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Marketing remains a key driving force, fueling the opioid crisis. That said, marketing can also serve positive purposes.

An Oct. 30, 2017 New Yorker article is entitled: “The Family That Built an Empire of Pain: The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars – and millions of addicts.” It’s a good read. Click here for previous posts about opioids > Portugal’s unique approach to drug policy A Dec. 5, […]

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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 warning the public after two men allegedly pushed a 63-year-old woman to the ground and […]

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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 Real: Art in the Age of Truthiness (2012) provides a definition and an overview (pp. […]

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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 or some other writer asserts that if one wants to enhance one’s level of consciousness, […]