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At Height Of Opioid Crisis, Pharma Lobbyists Worked Congress To Keep It Going (Video)

At Height Of Opioid Crisis, Pharma Lobbyists Worked Congress To Keep It Going (Video)

In her book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, Naomi Klein argues that countries like the United States will never have effective climate policies as long as there are legislators profiting from fossil fuel companies’ deep pockets. The same can be argued about the so-called war on drugs at a time when opioids are wiping […]

Obama Thinks Marijuana Should Be Treated Like ‘Cigarettes And Alcohol’ (VIDEO)

Obama Thinks Marijuana Should Be Treated Like ‘Cigarettes And Alcohol’ (VIDEO)

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, President Barack Obama said he believes marijuana use should be treated as a public health issue: “I do believe that treating this as a public-health issue, the same way we do with cigarettes or alcohol, is the much smarter way to deal with it.” He also said that he doesn’t […]

Many People Could Get Relief As The DEA Discusses Reclassifying This Drug

Many People Could Get Relief As The DEA Discusses Reclassifying This Drug

Since 1970, marijuana has been listed as a Schedule I drug along with drugs like Ecstasy and Peyote. Drugs that people use recreationally often. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will likely look at rescheduling marijuana though. It would then become a Schedule II drug, joining oxycodone and drugs for the treatment of ADHD. In 2001 and 2006, the […]

Obama to Fight Opioid Addiction With Treatment, Not Prisons

Obama to Fight Opioid Addiction With Treatment, Not Prisons

After years of rhetoric from both parties, the Obama administration is finally making plans to combat America’s opioid addiction crisis. The official White House statement mentions new programs that will focus on treatment and prevention, rather than punishment and prosecution. This comes at a time when deaths from heroin, prescription painkillers, and other forms of […]