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5 Questions for Eliot Spitzer on the Biggest Healthcare Fraud Settlement in History

Alternet - Thu, 07/05/2012 - 13:00
Big Pharma gets a Big Fine. Will it be enough to prevent future criminal behavior?
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We Have Happy Pills, Anxiety Drugs, and Therapists Galore: So Why Are We More Stressed and Depressed Than Ever?

Alternet - Wed, 07/04/2012 - 00:00
More of us than ever are discontented and not experiencing optimum emotional well-being. Why is the vast enterprise of professional mental health unable to help us feel better?
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Government-Sponsored Study Destroys DEA's Classification of Marijuana as 'Medically Useless'

Alternet - Tue, 07/03/2012 - 15:00
The DEA classifies marijuana as having no medical uses, but a government-sponsored study concludes that the miracle drug is much needed for many patients.
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The Funniest Comic Bits That Skewer the Drug War by Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jon Stewart et al

Alternet - Mon, 07/02/2012 - 17:00
While the drug war is not a laughing matter, comedians are often able to capture the absurdity and insanity better than policy papers and traditional journalism.
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Job Insecurity: It's the Disease of the 21st Century -- And It's Killing Us

Alternet - Mon, 07/02/2012 - 06:00
A massive, Xanax-fueled public health crisis driven by chronic employment worry is headed our way.
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Why Smoking Pot Makes Me a Better Mom

Alternet - Mon, 07/02/2012 - 06:00
Anybody who thinks that weed makes parents ignore their children has clearly never been high around one.
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It's a Safe Health-Food Wonder, Agricultural Dream and Economic Jackpot: It's Time to End our Government's Insane Hemp Prohibition

Alternet - Sun, 07/01/2012 - 10:00
If it's legal to use in soaps – and even to eat – then why is it illegal to grow here?
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Forget Politics, Here Are 10 Things That Really Divide Americans

Alternet - Sat, 06/30/2012 - 03:00
Americans aren't as divided over politics as the pundits say. But they disagree on everything else.
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Why There Has Been an Explosion in Bipolar Diagnoses

Alternet - Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:00
When patents ran out on the big-selling tricyclic antidepressants in the mid-90s, bipolar became the recipient of Big Pharma marketing budgets.
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Our Failed Drug Policy Will Wreak Disaster by 2050 -- Why We Need Reform Now

Alternet - Wed, 06/27/2012 - 20:00
The burden of the global drug problem will shift from developed to developing countries, where urban populations and women may be the most vulnerable.
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How the Drug War Exacerbates the Global HIV Pandemic

Alternet - Wed, 06/27/2012 - 20:00
The Global Commission on Drugs has released a report explaining how drug war enforcement raises barriers to HIV treatment -- and what we can do to stop it.
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Life Without Parole for Pot? 10 Worst Cases of Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Alternet - Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:00
Our government spends more than $7 billion annually to enforce marijuana prohibition in shockingly cruel ways, but the efforts have not deterred marijuana use.
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How Can We Stop the Mexican Drug Insanity When Banks and Much of the Establishment Profit Big Time from Illegal Drugs?

Alternet - Tue, 06/26/2012 - 23:00
Corruption in the drug war extends far beyond the hands of drug cartels - our own banks, businesses, and government profit from illegalization of drugs.
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Uruguayan Government May Legalize -- And Sell -- Weed

Alternet - Mon, 06/25/2012 - 19:00
By selling marijuana to registered users, the Uruguayan government hopes to take profits away from drug dealers and weaken crime in the country.
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Why the DEA Chief's Embarassing Refusal to Admit Heroin is More Harmful Than Pot Went Viral

Alternet - Mon, 06/25/2012 - 19:00
DEA chief Michele Leonhart's feigned ignorance about her own area of expertise is a sign that something has gone askew in our nation's drug policy.
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The Truth Behind the Bath Salts "Epidemic"

Alternet - Fri, 06/22/2012 - 22:00
After the explosion in use comes the demonization. Then the press, despite a total lack of causal evidence, parrots the outlandish accusations.
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10 Great Reasons to Kill Our Absurd Ban on Growing Hemp

Alternet - Wed, 06/20/2012 - 00:00
The only people who oppose the cultivation of industrial hemp are anti-cannabis bureaucracies, politicians, drug-testing companies and U.S. law enforcement.
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Ramarley Graham's Mother Speaks Out: NYPD Cop Who Killed My Son Should Be Charged With Murder

Alternet - Wed, 06/20/2012 - 00:00
We hear from Ramarley's family, a former NYPD detective, and the family attorney about why the NYPD officer should be charged for murder.
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U.S. and Mexico's "Caravan of Peace" Gearing Up to End the Drug War

Alternet - Tue, 06/19/2012 - 18:00
Groups concerned with the border, immigrant rights, human rights, racial justice, and labor are all coming on board to end the war on drugs.
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Sick: LA Hospital Denies Life-Saving Organ Transplant to Medical Pot User (Again)

Alternet - Tue, 06/19/2012 - 03:00
Cedars-Sinai hospital told medical marijuana users they must test negative for six months to re-qualify for the wait list, and also take drug abuse counseling for the same period.
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