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Mussels off the coast of Seattle test positive for opioids - CBS News
In three of the 18 locations, the mussels then tested positive for trace amounts of oxycodone. How, you ask?
drugs  opiods  USA  mussels 
1 hour ago by noodlepie
Mussels off the coast of Seattle test positive for opioids
While mussels likely don't metabolize drugs like oxycodone, and thus wouldn't necessarily be physically harmed by the presence of it in their tissues, studies show that fish are not so lucky. In fact, scientists at the University of Utah recently discovered that, if given the opportunity, zebrafish will willingly dose themselves with opioids. Scientists say salmon and other fish might have a similar response.

The Puget Sound Institute notes that the amounts of opioids detected were thousands of times smaller than a typical human dose. And none of the mussels tested are near any commercial shellfish beds.
health  animals  science  drugs  seattle  washington-state  usa 
9 hours ago by iamfantastikate
Trying physical therapy first for low back pain may curb use of opioids | NPR
A study published Wednesday suggests trying physical therapy first for back pain may at least ease the strain on the patient's wallet in the long term — and also curb reliance on opioid painkillers, which carry their own risks. Bianca Frogner, associate professor of family medicine at the UW, is quoted.
NPR  !UWitM  2018  natl  Frogner.Bianca  Department:Family.Medicine  UW:Medicine  drugs 
17 hours ago by uwnews
Deadly Chinese Fentanyl Is Creating a New Era of Drug Kingpins - Bloomberg
The opioid’s potency has transformed the global trafficking — and policing — of narcotics.
drugs  fentanyl  China  USA  Bloomberg  2018 
2 days ago by inspiral
Patrick Melrose captures heroin addiction perfectly – it brought my memories flooding back
Patrick Melrose captures heroin addiction perfectly – it brought my memories flooding back
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/may/22/patrick-melrose-captures-heroin-addiction-perfectly-it-brought-my-memories-flooding-back

“Patrick’s voiceover narration in the TV drama of a weekend he spends in New York collecting his father’s ashes is no mere stylistic device holding the drama together. It’s a powerful depiction of his dissociated state.”

“Shame is the one that gets you every time, because deep down you know how worthless you are.”
depression  drugs 
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