By Alex Prud'homme
Ahead of ImClone grew to become the stuff of the weekly newsmagazines, it used to be the identify of a promising biotech corporation headed by way of an enthralling scientist named Sam Waksal, who claimed he had a "breakthrough" drug for cancer..
By Heather Lehr Wagner
Medications are everywhere--on our streets, in our houses, and in our schools--but instantly proof approximately medications aren't. medicines: The instantly evidence fills this void with candid discussions that emphasize a old and medical method of studying approximately medicinal drugs, their use, and their influence at the user's future health. A ancient point of view on tobacco, this booklet discusses many of the felony debates surrounding smoking. hint the trail nicotine travels during the physique, research the well-being risks smoking creates, and find out about nicotine's addictive characteristics.
By Michael Pollan, Andrew Weil, Julie Holland, Lester Grinspoon, Allen St. Pierre
Book (2010,Inner Traditions) ISBN: 9781594778988
Leading specialists at the technological know-how, historical past, politics, medication, and strength of America’s most well liked leisure drug
• With contributions by way of Andrew Weil, Michael Pollan, Lester Grinspoon, Allen St. Pierre (NORML), Tommy Chong, and others
• Covers marijuana’s physiological and mental results, its medicinal makes use of, the advanced politics of hashish legislations, pot and parenting, its function in creativity, company, and spirituality, and lots more and plenty more
Exploring the function of hashish in drugs, politics, historical past, and society, The Pot e-book deals a compendium of the main up to date info and medical examine on marijuana from major specialists, together with Lester Grinspoon, M.D., Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Allen St. Pierre (NORML), and Raphael Mechoulam. additionally integrated are interviews with Michael Pollan, Andrew Weil, M.D., and Tommy Chong in addition to a pot broker and a farmer who grows for the U.S. Government.
Encompassing the extensive spectrum of marijuana wisdom from stoner customs to clinical examine, this publication investigates the pinnacle ten myths of marijuana; its physiological and mental results; its dangers; why joints are greater than water pipes and different harm-reduction information for clients; how humanity and hashish have co-evolved for millennia; the brain’s cannabis-based neurochemistry; the advanced politics of hashish legislation; its capability medicinal makes use of for melanoma, AIDS, Alzheimer’s, a number of sclerosis, and different health problems; its function in creativity, enterprise, and spirituality; and the advanced international of pot and parenting. As legalization turns into a truth, this ebook candidly bargains helpful evidence and authoritative critiques in a society jam-packed with marijuana myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes.
By James Hunt
Each decade has its model of the tradition. The 50s had the beatniks with their stressed Benzedrine wanderings, the 60s had the hippies with their LSD-inspired politics, the 70s and 80s led into the cocaine riddled noses of punks and hair steel, and the 90s destroyed lives with heroin and prescription drug habit - yet regularly there has been the belief of taking pictures moments of significant depravity in writing. The counterculture of the 2000s grabs a bottle of cough syrup off the shelf and says, "Eh, fuck it..."
Based at the author's genuine adventure, RoboChildren files that mentality like not anything prior to it. What model of mayhem sits on your medication cupboard? at the floor, RoboChildren is a narrative of a gaggle of young ones abusing medicines - rather DXM, the energetic factor in daily cough syrups - to meet adolescent angst and the necessity to insurgent. yet beneath, it's an ode to the existential struggles of ultra-modern adolescence, who're turning to extra harmful behaviors in an try to outline themselves in a merciless universe. The narrator, James, is an ungainly and indignant person, who sees the complete international via morbid and paranoid eyes, even perceiving his neighbors as enemies. the line of heavy drug abuse drives James and his off-beat staff of misfit friends to throw warning out the window as they velocity from one act of reckless abandon to the following, wasting contact with truth alongside the way in which. James' brain is being break up in - one aspect, a promising younger grownup intending to achieve nice heights, the opposite, a drug addled outcast bent on destruction.
Along the best way we meet James' buddies, Zach, a hopeless thrill junky; Phil, a sociopathic addict of the main perverse style; Gary, a risky madman with nihilistic traits; and Daniel, the self-proclaimed religious mentor to the crowd. jointly, they shape the RoboChildren, believing they've got actually stumbled on the reply to lifestyles, and taking each threat to acquire it.
By Alfred W. McCoy
The 1st publication to end up CIA and U.S. govt complicity in worldwide drug trafficking, The Politics of Heroin comprises meticulous documentation of dishonesty and soiled dealings on the optimum degrees from the chilly struggle until eventually this present day. holding an international standpoint, this groundbreaking research info the mechanics of drug trafficking in Asia, Europe, the center East, and South and primary the United States. New chapters aspect U.S. involvement within the narcotics exchange in Afghanistan and Pakistan earlier than and after the autumn of the Taliban, and the way U.S. drug coverage in crucial the US and Colombia has elevated the worldwide provide of illicit medications.
By Timothy Leary
By Kevin A. Sabet
During this booklet, Kevin A. Sabet argues that the us aren't legalize pot with all of its attendant social expenses, nor harm the long run clients of pot people who smoke via prosecuting and jailing them.
The highpoint of German Expressionism within the moment decade of the 20th century coincided with a quick raise within the availability of cocaine because the drug was once stockpiled for clinical reasons via armies combating the 1st global conflict. Snow from damaged Eyes investigates the consequences of this historic intersection for the lives and works of 3 poets linked to Expressionism: Gottfried Benn, Walter Rheiner and Georg Trakl. All 3 are identified to have used the drug throughout the warfare, even if less than very varied situations, and the cocaine references contained of their works are both various. those diversity from demonstrative declarations of drug use (Benn), through agonized textual re-enactments of the addict’s humiliation and affliction (Rheiner), to the mixing of drug symbolism into an unique, deeply resonant poetic code (Trakl). during this research, the findings coming up from shut readings of key works by way of Benn, Rheiner and Trakl are contextualized in relation either to the longstanding old organization among psychoactive components and innovative literature, and to the novel suggestions in literary variety that characterised the early 20th century.
During this awesome autobiography, Thomas De Quincey hauntingly describes the surreal visions and hallucinatory nocturnal wanderings he took via London—and the nightmares, depression, and paranoia to which he grew to become prey—under the impact of the then-legal painkiller laudanum. Forging a hyperlink among creative self-expression and addiction, Confessions seamlessly weaves the consequences of gear and the character of goals, reminiscence, and mind's eye. First released in 1821, it cleared the path for later generations of literary drug clients, from Baudelaire to Burroughs, and expected psychoanalysis with its insights into the subconscious.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior by means of introductions and notes by way of amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.
By Brigid M. Kane
An efficient discomfort reliever from the opiate type of substances, codeine is frequently prescribed to regard individuals with critical breathing infections or these improving from dental or different surgical procedure. it's also prescribed as a cough suppressant. yet simply because this alkaloid narcotic should be effortless to procure in a variety of kinds - within the U.S. and out of the country - it is usually abused by means of humans looking its euphoric results. This new ebook offers scholars vital and impartial information regarding this addictive substance and the way it impacts either the brain and physique. trouble-free evidence mixed with full-color images and illustrations, a thesaurus, sidebars, and different beneficial properties makes "Codeine" an instructive advisor to the robust painkiller usually diverted for abuse.