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A Generic Version of Opioid Overdose Antidote Naloxone Just Landed FDA Approval

One of the most important tools for managing the opioid crisis may soon be a lot more available. On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration announced it had granted approval for a generic version of the naloxone nasal spray, a drug used to rapidly reverse potentially fatal opioid overdoses.Read more...
Tags: Opioid Crisis, Opioids, Drugs, Science, Narcan, Naloxone

The FDA Just Approved the First Generic Nasal Spray to Reverse Opioid Overdoses

There will now be a generic alternative to Narcan
Tags: Uncategorized, Drugs

Kodak Black Hides Behind a Bunch of $100 Bills As He’s Released From Jail on $20K Cash Bond After Drugs & Weapons Arrest at U.S. Border

In the words of T.I., Kodak Black was released from jail “quickly, expeditiously.”After getting arrested Wednesday (Apr. 17) at the U.S.-Canada Border on drug and weapon possession charges, a judge allowed the rapper to post a $20,000 cash bond Thursday in exchange for his freedom, TMZ reports.WKBW News was at the Niagara County Jail when Kodak was released, and the rapper hid his face from the cameras behind a wad of cash as fans followed him around and took selfies with him.UPDATE: Kodak Black...
Tags: Videos, New York, Celebs, Crime, Guns, Drugs, Celebrity Arrests, Boston, Kodak, United States, Porsche, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Smith, Kodak Black

Science Professor Reportedly Admits to Making MDMA With His Students Because What the Hell

A pharmaceutical science professor in Japan allegedly taught his students how to make the illegal drug MDMA, and claimed it was important for their education.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Breaking Bad, Science, Drugs, Mdma

Mugshot Madness: Kodak Black Arrested at U.S.-Canada Border on Gun & Drug Charges

Just hours after it was reported that Kodak Black was a no-show at a concert Wednesday night (Apr. 17) at the House of Blues in Boston, it was revealed that the Florida rapper had been arrested by U.S. Customs Agents for weapons and drugs charges at the U.S.-Canada border earlier that day.According to Buffalo’s WKBW News, New York State Police said Kodak (whose real name is “Bill Kapri”) was with three other men attempting to enter the United States via the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridg...
Tags: Florida, Celebs, Crime, Guns, Drugs, Celebrity Arrests, Mugshots, Boston, Kodak, Canada, United States, Porsche, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Customs

Should You, Your Mom, and Your Dog Be Using CBD?

They’re everywhere—in your supermarket, at the chain pharmacy, even in your local pet shop. The latest over-the-counter health fad for cannabidiol, or CBD (the main ingredient of cannabis that won’t make you high), has spawned a seemingly infinite stream of new products and dubious health claims.Read more...
Tags: Science, Weed, Drugs, Cannabis, Cbd, Pseudo Science

Love Island star killed herself after mixing drugs and alcohol, inquest finds

Coroner warns about danger of mixing substances after death of 32-year-old Sophie GradonA coroner has issued a warning about mixing alcohol and cocaine after the Love Island contestant Sophie Gradon killed herself having consumed both substances.The 32-year-old was found hanged at her home in Ponteland, Northumberland, by her boyfriend and his brother in June, an inquest in North Tyneside heard on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Drugs, UK News, Coroner, North Tyneside, Ponteland Northumberland, Love Island, Sophie Gradon, Sophie GradonA

Carl's Jr. to test a CBD-infused burger

On April 20 (4/20, duh), Carl's Jr. will sell a cannabidiol (CBD)-infused burger at one of their Denver, Colorado locations. It's called the Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight. Of course, CBD actually doesn't get you high but can provide other benefits as an analgesic, to reduce inflammation, alleviate anxiety, etc. Anyway, the fast food chain insists this isn't a publicity stunt but the beginning of an actual market test. From CNN: "It is something that feels right for the brand," ...
Tags: Post, News, Drugs, Marijuana, Cannabis, Fast Food, Cbd, Bong Bong, Bongbong, Denver Colorado, Trevino, Carl s Jr, Patty Trevino, Owen Klein

"In one case... prosecutors said, patients consented to having their teeth pulled so they could obtain opioid prescriptions from a dentist..."

"In a number of cases, according to the indictments, doctors across the region traded prescriptions for oxycodone and hydrocodone for sexual favors."From "Doctors in five states charged with prescribing pain killers for cash, sex" (WaPo).The 60 people indicted include 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners and seven other licensed medical professionals. The charges involve more than 350,000 illegal prescriptions written in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama and West Virginia, a...
Tags: Crime, Law, Drugs, West Virginia, United States, Teeth, Justice Department, Cincinnati, APPALACHIA, WaPo, Ann Althouse, William P Barr, Brian Benczkowski, Benczkowski, Kentucky Ohio Tennessee Alabama

Harm reduction: an opioid "vending machine"

British Columbia -- ground zero for the opioid epidemic in Canada and long a principal point of ingress for heroin -- pioneered the harm-reduction approach with the world's first safe injection sites; now addiction researcher and MD Mark Tyndall wants to go further and end accidental overdoses from fentanyl and other additives by giving registered addicts access to an armored, biometrically controlled "opioid vending machine" that dispenses prescribed amounts of hydromorphone pills without sub...
Tags: Health, Post, News, Privacy, Drugs, Public Health, Canada, Vancouver, Nova Scotia, War On Drugs, Doj, BC, Columbia, Mark, Health Canada, Tyndall

Science professor allegedly taught students to make ecstasy

Tatsunori Iwamura reportedly admitted getting students in his pharmaceutical class at Japanese university to make illegal drugA Japanese university professor could face up to 10 years in prison after allegedly teaching his students how to produce MDMA to “further their knowledge” of pharmaceuticals, according to reports.Tatsunori Iwamura, 61, has been likened to Walter White, the fictional chemistry teacher in the cult TV series Breaking Bad who starts manufacturing crystal meth after being diag...
Tags: Japan, Drugs, Society, World news, Asia Pacific, Walter White, Tatsunori Iwamura

Canada's legal weed struggles to light up as smokers stick to black market

Six months after legalisation, licensed producers are unable to keep up with the demand or quality of neighborhood dealersWhen Melissa, a resident of Halifax, Nova Scotia, went to one of Canada’s first government cannabis stores, she wasn’t impressed. “You can’t look at what they have. You can’t smell the product,” she said. “It’s too expensive.”And so she, like tens of thousand of other Canadians, went back to their old habits: buying from neighbourhood dealers. Continue reading...
Tags: Drugs, Americas, Society, World news, Cannabis, Canada, Melissa, Halifax Nova Scotia

DHS Might Classify Fentanyl as a Weapon of Mass Destruction Because Everything Is Unbelievably Stupid Now

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security might classify fentanyl, a highly addictive pain reliever that’s at the center of American’s opioid epidemic, as a weapon of mass destruction, according to a leaked document obtained by military-focused news site Task & Purpose.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Dhs, CBP, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Customs And Border Protection, U S Department of Homeland Security, Illegal Drugs, Fentanyl, President Trump, Opioid Crisis

Snacks You Can Safely Make While Super High

Eating while high is fun, but cooking while high is the opposite of that. Depending on exactly how high you tend to get, staying away from open flames, heat sources that you could forget to turn off, and sharp, slice-y objects is generally a good plan. (While guacamole may sound extremely delicious whilst stoned, a…Read more...
Tags: Weed, Drugs, Cheese, Snacks, Pot, Lifehacks, Easy, Dips, Munchies

Flagship Pioneering Unveils Kintai’s Gut Approach to Treating Disease

The gastrointestinal system is often viewed as a barrier to drugs. Conditions ideal for breaking down food also break down drugs in ways that can limit how well they work. Interaction with the gut microbiome can also diminish a drug’s efficacy or boost its toxicity.Paul-Peter Tak, a former GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) executive who is now the CEO of Cambridge, MA-based Kintai Therapeutics, contends that the gut and its microflora can also open up new ways to treat an array of diseases throughout...
Tags: Startups, Drugs, Boston, Cancer, Trends, Ulcerative Colitis, Venture Capital, GlaxoSmithKline, Parkinson's Disease, Biotech, Microbiome, Metabolism, Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, GSK, Cambridge MA

A Weight Loss Aid That Makes Your Stomach Full With Less Food Just Cleared the FDA

Overweight and obese people will soon have a new medical option to help them manage their weight. On Monday, the Boston biotech company Gelesis announced they had received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to market their novel weight loss aid to the public, a pill-based medical device called Plenity…Read more...
Tags: Science, Obesity, Drugs, Boston, Weight Loss, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Gelesis

Chemsex survival kits come with color-coded syringes and a booklet on what to do if you’re arrested

The kits include latex gloves, condoms, lube, syringes, and G-timers, via straws, and a "bust card," which is a little booklet listing your rights in the case of an arrest.
Tags: Health, Drugs, Meth, Life, Lifestyle, Addiction, Ad Friendly, Queerty, PNP, Prepared, Pip Pac

If You Use Cannabis, It Could Take Twice As Much Anesthesia to Sedate You

Like with all drugs we take, there are good and bad effects that come with cannabis. But a new study out Monday suggests that one of these bad side effects could be a strange tolerance to anesthesia. It found that Colorado residents who regularly use cannabis needed up to twice as many powerful sedatives before a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Colorado, Drugs, Anesthesia, Cannabis, Surgery, Sedation

Hatteras Launches New Fund With $94M for Life Science Investments

Hatteras Venture Partners is kicking off its latest fund with $94 million it plans to deploy to life sciences startups.The cash committed so far is the first closing of a fund that Hatteras says could reach up to $200 million. It’s the sixth fund for Durham, NC-based Hatteras. The venture capital firm invests throughout the US but focuses on the Southeast, which has fewer venture capital firms compared to regions such as Silicon Valley, Boston, and New York.Hatteras says it plans to use the dry...
Tags: Drugs, US, Trends, Investing, Vc, Venture Capital, Biotech, Life Sciences, Southeast, Medical Devices, Durham NC, Diagnostics, National blog main, Raleigh-Durham blog main, HealthIT, Raleigh-Durham

Sky high: can you travel across borders with legal cannabis?

Taking legally purchased pot into a different state or country can be tricky, but it’s possible to do so safelyAt the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan, officials stripped the Canadian snowboarder Ross Rebagliati of his gold medal after he tested positive for THC. Rebagliati contested the ruling. He said he had quit smoking pot to train for the games, but had inhaled secondhand smoke at snowboarder parties.The appeal worked. After 36 hours Rebagliati’s medal was restored. He flew to California and ...
Tags: Travel, Jay Leno, California, Drugs, Americas, US, Society, Cannabis, Canada, Air transport, Nagano Japan, Ross Rebagliati, Rebagliati, Leonard Saunders

Psychedelic renaissance: could MDMA help with PTSD, depression and anxiety?

As Australia’s first trial for psychedelic therapy for terminally ill patients gets under way, a growing movement says it could also help other conditionsIn August 2016 I went to New York for the first time. On the second evening, as the sun slipped behind the building across the street, I was sitting on a long couch on the top floor of an old church. All around me instruments were scattered on the floor – singing bowls, tuning forks, rainsticks, Tibetan bells. At the foot of a wall carpeted com...
Tags: Health, Science, Drugs, Australia news, Medical Research

"Ten days after my surgery, I have to go back to work. I’ve been teaching through the months of chemotherapy, but..."

"... despite this, I’ve run out of medical leave. I am driven there by my friends, many of whom have already had to make great sacrifices to help me. Some write checks, some help me drain the surgical tubes stitched to my body, others send mixtapes or cannabis popcorn. My friends carry my books into the classroom, because I can’t use my arms. Delirious from pain, I give a three-hour lecture on Walt Whitman’s poem 'The Sleepers'—'wandering and confused, lost to myself, ill-assorted, contradictory...
Tags: Education, Law, Drugs, Cancer, Lists, Walt Whitman, Anne Boyer

UK man jailed for being 'guiding mind' behind Silk Road drugs site

Thomas White sentenced over Silk Road 2.0 site and having indecent images of childrenA university dropout who was the “guiding mind” behind an online black market for illegal drugs has been jailed for five years and four months.Thomas White was sentenced at Liverpool crown court on Friday for running the Silk Road 2.0 site on the dark web, and for possessing hundreds of indecent images of children found on an encrypted laptop after his arrest. Continue reading...
Tags: Silk Road, UK, Drugs, UK News, Liverpool, Thomas White

AskBio Reels In $235M to Advance Gene Therapy Clinical Trials

Asklepios BioPharmaceutical (AskBio) has raised $235 million in financing to support its research and development of gene therapies for rare, genetic disorders.The funding came from TPG Capital and Vida Ventures, which together invested $225 million and gained a minority stake in the Research Triangle Park, NC, company. Concurrent with that investment, AskBio’s founders and board members invested $10 million. The AskBio funding is the latest in a flurry of gene therapy investments that have swe...
Tags: Deals, Drugs, Trends, Investing, Venture Capital, Fda, Pfizer, Parkinson's Disease, Biotech, Tpg Capital, Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Roche, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Biogen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Arbitrator blames Sovereign Health for overdose, awards brain-damaged man $8.8 million

A man was awarded nearly $9 million Thursday by an arbitrator who ruled that former San Clemente-based drug treatment facility Sovereign Health negligently allowed him to overdose on medication, resulting in a seizure and significant brain injury. A provision in the award orders Sovereign to pay attorneys’ fees and legal costs borne by Zachary Peterson, 26, of Maryland, boosting the $8.8 million award by roughly another $3.3 million, said his attorney, Karen Gold. Zachary Peterson suffered a ...
Tags: Health, Crime, News, Maryland, Drugs, Uncategorized, Gold, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Addiction, Local News, Corby, Zach, Peterson, Zachary

DOJ Charges UK Firm With Conspiracy, Fraud Over Opioid Withdrawal Drug Suboxone Film

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday indicted British firm Indivior Plc, the manufacturer of the opioid craving and withdrawal drug Suboxone Film, with misleading doctors and government health programs into thinking the drug was safer and less addictive than it really is, Bloomberg reported. According to the U.S. Justice…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Crime, Medicine, Drugs, Bloomberg, Courts, Pharmaceuticals, Department Of Justice, Doj, U S Justice, Indivior PLC, Indivior, Opioids, Opioid Crisis

This Lawyer Used To Run A Meth Lab, But Now He Runs Sober Living Homes

The road to recovery is a long one, but it's worth it in the end.
Tags: Law, Drugs, Addiction, Recovery, Health / Wellness, Quote Of The Day, Small Law Firms, Lewis Blanche

Misogyny at Microsoft, Farscape, and the New Airpods: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s April 2019—and perhaps the month that will later be known as the dawn of the Age of Fungus. A concerning report in the New York Times this weekend detailed how multiple strains of Candida auris, a drug-resistant species of pathogenic fungus, have quietly spread across the globe. The Centers for Disease Control…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Transportation, Facebook, Science Fiction, Astronomy, Space, Japan, New York, Science, Technology, Movies, Microsoft, Labor, Climate Change, Drugs

"They boost motivation to do the boring."

"Therefore, there is no healthy explanation for using [ADHD stimulant medications] for a social event. None. If you’re too tired to make it to that opening take a nap, not a pill. If the event seems insufferably boring then don’t go; stop accumulating soporific social obligations. Go read a book or ta[ke] a walk or visit with someone you actually do want to see. But taking speed so you can participate in a social event, whether it’s crystal meth or Adderall, is a warning sign of a serious proble...
Tags: Law, Drugs, Boredom, Paying Attention, Ann Althouse