The most popular drug in America is an antipsychotic — and no one really knows how it works
Does anyone remember Thorazine? It was an antipsychotic given to mentally ill people, often in institutions, that was so sedating, it gave rise to the term “Thorazine shuffle.” Ads for Thorazine in medical journals, before drugs were advertised directly to patients, showed Aunt Hattie in a hospital gown, zoned out but causing no trouble to herself or anyone else.
Nearly 10 percent of Americans go to work high on Marijuana
Showing up to work high? You’re not alone. A new report has found nearly 1 in 10 Americans are showing up to work high on marijuana.
‘Genetically Modified Micro-Humans’ to be ‘Farmed’ for Drug Testing by 2017
Developers of artificial micro-humans, or ‘mini GM humans,’ are hoping to release their technology on the market by 2017. No this isn’t a sci-fi joke. Scientists are developing artificial humans in the same vein as GM plants with the hope that these creations will replace the need for using animals in laboratory testing.
Drug War Mass Graves In Mexico Are Making The Country ‘Resemble Swiss Cheese’
The hole is at least 50 feet wide, with rocky edges that veer straight down. The bottom is so deep, it’s shrouded in complete darkness. Locals in this tiny village, tucked between the mountains in the central Mexican state of Michoacán, call it the Barranco del Manguito, the Gorge of the Mango.
Drugging our kids: Children in California’s foster care system are prescribed risky medications
They are wrenched from abusive homes, uprooted again and again, often with their life’s belongings stuffed into a trash bag. Abandoned and alone, they are among California’s most powerless children. But instead of providing a stable home and caring family, the state’s foster care system gives them a pill.