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  • Tylenol After Surgery? Why The Feds Make Patients Suffer Needless Pain

    02/16/2023 9:00:24 PM PST · by anthropocene_x · 107 replies ^ | Feb 16, 2023 | Josh Bloom
    A decade ago, most people thought of Tylenol (acetaminophen) as a medicine for fever, malaise and minor aches and pains. Nobody imagined that it would become the go-to drug for treating moderate, let alone severe, postoperative pain. But this is just what has happened. Thanks to pressure from lawmakers, government agencies and policymakers who inserted themselves into the patient-doctor relationship, patients became the victims of the never-ending war on drugs. Now, doctors frequently offer only acetaminophen to treat painful conditions despite the drug’s inability to remedy them. Policymakers’ exaggerated fear of opioids has pressured hospitals, doctors and dentists to switch...
  • Model and friend dumped unconscious at L.A.[CA] hospitals died of multiple drug intoxication, coroner rules

    04/04/2022 4:18:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    Two women who were dumped unconscious at different Los Angeles hospitals late last year by masked men died of multiple drug intoxication, the Los Angeles coroner has ruled. Christy Giles, a 24-year-old model, and her friend Hilda Marcela Cabrales Arzola, 26, were dropped off at the hospitals on Nov. 13 by the men in a black Toyota without license plates, Los Angeles police said at the time. Giles, 24, died the same days she was dropped at the hospital of multiple drug intoxication, with cocaine, fentanyl, gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) — a date rape drug — and ketamine in her system,...
  • Highest Yearly Increase of Alcohol Deaths in UK on Record During 2020 Lockdown

    12/10/2021 7:01:46 AM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    Summit News ^ | 7 December, 2021 | Paul Joseph Watson
    18.6% increase compared with 2019... The UK recorded its highest ever year-on-year increase of alcohol-related deaths during 2020, with COVID-19 lockdowns playing a huge role in the rise. Figures released today by the the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that there were 8,974 deaths “from alcohol-specific causes,” an 18.6% increase compared with 2019. That represents the highest year-on-year increase since records began being collected in 2001. In an attempt to deflect the elephant in the living room, the ONS insisted that there are “many complex factors” to consider in explaining the deaths. However, the Alcohol Change charity warned last...
  • Journalists become targets in Mexico's drug war

    12/06/2008 6:39:41 PM PST · by BAW · 13 replies · 670+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune / AP ^ | December 6, 2008 | JULIE WATSON
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — As the photographer pulled his 2000 Ford Explorer into a soccer field, the crackle of his police scanner was broken by a lone accordion riff. The riff, a fragment of a "narcocorrido" glorifying drug smugglers, was an announcement that the death toll in Mexico's drug war – already above 4,000 this year – had just risen. Hector Dayer already knew that as he looked out at the seven bodies, bound, beaten and repeatedly shot. What he didn't know was whether yet another colleague was among the victims. Two weeks earlier, Dayer had photographed a friend –...
  • Murder charges reinstated in Philadelphia firefighters' deaths in marijuana hothouse

    11/29/2004 12:59:20 PM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 630+ views
    AP ^ | 11/29/4
    PHILADELPHIA -- A judge reinstated murder charges Monday against a man for allegedly setting up a basement marijuana-growing operation that overheated and started a blaze that killed two firefighters. Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner ordered Daniel Brough, 36, to stand trial on charges of third-degree murder. The firefighters died Aug. 20 after becoming trapped in the burning house in the city's Port Richmond neighborhood. Lerner, overturning a lower court decision, said it will be up to a jury to decide whether Brough knowingly and recklessly created a situation that sparked the blaze. Assistant Fire Marshal Arthur Czajkowski testified that the...