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Snorting cocaine increases risk of stroke by six to seven times

3/1/2014 - When research scientist Yu-Ching Cheng, Ph.D., from the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center set out to study the factors contributing to stroke risk in young adults, he came across some very aggressive statistics. Cocaine is more aggressive than thought, increasing risk of stroke six to seven...

Human trials for cocaine vaccines to begin in 2014

1/27/2014 - A team of researchers led by Ronald Crystal at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York have developed two "anti-addiction" vaccines, which stop cocaine from reaching the brain. Crystal says he hopes to see people "thinking about addiction the same way you think about mumps and measles and polio, and...

Whitney Houston cause of death cover-up? Coroner changes story, blames cocaine, not pharmaceuticals

3/24/2012 - There's something afoot in the changing story about what actually killed Whitney Houston. According to the official coroner's report that was recently released, Whitney Houston died from drowning and cocaine was a "contributing factor." All the other prescription drugs found in her system were dismissed...

To this day, Coca-Cola still imports coca leaves which are used to manufacture cocaine in the United States

6/9/2011 - Coca leaves have been chewed and consumed as tea for thousands of years in the high Andes. They are rich in many essential nutrients; they ease respiratory and digestive distress and are a natural stimulant and painkiller. Indigenous tradition and scientific studies have both confirmed that in their...

TSA agents gone wild: fondling little children, planting cocaine in passenger bags and more

11/5/2010 - TSA agents stand accused today of fondling the genitals of women and little children as part of their "enhanced pat-down" procedures being rolled out at airport security checkpoints. Today, Michelle, an employee working at the Alex Jones' InfoWars studios, has gone public with accusations that a male...

Alcohol more harmful to health than crack cocaine, heroin

11/2/2010 - Scientists from Britain's Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD) recently released a study that assessed which drugs cause the most overall harm to both users and society. According to their analysis, alcohol is the most harmful drug, scoring higher on the list than both crack cocaine and...

American workers switch from cocaine to prescription opiates as drug of choice

9/19/2010 - When most people hear reports about people using illicit drugs at work, they probably assume such reports are talking about things like marijuana and cocaine. But a new report shows that most of today's workers and job applicants have ditched the street drugs and now take prescription pain pills instead...

Prescription Drugs More Deadly Than Cocaine, Heroin, Amphetamines

9/2/2008 - When handsome and talented young actor Heath Ledger died last winter, the New York City medical examiner's autopsy report revealed his death was due to an unintentional life-ending cocktail of prescription drugs, including anti-anxiety medications Alprazolam (Xanax), Diazepam (Valium) and Lorazepam...

NAC as a Natural Treatment for Cocaine Addiction?

1/14/2008 - Three recent clinical studies, two about cocaine addiction and one about compulsive gambling, examine the role of a simple amino acid in normalizing brain chemistry of those with addiction. Drug addiction and various forms of pathological gambling has widely ruined personal finances, family cohesiveness...

Army, Marines recruiters ran cocaine operation in Arizona

12/21/2006 - According to evidence collected in a six-month investigation conducted by the Arizona Daily Star, recruiters at a Tucson, Ariz. Army station and a Marine station -- with assistance from members of an Army National Guard recruiting station -- were using their positions to transport cocaine. The participants...

Prescription pain killers involved in more drug overdose deaths than cocaine or heroin in the US (press release)

9/25/2006 - Trends analysis of drug poisoning deaths has helped explain a national epidemic of overdose deaths in the USA that began in the 1990s, concludes Leonard Paulozzi and colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, USA. The contribution of prescription pain killers to the epidemic...

New study finds common herbal supplement helps to reduce cocaine cravings (press release)

9/7/2006 - A new study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that a common over-the-counter herbal supplement can reduce the cravings associated with chronic cocaine use. This research, released at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology's (ACNP) annual conference is among the first...

The unauthorized history of Coca-Cola (satire)

1/14/2005 - Coca-cola was originally promoted as a drink "offering the virtues of coca without the vices of alcohol." Until 1903, a typical serving contained 60mg of cocaine. Today, it still contains an extract of coca leaves. The Coca-Cola Company imports eight tons of coca leaf from South America each year --...

Anti-drug vaccination plan could immunize people from effects of cocaine, heroin and nicotine

7/26/2004 - How would you like your children to be immune to the pharmacological effects of hard drugs like cocaine, heroin, and even nicotine? Using new medical vaccination technologies, children can now be immunized against the effects of these drugs so that they don't feel the high, or the brain chemistry alterations,...

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