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Memo to Maureen Dowd – peak effect of ingested marijuana is delayed up to 3 hours

June 5, 2014, 10:44 am

If only Maureen Dowd had seen this report from KCNC (CBS4) in Denver before seriously misjudging her dose of a marijuana-chocolate-caramel edible. As she described yesterday in the New York Times:

But then I felt a scary shudder go through my body and brain. I barely made it from the desk to the bed, where I lay curled up

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Epidemic of heroin/fentanyl overdose deaths in Western Pennsylvania

January 28, 2014, 12:27 pm

KDKA-TV, the local CBS station in Pittsburgh, reported yesterday that at least 22 people have died recently from narcotic overdoses in Western Pennsylvania. Authorities believe the deaths are related to products containing heroin and/or  fentanyl sold on the street and derived from supplies stamped with the labels “Theraflu,” “Bud Ice,” or “Income Tax.’

This outbreak is reminiscent of previous events. …

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Ciguatera outbreak in New York City

February 1, 2013, 12:44 am


Ciguatera Fish Poisoning — New York City, 2010-2011. MMWR 2013 Feb 1;62:61-65.

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In the year-long period between August 2010 and July 2011, New York City reported several outbreaks of ciguatera poisoning.  A total of 28 patients were stricken, more than had been reported in NYC during the previous 10 years. This paper documents the city’s Department of Health …

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“60 Minutes” on medical marijuana

October 21, 2012, 8:40 pm

The 60 Minutes piece on medical marijuana that aired tonight doesn’t contain much that is new, but is worth watching. It emphasizes the conflict between the laws of some states and federal statutes that still consider THC a controlled substance.

In additional footage from 60 Minutes Overtime, Steve Kroft talks to Tripp Keber, managing partner of Dixie Elixirs &

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Pills, not human flesh, found in Miami attacker’s stomach

June 10, 2012, 4:07 pm

According to a report in the Miami Herald, undigested pills — but no human flesh — were found on autopsy in the stomach of Rudy Eugene, the so-called “Miami Cannibal” who attacked a man on the MacArthur Causeway in Miami and chewed off a good part of his face before being shot dead by police. This revelation, if true, …

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Future of U.S. Poison Control Centers to be Decided in Next Three Weeks

March 19, 2011, 5:31 pm

On March 17, the U.S. House and Senate passed a continuing resolution that would maintain federal government financing until April 8.  Key members of both parties have said this is the last stopgap they would consider — if a budget is not passed by that time the federal government will shut down.  Therefore, important funding decisions will be made over …

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NY Times on threat to poison control center funding

March 5, 2011, 4:46 pm

The New York Times ran an editorial yesterday addressing the threat in the House Republican budget bill to cut $27 million of the $29 million in federal funding for poison control centers (PCCs) contained in the President's budget:
Eliminating nearly all the money for poison control centers would save $27 million -- not even a rounding error when it comes to the deficit. Yet it is so foolish that it perfectly illustrates the thoughtlessness of the House Republican bill to cut $61 billion from the budget over the next seven months.
The editorial goes on the point out that . . .

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Tox Tunes #31: Junker’s Blues (Champion Jack Dupree)

October 24, 2010, 9:31 am

This influential song — recorded by the great boogie-woogie piano player Champion Jack Dupree in the early 1940s — describes a junkie in denial about his habit despite pleas from his family to give it up:

My brother, my brother used a needle
and my sister sniffed cocaine
I don’t use no junk, I’m the nicest boy you ever seen

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New Jersey college bans alcoholic “energy” drink Four Loko

October 17, 2010, 2:32 pm

Following the hospitalization of 23 students for ethanol poisoning, Ramapo College in Mahwah, NJ  banned the “energy” drink Four Loko that contains both alcohol and caffeine, along with guarana and taurine.  The drink comes in a variety of flavors, is sold in 23.5 oz cans, and contains 12.0% alcohol-by-volume.  According to Wikipedia, street terms for Four Loko include “liquid cocaine” …

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