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Google Commits $250 Million To Battle Drug Abuse (And Of Course Settle A Lawsuit)

Google Commits $250 Million To Battle Drug Abuse (And Of Course Settle A Lawsuit)

By Chris Crum August 11, 2014

Late on Friday, news came out that Google committed $250 million at $50 million per year over the next five years, to develop an internal program that will help the search engine spread awareness about drug abuse, and combat rogue …

Depression Signs Could be Treated With New Drug

Millions of Americans with depression function perfectly well using common treatments, but there are those whose disease shows resistance to most drugs. Researchers this week announced some hope for those people in new research that could eventually lead to a …

Sasha Shulgin, Inventor Of Ecstasy, Dead At 88

Sasha Shulgin is known by many as the “Godfather of Ecstasy” due to his role in inventing the popular party drug. It wasn’t the only chemist’s only achievement, however, and it’s proper to remember a brilliant scientist upon his death. …

$650 Million Settlement Reached in Pradaxa Lawsuit

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals this week agreed to a settlement in the multi-district litigation over the drug Pradaxa. The company has agreed to pay $650 million to settle the lawsuits. Much of that money will be used to compensate patients who …

Pradaxa Maker Wants To Avoid Litigation

A $650 million settlement is a hefty chunk of change, but it was a better outcome than the alternative for one drug maker. Boehringer Ingelheim, a German pharmaceutical company, was facing multiple lawsuits after families claimed Pradaxa, a blood thinner, …

NYPD Will Carry Lifesaving Overdose Reversal Kits

From 2006 to 2010, deaths attributed to heroin overdose rose a staggering 45 percent, and the total heroin users in the country have more than doubled in the last six years. Many, including those at the highest levels of state …

Florida Man Facebooks Cop-Adjacent Drug Deal Photos Florida Man Facebooks Cop-Adjacent Drug Deal Photos

Florida Man, the world’s worst superhero, is staying busy, as always. A Port St. Lucie man has been arrested after–well, after doing a lot of dumb things. According to the Martin County Sheriff’s office, 21–year-old Taylor Harrison has been arrested …

Miley Cyrus Is Back On Tour After Hospital Stay

Miley Cyrus’ current image is a far cry from the girl we saw on the Disney Channel just a few years ago. Now she’s a proper pop star and has the attitude to match. Unfortunately, her attitude has led some …

Obama: Clemency Guidelines Must be Expanded

On Monday, Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder released a video in which he called for the expansion of clemency criteria for nonviolent drug offenders. If the clemency guidelines are expanded, it could lead to reduced sentences for …

Powdered Alcohol Coming To Stores In Fall

In fall of this year you’re going to be strolling through the booze section of a Safeway and notice a little black package labeled “Palcohol” – powdered alcohol you can mix with water, liquids, and food. Yes, food. This week, …

Florida ‘Milk Man’ Cop Released On Bail

In his 22 years working for the Miami-Dade Police Department, Lt. Ralph Mata was responsible for supervising the airport canine unit, breaking up gangs, and investigating crime within the police department. He, however, is also now known as “Milk Man,” …

New Grass Allergy Treatment Approved by the FDA

The long, terrible winter that gripped the U.S. this year seems to finally be gone. With spring, however, comes a whole new set of challenges for those Americans who suffer from pollen and grass allergies. Luckily for them, the U.S. …

‘Mortal Kombat’ Pills Linked to Multiple Deaths

Gone are the days when Mortal Kombat simply referred to an awesomely graphic, beat-em-up video game or a terribly lame movie, and here are the times when Mortal Kombat has reified itself all too well. In February, British news outlets …

Multiple Sclerosis Drug Delayed by FDA

Biogen Idec Inc. has stated that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration extended the review process its multiple sclerosis drug called Plegridy by three months to evaluate the application, though the FDA didn’t request any further studies. Biogen had planned …

Patient Requests Do Influence Doctors' Prescriptions Patient Requests Do Influence Doctors' Prescriptions

Nearly every commercial break on TV now includes drug ads that list dozens of possible side effects and outcomes. No matter how different these lists may be, though, every ad includes the phrase “ask your doctor.” Now new research is …

Attorney General Calls For Lower Drug Sentences

Attorney General Eric Holder today testified before the U.S. Sentencing Commission and endorsed less strict sentencing for most drug offenders. A proposal by the commission outlined in January and would lower the base offense matched to drug trafficking quantities by …

I-80 Drug Stops Lead To Community Debates

Thousands of dollars have been confiscated from vehicles traveling on U.S. Interstate 80 where authorities have believed that these travelers could potentially be drug traffickers. Recently, one vehicle contained $50,000 while another vehicle was pulled over with a reported $13,800. …