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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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Which came first, the addiction or the trauma? About a year ago, Jonathan Taylor, a professor at California State University in Fullerton, assigned his students som...
April 25, 2013
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Study says laser light can turn cocaine addiction on and off in rats. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), had one word for it...
April 22, 2013
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