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Big Pharma Now Spending More Than Gun Lobbyists To Keep People Hooked On Opioids

Washington, D.C. — (RT) In the midst of one of the worst drug epidemics in the US, a report found that the money spent on keeping painkillers regularly prescribed has overshadowed even anti-gun lobbying efforts and may be behind the opioid epidemic ravaging the nation. The opioid crisis has reached a point where police officers carry Narcan Read More…

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Big Pharma Patents on Kratom Alkaloids Expose Real Reason DEA is Banning this Plant

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) just announced they will ban the popular pain relief supplement kratom by placing it on the Schedule 1 list, which denotes “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse” – the most restrictive classification under the federal Controlled Substances Act. This move to ban yet another Read More…

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Congress Passes Opioid Bill – While Entirely Ignoring New Studies Showing Cannabis Kills Pain

Congress is patting itself on the back after passing the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA) and sending it to Obama’s desk. The “overwhelmingly bipartisan” bill is meant to address the opioid epidemic currently gripping the U.S. It was an easy one for congressmen to brag about to their constituency, but the legislation is notable Read More…

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Big Pharma Actively Working Against Efforts to Rein In Dangerous Opioids

Meanwhile, new study shows ‘a very ugly side to opioids that had not been recognized before.’ Even as a new study suggests opioid painkillers may in fact make chronic pain worse, Big Pharma continues to work against efforts to stem the national opioid crisis, according to reporting at The Intercept on Tuesday. The study published Read More…