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Postby Malcolm » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:41 pm

According to this, the DEA should be raiding the FDA.
NCHS (National Center for Health Statistics) data revealed that the number of people dying from drug overdoses progressively rose for an 11-year period through to the end of 2010, with prescription opioid painkillers being the main drive behind the increase.
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After assessing data on multiple cause-of-death from the National Vital Statistics System, Dr. Paulozzi and team identified 38,329 deaths in the USA caused by drug overdoses. In 58% of these deaths, other medications were involved.
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In November, 2011, the CDC reported that more Americans died form prescription painkiller overdoses than all deaths from cocaine and heroin combined.

Thank god these dudes will be regulating our entire health care industry now. Good thing the DEA is around to protect us from all these evil criminal drug dealers trying to sell us shit that kills us.
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Postby Malcolm » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:20 pm

Goddamn.
Hydrocodone is responsible for 70 percent of drug overdoses in the US, and Houston has one of the nation’s highest rates of emergency room visits linked to abuse of this drug.

“The government fights to keep marijuana illegal, yet allows prescription drugs to be abused by just about anyone. What makes one worse than the other?” said Hispanic studies graduate student Trevor Boffone.

The difference is that the drug dealer in the latter case pays cut to the government so they can keep pushing product.

Controlled substances are classified into groups, or schedules, based upon their likelihood for abuse and dependency. Hydrocodone has been moved from schedule III to II, which has the highest level of regulatory requirements and restrictions of all prescription medications.

I'd like to note marijuana is still Schedule I. Allow me to reiterate, the drug responsible for nearly three-quarters of all ODs in the U.S. is considered less dangerous than weed.

Schedule I substances are those that have the following findings:

The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.
The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.
There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.



Schedule II substances are those that have the following findings:

The drug or other substances have a high potential for abuse
The drug or other substances have currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, or currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions
Abuse of the drug or other substances may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.


"There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision."
People who've OD'd on bud, in all of history: 0.
ODs from prescription drug opioids in the US in one year: about 40K.

What diseased, obtuse brain can't connect the dots?




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Postby Malcolm » Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:05 pm

FDA approves new date rape drug.
The most common side effects include dizziness, nausea, fainting and sleepiness. Some women had to stop taking the drug because of the side effects, and one reacted so poorly that she had to be hospitalized.
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The agency has already rejected the drug twice, saying the potential side effects of fainting, nausea, dizziness, sleepiness and low-blood pressure outweighed its benefits.

Even on Thursday, the committee described the drug benefit as “moderate” or “marginal.”

Remember, the FDA is there to protect your safety.
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Postby Malcolm » Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:43 pm

Short answer: no. For comparison, if this moron had overconsumed as much booze as he did bud, he might have died of intoxication outright. You can't even come close to enough THC to do that without serious lab purification.
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Postby Malcolm » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:27 pm

More details about how stupid this kid was.
At the dispensary, workers recommended that only a sixth of the marijuana cookie should be eaten which equaled to the recommended serving of 10 mg of THC, the psychoactive ingredient that is contained in the pot. They also said that it might take about 30 minutes before any effect can be seen. But at the expiry of 30 minutes, with no change in effect, the teen ate all the cookies he had which equaled to 65 mg of THC.

According to police reports, the teen had told his friends that this was a sign from God that he was not in control of himself and it did not happen due to the weed.

The fuck? This isn't an edibles problem, this is a dumb-ass tourist problem.
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Postby TPRJones » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:20 pm

Yeah, this could have just as easily been the same story about water, and how if you are a 'tard that drinks six times the recommended daily intake you could die.
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Postby Malcolm » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:44 pm

He seems like the kind of idiot kid that had a stopwatch set to 30 minutes, the alarm went off, nothing happened. Then that feeling of false invincibility came along. I'll extend the "dumb-ass" label to everyone in his group, too.
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Postby GORDON » Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:31 am

One cookie was 6 servings? That seems kind of a dumb way to deliver 6 servings of a thing.
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Postby Malcolm » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:14 am

GORDON wrote:One cookie was 6 servings? That seems kind of a dumb way to deliver 6 servings of a thing.

Brand new legal industry. There aren't many guidelines or standards followed, so yes, you can end up with stupid shit like that. In general, there's no earthly reason why you wouldn't produce edibles with less of a kick.
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Postby TheCatt » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:22 am

GORDON wrote:One cookie was 6 servings? That seems kind of a dumb way to deliver 6 servings of a thing.

Yeah, they do the same thing with pot candy bars too. 1 bar = 6 servings, and people don't pay attention.
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Postby GORDON » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:25 am

TheCatt wrote:
GORDON wrote:One cookie was 6 servings? That seems kind of a dumb way to deliver 6 servings of a thing.

Yeah, they do the same thing with pot candy bars too. 1 bar = 6 servings, and people don't pay attention.

The devil, you say. Next time my kid has a Hershey bar I'm reading the wrapper.
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Postby Malcolm » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:29 am

Most tallboy energy drinks are two servings. That's the only legal way they can jam in that much caffeine.
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Postby TheCatt » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:36 am

GORDON wrote:
TheCatt wrote:
GORDON wrote:One cookie was 6 servings? That seems kind of a dumb way to deliver 6 servings of a thing.

Yeah, they do the same thing with pot candy bars too. 1 bar = 6 servings, and people don't pay attention.

The devil, you say. Next time my kid has a Hershey bar I'm reading the wrapper.

Pretty sure those are not pot candy bars.
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Postby GORDON » Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:59 pm

Oh I missed that word.

I am not familiar with nor accustomed to thinking about marijuana confections.
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Postby Malcolm » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:06 pm

GORDON wrote:Oh I missed that word.

I am not familiar with nor accustomed to thinking about marijuana confections.

Funny. I have the same problem, except reversed.
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Postby GORDON » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:08 pm

My son is familiar, though... he was told in 4th grade in health class that if he ever goes to any high school parties, don't eat the brownies.
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Postby Malcolm » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:10 pm

GORDON wrote:My son is familiar, though... he was told in 4th grade in health class that if he ever goes to any high school parties, don't eat the brownies.

Only proves my point that school is useless.
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Postby Malcolm » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:35 pm

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/07/28/a-colorado-teen-died-after-eating-pot-last-year-guess-how-many-died-from-alcohol-poisoning
/]Note the graph[/url].
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Postby Malcolm » Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:31 pm

Concern about heroin use spiking has caused the fed to take new actions.
The $2.5 million for the Heroin Response Strategy is part of a larger package of funding -- $13.4 million in all -- that the ONDCP is providing for the HIDTA program.


At the same time, they decide to roll out opiates to ever younger peeps.
Under the new approval, doctors are directed to only prescribe OxyContin to children who can already tolerate a minimum dose of 20 milligrams of oxycodone, the drug ingredient in OxyContin. Taking a sudden dose of an opioid can lead to overdose and death if patients haven’t previously been exposed to the drug type.

The FDA notes that the Duragesic patch, which releases fentanyl, is the only other opioid approved for children.

I wouldn't have a huge problem with this if the FDA hadn't proven time and time again that they let docs write scripts for this like fucking pez. Hope they hand out does of naloxone with the pills.




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Postby Malcolm » Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:31 pm

From here.

The completely misleading title:
Legalized marijuana cited for increase in drugged driving accidents


Example cited in article:
Kendall Owens admitted to police that he was high on PCP and marijuana when he caused a multi-car crash that killed one driver and injured six others on Long Island, New York.

The fuck? I don't know if anyone here's ever done the dust, but after some of that, I assure you that bud will have exactly zero effect.

A quadrupling use of prescription drugs since 1999, and legalization of marijuana use in some states are cited among the reasons drug use has become an increasing threat to roadway safety, according to a report released Wednesday by the Governors Highway Safety Association, an organization of state highway safety officers.

The hell? Glossing over the prescription drug use much?

The report said the common practice of combining drugs and alcohol results in "dramatically impaired driving performance."

Someone tell me how bud's the isolated cause.

"They believed it is safer to drive after using marijuana than after drinking alcohol."

Now here's where things get sticky. While there are long established BAC limits and tests, the same is not remotely true of weed. There's no law, no standard, no ordinance, no statute anywhere that parallels the 0.08% limit for booze in most states nor do we have past tests where subjects hit the blunt and then the driving simulator.
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