STRANGE TRIPS IN SASKATOON (MCNALLY ROBINSON) – REPORT

I recently launched Strange Trips: Science, Culture, and the Regulation of Drugs in my hometown of Saskatoon. And the event took place at my favourite independent bookstore, McNally Robinson. Approximately 30 people showed up. The Q&A was full and frank. I signed a bunch of books! Thanks to McGill-Queen’s University Press and McNally Robinson. SomeContinue reading “STRANGE TRIPS IN SASKATOON (MCNALLY ROBINSON) – REPORT”

Dr. Strange and Strange Trips

Lucas Richert on the relationship between superhero Dr. Strange and his newly released book called Strange Trips: Science, Culture, and the Regulation of Drugs. ** In 2016, the film Doctor Strange was released to moderate acclaim but much fanfare. It was considered Marvel’s trippiest film to date. Critics praised the hypnotic visuals (for being nextContinue reading “Dr. Strange and Strange Trips”

The Right to Try

“Right to Try” (Again): A history of the experimental therapy movement  BY LUCAS RICHERT APRIL 16, 2018 CULTURE, HISTORY, POLITICS, RESEARCH   In recent weeks and months, momentum has increased on Capitol Hill to craft “right to try” laws that would profoundly change the medical landscape. The national legislation will allow terminally ill patients more access to experimental therapiesContinue reading “The Right to Try”

Radical Health

Bill Booth kindly invited me on to his podcast to discuss health and medicine. Bill is one of the founders of Radical Americas, an academic network for scholars and activists with interests in radicalism in the Western Hemisphere. Here I spoke with the #radical @WilliamABooth about health, medicine, science and death! Have a listen ifContinue reading “Radical Health”

New Editors at Social History of Alcohol and Drugs

The ADHS is pleased to announce that the editorship of its journal, *The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs*, will be taken over by Prof. Nancy D. Campbell (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Prof. David Herzberg (Buffalo) and Dr. Lucas Richert (Strathclyde). The society would also like to express its gratitude for the work that outgoing editor, […]Continue reading “New Editors at Social History of Alcohol and Drugs”

Big Pharma Round-Up V (#Cannabis edition)

Any of this stock market record due to Big Pharma boost from Jeff Sessions new memo against people's right to legal cannabis? https://t.co/HQotfSGzAl — Martha Densmore (@Acubody) January 4, 2018 Big Pharma wanted to sell more opioids. Then this happened..#opioidcrisis #opioid @conradhackett pic.twitter.com/rpHxGDeytW Alternatives, such as cannabis *cannot* overdose and are *way less* addictive —Continue reading “Big Pharma Round-Up V (#Cannabis edition)”

To publish…

I wrote about Lambert Publishers last month. And they’ve come back at me again. They want to publish an article of mine. Lambert is, of course, a ‘predatory publisher,’ and the company is all about cashing in on other’s work. Here’s what they wrote me earlier this month. Again, I went to school for aContinue reading “To publish…”

Big Pharma Round-Up II

Here is a snapshot of the past week in Big Pharma news.  This is coming at you a little early because of the Christmas slowdown. Happy holidays. To kick off: The drug industry spent big! Threats to high drug prices prompted biggest lobbying/PR/advertising/influence-buying surge by trade group PhRMA in nearly a decade. We got theirContinue reading “Big Pharma Round-Up II”

Big Pharma Round-Up

A round up of the recent Big Pharma and FDA stories. Antibiotics in Farm Animals Drop: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/12/antibiotics-farm-animal/547904/ Teva Pharmaceuticals is being reshaped: Rebooting the FDA: https://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/12/13/fda-approval-alternatives-000593 On AstraZeneca: https://www.digitallook.com/news/broker-recommendations/astrazenecas-drug-pipeline-call-reinforces-barclays-top-pick-in-sector–3031953.html   Top 5 Stories of 2017: https://investingnews.com/daily/life-science-investing/pharmaceutical-investing/5-top-pharmaceutical-stories-2017/ FDA clears the Apple watch: https://twitter.com/jshemenski/status/941678777842757632 The FDA is going to go after price gouging: FDA head takes aimContinue reading “Big Pharma Round-Up”

US Political History: More than Trump

2018 HOTCUS Winter Symposium The State of the State: What is American Political History Now? 9.30-11.15: Session 1 New Ways of Re-envisioning African American Political History through the Archives ‘Sex, Lies and Photography: An Alternative Civil Rights Archive’, Althea Legal-Miller, Canterbury Christ Church University ‘Reframing Black Participation in Southern Courts’, Melissa Milewski, University of SussexContinue reading “US Political History: More than Trump”