Archive for October 2017

Absolute must-watch: 60 Minutes on how pharmaceutical distributors fueled the opioid crisis

October 16, 2017, 6:02 pm

In a blockbuster investigation carried out along with the Washington Post, 60 Minutes’ Bill Whitaker looks into allegations that powerful pharmaceutical distributors helped advance the current opioid crisis by fulfilling patently suspicious orders for prescription opioids. The piece cites one example where a pharmacy in a West Virginia town with a population of several hundred ordered and received millions …

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Tox Tunes #111: Girl on LSD (Tom Petty)

October 8, 2017, 11:26 pm

Although this Tom Petty song is somewhat obscure, I’m embarrassed to say I hadn’t know about it until an article in The Cannabist after the singer’s death last week brought it to my attention. The song appeared as the B-side to “You Don’t Know How It Feels” and was scheduled to be on Petty’s 1994 album Wildflowers, …

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