Christmas Eve, 1912: The pharmaceutical company Merck files for a patent on MDMA (‘ecstasy’)

What is Molly?MDMA (often called ‘Molly’ or ‘ecstasy’) has become one of America’s favorite drugs since the 1980s, when it ‘escaped’ from the world of professional MDMA therapy and became popular among partiers.  Usually taken as pills or capsules, the drug typically produces an energetic high with a profound sense of peace and joy that …

As the feds crack down on opioid prescriptions, patients are taking their own lives, doctors are losing their jobs and overdose rates continue unabated.

The Government’s Solution To The Opioid     Crisis Feels Like A War To Pain PatientsBy Art LevineJay Lawrence, an energetic truck driver in his late 30s, was driving a semitrailer across a bridge when the brakes failed. To avoid plowing into the car in front of him, he swerved sideways and slammed the truck into a …

Gov. Bevin To Announce Launch of Find Help Now Website, Student Opioid Awareness Marketing Competition

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2018) – Gov. Matt Bevin will join representatives from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and the University of Kentucky’s Injury Prevention and Research Center to announce the launch of FindHelpNowKY.org. The website allows users to search in real-time for a substance use disorder …

We the undersigned, Americans who join the millions of our fellow citizens who responsibly use the botanical plant kratom…

CONTINUE OUR VIRTUAL MARCH ON WASHINGTONDAY TWOPLEASE CO-SIGN OUROPEN LETTER TO ROBERT W. PATTERSONACTING DIRECTOR, U.S. DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATIONPlease Sign Letter HereDear Administrator Patterson,We the undersigned, Americans who join the millions of our fellow citizens who responsibly use the botanical plant kratom as a part of our health and well-being regimens, join the American Kratom …

Fentanyl crackdown bill clears House committee

For Immediate Release February 16, 2017 Fentanyl crackdown bill clears House committee FRANKFORT—A bill that would make it a felony to illegally sell or distribute any amount of fentanyl, carfentanil and related drugs tied to an increase in drug overdoses in Kentucky has passed the House Judiciary Committee. Trafficking in any amount of fentanyl, a …

The Next Big Brain Cancer Drug Could Come from Marijuana

Sy Mukherjee 9:44 PM Central GW Pharmaceuticals (gwph, +2.63%) is already well on its way to winning the first-ever U.S. approval for a cannabis-derived therapy. But an early trial suggests that these treatments could also be an effective way to fight one of most devastating forms of brain cancers: glioblastoma multiforme. The U.K.-based company unveiled …

Embattled Doc Suffers Another Setback in PHS Fight

Pauline Anderson January 27, 2017 Michael Langan, MD, a Boston-based internal medicine specialist who has fought the Massachusetts Physician Health Service (PHS) and Board of Registration in Medicine for years to reinstate his license, has suffered a setback but is bolstered by a new development. A justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has …

U.S. Attorney General addresses opioid, heroin addiction during Richmond town hall

BY CRITLEY KING CNHI News Service RICHMOND — U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke to a crowded auditorium at a Town Hall meeting in Richmond as part of the Obama Administration’s newly designated National Prescription Opium and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. The audience, mainly consisting of young people, was addressed on the dangers of heroin …

It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies

By Dr. Nicholas Kardaras August 27, 2016 | 7:54pm   “I walked into his room to check on him. He was supposed to be sleeping — and I was just so frightened…” She found him sitting up in his bed staring wide-eyed, his bloodshot eyes looking into the distance as his glowing iPad lay next …

Mental Health Bill Caters to Big Pharma and Would Expand Coercive Treatments

Friday, 06 November 2015 00:00 By Oryx Cohen, Truthout | Op-Ed Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pennsylvania), right, and former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) during a news conference about the Affordable Care Act at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, October 23, 2013. (Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times) On its surface, the mental …

Cannabis-Related Disorders

Background In January, 2014, Colorado became the first state in the United States to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes, marking the beginning of what will likely become the end of marijuana prohibition. Marijuana was legal in the United States until 1937, when Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act, effectively making the drug illegal. The American …

Opiate Users Needed for Research Studies (Lexington, KY)

Do you currently use drugs like Lortab, Percocet, Oxycontin, or heroin to get high? Researchers at the University of Kentucky are conducting a study to examine the strength and effects of prescription opioids. You may be eligible to participate if you are between the ages of 18 and 50, you have taken opioid drugs intranasally …

human brain grown in a jar? apparently, yes…

Can you grow a brain in a jar? Scientists claim they've done just that. And the implication could not be more chilling By John Nash For The Daily Mail Published: 19:09 EST, 20 August 2015 | Updated: 20:04 EST, 20 August 2015 This is the stuff of Frankenstein nightmares. Imagine yourself as a functioning brain …

We have to stop the Government from abusing our children!

Sumner (center) has lunch with students at John G. Carlisle School in Covington with Sheriff Chuck Korzenborn (left) and Superintentendent Alvin Garrison (right) (RCN file) Not only do they profile us as adults, they do it to our children as well!  And it seems to me that all children are being approached and prosecuted similar …

Is Marijuana A Benefit Or A Bad Idea For Autism And Schizophrenia?

    When Jim Carrey co-opted the image of a distressed boy with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) in an effort to reinforce the actor’s views about vaccines, he inadvertently brought attention to TSC, which is, unlike vaccines, associated with autism. In using the image of Alex Echols, for which he later apologized, Carrey may also …