Just How Addictive Are Opioids?

There is an opioid epidemic, with increasing overdose deaths from both prescription drugs and illegal drugs. Just how addictive are opioids? It appears they are safe when used appropriately, but there is a high risk of abuse, and they are deadly when misused, especially OxyContin. Just How Addictive Are Opioids? Harriet Hall

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Clínica 0-19: False hope in Monterrey for brain cancer patients (part 4)

Last week, Annabelle Potts, a girl with the deadly brain cancer DIPG, passed away. She had made the news in Australia and worldwide because she had been treated at Clínica 0-19 in Monterrey, Mexico, where Drs. Alberto Garcia and Alberto Siller treat DIPG patients with a secret unproven mix of intra-arterial chemotherapy injected directly into the arteries feeding the brainstem, all while charging tens of thousands of dollars a pop. Her death and an email by a mother who had taken her child with DIPG to Monterrey and gave me permission to publish her story. These two events told me it was time to revisit these cancer quacks. Clínica 0-19: False hope in Monterrey for brain cancer patients (part 4) David Gorski

“Right to try” laws create tremendous legal uncertainties; FDA expanded access preferable

The Goldwater Institute and the Kochs pushed “right to try” laws in an attempt to get rid of FDA oversight of access to investigational drugs. Instead, they created tremendous legal uncertainties, making the FDA’s expanded access program preferable for all. “Right to try” laws create tremendous legal uncertainties; FDA expanded access preferable Jann Bellamy