Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It: A Judicial Indictment of the War on Drugs

By James P. Gray

Our drug prohibition coverage is hopeless, simply as Prohibition, our alcohol prohibition coverage, used to be earlier than it. this present day there are extra medicinal drugs in our groups and at decrease costs and better strengths than ever ahead of. we have now outfitted huge numbers of prisons, yet they're overflowing with non-violent drug offenders. the large gains made up of drug revenues are corrupting humans and associations the following and in another country. and much from being safe by way of our drug prohibition coverage, our kids are being recruited via it to a life-style of drug use and drug promoting. pass judgement on Gray's ebook drives a stake throughout the center of the struggle on medicines. After documenting the wide-ranging harms because of this failed coverage, pass judgement on grey additionally supplies us desire. we've manageable concepts. the writer evaluates those innovations, starting from schooling and drug remedy to assorted innovations for taking the revenue out of drug-dealing. Many officers won't say publicly what they recognize privately concerning the failure of the warfare on medications. Politicians in particular are terrified of no longer showing i??tough on drugsi??'. yet pass judgement on Gray's conclusions as a veteran trial pass judgement on and previous federal prosecutor are bolstered through the stories of greater than 40 different judges national. writer observe: James P. grey is pass judgement on of the very best court docket in Orange County in Southern California. He has served as former federal prosecutor in l. a. and as a legal safety lawyer as a member of the JAG Corps within the army. In 1998 he made an unsuccessful run for Congress as a Republican opposed to Bob Dornan. pass judgement on grey has mentioned problems with drug coverage on multiple hundred radio and television indicates and diverse drug boards round the kingdom.

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Clearly Now, the Rain: A Memoir of Love and Other Trips

By Eli Hastings

A suspenseful, darkly humorous, devastating trip, this nuanced memoir brings to lifestyles the bothered, decade-long dating among Eli Hastings and his good friend Serala. At kinfolk occasions, Serala wore saris and ate delicately from plates of curry. yet in different places, she wore a lip ring, dressmaker colours, and a cowboy hat; would continually drink frat boys less than the desk; could sleep below 5 hours every week; and might position herself in harmful events for an additional bag of heroin. Serala's complicated personality and probably haphazard offerings are made actual, from ill-advised quests for narcotics in Mexican border cities to unplanned 50-hour highway journeys from L.A. to manhattan urban. even though her darkish and demanding trip concluded tragically at age 27, Eli Hastings writes with hopeful answer approximately his particular friendship.

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Heroin: Its History, Pharmacology & Treatment (The Library of Addictive Drugs)

By Humberto Fernandez

This up to date and increased moment variation offers new learn into heroin's results at the mind, the altering attitudes and guidelines approximately methadone and medicinal drugs, and the several ways to treating heroin addicts. integrated are reports of violence alongside the U.S.-Mexican border--which has placed heroin trafficking within the spotlight--as good as a spotlight on how the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have made opium a worthwhile commodity and an incredible resource of money for terrorists. lively with vibrant own tales and vignettes, Heroin places a human face at the lengthy and complicated tale in the back of this infamous drug.

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Reputation and Power: Organizational Image and Pharmaceutical Regulation at the FDA (Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives)

The U.S. foodstuff and Drug management is the main robust regulatory organization on this planet. How did the FDA turn into so influential? and the way precisely does it wield its striking strength? Reputation and Power lines the historical past of FDA rules of prescription drugs, revealing how the agency's organizational attractiveness has been the first resource of its energy, but additionally one in every of its final constraints.

Daniel wood worker describes how the FDA cultivated a name for competence and vigilance in the course of the final century, and the way this organizational photograph has enabled the corporation to manage an as strong as American prescribed drugs whereas resisting efforts to scale down its personal authority. wood worker explains how the FDA's recognition and gear have performed out between committees in Congress, and with drug businesses, advocacy teams, the media, learn hospitals and universities, and governments in Europe and India. He exhibits how FDA regulatory strength has stimulated the best way that company, medication, and technological know-how are carried out within the usa and around the globe. alongside the best way, wood worker deals new insights into the healing revolution of the Forties and Nineteen Fifties; the Nineteen Eighties AIDS challenge; the arrival of oral contraceptives and melanoma chemotherapy; the increase of antiregulatory conservatism; and the FDA's waning impression in drug rules today.

Reputation and Power demonstrates how acceptance shapes the facility and behaviour of presidency businesses, and sheds new mild on how that energy is used and contested.

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

By Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the simplest chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking stable instances ever dedicated to the published page.  It is additionally the story of a protracted weekend street journey that has long past down within the annals of yankee popular culture as one of many strangest trips ever undertaken.

Now this cult vintage of gonzo journalism is an important movie from common, directed by way of Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.

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Hallucinogens (Drugs: The Straight Facts (Hardcover))

By Randi Mehling

Medicines are everywhere--on our streets, in our houses, and in our schools--but instantly proof approximately medicinal drugs are usually not. medicinal drugs: The instantly proof fills this void with candid discussions that emphasize a historic and medical method of studying approximately medicinal drugs, their use, and their impression at the user's health and wellbeing. realize hallucinogenic elements of their many kinds, together with LSD and psychedelic mushrooms. This ebook is helping readers comprehend the impact that strong psychoactive medicines could have at the mind and feelings.

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Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses

Safety 1st

The info nurses need…when, the place, and the way they want it!

Today’s so much finished nursing drug advisor emphasizes defense 1st!

Davis’s Drug advisor for Nurses, 12th Edition continuously places defense first…emphasizing the knowledge nurses want to know to manage medicines effectively and safely…across the lifespan. Well-organized monographs for hundreds and hundreds of customary and hundreds of thousands of alternate identify medications mirror the newest FDA approvals and changes.

The 12th variation at a glance…

  • NEW and up to date CONTENT
  • NEW! unfastened, 1-year subscription to Drug consultant on-line (DrugGuide.com) that includes over 1,500 entire drug monographs, the newest FDA approvals, and masses more.
  • UPDATED! completely reviewed, revised, and updated monographs.
  • UPDATED! Evidence-based content material related to pharmacotherapeutics.
  • UPDATED! Full-color insert, including photos of “Tall Man,” excessive alert, and more often than not visible drugs.
  • NEW! Additional headings for special populations.
  • EXPANDED! natural content.
  • UPDATED! price details for 200 most sensible drugs.
  • UPDATED! Nursing diagnoses.

Patient defense and fighting drugs errors

  • More high-alert insurance and patient protection info than the other drug guide.
  • Life-threatening aspect effects
    • most often encountered problems
    • “do now not confuse with,” “do now not weigh down, holiday, or chunk” medications
    • how to prevent universal mistakes, the place appropriate.
  • Drug-drug, drug-natural items, and drug-food interactions.
  • How to administer drugs properly through all routes, with details on…
    • preparation and mix of oral meds
    • methods for parenteral management, toxicity and symptoms of overdose
    • dosing concerns for sufferers with renal or hepatic impairment
    • much more!
  • Thorough Patient and Family educating Guidelines.
    • Well-structured and readable
    • Organized by way of generic drug name, with an index that comes with generic and trade names, classifications, blend drugs, and herbals.
    • An engaging, easy-to-read style.

Safety 1st with certain scientific and learing tools!

  • Online at DavisPlus (No cost. No password. No registration.)

A wealth of interactive actions, instruments, and assets offer much more how one can verify protection 1st.

  • NEW! Interactive Flash playing cards present the time-honored identify of a drug on one facet, and the logo name(s) and healing category at the other.
  • NEW! Audio podcasts feature info on the best way to use Davis’s Drug consultant for Nurses • evidence-based perform and pharmacotherapeutics • NEW! pharmacogenomics • drugs mistakes • detailed dosing issues • and instructing patients.
  • Animations display the management and absorption of oral drugs and schematic brain illustrations depict the impression of definite DSM issues and the impact of psychotropic medicinal drugs on patients.
  • Video Clips illustrate the secure administration of medications.
  • Interactive Case experiences develop critical considering abilities through short “real-life” situations by way of a chain of questions with solutions and rationales.
  • Select Tutorials provide an evidence-based overview of safe and powerful drugs management. (A multiple-choice self-test for every subject is helping scholars investigate their mastery.)
  • And more!

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High Times Magazine, Issue 432 (January 2012)

Pot’s maximum Hits
Welcome to the huge global of stoner stats! because the breadth of our group is remarkable, we determined the 1st factor of 2012 will be a fantastic time to put down our offerings for the main awesome achievements within the marijuana global: the easiest, the worst, the most important, the most unearthly, and the rest that struck our ganja-enhanced fancy.

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