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Category: addiction

  • Marijuana Can be Habit-Forming

    The evidence clearly indicates that long-term marijuana use can lead to addiction, but are there negative consequences? Evidently, “the evidence clearly indicates that long-term marijuana use can lead to addiction. Indeed, approximately 9% of those who experiment with marijuana will become addicted…The number goes up to about 1 in 6 among those who start using […]

  • Understanding the Link Between Alcohol and Depression

    Alcohol abuse is closely correlated with depression. This doesn’t necessarily mean one causes the other, but many people who suffer from depressive disorders turn to alcohol to escape.  On the other side of that coin, those who abuse or overuse alcohol can develop symptoms of depression or exacerbate symptoms that are already present. So, how […]

  • Cannabis Isn’t as Safe as You Think

    After over a half-century of lobbying, it seems that cannabis prohibition may finally come to an end at the federal level. For a lot of Americans, many of whom have seen their states legalize cannabis and marijuana products to varying degrees, this may seem like a natural course of events for the harmless but controversial […]

  • Cannabis Isn’t as Safe as You Think

    After over a half-century of lobbying, it seems that cannabis prohibition may finally come to an end at the federal level. For a lot of Americans, many of whom have seen their states legalize cannabis and marijuana products to varying degrees, this may seem like a natural course of events for the harmless but controversial […]

  • VC fund dedicated to psychedelic meds launches in UK

    In the last few years, biopharma companies focusing on psychedelic medicines have been springing up like mushrooms – magic or otherwise – and venture capital money is starting to follow. Today sees the launch of the first investment fund in the UK devoted to psychedelic healthcare, with plans to invest in “revolutionary mind-altering medicines to […]

  • Purdue to pay $8.3bn after admitting criminal charges in opioid case

    After years of legal wrangling, Purdue Pharma has agreed a deal to resolve litigation about its role in the US opioid epidemic that will cost it up to $8.3 billion. As part of the criminal and civil settlement, the manufacturer of opioid painkiller OxyContin (oxycodone) pleaded guilty to a three-count felony, including two counts of […]

  • After final $600M opioid settlement, Indivior looks to the future

    UK drugmaker Indivior looks finally to have put years of uncertainty over its exposure to opioid litigation in the US behind it, after agreeing a $600 million settlement. The deal resolves criminal and civil liabilities faced by the company related to charges it engaged in an illicit nationwide scheme to increase prescriptions of opioid addiction […]