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CN AB: Column: In Praise Of Heroin

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 07:00
The Calgary Sun, 27 Aug 2016 - High-Dose Opiods Ease Dying Patients' Suffering How history repeats itself! Today, politicians are once again ignoring the pain of terminal cancer patients. At the same time they are shooting themselves in the foot by making illogical remarks about pain. This human folly takes me back 37 years.
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CN ON: Column: In Praise Of Heroin

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 07:00
Toronto Sun, 27 Aug 2016 - High-Dose Opiods Ease Dying Patients' Suffering How history repeats itself! Today, politicians are once again ignoring the pain of terminal cancer patients. At the same time they are shooting themselves in the foot by making illogical remarks about pain. This human folly takes me back 37 years.
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US: Heroin Cut With Elephant Tranquilizer May Have Caused 60

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 07:00
Boston Globe, 26 Aug 2016 - Midwest health officials worried this would happen. It's why they brought together a tri-state coalition - Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky - to talk about the dangers, and it's why they issued a stern, desperate warning last month to first responders and addiction counselors who patrol the front lines of the opioid war every day.
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CN AB: Column: Heroin Has Role As Painkiller

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 07:00
Lethbridge Herald, 25 Aug 2016 - Why cancer patients will suffer to protect the lives of addicts How history repeats itself! Today, politicians are once again ignoring the pain of terminal cancer patients. At the same time they are shooting themselves in the foot by making illogical remarks about pain. This human folly takes me back 37 years.
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US OR: Column: Say It With Me-Weed Isn't Heroin

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 07:00
Portland Mercury, 25 Aug 2016 - A Plea for Descheduling Cannabis NOT LONG AGO, I wrote about the slight, slim chance that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) would reschedule cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule II [Cannabuzz, July 6]. You remember what Schedule I is-it's the list of drugs defined as having "no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse." Along with cannabis, some of the other drugs listed as Schedule I are heroin, LSD, ecstasy, peyote, and Quaaludes. Not exactly respectable company.
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US NY: Editorial: Stop Treating Marijuana Like Heroin

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 07:00
New York Times, 13 Aug 2016 - Supporters of a saner marijuana policy scored a small victory this week when the Obama administration said it would authorize more institutions to grow marijuana for medical research. But the government passed up an opportunity to make a more significant change. The Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday turned down two petitions - one from the governors of Rhode Island and Washington and the other from a resident of New Mexico - requesting that marijuana be removed from Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. Drugs on that list, which include heroin and LSD, are deemed to have no medical use; possession is illegal under federal law, and researchers have to jump through many hoops to obtain permission to study them and obtain samples to study. Having marijuana on that list is deeply misguided since many scientists and President Obama have said that it is no more dangerous than alcohol.
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