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Andrew Sullivan on the Opioid Epidemic in America
This nation pioneered modern life. Now epic numbers of Americans are killing themselves with opioids to escape it.
america  culture  drugs  unitedstates  andrewsullivan  opiods  addiction  modernculture  modernlife 
april 2018 by brendanmcfadden
The opioid epidemic: How Congress and drug company lobbyists worked to neutralize the DEA - Washington Post
Amid a targeted lobbying effort, Congress weakened the DEA’s ability to go after drug distributors, even as opioid-related deaths continue to rise, a Washington Post and ‘60 Minutes’ investigation finds.
drugs  opiods  opiodepidemic  congress  dea  washingtonpost  lobbying  pharmaceuticals 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Heroin in Cincinnati: This is what an epidemic looks like - Cincinnati Enquirer
The Enquirer sent more than 60 reporters, photographers and videographers into their communities to chronicle an ordinary week in this extraordinary time.
cincinnatienquirer  heroin  drugs  opiods 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
A Small-Town Police Officer’s War on Drugs - The New York Times
New Hampshire has the second-highest rate of drug overdoses in the country. Eric Adams in Laconia (population 16,000) has been assigned one task: to stop them.
opioids  opioidepidemic  drugs  overdoses  newhampshire  nytime  nytimesmag  ericadams  addiction 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Lawyer, the Addict - The New York Times
A high-powered Silicon Valley attorney dies. His ex-wife investigates, and finds a web of drug abuse in his profession.
drugs  addiction  siliconvalley  nytimes 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
What Cookies and Meth Have in Common - The New York Times
As a psychiatrist, I have yet to meet a patient who enjoys being addicted to drugs or compulsively overeating.

Why would anyone continue to use recreational drugs despite the medical consequences and social condemnation? What makes someone eat more and more in the face of poor health?

One answer is that modern humans have designed the perfect environment to create both of these addictions.
addiction  meth  psychiatry  drugs  nytimes 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
An overdose, a young companion, drug-fueled parties: The secret life of a USC med school dean - LA Times
In USC’s lecture halls, labs and executive offices, Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito was a towering figure. The dean of the Keck School of Medicine was a renowned eye surgeon whose skill in the operating room was matched by a gift for attracting money and talent to the university.

There was another side to the Harvard-educated physician.

During his tenure as dean, Puliafito kept company with a circle of criminals and drug users who said he used methamphetamine and other drugs with them, a Los Angeles Times investigation found.
latimes  losangeles  usc  education  drugs  crime  scandal  highereducation 
july 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The One-Man Drug Company - New York Magazine
After prep school, he built a thriving business. Now he’s got to find a way to get out of it.
drugs  drugtrade  narcotics  drugdealers  newyorkmagazine  newyork  nyc 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
What Happened to Robert Swift?
A millionaire at 18 and a junkie at 27, Robert Swift is trying to revive his basketball career and repair his frayed life.
chrisballard  basketball  nba  sportsillustrated  robertswift  sports  drugs  addiction 
october 2016 by brendanmcfadden
Donald Rumsfeld and the Strange History of Aspartame
In 1985, Monsanto purchased G.D. Searle, the chemical company that held the patent to aspartame, the active ingredient in NutraSweet. Monsanto was apparently untroubled by aspartame's clouded past, including the report of a 1980 FDA Board of Inquiry, comprised of three independent scientists, which confirmed that it "might induce brain tumors." The FDA had previously banned aspartame based on this finding, only to have then-Searle Chairman Donald Rumsfeld vow to "call in his markers," to get it approved. Here's how it happened...
aspartame  drugs  fda  donaldrumsfeld  huffingtonpost  monsanto 
june 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens
In exchange for his surrender, the top Colombian drug lord was allowed to build his jail—complete with a disco, jacuzzi, and waterfall. Now 23 years later, it's a home for the elderly.
thedailybeast  pabloescobar  crime  drugs  thewarondrugs  drugwar  cartel  colombia 
september 2014 by brendanmcfadden
Dr. Nicholas and Mr. Hyde
Henry Nicholas isn’t just another tech-boom billionaire charged with backdating stock options. All the drive, arrogance, and aggression he poured into building microchip-maker Broadcom—one of the major success stories of the Internet Age—morphed into an increasing obsession with sex and drugs, according to federal prosecutors. The author investigates the allegations about Nicholas’s out-of-control world: the parade of prostitutes, the spiking of clients’ drinks with Ecstasy, and the secret lair he built underneath the Orange County mansion he shared with his wife and kids.
sex  drugs  vanityfair  henrynicholas  corruption  technology  crime 
june 2014 by brendanmcfadden

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