‘Antibiotic Apocalypse’ Now: Doctors in Panic Mode Over Rise of Drug Resistance

‘Antibiotic Apocalypse’ Now: Doctors in Panic Mode Over Rise of Drug Resistance:

Scientists say they are alarmed by the rise of drug-resistant genes in humans that could soon return us to the days when simple injuries or straightforward infections posed a real threat to life.

Biomedical scientists at a recent meeting of the American Society for Microbiology revealed that bacteria containing an mcr-1 gene which confers resistance to colistin — the “antibiotic of last resort” — has become disturbingly widespread over the 1.5 years since its discovery.

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STATIN WARNING: Patients ‘used as guinea pigs’ – shock claim from experts

STATIN WARNING: Patients ‘used as guinea pigs’ – shock claim from experts:

Cardiologist Aseem Malhotra told a conference that doctors were unwittingly practising “unethical medicine” by prescribing statins which he said offered little or no benefit to patients at low risk of heart disease.He also claimed patients were not being told the true benefits and harms of the cholesterol lowering drug.

His comments have fuelled the debate surrounding the group of medicines, the most widely prescribed treatment in the UK given to up to 12 million patients, or around one in four adults.

Use of the drugs fiercely divides medical opinion with proponents arguing the benefits in reducing the risk of heart attacks and stroke far outweigh the risk of side effects which include severe muscle pain, impotence, cataracts, mental impairment, diabetes, fatigue and liver dysfunction.

H/t reader kevin a.

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BREAKING: France to criminally prosecute drug company for false marketing of diabetes drug that killed 2,000 people

BREAKING: France to criminally prosecute drug company for false marketing of diabetes drug that killed 2,000 people:

How would you feel if a beloved family member died because of the greed of a pharmaceutical company that knowingly continued marketing a deadly drug for 30 years after they found out it could kill people? That is the position of the families of nearly 2,300 French patients who died after using the drug benfluorex – marketed in France under the name Mediator – to treat diabetes. The drug’s history is shrouded in a veil of corruption and cover-ups, but the French government is now pursuing pharma giant Servier to the full extent of the law.

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) is reporting that criminal charges have been laid against Servier itself, French regulatory bodies that looked the other way while Mediator continued to kill people, companies affiliated to Servier, and 14 individuals directly involved in the fraud.

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Babies On Drugs In America? 1984 Predicted It!

“There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.”

– Aldous Huxley, 1961

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Babies On Drugs In America? 1984 Predicted It!:

Over a million kids in America six years old and under are on psychiatric drugs – mostly to treat anxiety.

Let that sink in.

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AND NOW: Ecstasy labelled a ‘breakthrough therapy’ for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by the FDA

Ecstasy labelled a ‘breakthrough therapy’ for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder by the FDA:

ILLICIT drug ecstasy is one step away from being licensed in the US for its effectiveness in treating post-traumatic stress disorder.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that illicit drug ecstasy is a “breakthrough therapy” in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment.

Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), commonly referred to as ecstasy, could now have a faster pathway to pharmaceutical approval in the US, reports Science Alert .

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German Scientists: Drug Public with Oxytocin to ‘Promote the Acceptance and Integration of Migrants’ – #MigrantCrisis

“There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.”
-Aldous Huxley, 1961

German Scientists: Drug Public with Oxytocin to ‘Promote the Acceptance and Integration of Migrants’:

German scientists have suggested that a combination of drugs and “peer influence” could make Europeans more amenable to accepting large numbers of migrants in their midst, following a shocking new study at the University of Bonn.

The study, originally published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) and later reported by Science Daily, involved 183 subjects, each given 50 euros which they could donate to either migrants or locals in need.

Researchers from the University of Bonn, the University of Lübeck and the Laureate Institute for Brain Research in the U.S. were “surprised” to discover that people donated around 20 per cent more to migrants than to needy locals to begin with, and when drugged with oxytocin — the so-called ‘love hormone’ — participants already well-disposed to migrants gave even more generously.

People who had “negative attitudes towards migrants” were not affected — but, when they were shown how generous others had been towards migrants in combination with the drugs, they “donated up to 74 per cent more”.

Rene Hurlemann, a professor at the university’s department of psychiatry, concluded the “combined enhancement of oxytocin and peer influence” was able to diminish what he described as “selfish motives”.

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“What Is Happening To Our Young People?” Teenage Drug Deaths Surge 20%

“What Is Happening To Our Young People?” Teenage Drug Deaths Surge 20%:

A new study has found that the number of American teens who died from overdoses climbed by nearly 20% in 2015 after declining for seven straight years…

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Killed by the ‘drop dead’ drug: How the lethal high fentanyl is shattering families in Britain after being blamed for 10,000 deaths in the US every year

Killed by the ‘drop dead’ drug: How the lethal high fentanyl is shattering families in Britain after being blamed for 10,000 deaths in the US every year

H/t reader kevin a.

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Forget Geoengineering Planet, Lets Drug And Modify Humans Instead — Shrink Your Kids

Brilliant!!!

Forget geoengineering planet, lets drug and modify humans instead — Shrink your kids:

Can’t persuade people? Drug ‘em.

Tony Thomas finds an academic (Matthew Liao) who suggests that given the climate change risk it might be more ethical to shrink our kids by 6 inches, or drug people with oxytoxin to make them more compliant. Jo Nova thinks it might be more ethical to fund skeptical scientists instead of unskeptical ones and figure out whether a man-made disaster is actually coming before we start shrinking kids.

The idea is that people would accept bizarre climate-saving imposts willingly if only we could give them the “love drug” oxytocin. He calls it “Pharmacologically induced altruism”. Oxytocin increases altruism and empathy, but I would guess that only altruistic or empathetic people would willingly take it “for the sake of the planet”. The rest of the population might be a little suspect that they might be more prone to being duped and conned while “under the influence”.

The initial paper Human Engineering and Climate Change, came out five years ago. But in academic circles, Liao wasn’t laughed out of town, and hasn’t apparently issued a more comprehensive update.

Tony Thomas spots a few ethical problems:

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Fed Believes Opioid Crisis Is Reason Why Men Aren’t Working

Fed Believes Opioid Crisis Is Reason Why Men Aren’t Working:

“It’s an economic issue. It has economic implications, but it’s a whole lot more than that…There seems to be a clear indication or a clear connection between [opioid abuse] and the ability to go to a job,”

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Watch: Cop Accidentally Films Himself Planting Drugs to Frame Someone

Watch: Cop Accidentally Films Himself Planting Drugs to Frame Someone:

Baltimore — Charges against a Maryland man who has been sitting in jail since January have been dropped after video surfaced of a cop falsifying evidence in the case, it was reported Wednesday. From the Baltimore Sun:

“Baltimore police and prosecutors have launched investigations after being alerted to body camera footage that the public defender’s office says shows an officer planting drugs.

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Which European Nation Suffers From The Most Drug-Induced Deaths?

Which European Nation Suffers From The Most Drug-Induced Deaths?:

Estonia is the country with the most drug-induced deaths per million population in Europe. However, at the other end of the scale, Portugal, where drugs were decriminalised back in 2001, had only 6 per million people.

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“It’s Raining Needles” Locals Frustrated As Opioid Addicts Litter Ground With Syringes

“It’s Raining Needles” Locals Frustrated As Opioid Addicts Litter Ground With Syringes:

“They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets“…

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