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It can be argued we are dealing with a poisoning crisis not overdose crisis

A Sept. 2, 2017 CBC article is entitled: “Is this an overdose crisis or a poisoning crisis? Some doctors say the term ‘overdose’ increases stigma and is medically inaccurate.” An excerpt reads: “Anyone familiar with the crisis will tell you … Continue reading

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Woman robbed at Forty First St. and Lake Shore Blvd. West of prescription drugs with $10,000 street value

An Aug. 17, 2016 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Woman robbed of prescription drugs with $10,000 street value:¬†Police say the 63-year-old was pushed by two assailants, who stole hundreds of painkillers and muscle relaxants.” The opening paragraphs read: Police are … Continue reading

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In the United States, painkillers take more lives than heroin and cocaine combined – Globe and Mail, Oct. 3, 2014

The topic of evidence and where it leads is of interest to me. Truthiness¬†takes a person elsewhere; truthiness makes for engaging and compelling stories built upon the absence of empirical evidence. As noted at the link in the previous sentence,¬†More … Continue reading

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The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973 (Kathleen J. Frydl, 2013)

Around the time that it was published, I read a book by Charles Tart entitled Altered States of Consciousness: A Book of Readings (1969). The book introduced me to a concept that I found appealing. In the book, Charles Tart … Continue reading

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