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Inside a Massive, Successful Effort to Stop Prescribing So Many Opioids – Mother Jones
One medical group has figured out a way to sidestep the dangerously addictive drugs.
drugs  medicine 
22 hours ago by jorgebarba
How to Win a War on Drugs - The New York Times
Interesting details on how Portugal is doing. (I appreciate that it doesn't gloss over that Portugal's system isn't perfect.)
drugs  war-on-drugs  health 
yesterday by mindways
Government of Ontario Statement on Opioid Strategy
"Ontario is making $21 million immediately available to help community-based addiction organizations in their response to this crisis. In addition, our government is making fentanyl testing strips available that can identify whether a substance contains fentanyl. These strips will at first be made available at all current supervised injection services and pop-up sites and will be evaluated for further distribution."
crhesi  radar  drugs  addiction  ontario  opioids 
2 days ago by jamesshelley
Armed with data, and Twitter, this doc takes on the medical establishment
Dr. Vinay Prasad is a professional scold: He takes to Twitter each day to critique this cancer drug as ineffective, or blast that one as overpriced, or dismiss the clinical trial of another as completely irrelevant.
cancer  medicine  patients  drugs 
4 days ago by sgreene24
Psychedelics: effects on the human brain and physiology | Simeon Keremedchiev | TEDxVarna - YouTube
The talk looks at modern research on how psychedelics affect the human brain and consciousness. It focuses on the psilocybin mushroom and examines key scient...
TED  drugs 
4 days ago by thx1138

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