Tag Archives: Big Pharma

Demonising The Competition

Dmitri draws our attention to third-hand smoke: Harmful cigarette smoke residue may be lurking in rooms where no one has ever lit up, researchers report. In a new study, scientists from Drexel University in Philadelphia found that in an empty, … Continue reading

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Crying Wolf Too Long

Via Roobeedoo a few days back: According to a World Health Organization doctor, a global pandemic is imminent, and no one will be prepared for it when it hits. Dr. Tedros Adhanom, director-general for WHO, has said that the next outbreak … Continue reading

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Eugenics Never Went Away

Via Audrey Silk, Daily Mail: Smokers face breath tests before surgery: Patients will have to prove they have quit before being referred for an operation Obese patients to be told they cannot have an operation unless they lose weight  The … Continue reading

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Bad News about Big Pharma

I suppose that if there’s any large industry supporting Tobacco Control, it’s probably Big Pharma. In the first place, as far as I can see, Big Pharma is trying to convert the tobacco plant into a pharmaceutical product. If they … Continue reading

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When Is The War On Tea Going To Start?

It always puzzles me that the first – and most potent – drug that I crave on waking at dawn is widely available in shops, freely advertised everywhere, consumed by both adults and children, and not deemed to be poisonous, … Continue reading

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The Pill Poppers

Mail: EXCLUSIVE: Prince’s former drug dealer tells how the legend spent $40,000 at a time on six-month supplies of Dilaudid pills and Fentanyl patches – highly addictive opioid pain killers – for 25 years… The dealer said the musician suffered … Continue reading

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Manby, Hillary, and Plimsoll

Purely out of slight interest while eating this evening, I was watching the BBC’s Shipwrecks: Britain’s Sunken History on BBC iplayer. It recounted the story of how, during the 19th century, all sorts of ways for saving the lives of shipwrecked … Continue reading

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