Tag Archives: Big Pharma

Opioids in USA

I watched a brief news item on a current affairs show, about the recent; ‘Opioid epidemic in USA’.. these were some issues raised: 1) in 2016 a bill was passed into law.. ‘without any opposition’ in both, the house & … Continue reading

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Med. Cannabis barrier; Doctors

I just watched a TV news story ; a NZ man who has been told he has about 6 months to live.. dying of Cancer. He has stated that the biggest barrier to getting Medical Cannabis (to relief his chemo … Continue reading

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UK double standards

I read that the UK Govt. are still pushing the ‘official line’ (similar to USA Schedule #1) that ‘Cannabis has no known Medical/Therapeutic Value’ & yet a UN report shows that they are the biggest LEGAL producer of Medicinal Cannabis; … Continue reading

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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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