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Guy Hepner is pleased to announce the exclusive West Coast representation of the incredible French painter Philippe Huart. A limited number of unique paintings on canvas are now available.Guy Hepner is pleased to announce the exclusive West Coast representation of the... more
Psychoanalysis is the form of psychotherapy founded and developed by Sigmund Freud and taught in his independently franchised psychoanalytic institutes. In the public’s mind, psychoanalysis is correctly associated with the couch, the note pad, and the silent listener. But psychoanalysis is often incorrectly equated with psychiatry. Contrary to popular belief, Freud was not the father of psychiatry. Psychiatry existed long before Freud, and had been and has been largely hostile to his teachings. Freud did not become a psychiatrist, and he warned his colleagues to beware of the medical profession. Nonetheless, psychiatry took over and overwhelmed psychoanalysis in the United States. Very few psychiatrists have become psychoanalysts, and psychoanalysis has very little influence in modern psychiatry.
http://www.tuberose.com/Psychiatric_Insanity.htmlPsychoanalysis is the form of psychotherapy founded and developed by Sigmund Freud and... more
A False Advertisement by Bill Kates (sonics and voice) and Alex Aurichio (Video Editing). All footage is public domain from archive.org.A False Advertisement by Bill Kates (sonics and voice) and Alex Aurichio (Video... more
Have you ever just had the craziest story ever happen to you that if you told it, no one might believe it. This is one of them. Our blogger meets a crazy character called “crackalicious” who deals drugs but turns out to be a marvel manicurist but this story also ties together with all people Ms. Coco Chanel. A weird and wonderful tale that will have you laughing out loud. And it’s a true story!!!!!!!!!!
Blogger has an amazingly eclectic site with everything from beauty, fashion, diary style entries, poetry, life in the magazine world----this girl has everything. Already winner of the prestigious “Blog Of The Day Award” (some people take years to earn this—she’s only had her blog up 6 weeks!) and on top level blog rolls of awesome bloggers, this girl is amazing. A+++++Have you ever just had the craziest story ever happen to you that if you told it, no... more
On this week's infoMania Conor Knighton checks out the news' attempts to convince us we're all going to die from swine flu and that sexting is destroying our kids. Ben Hoffman gives us his take on swine flu. Sarah Haskins takes a look at how a lady stays well. Sergio Cilli counts down the top alternative tracks. Brett Erlich checks out YouTube's best tattoo videos. And we salute Bea Arthur.
infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Sarah Haskins, Ben Hoffman, and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://infomaniafacebook.com.On this week's infoMania Conor Knighton checks out the news' attempts to... more
Government health officials are announcing the recall of popular weight loss pill Hydroxycut, after reports of liver damage and other health problems.
Food and Drug Administration officials said Friday the manufacturer of Hydroxycut has launched a nationwide recall of the dietary supplement, used by people trying to shed pounds and by body builders to sharpen their muscles.
Hydroxycut is advertised as made from natural ingredients. It accounts for about 90 percent of the market for weight loss supplements, with sales of about 1 million bottles a year.
Dietary supplements are not as tightly regulated by the government as medications. Manufacturers don't need FDA approval ahead of time before marketing their products.Government health officials are announcing the recall of popular weight loss pill... more
New generation of anti-addiction drugs effective, some experts say
Drugs seem to block release of brain chemicals linked to pleasure, excitement
Established rehab programs slow to adopt the use of medication
Critics: Drug therapy does not address behavioral aspects of addictionNew generation of anti-addiction drugs effective, some experts say Drugs seem to... more
A recent case report from St George's Medical School, released by doctors from London University, could explain why some people claim ecstasy tablets have deteriorated in quality... because the subject of the case report ate them all.
The British man, known as 'Mr A' (why they didn't call him Mr E, I'll never know) has apparently munched his way through 40,000 disco biscuits over the space of nine years. It started with him dropping up to five pills at the weekends, but over time escalated to him taking 25 a day over four years!
He's a pretty good example of when taking drugs can be a bad thing, he still suffers "from severe physical and mental health side-effects, including extreme memory problems, paranoia, hallucinations and depression. He also suffers from painful muscle rigidity around his neck and jaw which often prevents him from opening his mouth." Doctors also think that these symptoms could be with him for the rest of his life.A recent case report from St George's Medical School, released by doctors from... more
Anna Nicole Smith's partner and attorney, Howard K. Stern, and and her doctors, Dr. Khristine Eroshevich and Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, have been charged with conspiring to furnish drugs to Smith. The two are accused of using a fake name so Smith could have access to literally 'thousands of pills.'Anna Nicole Smith's partner and attorney, Howard K. Stern, and and her doctors,... more
Patients, hospitals face shortages of some medications.
Periodic shortages of pain relief medications have caused problems in recent months for some area hospitals and the patients who rely on them.
On its Web site, the Food and Drug Administration reported the shortage of oxycodone immediate release tablets in 5, 15 and 30mg.
Erica Abbett, a spokeswoman for drugmaker Covidien, explained the shortage this way: "Currently there is an industrywide supply issue with oxycodone-related products. The situation is due to multiple factors, including two competitors' products being removed from the market because of recalls.
"Covidien has significantly increased our product output as a result of the supply issue, however we alone cannot meet the total demand for these products. We are working diligently to ensure that interruption of patient access to vital pain management products, like oxycodone, is minimized," Abbett said.
The medicines affected are grouped mostly among the narcotics, said Andrew Lowe, Director of Pharmacy at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Among those he cited are morphine-related Oxycontin, Percocet and Vicodin, all derivatives of oxycodone.
"There is nothing specific (to cause the shortages) that they have told us about," Lowe said. "It's usually a manufacturing problem.
"There has been no action by the FDA" that could have caused it, he said.
Oxycontin is oxycodone in a time-released formula, and its generic cousin oxycodone releases the drug without
delay. Percocet is a combination of oxycodone and Tylenol, Lowe said.
The shortages at Arrowhead have occurred in oxycodone and Percocet. Last month, Vicodin was in short supply. Supplies of morphine, a well-known and widely used generic, have not been affected, Lowe said. Supplies of Norco, a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone, have been unaffected. Lowe described Norco as the most widely used legal narcotic in the Inland Empire.
Brian Kawahara, chief of pharmacy at Jerry L. Pettis Veterans Administration Medical Center in Loma Linda, said the supply there has been in flux. "It varies from day to day. It has a kind of domino effect.
"It is taking a while for the supply lines to get back to normal" from an earlier shortage, Kawahara said.
The shortage has been "mainly narcotics," he said. "That's why I am being cautious.
"I don't want to say what I have and what I don't," the pharmacy chief said, "because those are drugs that are highly abuseable.
"We are getting supplies," he confirmed.
When asked if his caution was from fear of theft, Kawahara said, "You could say that."
Do you know when supplies will be normal again, he was asked.
"If I could predict like that," Kawahara said, "I'd be sitting on a yacht."
Lowe at Arrowhead didn't seem particularly worried about the situation. "Shortages occur periodically," he said. "We just find an alternative."Patients, hospitals face shortages of some medications. Periodic shortages of pain... more
Without any fanfare, pharmaceutical companies have been raising the prices of many of their drugs by 100 percent or more, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota.Without any fanfare, pharmaceutical companies have been raising the prices of many of... more
It seems that every other week, we are told another miracle that is carried out by vitamins. Vitamin C will stave off colds; vitamin E will help prevent Alzheimer’s, and Vitamin D will treat cancer...It seems that every other week, we are told another miracle that is carried out by... more
The anti-obesity drug Orlistat, better known as alli, will soon be available over the counter in Britain for £1.45. But it's up to the pharmacist to decide whether you're fat enough to need it. How fat is fat enough? A BMI of 28 or more. The drug works by limiting the amount of fat your body absorbs from the food you eat. But where does that non-absorbed fat go?
"Undigested fat is eliminated through bowel movements, which can cause side-effects such as gas and oily discharge."
Doctors say obesity is the worst health problem in the UK, accounting for 30,000 deaths and 18million sick days a year in Britain. And recent reports have claimed that obesity will end up costing us millions of pounds as our waistlines continue to expand in the coming years.The anti-obesity drug Orlistat, better known as alli, will soon be available over the... more
Sheriff's deputies say the number of drug related deaths are increasing county-wide.
Officials say each month deputies respond to about nine drug related deaths.
Of those, at least five are overdoses.
The most recent was just a couple weeks ago with autopsies pending on at least one other case.
That means, nearly 110 people die every year as a result of drug use.
And, deputies say the drug of choice is prescription pills like OxyContin and Xanex.
But they say the users are not increasing the number of pills they're taking, but rather combining a number of different pills -- resulting in what they call a lethal drug cocktail.
Officials with a drug outreach program in the county say often the reason for drug use in McDowell goes back to living on a low income and unemployment.
They say people turn to drugs as an outlet for other stresses in their livesSheriff's deputies say the number of drug related deaths are increasing... more
"The issue of prescription drug abuse shot to prominence with January's death of 28-year-old Hollywood actor Heath Ledger after he took six different prescriptions. The death of Ledger, who plays the Joker in the new Batman film "The Dark Night," adds to a growing list of prescription drug overdoses that includes Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith in 2007.
Other deaths are less celebrated. In the 45-54 age group, overdose deaths fueled by prescription drugs now surpass motor vehicle deaths as the nation's No. 1 cause of accidental death, federal data show.
The federal data also show nearly 7 million Americans abused prescription drugs in 2007 -- more than cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, Ecstasy and inhalants such as marijuana combined. The figure is up 80 percent since 2000.
Definitions of abuse vary but refer typically to nonmedical use of prescription drugs.
The number of Americans treated for abuse of painkillers surged 321 percent from 1995 to 2005, federal statistics show -- a trend some health experts link to another stunning figure: the 180 million prescriptions dispensed legally by U.S. pharmacies each year for pain medication."
More at link, but I have a question- is taking a bunch of prescription medication incorrectly really and "accidental" death? How is addiction "accidental"? If it were heroin or crack we wouldn't give it such leniency, but legal drugs get to slide?"The issue of prescription drug abuse shot to prominence with January's... more
Aussie police have reportedly busted a huge international drug ring, seizing the largest haul of ecstasy pills ever.
The cops undertook a year-long surveillance mission before busting a shipping container that arrived in Melbourne carrying 15 million of the disco biscuits.
Sixteen people have been arrested, as well as raids taking place in Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands.
Reports on whether the Australian rave scene has been badly affected are still unconfirmed...
Aussie police have reportedly busted a huge international drug ring, seizing the... more
Menominee Tribal School students in Keshena, Wisconsin are learning valuable lessons about protecting the environment and learning their tribe’s heritage including keeping native language alive.
In April 2008 the tribal school’s 180 students participated in “Clean Up the Rez Day" by picking up garbage around the reservation. The many environment projects at the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin were part of the EPA Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day challenge. During a drum & feast to honor the students, teacher Beth Waukechon and culture teacher Dana Warrington explained the importance of taking care of Mother Earth. During a field trip to Green Bay's Pamprin Park, students climbing a replica of the Planet Earth were reminded of their reservation clean up. The 234,000-acre reservation has thick forests and 24-miles of the pristine Wolf River. Sturgeons spawned in reservation portions of the river until two dams were built blocking annual migration. Fifth grader La-Rie Corn hopes to form an Earth Club at the tribal school. After whitewashing gang graffiti at a popular skateboard park, students replaced negative symbols with American Indian art. Corn, 11, knows about 500 Menominee words thanks to teachers & elders that care about saving their native tongue. Fourth graders Tahekiah Bourdon, Raven Webster, Shae Perez, Naneque Latender, & Sherlinda Nahwahquaw learned the importance of respecting the Earth and how it fits their heritage.
Teacher Beth Waukechon said students will hopefully continue environment friendly practices as they grow older. MITW Restorative Justice Coordinator Claudette Hewson said the Menominee Teen Court Panel picked up litter & removed graffiti from roads signs in the Middle Village housing area. Tribal school students learned about the sturgeon, a vital part of Menominee heritage. Named the “People of the Wild Rice,” Menominee legend calls the sturgeon “the protector” of the grain that grows in water.
Corn said sturgeon hold a high place in Menominee culture because they're one of three gifts the creator gave to the Menominee people. Language arts instructor Joe Awonohopay said Earth Week 2008 classes were devoted to the sturgeon including the effects of pollution on life cycle, habitat, biology and more.
The College of Menominee Nation Implementing Sustainable Development Class collected electronic waste & pharmaceuticals. Students collected 23 pounds of medicines including 100 bottles of pills. The college students won 50 recycling bins in the Coca-Cola National Recycling Coalition Bin Grant. The class participated in the 10-week Recycle Mania project for the second year in a row. College Prof. Dr.William Van Lopik said the class is “actually doing something." Including curbside collections, Menominee reservation residents recycled over four tons of electronics.
Sponsors: Community Resource Center, Menominee Tribal Police, Tribal Clinic, Maehnowesekiyah Wellness Center, Probation & Parole, Recreation Department, Community Recycling Project; Menominee County Sheriff’s Department, Keshena U.S. Post Office.
The Earth Healing Initiative assisted some challenge organizers with interfaith liaisons & encouraged churches/temples to participate in Earth Day events. Videos on 2008 Challenge projects made possible ban US Environmental Protection Agency grant, EPA Region 5 office in Chicago, EPA Great Lakes National Program Office.
The EHI involves American Indian tribes, churches/synagogues, other faith traditions working to heal, protect and defend the environment.
Interfaith graphics by Justice St. Rain/Interfaith Resources/Special Ideas:
http://www.interfaithresources.comMenominee Tribal School students in Keshena, Wisconsin are learning valuable lessons... more
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Despite new efforts to regulate Internet pharmacies, 85 percent of sites selling controlled drugs do not require a prescription, researchers reported on Wednesday.
Most orders filled by the 365 Internet pharmacies examined were for controlled substances, especially benzodiazepines like Xanax and Valium, according to the report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University in New York.
Researchers for CASA, which advocates against substance abuse, used search engines to find sites that sold certain controlled drugs. Dispensing controlled medication to patients without a doctor's prescription is illegal.
It is difficult to quantify how much these sites earn from prescription sales or determine how often they are used, said the center's chairman, Joseph Califano. One of the main problems is that such sites frequently open up for a short time then re-open under a different name.
Still, teen surveys and focus groups with college students suggest many obtain prescription drugs through the Internet.
"The Internet is a pharmaceutical candy store for teenagers and college students," Califano, a former U.S. health secretary, said in a telephone interview.
"In the past few years, there has been a tripling of 12- to 17-year-olds that abuse prescription drugs. We know a lot of them get them over the Internet," he said.
Just two of the 365 sites were certified by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, a professional organization representing the all state boards of pharmacy, the study showed. Of the sites not requiring prescriptions to buy controlled substances, 42 percent clearly stated that no prescription was needed.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Despite new efforts to regulate Internet pharmacies, 85 percent... more