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UN report: Cocaine smuggling and production increase amid growing demand for illicit substances

July 02, 2023 -

This is according to the World Drug Report 2023, which found that the number of cocaine users in 2021, the most recent year for which data is available, reached 22 million, compared to 21 million the previous year. The report highlights the growing demand for illicit substances of cocaine.

Furthermore, the report notes that cultivation of coca bushes, from which the drug is produced, has soared from approximately 234,200 hectares in 2020 to an alarming 315,000 hectares ...

Study: Foods CONTAMINATED with toxic substances cause more than 13,000 CANCER cases each year in the U.S.

December 20, 2023 -

The study by researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) found that rice, wheat, leafy green vegetables, baby foods and dark chocolates with high heavy metal concentrations are connected to the thousands of cancer cases each year. Foods contaminated with metals such as lead and cadmium were linked to cases of bladder and lung cancer. Meanwhile, arsenic was linked to 7,000 cases of skin cancer.

Cadmium – a toxic metal found in nuts, potatoes, seeds, cereal grains, ...

42 Attorneys general SUE Meta over “highly addictive” social media platforms they say harm young people

October 27, 2023 -

Of these 42 attorneys general, 33 filed a combined lawsuit in a federal court in northern California. Nine more attorneys general have filed individual cases against Meta in their own home states, including the District of Columbia.

The bipartisan suit was filed by attorneys general from Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, ...

EPA labels two forever chemicals commonly found in cookware, carpets, furniture, cosmetics and firefighting foams as “hazardous substances”

a month ago -

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), which are part of a larger cluster of forever chemicals known as per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), have been voluntarily phased out by U.S. manufacturers in the past but remain in the environment due to their non-degradable nature. These chemicals, which build up in the human body for long periods, may lead to cancer, liver and heart damage and developmental problems in infants and children. (Related: Study: ...

Mexican drug cartels fighting over control of Montana, “the last best place” to sell illicit substances in America

February 19, 2024 -

In the mid-2000s, there were fewer illegal methamphetamine labs in the northwestern U.S. because of new rules restricting access to the ingredients needed to make the drug. Mexican cartels saw this as a chance to take over and started selling a stronger type of meth across the U.S., flooding the country with a new, super-potent form of meth.

The price of illicit drugs in Montana, especially fentanyl pills, can be up to 20 times higher than in less remote areas. Thus, ...

California State Legislature approves bill decriminalizing personal use and cultivation of psychedelic drugs

September 12, 2023 -

The California State Assembly has passed a bill decriminalizing the personal use of several psychedelic drugs, including the popular "magic mushrooms." This bill is now expected to be quickly approved by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The bill successfully cleared the lower house of the California Legislature on Sept. 6 – with 55 members voting in favor, 14 opposing and 22 abstaining. It was initially introduced in the California State Senate by Democratic Sen. Scott ...

Overdoses from unregulated “gas station heroin” are on the rise across the U.S.

February 27, 2024 -

The drug in question is tianeptine, sold under brand names such as Coaxil and Stabon. It was developed to treat anxiety and depression, but the opioid-like high it causes and its easy accessibility are feeding an addiction epidemic across the nation.

It is sold over the counter in the U.S. as a supplement and can be found at convenience stores, vape shops and gas stations, where it is often sold in capsules or as part of energy drinks. This has led to a high amount ...

Online Chinese pharmacies are turning the US into “Zombieland” by selling flesh-rotting drug for $1 a kilo

July 24, 2023 -

The flesh-rotting drug Xylazine being mass-produced in China and is now flooding America's illicit drug supply. The drug is available on online Chinese pharmacies for just $1 a kilo.

Xylazine is cheap animal tranquilizer. More popularly known on the street as "tranq," it has been dubbed a "zombie drug" due to the hunched-over, lifeless state it leaves users in and the fact that it causes users' bodies to erupt in gaping wounds.

It is mainly being mixed with fentanyl ...

Rite Aid forced to file for bankruptcy amid slumping sales, high debt and ongoing opioid lawsuits

October 17, 2023 -

Rite Aid is one of the largest pharmacy retailers in the United States. Court filings reveal that the company has been struggling over high debt, declining revenue, increased competition and the mounting costs over lawsuits regarding its sale of addictive opioid medications. (Related: Rite Aid to close up to 500 stores in BANKRUPTCY proposal.)

Founded in 1962, Rite Aid currently employs around 45,000 people at more than 2,000 retail stores in 17 states. It will remain ...

Oregon officials declare state of emergency over FENTANYL CRISIS in Portland (stemming from open borders policies endorsed by Dems)

February 07, 2024 -

Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Multnomah County Commission Chair Jessica Vega Pederson declared the tri-government fentanyl emergency on Jan. 30. The declaration from state, county and city officials followed recommendations by the governor-established Portland Central City Task Force late in 2023 aimed at "rejuvenating" the Central City area.

The area, which includes Goose Hollow and the Lloyd District, is also struggling with an ongoing homelessness ...

Dr. Bryan Ardis: NICOTINE can “CURE brain tumors”

June 20, 2023 -

He made these claims during a backstage discussion with David and Stacy Whited, the hosts of the "Flyover Conservative" podcast, at the Miami leg of Clay Clark's 2023 ReAwaken America Tour. Ardis cited one study that found 36 different animal venoms in patients infected with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).

"During this [COVID-19] pandemic, they're taking the exact same venoms, injecting them into mammals and seeing what they do inside of the patients," he told the Whiteds....

Study links legalization, commercialization of cannabis to increased road accidents

January 23, 2024 -

Researchers from the University of Ottawa (UOttawa) examined changes in the number and characteristics of marijuana-involved traffic injury emergency room visits in individuals ages 16 years and older in a repeat cross-sectional study during three time periods: before legalization from January 2010 to September 2018, after legalization with product and retail store restrictions from October 2018 to February 2020 and full commercialization with new products and an expanded number ...

Nicotine – A missing piece of the therapeutic puzzle concerning the bioweapons of the jab and COVID-19

a month ago - The author is not a medical doctor and the following is not medical advice.

(Article by Stan Szymanski republished from

My wife and I got very sick in Dec. 2021 during the height of the ‘sharing’ of the CV-19 bioweapon by the tyrannical powers that be. Neither of us were jabbed. Neither of us responded to treatments with ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine. Our breathing capacity was in decline. We went to an organization in Pittsburgh where we were treated ...

CDC report: More teens are turning to drugs to deal with stress, anxiety and depression

February 22, 2024 -

"It might make sense that teens are looking for ways to reduce stress and anxiety because those conditions, including unprecedented levels of hopelessness, are often linked to substance abuse in adolescents," said CDC Division of Overdose Prevention Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer Dr. Sarah Connolly, lead author of the new report.

Said to be "the first of its kind," Connolly's study was based on data from the National Addictions Vigilance Intervention and Prevention ...

DEADLY PRESCRIPTION: Anti-anxiety medication called pregabalin linked to over 3,400 overdose deaths in the U.K. over the last 5 years

March 08, 2024 -

The drug in question is pregabalin, known by its brand names Alzain, Axalid and Lyrica and was introduced to the U.K. market in 2004 by Pfizer. The drug serves as an anticonvulsant for epilepsy, a pain reliever and a medication for anxiety and depression. But the drug became a double-edged sword, as it made addiction and mortality rates for those taking it surged. (Related: Treatment with epilepsy drugs shown to increase risk in suicidal behavior in patients aged 15 to 24.)

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Portland declares fentanyl state of emergency as overdose deaths skyrocket

February 06, 2024 -

Following recommendations from the Portland Central City Task Force, officials from the city, county and state have declared a “tri-governmental” emergency, citing deaths and overdoses as reasons for the declaration. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, Oregon Governor Tina Kotek and Multnomah County Chair Jessica Vega Pederson made the declaration.

Governor Tina Kotek said: "Our country and our state have never seen a drug this deadly addictive and all are grappling with how ...

New York lawmakers propose new bills to mitigate the negative impact of social media on minors

October 19, 2023 -

"Our kids are in crisis, and the adults in the room need to step up," stated Hochul, who stressed the urgency of addressing the increasing rates of teen suicide and the surge in anxiety and depression diagnoses among young people. "It's critical we all stand together to address the youth mental health crisis." (Related: Social media use linked to TEENAGE DEPRESSION, warn mental health experts.)

James added that a report by the Surgeon General of the United States noted ...

DRUG EPIDEMIC: Data reveals drug overdose KILLED close to 110,000 Americans in 2022

May 30, 2023 -

Citing reporting delays, officials believe the final count could be around 109,680, which would be a record high. The figures represent a plateau from the previous year when 109,197 overdose deaths were recorded.

The White House said it's a sign that America is closer to "beating" the drug crisis. But health experts were more skeptical, with one scientist warning that the plateau could be a "wobble" before addictive drugs like fentanyl and xylazine cause overdose deaths ...

FBI, CDC refused to investigate Chinese biolab in California despite repeated requests by federal and local officials

December 01, 2023 -

This is according to a report released by the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which noted that the FBI had closed its inquiry into the biolab found in Reedley, California in early August "because the bureau believed that there were no weapons of mass destruction on the property," a claim that totally dismissed the concerns of Fresno County officials.

These same local officials also spent months attempting to reach the CDC which, according ...

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