Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency’s scientific evidence on the presence of opioid compounds in kratom, underscoring its potential for abuse

For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 6, 2018SummaryFDA releases adverse events and scientific analysis providing even stronger evidence of kratom compounds’ opioid properties.StatementOver the past several months, there have been many questions raised about the botanical substance known as kratom. Our concerns related to this product, and the actions we’ve taken, are rooted in sound science and are …

Court in Kentucky approves needle exchange program

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) - A court has approved a needle exchange program in a Kentucky county, moving the proposal closer to becoming a reality.The Daily News of Bowling Green reports the Barren County Fiscal Court narrowly approved the needle exchange Tuesday.The needle exchange program would allow drug users to trade dirty needles for clean ones, …

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

The team behind the study hopes that their findings can eventually be used to treat people with cannabis use disorder, defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5 as a “problematic pattern of cannabis use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress.”By Yasmin Tayagon October 16, 2017Filed Under Alcohol, Drugs, Neuroscience & SexIn …

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 …

JCPS senior receives national recognition from Girl Scouts for heroin documentary

Posted: Nov 07, 2016 11:59 AM CST Updated: Nov 07, 2016 11:59 AM CST Hannah Gadd LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Jefferson County Public Schools senior who created a documentary about heroin addiction has received national recognition from the Girl Scouts of the USA. Hannah Gadd, a student at Louisville Male High School, has been …

IBOGAINE FOR PTSD! The Quieted Rage

  By Damon Matthew Smith PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a condition that has had limited progress in the creation of viable treatment options for people afflicted with this despair and rage inducing disorder. Conventional medicine has come up with no long-term answers to the problem, which not only has a range of dangers …

Could marijuana become a treatment for heroin addicts?

Some think it offers a gateway out of opioid use Matt Koesters | WCPO contributor 7:00 AM, Sep 25, 2016   Is marijuana a gateway drug? Carrie Roberts sure hopes so. %page_break%Roberts, a consultant with Colorado-based Medicine Man Technologies, doesn't believe that marijuana use leads to abuse of harder drugs, though. Instead, she thinks it …

The Law of Unintended Consequences: Illicit for Licit Narcotic Substitution

Originally written July 15, 2014 at LINK below Martin R. Huecker, MD and Hugh W. Shoff, MD, MS   The dealers will not use it. Heroin dealers have explicit knowledge of the addictive properties of their product. The heroin addict is no longer the desperate character living under a bridge. She is a 17-year-old high …

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 …

Jesse Ventura Calls For Legalizing All Drugs

VIDEO AT THIS LINK By Jason Devaney   |   Thursday, 08 Sep 2016 04:54 PM Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura wants to see marijuana and every other drug made legal in order to regulate them better. During a series of interviews with Newsmax TV, Ventura — the author of the book "Marijuana Manifesto" — said Wednesday …

What the hell is the deal with doctors,the government and the bullshit with prescribed opiates?

    theonly1theymake   *Please excuse/ignore my crappy grammar .I was too lazy to edit before publishing and wrote this in a hurry on my phone. You’ve most like heard about,dealt with or had someone you know deal with the “epidemic” of prescribed narcotics. Daily,hourly,minute by minute Doctors Nurse practitioners ,and anyone else that can …

UK gets $6 million grant to research cocaine addiction

Saturday, November 21, 2015    Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2015 12:22 AM By Linda B. Blackford Lexington Herald-Leader LEXINGTON - A group of University of Kentucky researchers has won a $6 million grant to further develop a potential treatment for cocaine abuse. UK College of Pharmacy professor Chang-Guo Zhan, along with UK professors Fang Zheng …

Coca & The Curing Of Drug Addiction

Professor Palmer, of the University of Louisville, Kentucky, has an article upon this subject in the Louisville Medical Journal, for 1880, and he therein narrates three cases in which he found the Coca a complete and easy substitute for the opium or morphine which had been habitually taken. One sufferer had been in the habit …

"The irony of the situation is that he’s basically taking heroin to maintain his physical condition to continue to investigate major drug dealers," the attorney said.

How one FBI agent who busted drug rings became an addict     Washington (AFP) - Matthew Lowry once had a promising career in the FBI. But his drug addiction got the better of him, and on Thursday, he was sentenced to three years in prison for stealing heroin he had collected as evidence. Lowry, …

THE PROTECTION OF COMMERCE IN THE FORM OF PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

http://www.cms.gov/medicare-cover…/…/icd-9-code-lookup.aspx…& ICD-9 Code Lookup Find an ICD-9 Code by searching on keyword(s). cms.gov Like Comment Share Sheree Krider ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Code Description 304.30 CANNABIS DEPENDENCE UNSPECIFIED USE 304.31 CANNABIS DEPENDENCE CONTINUOUS USE 304.32 CANNABIS DEPENDENCE EPISODIC USE 304.33 CANNABIS DEPENDENCE IN REMISSION 305.20 NONDEPENDENT CANNABIS ABUSE UNSPECIFIED USE 305.21 NONDEPENDENT CANNABIS ABUSE CONTINUOUS USE …