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In Hindsight Maybe This Pro-Fentanyl Rap Video Made by a Pharma Company Wasn't the Best Look

That drug companies have fueled the opioid crisis by flooding the market with deceptively marketed, highly addictive painkillers is no secret. But the antics of Insys Therapeutics, now being revealed in an ongoing federal court battle, seem especially evil. Well, evil and incredibly, supremely ridiculous.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Insys Therapeutics, Insys, Opioids, Opioid Crisis, Pharma Company Wasn


Llanelli hit by wave of 'county lines' drug gangs

Seaside town an unlikely new market for gangs using teenagers to sell class A drugsA Welsh town has become a “thriving market for class A drugs” due to a surge in “county lines” gangs, a court has heard.The coastal town of Llanelli near Swansea is being targeted by gangs from Birmingham and Liverpool selling drugs like crack and heroin. Continue reading...
Tags: Law, Wales, Drugs, Communities, Society, UK News, Liverpool, Swansea, Young People, Birmingham, Gangs, South Wales Police, Llanelli


The ‘war on drugs’ is causing great damage | Letters

Readers discuss whether the ‘war’ is the right way to combat the violence fuelled by the drugs tradeYou recently set out in detail the catastrophic consequences of the current “war on drugs” (Editorial, 14 February), from tens of thousands of civilian deaths in Mexico to the mass incarceration of young black men in the US, and the corruption of politicians by the cartels. In doing so, you rightly assert the need to protect innocent people and minimise any harm associated with drug use and drugs ...
Tags: Politics, Drugs, Mexico, Americas, US, Society, World news, Drugs trade, Drugs policy, Joaquín 'el Chapo' Guzmán


Three charged over 'largest dark web' syndicate that sold $17m of drugs through post

Trio are accused of sending drugs including MDMA and LSD to buyers around Australia Three people accused of selling and distributing drugs worth more than $17m have been charged in what police believe is the “first and largest penetration of the dark web” in Australia.The trio – a 25-year-old man and two women, aged 20 and 24 – were arrested on Thursday as part of a broader investigation into drug supply dating back to 2018. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Drugs, Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, Crime - Australia, Mdma


New drug raises hopes of reversing memory loss in old age

Toronto researchers believe the drug can also help those with depression, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s An experimental drug that bolsters ailing brain cells has raised hopes of a treatment for memory loss, poor decision making and other mental impairments that often strike in old age.The drug could be taken as a daily pill by over-55s if clinical trials, which are expected to start within two years, show that the medicine is safe and effective at preventing memory lapses. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Drugs, Memory, Americas, Toronto, Neuroscience, Society, World news, Mental Health, Depression, Schizophrenia, Medical Research, Canada, Alzheimer's, Ageing


TCR²’s IPO Raises $75M to Bring Cancer Cell Therapy to Solid Tumors

Cancer immunotherapy developer TCR² Therapeutics has raised $75 million in an IPO, which it will use for clinical trials to test a type of immunotherapy intended to treat a wider range of cancers than current cell therapies.Late Wednesday, TCR² priced its offering of 5 million shares at $15 apiece. The Cambridge, MA, company had initially targeted an offering of 5.7 million shares in the range of $14 to $16 each. TCR² shares are expected to begin trading later today on the Nasdaq Exchange under...
Tags: Startups, Drugs, Ipo, Boston, Cancer, Trends, Investing, Ovarian Cancer, Novartis, Biotech, Life Sciences, Mesothelioma, Gilead Sciences, National blog main, Boston blog main, Boston top stories


Ted Cruz's brilliant Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order Act – the El Chapo Act.

On the day of the guilty verdict against El Chapo, Cruz promotes the bill he first introduced in April 2017 and reintroduced last month, Fox News Reports. “America’s justice system prevailed today in convicting Joaquín Guzmán Loera, aka El Chapo, on all 10 counts,” Cruz tweeted Tuesday shortly before the Sinaloa cartel boss was convicted on drug trafficking, weapons violations and money laundering charges in a federal courtroom in Brooklyn, N.Y. “U.S. prosecutors are seeking $14 billion in drug...
Tags: Law, Congress, Drugs, America, Brooklyn, Ted Cruz, Cruz, Trump, El Chapo, Sinaloa, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, Ann Althouse, Trump's wall, Trump's new Congress, El Chapo Cruz, Fox News Reports


Which prison will house 'El Chapo'? Probably this Colorado 'supermax'

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was convicted today of drug smuggling and related crimes, and will probably be sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Where's he headed? Most likely, ADX Florence in Colorado, a 'supermax' where none of his past successful prison escapes would have worked. El Chapo is a notorious escape artist who has managed his way out of various Mexican prisons. But not because he's Houdini. Because he has a vast network of support and tactical assistance, and becaus...
Tags: Post, New York, Crime, News, Prison, Justice, Colorado, Drugs, Mexico, America, Boston Marathon, World Trade Center, Florence, Denver, San Francisco Bay, Criminals


Microdoses of LSD change how you perceive time

A new study offers some of the first evidence that microdosing – taking tiny, regular doses of LSD – does have measurable effects.Subjects taking LSD were less accurate when estimating how long an image appeared on a screen than subjects who were sober. The mechanism that causes this effect remains unknown, but several ideas have been put forward. None LSD is known to severely warp not only how takers perceive what they hear and see, but also how time and space are experienced. The incredible p...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Drugs, Time, Memory, Neuroscience, Brain, Medical Research, Innovation, Mind, Cognitive Science, Devin Terhune, Manoj Doss


El Chapo Found Guilty on All 10 Charges, Faces Life in Prison

After deliberating for six days, a jury in Brooklyn federal court has found notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán guilty on all 10 charges.The 61-year-old kingpin’s charges included engaging in a criminal enterprise—which in itself comprised 27 violations, including conspiracy to commit murder. Other charges included using firearms and manufacturing and trafficking cocaine, heroin and other drugs.Via ABC News:Jurors were asked to weigh 10 counts against Guzman, each with differen...
Tags: Crime, News, Drugs, Mexico, Brooklyn, Jazz, War On Drugs, Guilty, El Chapo, Guzman, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, Sinaloa Cartel, Robert Capers, Eastern District of New York, El Chapo Trial, El Chapo Found Guilty


You Can't OD on Pot, but Potent Edibles Are Sending Some People to the Hospital

It’s safe to say that the dangers of cannabis have long been overhyped by moral crusaders and the war-on-drugs crew. But a new case study suggests that, under the right circumstances, pot can indeed cause serious health problems. According to the new paper, a 70-year-old Canadian man with preexisting cardiovascular…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Cannabis, Heart, Edibles, Lollipot


Neurogene Emerges with $68M to Advance Gene Therapies to the Clinic

Neurogene is breaking into gene therapy with $68.5 million in new funding to support research on experimental treatments for rare, genetic brain disorders, the first of which could start human testing next year.So far, New York-based Neurogene has disclosed two of its preclinical programs. One is a treatment for aspartyglucosaminuria (AGU), an inherited enzyme deficiency that leads to progressive cognitive decline. The other is for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT4J), which is caused by mutatio...
Tags: Startups, New York, Drugs, Trends, Investing, Vc, Venture Capital, Biotech, Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Charcot Marie Tooth, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gene Therapy, National blog main, New York blog main, New York top stories


WHO warns of fake cancer drug made from paracetamol

Pills that resemble Leukaemia drug Iclusig sold in Europe and Americas for £5,000 a packA global alert has been issued by the World Health Organization, warning patients, doctors and pharmacies of a fake cancer drug circulating in Europe and the Americas.The fake medicine is packaged to look like the cancer drug Iclusig, which contains the active ingredient ponatinib to treat adults with chronic myeloid leukaemia and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. The labels are in English, as if destined for us...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Drugs, Cancer, Americas, Society, World news, NHS, World Health Organization, Iclusig


AbbVie Joins Myeloma Race with $90M Deal for Rights to Teneobio Drug

AbbVie is paying $90 million up front for rights to a multiple myeloma drug from Teneobio that’s now being prepared for tests in humans.The Teneobio drug, TNB383B, is the first to come out of the labs of the Menlo Park, CA, biotech. Under the deal, AbbVie has the right to develop the drug after it completes Phase 1 testing. AbbVie would pay milestones pegged to the progress of the drug, plus royalties if it reaches the market. Additional details of those payments weren’t disclosed.Teneobio alre...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Drugs, Cancer, San Francisco, Trends, Investing, GlaxoSmithKline, Abbvie, Biotech, Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Celgene, Amgen, American Cancer Society, Janssen


MDMA shown to increase empathy over other substances

In a new study, MDMA is shown to produce better cognitive and emotional empathy than users of cocaine, ketamine, and alcohol. This follows in the wake of criticism that MDMA use leads to social distress.Illegal in America since 1985, MDMA is showing positive efficacy rates in clinical trials for treating depression, anxiety, and PTSD. None Selective serontonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most prescribed class of drugs for people under the age of 65, as well as the third most prescribed o...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Drugs, Happiness, America, Compassion, Empathy, Depression, Anxiety, Innovation, Narcotics, Derek, Mdma, Nixon, University of Exeter, Michael Pollan


Jeff Bezos Nudes, Self-Aware Fish, and Brain Zapping: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

A good rule of thumb if you’re going to threaten to publish nude photos of the richest man on the planet unless he says you’re not working with the Saudi government is: Probably don’t do that! And if for some reason you are reckless enough to do that, you probably shouldn’t do so in writing!Read more...
Tags: Google, Star Wars, TV, Science, Technology, Movies, Instagram, Net Neutrality, Labor, Drugs, Horror, Funerals, China, Social Media, Star Trek, Fish


Anti-opioid protesters target New York's Guggenheim over Sackler family link

Demonstrators call on museum to refuse donations from the owners of OxyContinUS art photographer and activist Nan Goldin brought the Guggenheim Museum in New York to a standstill on Saturday night as thousands of fake prescriptions were dropped into the atrium to protest against the institution’s acceptance of donations from the family who owns the maker of OxyContin – the prescription painkiller at the root of America’s opioids crisis.Tourists and locals gawped in confusion as Goldin and fellow...
Tags: Art, New York, Drugs, America, US news, Guggenheim, Guggenheim Museum, Nan Goldin, Purdue Pharma, Goldin, Opioids, Sackler, Opioids crisis


Opioid strong enough to sedate elephants on rise in Ohio, coroners warn

Carfentanil, described as ‘extremely potent’ and often undetectable, involved in multiple overdose deathsCoroners in two of Ohio’s largest counties have issued drug abuse warnings following the reappearance of an opioid so powerful it’s sometimes used to sedate elephants.Dr Anahi Ortiz is coroner in Franklin county in central Ohio. She said Friday that the county which calls Columbus home had at least three carfentanil-related overdose deaths in January. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Drugs, US news, Ohio, Columbus, Franklin County, Opioids, Carfentanil, Anahi Ortiz, Opioids crisis


Nearly 2 tons of meth bound for Australia seized from ports of L.A. and Long Beach in record-setting operation, authorities say

This photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows an officer extracting methamphetamine from a loudspeaker on Jan. 11, 2019 at the Los Angeles-Long Beach seaport. Australian police arrested six people after what authorities said Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 was the largest single seizure of methamphetamine in the United States and the biggest drug haul bound for Australia. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said 1,728 kilograms (3,800 pounds) of the drug were seized mid-January at the L...
Tags: Crime, News, Australia, Drugs, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, United States, New South Wales, Long Beach, Victoria, Melbourne, Local News, Australian federal police, Woodstock


Chronic Pain Patients Describe How New Opioid Policies Have Made Their Lives Worse

Much of the attention surrounding the opioid crisis has focused on the lives tragically lost to it. That focus is understandable, given the rapid climb in opioid-related fatalities in recent years, with nearly 50,000 deaths in the U.S. seen in 2017 alone. But rarely do we hear from those most personally affected by…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Addiction, Pain, Opioid Crisis


Gossamer Bio Adds $276M in Second Biotech “Unicorn” IPO of 2019

Gossamer Bio, the San Diego-based biotech founded by former Receptos executives, has raised $276 million in its initial public offering, a total that puts it in a rare class among biotechs that have gone public in recent years.The amount raised surpassed expectations. During the partial federal government shutdown in January, Gossamer announced it would pursue a little-used path to the public markets that required it to fix a share price, which was locked in for 20 days. But shortly thereafter ...
Tags: Startups, Drugs, Ipo, Funding, Trends, Regulators, Asthma, San Diego, SEC, Biotech, Nasdaq, Financing, Government Shutdown, Stock, Investor, Stock Price


Diet Drugs Might Make Mosquitoes Stop Thirsting for Our Blood

Losing weight is definitely tough. So tough, in fact, that scientists have tried to whip up drugs that trick us into feeling full and suppress our appetite. But these concoctions might not just work in people, suggest the authors of a new study out Thursday in Cell. They found that some of these same drugs could also…Read more...
Tags: Science, Diet, Drugs, Zika, Mosquitoes


Hypergiant in Space, Celltex & Saudi, Siete Foods’ $90M, & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up on the latest innovation news in Texas.—Aeglea Biotherapeutics, an Austin biotech, raised $60 million in a secondary public stock offering Wednesday, according to a press release. The company is developing drugs to essentially starve cancers to death. In 2016, it raised $50 million in an IPO. In 2017, co-founder David Lowe, who led the company from pre-clinical stage, was replaced by Anthony Quinn as interim CEO. The next year, the company named Quinn as its president and permane...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Texas, Minneapolis, Drugs, Big Data, Ipo, Cancer, Funding, Toronto, Trends, Startup, Tech, Atlanta, Investment, Cisco


Alector IPO Banks $176M to Test Alzheimer’s Drugs in Clinical Trials

Alector, a company taking an immunotherapy approach to Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders, has raised approximately $176 million in an initial public offering.The South San Francisco, CA, biotech sold 9.25 million shares Wednesday evening priced at $19 apiece, which was the midpoint of its targeted $18 to $20 per share range. Those shares are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Thursday under the stock symbol “ALEC.”Unlike the long line of failed Alzheimer’s disease drugs develop...
Tags: Deals, Drugs, Ipo, San Francisco, Trends, Investing, Alzheimer's Disease, SEC, ALEC, Fda, Parkinson's Disease, Abbvie, Biotech, Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, South San Francisco


Opioids: federal prosecutor tries to stop nation's first 'safe site' for injection

US attorney sues to halt opening of supervised drug site in Philadelphia, home to highest opioid death rate of any big US cityThe top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia has filed suit to stop a not-for-profit organization from opening a first-in-the-nation supervised drug injection site to address the city’s opioid problem.The lawsuit pits the US attorney William McSwain’s stance on safe injection sites against those of Philadelphia’s mayor, district attorney and a former Pennsylvania governor. ...
Tags: Drugs, US, Society, US news, Pennsylvania, US politics, Philadelphia, Opioids, William McSwain, McSwain, Opioids crisis


So you found drugs at a listing property. Here’s what to do next

What do you do when you come into a property you're supposed to show and discover drugs? Tracey Hawkins, a real estate safety expert, shared tip with Inman.
Tags: Technology, Drugs, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, News Brief, Tracey Hawkins


Maybe Pot Isn't Bad for Sperm Count After All

A new study out of Harvard might complicate the narrative around pot’s potential health risks, at least when it comes to men’s fertility. It found that men who reported ever using cannabis actually had higher sperm counts on average than men who claimed to have never touched the stuff. Male cannabis users were also…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Fertility, Cannabis, Harvard, Men, Probably Dont Buy Weed Lube Though


Bolt Bio Bags $54M for Drugs that Turn the Heat Up on “Cold” Tumors

In cancer lingo, “cold” tumors are cancers that the immune system doesn’t recognize or respond to, even when immune-stimulating drugs are given.Bolt Biotherapeutics is developing drugs intended to turn cold tumors—the majority of cancers—“hot” so that other immunotherapies can work, and has raised $54 million to support its research. The Redwood City, CA, startup says its goal is to unleash the immune system in patients for whom a class of cancer immunotherapies, called checkpoint inhibitors, a...
Tags: Startups, Drugs, Cancer, San Francisco, Trends, Investing, Vc, Venture Capital, Biotech, Stanford University, Life Sciences, Stanford Medicine, National blog main, San Francisco blog main, San Francisco top stories, Cancer Immunotherapy


Here Are the Reasons Americans Are Using Medical Pot

Patients use medical cannabis to treat the symptoms of a wide variety of ailments—but only some of those uses are actually backed up by science. A new study out Monday, however, suggests the vast majority of patients are prescribed medical pot for conditions like chronic pain and multiple sclerosis, for which there is…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Cannabis, Legalization


'County lines' drug gangs tracking children via social media

Warnings on coercion and blackmailing over smartphones went unheeded, say experts, as child exploitation spirals A failure to grasp how technology and social media is being used to coerce, control, blackmail and track the movements of children as young as 11 by “county lines” drug gangs has seen an epidemic of child criminal exploitation spiral out of control in the UK.“For the past seven or eight years we have been warning the government, the authorities, teachers, anyone who would listen, that...
Tags: UK, Technology, Crime, Drugs, Society, UK News, Global development, Sheldon Thomas