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Breaking Good

Recently, I made 5 grams of a chemical worth more than $50 000 in total. It wasn’t meth. The chemical is called JQ1 and it is used in medical research because it can halt the growth of certain cancer cells extremely effectively. 172 more words

Big Pharma

Proving mercury leaching

A clever member of our mercury support group has submitted a pdf of Georgia Tech university testing of his mouthguard for mercury (Hg) contamination.  It proves that Hg leaches out of dental amalgams…something we all knew, but the brain-dead FDA will not acknowledge it. 111 more words

Politics

Mass Violence and the faults of mental health treatment in the U.S.

With the increasing amount of mass shootings, stabbings and even bombings, I think it’s important to stop thinking about this as solely a gun issue and instead start thinking about it as a mental health issue. 376 more words

Mental Health

1941 = Ungood: Is it 1984 yet?

Before starting, I would like to ask for some help from my small audience: we need to turn this viral internet thing into a force for good. 1,708 more words

Oncology

The Scam of Drug Expiration Dates

It turns out that the expiration date on a drug does stand for something, but probably not what you think it does. Since a law was passed in 1979, drug manufacturers are required to stamp an expiration date on their products.

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Science

Why do some doctors precribe cholesterol-reducing medication for which there is zero evidence of benefit?

By Dr John Briffa on 11 April 2014

In 2002 the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) in the US licensed the cholesterol-lowering drug ezetimibe (Zetia). This medication reduces ‘unhealthy’ LDL-cholesterol levels by about 20 per cent. 479 more words

Health