafael Bernal
    Global wildlife trafficking is on the rise, adding a dimension to transnational crime and increasing the risk that U.S. corporations could unwittingly become entangled in the illicit trade. A new white paper by Moody’s Analytics highlights the growing risk for private enterprise, and the growing involvement of transnational crime in wildlife smuggling. “Brands sometimes are involved in supply chains and they might not truly know who their supplier is,” said Richard Graham, Third Party Risk Management lead at Moody’s Analytics. “If you’re doing business with someone that is a supplier that is involved in some sort of wildlife trafficking, via...
  • Florida Man And Woman Charged After Deputies Find 30lbs Of Meth, 1 Kilo Of Cocaine

    08/04/2023 6:02:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Newsbreak Pensacola ^ | August 1, 2023 | Jake Grissom
    A Florida man and woman were arrested after law enforcement officials found 30 lbs. of methamphetamine and a kilo of cocaine in their vehicle following a chase. According to investigators, on Thursday, July 27, a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Trooper requested assistance from the Indian River Sheriff’s Office (IRCSO) to apprehend a fleeing vehicle driving recklessly over 100 mph on SR 60 approximately 1 mile west of I95. Deputies say during the pursuit, the vehicle stopped on the side of the road, and two occupants fled into a dense wooded area. The FHP Trooper and multiple deputies, along with an...
  • Drug ODs now the leading cause of death in Canada's British Columbia

    06/22/2023 9:05:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/22/2023 | Jazz Shaw
    DARRYL DYCKAs liberals across the country continue to push for the legalization or at least decriminalization of pretty much everything short of murder, you might find yourself wondering where all of this is heading. Predicting the future remains tricky, but we are probably seeing a hint of things to come in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Last year, the province decriminalized nearly all drugs, including some of the hardest and most dangerous, not wanting to simply incarcerate lots of people or infringe on their rights. (Bless their hearts.) So how is that working out? As Fox News reports this...
  • FDA Allows Temporary Import of Unapproved Chinese Cancer Drug to Ease U.S. Shortage

    06/03/2023 8:53:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | FRI, JUN 2 2023 | Spencer Kimball
    -The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given Qilu Pharmaceutical permission to ship cisplatin to the United States to ease a national cancer drug shortage. -The drug maker’s cisplatin injections are manufactured and marketed in China. Cisplatin is widely used in chemotherapy to treat testicular, lung, bladder, cervical and ovarian cancers. -The FDA earlier said it was considering allowing nonapproved drugs to be imported to alleviate the shortage. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the temporary importation of an unapproved chemotherapy drug from China in effort to ease an acute shortage of cancer drugs in the United States,...
  • Drug Shortages Approach an All-Time High, Leading to Rationing

    05/17/2023 2:13:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    The New York Times via Yahoo ^ | May 17, 2023 | By Christina Jewett
    Thousands of patients are facing delays in getting treatments for cancer and other life-threatening diseases, with drug shortages in the United States approaching record levels. Hospitals are scouring shelves for supplies of a drug that reverses lead poisoning and for a sterile fluid needed to stop the heart for bypass surgery. Some antibiotics are still scarce following the winter flu season when doctors and patients frantically chased medicines for ailments like strep throat. Even children’s Tylenol was hard to find. Hundreds of drugs are on the list of medications in short supply in the United States, as officials grapple with...
  • Flesh-eating ‘zombie drug’ saturating Los Angeles streets, officials say

    05/12/2023 7:24:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/12/2023 | VIVIAN CHOW AND KAREEN WYNTER
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – A flesh-eating “zombie drug” called xylazine has been saturating the streets of Los Angeles with severe, deadly effects when mixed with illicit opioids. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials launched a new program to track the troubling prevalence of the substance, which is a sedative typically used by veterinarians to anesthetize animals. Also known as “tranq” or “tranq dope” on the streets, xylazine has become increasingly present in the illicit drug supply. The drug can be cooked down into a powder form and mixed with illicit opioids such as heroin and fentanyl or pressed into counterfeit pills...
  • Mexico: Authorities find 8 bodies in Cancun resort as drug cartel violence rages

    04/26/2023 11:11:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/26/2023 | Lawrence Richard , Fox News
    The bodies of eight people were found dumped in the Mexican resort of Cancun, one of the country’s most popular tourism destinations, authorities said Tuesday. The bodies were discovered over the weekend about 10 miles from Cancun’s beach and hotel zone after police launched a coordinated effort to search for missing people in wooded lots and even sinkhole ponds, also known as cenotes, Mexican authorities said. Oscar Montes de Oca, the head prosecutor of the Caribbean coast state of Quintana Roo, said five of the bodies were found at an abandoned construction site. Three were subsequently identified as previously reported...