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MARK KARLIN – Big Pharma Is Getting Ready to Celebrate Gluttony at the Expense of Health

I recently wrote about how Big Pharma largely drafted the Medicare Part D legislation signed by George W. Bush in 2006, which resulted in billions of dollars in windfall profits for drug companies. How was this fleecing of seniors in need of medication accomplished? The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) engaged in the customary DC practices of big …

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Brain changes seen in veterans with PTSD after mindfulness training

Like an endlessly repeating video loop, horrible memories and thoughts can keep playing over and over in the minds of people with post-traumatic stress disorder. They intrude at the quietest moments, and don’t seem to have an off switch. But a new study in veterans with PTSD shows the promise of mindfulness training for enhancing the ability to manage those thoughts if …

Marijuana Legalization 2015: PTSD And Cannabis — Can Researchers Cut Through The Politics To Find Out Whether Weed Works? By Joel Warner

CASCADE, Colorado — Matt Stys funnels a mound of finely ground God’s Gift, a sativa strain of marijuana, into his multicolored glass bowl and takes a hit. “It allows the images and all the things in your head to lose focus and drift away for a while,” says Stys as wisps of smoke curl from his mouth. For Stys, the …

U.S. Government to America’s Vets: Drop Dead

U.S. Government to America’s Vets: Drop Dead Richard Gale and Gary Null, PhD Progressive Radio Network, July 19, 2010   From 1991 to 2003, hundreds of thousands of our bravest men and women sought help from the Veterans Administration, from the Defense Department, from the White House, all to no avail. The official word was that Gulf War Syndrome did …

America’s Killing Fields: The Forgotten Soldiers of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom

America’s Killing Fields: The Forgotten Soldiers of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Gary Null and Richard Gale Progressive Radio Network, July 19, 2010   From 1991 to 2003, hundreds of thousands of our bravest men and women sought help from the Veterans Administration, from the Defense Department, from the White House, all to no avail. The official word …

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VA turns U.S. military vets into suicidal drug addicts while Big Pharma rakes in profits by J. D. Heyes

A year ago, as the summer of 2013 dawned, the Obama Administration was hit with yet another scandal, one that would resonate with Democrat and Republican voters: VA Hospitals around the country were falsifying appointment records in order to satisfy treatment quotas, leaving scores of veterans without care which led to the deaths of perhaps 1,000 men and women who had honorably served their …