Tag Archives: Big Pharma

Opioid epidemic USA

I listened to a USA radio show this morning.. talking about the recent ‘Opioid epidemic’ in USA; It seems that since 2011, the number of addicts & opioid deaths has massively spiked. They explained, the main reasons being: 1) the … Continue reading

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Opioid explosion USA

I saw on TV news, over the last weeks.. several news items about the explosion of Opioids in USA; spec. ‘Fentanyl’ (a ‘big-pharma’ prescription drug). I hear that this drug is somewhere between 50-100X stronger than morphine (or other current … Continue reading

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Legal challenge CBD

I read that the NZ lawyer, who pointed out the ‘loophole’ in MODA (Misuse of Drugs act 1975), that saw a few kiwis bring medicinal cannabis ‘raw herb’ into the country; one months prescription from USA.. until the minister ‘slammed … Continue reading

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Who/What is Big Pharma ?

I often hear that ‘big tobacco’ & ‘big alcohol’ are the main blocks to cannabis law reform (lobbying).. BUT there is another group that sound more challenging on this; BIG Pharma.. so who/what is this ? In Aotearoa/NZ there is … Continue reading

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Cannabis is pharmaceutical ?

I read that the current NZ Assoc. Health minister (resp. Drug Policy) has claimed that cannabis IS pharmaceutical.. this effectively sounds like, he has completely ruled out the use of the raw plant, for any medicinal or therapeutic use/value. He … Continue reading

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Big Pharma Junkies

I just watched a TV chat show, about the current issues around opiate addiction in USA. It confirmed the details I saw in a doco. several months ago : 1) Big Pharmaceutical companies have been advising general practice doctors since … Continue reading

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Its not a ‘western medicine’

I read that Colombia (Sth America) is set to legalise medicinal cannabis. There does not seem to be any doubt that it is increasingly been seen as an alternative option.. BUT ‘Its not a Western medicine’. This seems to be … Continue reading

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