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Narcolepsy Drug Eyed for Cocaine Users editorial comment
24-April-2006, United States, The Washington Post

The hottest topic in cocaine addiction is another drug _ a medicine already sold to wake up narcoleptics. Hundreds of cocaine users are testing whether that legal pill, called modafinil, could help them kick the addiction, and there's early ...

Lifestyle pills that promise to end the need for ... editorial comment
16-February-2006, United Kingdom, scotsman

A NEW class of drugs that promise to "cure" the need for sleep are being developed to help people cope with the 24/7 society. It is claimed that the range of lifestyle pills will abolish the need for sleep for days at a time by creating a form ...

Meth addicts' other habit: Online theft editorial comment
16-December-2005, United States, USA Today

Hot on the trail of identity thieves, veteran Edmonton Police Service detectives Al Vonkeman and Bob Gauthier last winter hustled to a local motel, a cinder-block establishment where rooms rent by the hour. Twice before police had descended on ...

Lawmen vs. the drug warriors editorial comment
15-December-2005, United States, Arkansas Times

For months, full-page advertisements challenging government policy toward pain management doctors have been appearing in national magazines. “The government is waging an aggressive, intemperate, unjustified war on pain doctors,” the headline on ...

Poisonings From a Popular Pain Reliever Are on ... editorial comment
29-November-2005, United States, The New York Times

Despite more than a decade's worth of research showing that taking too much of a popular pain reliever can ruin the liver, the number of severe, unintentional poisonings from the drug is on the rise, a new study reports. The drug, acetaminophen, is ...

Young, Assured and Playing Pharmacist to Friends editorial comment
16-November-2005, United States, The New York Times

Nathan Tylutki arrived late in New York, tired but eager to go out dancing. When his friend Katherine K. offered him the Ritalin she had inherited from someone who had stopped taking his prescription, he popped two pills and stayed out all night. ...

The War on Drugs editorial comment
30-August-2005, United States, Foreign Policy

The war on drugs will soon be over. It won’t have been won or lost, and we certainly won’t have wiped out illicit drug use. People will still pursue their personal pleasures and uncontrollable addictions. No, the war on drugs will end because drugs ...

So, you call this a victory in the drug war? editorial comment
21-July-2005, United States, Inside Bay Area

WHEN I visited Richard Paey, it quickly became clear that he posed no menace to society in his new home here in Zephyrhills, Fla., a high-security state prison near Tampa, where he was serving a 25-year sentence. The fences, topped with ribbon wire, ...

Drug "War" Casualties editorial comment
19-July-2005, United States, qando.net

nnocent civilians who become casualties in war are euphemistically called "collateral damage". What do you call them in the "War on Drugs"? John Tierney visits just such a casualty, a man who suffers from multiple sclerosis and chronic pain from ...

Report: 15 million abuse prescription drugs editorial comment
11-July-2005, United States, MSNBC

Gayle Adame got a prescription drug for pain after surgery. It made her feel so good that she started manipulating doctors so she could get several powerful painkillers at once. "I would take four or five Percocets and a couple of Vicodin and ...

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