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 if […]

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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 — […]

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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 their […]

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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: .@US_FDA clears first medical device accessory for Apple Watch https://t.co/6paPq5EOti @Reuters pic.twitter.com/2BGoSyPth8 — Jay […]

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Frightening Pharma

My book is on sale for a spooky 30% off right now. This is the absolute best time to get this award-winning book on the history of the scary pharmaceutical industry! Click on the link for your promo code and form! Richert_Flyer_2017

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Heroin in the hospice: opioids and end-of-life discussions in the 1980s

Which drugs should be available for people nearing the end-of-life and suffering pain? What are the limits of appropriate opioid use in modern medicine and within society? The story of heroin in palliative care during the 1980s remains largely untold, and it’s one thoroughly infused with politics, social values and cultural norms of the time. […]

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