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World No Smoking Day.
May 31, 2013
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More bad news for young female addicts. A blizzard of research findings this year continues to demonstrate that women have gender-specific issues to deal with when...
May 28, 2013
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Teasing out the insulin effect. On the face of it, the study seems to come out of left field: A group of researchers claimed that marijuana smokers showed 16 per c...
May 22, 2013
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Noncompliance and the paranoid style. [Originally published June 27, 2007] Note: In the everlasting battle between consumers and Big Pharma, amid a string of recen...
May 19, 2013
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Prohibition and the “tobacco control endgame.” Despite all our efforts in recent years to reduce the percentage of Americans who smoke cigarettes—currently about on...
May 14, 2013
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Hendrik Hertzberg on the hypocrisy of the hip. In a blog post at the New Yorker last week, Hendrik Hertzberg spotlighted a recent joke made by the President of the...
May 11, 2013
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If Valium makes you groggy, and Ambien makes you sleepwalk… A compound that blocks a brain receptor you probably have never heard of may hold the key to the next ge...
May 7, 2013
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Proposal to revote on pot legalization is losing steam. While the rest of the nation argues over Colorado’s recent decision to legalize limited amounts of marijuan...
May 6, 2013
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The dilemma of dwindling drug development. Drugs for the treatment of addiction are now a fact of life. For alcoholism alone, the medications legally available by p...
April 30, 2013
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A curated collection of blog posts in print. Online is where journalism is happening now, but it is a truism that most of the world’s repository of knowledge is sti...
April 28, 2013
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