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Pharmacies face 1st trial over role in opioid crisis
"In a bellwether federal trial starting Monday some big name chain pharmacies go to court for their first trial over what their role was in the opioid crisis from twenty twelve to twenty sixteen so many prescription painkillers were dispensed in Lake County Ohio the amount equal to two hundred and sixty five pills for every resident according to officials and in nearby trouble it was four hundred pills for every resident attorney say the overdose epidemic has cost each county at least a billion dollars they're suing CVS Walgreens giant eagle and Walmart who say they were merely filling prescriptions pharmacy chain rite aid settled with the counties the trial as part of a broader constellation of federal opioid lawsuits about three thousand and all that have been consolidated I'm Julie Walker
"painkillers" Discussed on American Greed Podcast
"Dying when i was taken it. I was. Death's door without any. It was like the worst flu you can imagine. Times one hundred. Laura has found himself in the center of a government. Crackdown on opioids prescribers. Some of whom take money from insists across the country substance. Prescribing doctors are being indicted charged with receiving kickbacks from inside. The house of car is falling but kapoor appears unfazed to a guy like kapoor. This was collateral damage It was just find me another doctor. I mean the doctor in that area who can prescribe my product. In fact kapoor appears so confident that he will not be indicted in the crimes. He sits down with forbes magazine reporter matthew herber in october two thousand sixteen. He was a very calm cheerful man. He smiled a lot. He was very unperturbed by the allegations. Kapoor describes his surprise at doctors that overprescribe and suggest that something happened in the field he didn't know about. He said it wasn't his responsibility. You know he said. I'm an investor. I don't handle what goes on day to day when there's a problem i'm here to to fix things. He he spoke as if he wasn't really involved in the day to day decision. Making what is surprising about this interview. Is that kapoor knows that. His company is under federal investigation years before the interview interest is served subpoenas from the department of justice but there is little real change in how the company operates continue to bribe. Doctors continue to lie to ensure as they continue to encourage doctors to read higher doses. The reason kapoor is not worried maybe that executives of pharmaceutical companies charged with illegal marketing are typically required to just pay a fine. It was just assumed as an acceptable cost of promoting sales and mild kapoor. Apparently believes he is not endangered or prosecution. Alec burlakov makes a different option he's next the head of sales. I did everything they asked me to do. How could i not be arrested. In december two thousand sixteen he gets the answer. And i lived for at least a year waking up everyday looking out my window for that. Black van the fbi or whomever and one day came. I looked out the window so vehicles someday. Though ride something fewer i and within an hour i was being taken away at my house. And he's not alone. On that day. Five other inches executives are arrested and indicted on charges of fraud. But not john kapoor my take is he did throw me and everyone else to the wolves he just kept throwing us feeding feeding feeding. Take this guy take this guy this guy. What else do you need. What else do you want. Just don't take me of all the distinction that john concur earned through his long career. There is one he likely never sees coming. He's nothing wrong with job is a serious and we intend to fight vigorously in october. Two thousand seventeen. He is arrested and charged with leading a conspiracy to bribe doctors. He is now. The first chairman of the board of a pharmaceutical company to be criminally charged for his role in the opioid epidemic. And why is john kapoor. The one who gets hit one. Big reason is alec burlakov who stepped up and gives the prosecutors. Just what they need. You need an insider. There is nothing like having somebody who's sitting there at the table with the other bad guys talking about the crimes that they're about to commit burlakov plead guilty to judge bribing doctors and defrauding health. Insurers and i don't wanna live but those secrets in my in my mind or my heart my soul any longer. That's my decision. That's why plead guilty. That's why i gave up the opportunity to go to trial. I did all of because. I had enough enough of the lies and the book. The trial of the inches team begins in boston in january. Two thousand nineteen among those who testify for the government is one doctor who admits. He traded his patient safety for money. And i remember him testifying about having a patient who had a mental condition such. They thought they were in pain. But they really weren't. But he gave that person substance anyway and then there is also the testimony of victims. Like paul laura who watches john kapoor while he tells his own story on the witness stand. Everybody thinks i'm crazy. Were saying i actually feel sorry for the man and this man nude before nine and just kept on putting that money in his pocket donate places have his his name. His wife named buildings and the amount of greed that this man had. It's just unbelievable. Kapoor's defense attorney argues that the blame belongs to alec. Burlakov who cut a lot of side deals on his own. Birla cop says the deal he made with. Doctors were all approved and paid for by kapoor. I'm guilty. I did all this but none of this happens without the approval without these say so without the direction without the dollars. We're talking about millions of dollars being paid to doctors something. I call after ten week. Trial kapoor's convicted of racketeering conspiracy and sentenced to five and a half years in prison. And i hope that the message being sanitaire is The government is going to go after the people in the boardroom. You know it's not just going to be the bad doctors anymore. Following kapoor's conviction. The university of buffalo removes the name john kapoor on its pharmacy building and his multiple billions. They're gone into stock plummet that the news of his arrest. The company declared bankruptcy in two thousand. Nineteen he still a wealthy man but in terms of the money that he has. He's lost literally billions as a result of greed and arrogance through his attorney. Kapoor declines american greene's request for comment. Alec burlakov is sentenced to two years and two months and as he heads to prison. He looks back on his plan to avoid his father's experience work for a man like a poor. I would never have to tell my kids. We don't have any money. well guess what. That's exactly what i tell my kids. Every day. we lost everything. We have nothing but what we have is love. We have our relationships and we have an opportunity to move forward. And that's more than a lot of people have of all the ways that the scheme victims some say the most damaging way destroyed their trust in people who pretended to care for them. I didn't see a single doctor. No doctor i didn't go back to the hospital. I didn't do anything for almost two years. Because i just didn't trust anybody is certainly made things worse when i finally did go back to the doctor because all the things i did have are worse. Paul is grateful. He survived a high dues of a powerfully addictive medication. In examining what happened to them all his daughter. Ashley speaks for many victims. Who can't believe that the scheme got as far as a know. There are so many lines that had to be crossed to get to that point to where that medication was dispensed that somewhere someone should have been looking out for the greater good right. Somebody should have been morally. Sound enough to.
"painkillers" Discussed on American Greed Podcast
"To is not just the show. Folks might be even better. Because it's only audio join me. Katie kramer as. I take you inside the squawk box control room and beyond the headlines of our tv broadcast with joe kernan becky quick and andrew. Ross sorkin every weekday. Rolando subscribe to squawk pot on apple podcasts. Spotify stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts. By the spring of two thousand thirteen the goal of making substance profitable has been meant insys. Therapeutics goes public biotech cancer. type company. Here insists therapeutics up. Four hundred percent in the next three years into stock was sore and john kapoor its largest shareholder reaches a network of two point one billion dollars investor in the company prior to the ipo. Dr john kapoor kapoor had had a lot of successes. So when someone like that comes to wall street with a new idea. That looks like it can generate sales. That's something that investors are. Some investors are likely to want to put some of your money in but what investors don't know is how kapoor is generating his prophets and highly runs his company with a ruthless micro managerial style very controlling unlike other executives. Who we see at that level he is intimately involved in the details of insys therapeutics and there was nothing that happened at that company. That wasn't without his permission or direction. He is so deeply involved. He regularly checks the performance of individual doctors to make sure that the money he is. Investing in. Bribes is paying off in prescriptions. John kapoor had an obsession an obsession with return on investment. Everything and anything came down to. Did we get a return on investment. Yes sir no. According to federal prosecutors kapoor insist on a minimum return on investment of two one. So if i spend a thousand dollars bribing you. I expect to make two thousand dollars. In sales of the drug. And even as prophets skyrocket. If one doctor's numbers are off there is held a pay. David lazarus is in assistant. Us attorney in boston He would get heated. He would get loud and he would. He would berate the executives and that sort of control and that intimidation filtered all the way down through the person often in the line of fire is the vp of sales alec. Burlakov i would take a beatdown a shellacking. I mean it would take me hours sometimes days to get over the beating that i would take. But it's not just the number two prescriptions. That mattered a kapoor. He also wants prescriptions at ever increasing. Dosages for obvious reasons. The sensually a higher the dose more addicted. The person is the more is going to need and got a customer for life and the way to motivate sales people to push doctors to increase the dose money of course and into sales materials. Show the higher the dose the bigger the commission. He lived a and brief return on investment. And if the doctors don't deliver what kapoor wants then he would expect for you to fire the speaker or perhaps on a good day. If he was feeling kind and forgiving. You would be asked to go to that speaker. And say hey. If we don't see a return on investment in the next week or two you will not be speaking for the company anymore. There's no way that anyone within that company didn't know that they were creating increased risks of people becoming addicted and to really throw that to the win and to say that profits matter. More is what we have here and anyone who wants to see how all this plays out for people could head to johnson county kansas here the longreach. The insists scheme touches a number of unsuspecting patients. David helms is an attorney representing former patients who were prescribed substance. They were as vulnerable as you could get their individuals who are already in pain who were seeking help from a trusted source. Their their doctor in overland park kansas. A doctorate at a pain clinic is paid two hundred twenty thousand dollars over two years by insists but that is something mike with him does not know when he is prescribe substitutes for excruciating ulcer pain. It didn't scribe it as for cancer patients Didn't give me any warnings about it. It was just here. Try this and with him. No inches is incentivizing prescriptions of higher. Doses he just knows his dose sores. In four months we went from four hundred to eight hundred. And then i think i went from eight hundred to twelve hundred and then to sixteen hundred but it was all very quickly. Whittam says he gets to a point where he is so drugged out he's benz entire days in bed but the worst is how he feels waiting for the next spray. I got extremely angry My kids new to not be around when that happened. And they called me mean daddy and when he asked to make a change it clear it. Subsidies are nothing remember. One of the nurses came in and said what you're prescribed is what you take in. That is it. If you don't take that you're not with our practice anymore. Carried bhallu has the same doctor. She suffers from back pain. And so the doctor prescribes the spray. I believed everything that he said and followed it to his he'd but as her doses increased carry balu says she is becoming addicted. I was supposed to take it every six hours. And you know after just two or three hours. I could feel a little bit shakey i. It was time to take it even though it it wasn't proper time. More and more in her drug state carry balu withdraws from family life. My sister she called me and very angry. And we didn't talk for a good period of time. Because i was very defensive and you know truly and my heartfelt i have to have this to survive but back into the struggles that people carry balu are rarely if ever discussed fred. Why jack is an assistant. Us attorney in boston. It's an abstraction to people. I ca- poor. He never sees patients to him. They're just numbers prescriptions to just dollar sant's if anything puts the disconnect between inches and.
"painkillers" Discussed on American Greed Podcast
"Catching shrimp. I bought a big boat really big before and then i was really catching shrimp. I thought i was going to do that. They're small without a doubt his daughter ashley love sharing the live with their dad. Kind of my favorite saturday thing. You know we'd have a funday styling and just finding all kinds of creatures in in the box That came out of the waters one day. However lara makes a misstep getting off the boat night fell. And i hit my neck and my lower back in my life change. Completely seven years later laura is still in a world of pain. Oh my pain was excruciating. I had already had been back surgery and it still in so much pain. What he does not know is that his search for relief will lead him to subsidies and that it will nearly destroys life. He becomes just one of many caught up in his scheme cooked up at interest therapeutics and run by the vp of sales alec. Burlakov i want to preface. I am not proud of this. I'm not gloating. They're not a day. Goes by where i don't regret what i did. I'm simply telling the truth. Because people deserve the truth as to what took place and according to burlakov the truth is that when he goes to work at inches he believes john kapoor holds his future in his. Unfortunately i wanted to please him so badly. And i wanted to. I wanted to be successful so badly that i was willing to do anything. And everything he asked and what kapoor wants is to have his federal sprays substance profitable before he takes insist public according to burlakov. The message is clear. All that matters is money until when burlakov hired his sales team. There is just one question. How important is money to. You was an interview question and on a scale of one to ten. If they didn't answer ten they didn't get the job where to find the best people. Where else strip club. That's where bernie cov meet sunrise. Lee an exotic dancer who knows how to close after one. Ceos meeting she the doctor head to a nightclub where she offers him. Something special. A lap dance vivian. Barrios is a special agent with the federal bureau of investigation. This was a kind of person that they wanted to the company someone. Who would willingly use her sexuality to sell in a way. That wasn't just being a beautiful attractive thing to look at. But in a i'm giving lap dancers to someone kind of way. And they were comfortable with that with the salesforce coming on board next. The search is on for doctors. Remember substance was originally created the alleviate the pain of cancer patients in their final days but that's a limited market and john kapoor wants to move his drug out of hospice and into everyday lives so the hunt is on for pain doctors who will help him expand the use of substitutes and who are willing to write prescription after prescription of a dangerous opioid. There were plenty of bad actors. People who essentially served as drug pushers who's volumes of prescriptions. By any rational standard made no sense. One likely candidate is in chicago. When the inches rep pays a visit should reports by email that he runs quote a very shady pill mill and only accepts cash. The response from insists. Stick with them if they didn't run away from the pills ramp to them and they run with an offer to pay the doctors to hold meetings with fellow doctors to discuss the benefits of substance but educating doctors is not the real purpose of the money and that is spelled. Out in candid conversation candid. Conversation was dr. We are willing to pay you in the way of a speaker fee. We're really don't care what you do or don't do all we care about is the more substance you prescribe the more we will you speak. Are you okay with that. The question is understood to be. Are you okay taking a bribe and the person approving this sales strategy is john kapoor. You say okay if this is what this man wants. And he's a billionaire. He must know what he's doing. Then i'm going to do it in any in any corporate criminal organization is always gonna come down to the ship at the top right if the leadership has expectations for you to be ethical. And you're gonna find that. The companies generally ethical and here. The expectations were set and enforced by kapoor daily basis. And they were not ethical. Were the opposite of that. They were make money period and doctors wanna make money to across the country. Doctors sign up with the speaker program. And start to cash in mobile alabama saginaw michigan. Summer's worth new hampshire sherwood. Arkansas derby connecticut and corpus christi texas their pain management. Dr judson. somerville is paid for fifty substance speaking engagement in just over a year. So more than a week in laredo. Texas inc really weren't even that many places they were doctors. They could speak to in those areas but who need. Doctors look through the records and see these so-called speaking engagements are expensive meals paid for by inches and attended most often by dr somerville his staff and the interest ramp. No one really cared at all. What the programs consisted of. We hardly cared if they even took place. The only thing that people cared about it insist was if a check was being caught to that physician was the physician prescribing. More of the product and somerville is prescribing in two thousand thirteen inches. Paid him over one hundred twenty three thousand dollars and he writes five hundred twenty. Seven substance prescriptions a rate of ten each week. Some of those. Go to paul laura. When i went to dr somerville and he said i've got chest the medicine for you. You know right at the start. Laura is given the highest possible dose of substance sixteen hundred micrograms of a potentially deadly addictive narcotic to creep back pain and then slowly toward couldn't find keys. Then i couldn't find my car. I even got lost on the way home to place. My entire life started having hallucinations. I actually was thinking that. I had like a tumor. My brain or something paul. Lara loses his job and has never employed full-time again. And later his daughter ashley speculates. On the real reason her father was given subs- motives were never to heal him. The motives were to get a kickback from this company. And twelve hundred miles away in arizona. The company knows it. Strategy of paying doctors is paying off subsists. Sales are up one thousand percent and so the budget for speaker fees moves higher and higher and so does the number of prescriptions third drug pushers and suits. That's basically what they are. They're drug dealers who go to a business and wear suits and disguise themselves like. They're doing something different than what they are. You gotta take a listen this swap pot that's right. Cnbc's flagship business news. 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"painkillers" Discussed on American Greed Podcast
"To a body. The american dream or he was a guy who was looking to build things and was willing to push very hard to do it an immigrant from india. Who'd come to united states. Almost nothing kapoor's built a fortune over decades in the drug business. I mean he succeeded an industry that it's that has seen more than its fair share failures and with the help of photo ops like this. He's also built a reputation as a philanthropist. After donating more than ten million dollars to the university of buffalo his alma mater ca poor. Get his name on a building in return coveted symbol of success. It's really good to be back here today to participate in but i consider a milestone day in the history of school pharmacy but in truth john kapoor's long career has been shattered by controversy. In nineteen ninety seven kapoor's running an illinois based company called life amendment that market its products as the best one is an infection fighting and called pentameter at the time. The epidemic is ravaging communities across the country. It's a deadly disease which has been spreading unchecked. Tens of thousands of infected americans are dying. Many are suffering from a type of pneumonia known as pcp in the eighty s. Seventy five percent of people who are diagnosed with hiv aids have pcp and it was one way that people with a guy. There is a desperate need for treatment and the most effective drug available. Is john kapoor's pentameter and so in the crisis of the dimic kapoor sees dollar signs. Claiming unforeseen expenses he jacked up the price of the drug by three hundred percent. We saw that as price-gouging which i can't imagine any other term to use for it and we were outraged. Chicago's aid activists are primed for protest. And they take to the highway straight out to life. Image headquarters we. Hey data. Awed by bonehead data mad. We set up a a graveyard. The law of lifetime. Add lay down and did a the controversy put kapoor's name into national news stories but he is largely untouched by the crisis later he says let him ed and reportedly clears one hundred million dollars and then do and jean crocker kapoor's price hike of pentameter. Dean will always be infuriating. Many many people died. Make people struggle to get those medications. It's not great if that is not an immoral act. I don't know it is over the next two decades. John kapoor invested in multiple drug companies and the millions. Add up at age. Sixty eight years a wealthy man and living in arizona but he is not here to retire on the contrary he has found it accompanying insys therapeutics and in two thousand twelve is about to launch a new product just in time for the new epidemic. The opioid epidemic again. Thousands of people are sick and dying but this time the cause is not a virus but the latest front in the war on drugs turns out. It's your medicine cabinet without a doubt. The start of the epidemic rests with prescription drugs. It was the really appalling sales tactics that pharmaceutical companies use to widely promote their products. And that really led to the massive overuse of obedience the population and into this episode of addiction caused by prescription drugs kapoor and produces his own highly addictive prescription drug made from sentinel a drug fifty to one hundred times. More powerful than morphine. It called subsidies kapoor's company promotes drug and videos like this as an under the tongue spray approved by the fda for cancer patients net. Yeager is an assistant. Us attorney in boston. It's a rapid onset opioid designed to treat cancer patients who are arianna round. The clock opioid. It's not rocket science. It's dangerous truck. Kapoor has paid for the development of substance himself. Close to sixty million dollars of his own. Money is on the line. The drug hits the market in march two thousand twelve but the sales are not good enough for kapoor. Kapoor is really unhappy calls. At the worst effing pharmaceutical launch the history of functions eager to make his drug quickly profitable kapoor looks for vp of sales hungry for success and finds him in an experienced drug salesman. Alec burlakov berdnikov is laser focused on making money and lots of it motivated. He says by traumatic childhood experience when we grew up in long island new york and my dad came to us and said we're out of money we gotta go. We gotta move the floor. I gotta start all over again. That's what i'm afraid of. And i promised myself i would never allow that that. And so he. Signs on with the billionaire entrepreneur john kapoor. I thought this was the opportunity of a lifetime that anyone would wanna be in my shoes and be able to take orders from a man who made money controversy in south lake tonight after teams posted a racist video. It was a wealthy idyllic. Town forced to confront racism. Children were told rosa parks. You for when the school board presented. Its plan. This small town fight ignited a national firestorm critical race theory. Mary rapid regime. This is south. Lake and nbc news. Podcast listen now. Wherever you get your podcasts. Spend more than ten years into america's opioid epidemic.
"painkillers" Discussed on American Greed Podcast
"Controversy in south lake tonight after teens posted a racist video. It was a wealthy idyllic. Town forced to confront racism. What shows are we're told. Rosa parks is dead when the school board presented. Its plan. this small town fight ignited a national firestorm. Critical race theory reprisal. Very rapid. This is south lake and nbc news. Podcast listen now wherever you get your podcasts. This is the american league podcast by cnbc. Stacey queued in this episode of american greed a billionaire. Ceo who preys on patients in pain drawn pushers suits. That's basically what they are. Go inside the criminals scheme of john kapoor who's drug company cashes in big time on the opioid crisis. People don't matter laws don't matter morality doesn't matter he cared about money. Bribing doctors to prescribe high doses of addictive product. Kapoor's team adds fuel to the deadly epidemic to really throw that to the wind and to say that prophets matter more is what we have here and trusting victims. Pay a horrible price. Now one day goes by that. There isn't some time during the day that you reminded she's gone. Kapoor becomes the big pharma. Chairman of the board to go to jail and his top salesman sits down with american greed to share his secrets. I'm.
U.S. Judge Approves Deal Dissolving Purdue Pharma in Opioid Saga
"Drugmaker behind the highly addictive prescription. Painkiller oxycontin is formerly shutting down. We're talking about purdue pharma. Instead of selling opioids the company's resources will be put toward addressing the opioid epidemic mainly with addiction treatment and prevention programs. It will also compensate people and families who have been hurt by purdue products that was just one of the terms laid out in a wide ranging bankruptcy settlement. Judge approved this week. It also says the company's owners the sackler family will have to pay four and a half billion dollars to settle thousands of opioid related lawsuits. Without though this actors will be immune from any more lawsuits about opioids. And they'll still be one of the richest families in the world. They're worth about eleven billion dollars. A lot of states support. This plan saying it's the best way to help pay for a problem. That's only gotten worse. During the pandemic but others like connecticut. In washington planned to appeal saying the settlement shields. The sackler is too much from liability. They say the sackler is downplayed. How addictive opioids are while they aggressively marketed. Those drugs purdue pharma as a company has pleaded guilty twice for that but the sackler is have not been charged with crimes. At least not yet and they say they did nothing illegal or
Does an Aspirin a Day Keep the Doctor Away?
"Salicylic acid. The active ingredient in aspirin has been used for thousands of years as an anti inflammatory painkiller. In the form of willow tree bark extract. Which pocket is used to treat fever until alleviate pain during childbirth. It became trademarked as drug in eighteen. Ninety nine remains to this day probably the most commonly used drug in the world one of the reasons that remained so popular. Despite the fact that we have better painkillers now is that it also acts as a blood thinner. Millions of people. Now take aspirin. On a daily basis to treat or prevent heart disease it all started back in nineteen fifty three with the publication of this landmark. Study in the new england journal of medicine length of life and cause of death in rheumatoid arthritis paper started out with the sense. It has often been said that the way to live long life is to acquire rheumatism. They found fewer deaths than expected from accidents. Which could be explained by the fact that people with arthritis probably aren't out you know going skiing but also significantly fewer deaths from heart attacks. Maybe it was all the aspirin. They were taking for their joins. Those thinning their blood and preventing clots forming in their coronary arteries in their heart. And so in the nineteen sixties. There were calls to study whether aspirin would help those. At risk for blood clots and the nineteen seventies. We got our wish study suggesting regular aspirin intake protects against heart attacks today. The official recommendations that low dose aspirin is recommended for all patients with heart disease but in the general population for those without a known history of heart disease or stroke dealy. Aspirin is only recommended when the heart disease benefits outweigh the risks of
Aspirin May Help Treat Aggressive Breast Cancer
"Breast cancer scientists. The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester here in the UK say the commonly used painkiller could be employed to make tumors, which are hard to treat more responsive to anti cancer drugs. Starting a trial to see if the painkiller works Health correspondent Simon Dettman reports around one in five breast cancers are triple negative. It's the type that hormone treatment and most targeted cancer drugs don't work against, and it disproportionately affects those aged under 40 and black. They face a treatment combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy that can come with side effects. If the clinical trial in humans using aspirin is successful, it could boost the effectiveness of the immunotherapy drug, a value map, which helps immune system target and attack cancer. Charles and Animals have been successful Doctor and Armstrong. The trial leads says that inexpensive aspirin combined with immunotherapy could ultimately provide a safe, new way to treat breast cancer. Simon Deadman. Let's get the
Patrick Radden Keefe on Empire of Pain
"Patron kief joins us now. His new book is called empire of pain. the secret history of the sackler dynasty. Patrick thanks for being here. Thanks so much for having me back. So let's start with a very basic question. In case people are not aware of the sackler family and why he would be writing about them with title like empire of pain. who are the sackler. So this sort of to waste answer that question until a few years ago what. The sackler name Generally to to the extent that people were aware of this family it was a very wealthy family. One of the wealthiest families in the united states with a branch in the uk in london and they were known chiefly for philanthropy right art museum wings. Hundreds of millions of dollars to art museums and universities and medical research and would very often put their name on these bequests. If you you know in new york city go to the metropolitan museum of art and there's the sackler wing And that was what they were known for. What was more mysterious. Was the source of this wealth and it has People have become more widely aware. Recently that That the bulk of this wealth comes from a company purdue pharma which produces the powerful painkiller oxycontin in this era in which the naming of things and the un naming of things mounting and the on mounting has become very active. Is it still the circle ring. In the metropolitan museum is sackler still emblazoned on all of these buildings and donated wings. Well it's very much in flux. So as i speak today it's still the sackler wing but the has actually announced today initially. They said they weren't taking any future. Donations from the soccer is because of the connection between the family and the crisis and then more recently. They've said that they are You know i think assessing is is the word whether or not the sackler wing will remain the sackler wing. Some institutions have started to take the name down so tufts university took down the sackler name from a series of buildings Because the students there this is at the medical school had said. I don't wanna go to class in a building named after this family and and get my medical education. They're more recently. New york university has done the same. The louvre in paris is taken down the sackler name. So there's a real question for many of these other institutions and there's dozens and dozens of them were the name still stands whether or not they'll keep it
The Arrowverse Finally Has a Replacement for Arrow's Oliver Queen
"Just want to have some talk about the d.c. Cw verse lineup. Whatever recalling it these days. I know it's not their verse but i saw headline it said That painkiller was the new oliver queen. Now so so you watched the show do you. Do you agree with that Not really i know. I know twenty talking about nichols screen screenwriter article or something like that or maybe it was. I can't remember who wrote it. But i did read that piece and i did watch painkiller and about the only similarities between oliver and and khalil is their booth really now because khalil This was horsey. He left free line and ended up in custody valley and so basically grace and anisa ended up there in on their honeymoon and so but apparently the reason why khalil ended up with with a boatload of money was he and his compatriots found an old Vault from the asa and were able to to acquire those funds and use that basically Set up their their new lifestyle in this new in this new city.
Egypt Prosecutors Find Gross Negligence Behind Train Crash
"Egyptian prosecutors found this gross negligence by real way employees was behind a deadly train crash the course public outcry across the country the March twenty six crash of two passenger trains south of Cairo killed at least eighteen people and two hundred others including children were injured the findings announced Sunday allege that a driver and his assistant had de activated the automatic train control system the ATC before the collision it's a mechanism designed to train safe operation and involves a speed control prosecutors also allege that a control tower god could smoke hashish and another key worker had used her she's as well as an opioid painkiller commonly sold as a street drug in Egypt I'm Charles last month
The Rock Doc Who Prescribed 1.4 Million Pain Pills
"Once. You found the right doctor and of told him or her about your pain. Don't be afraid to take what they give you over. Twenty years ago pharmaceutical companies began to market the use of a magical pill. Often it will be an opioid medication. These drugs which repeat our best strongest pain. Medications should be used much more than they are for. Patients in pain opioids would be a new kind of painkiller to treat not just acute pain. After event like surgery but also paying that was more mundane like chronic back pain. That patients would complain about for years but which doctors didn't have a clear cure for some patients may be afraid of taking opioids because the perceived as too strong or addictive that is far from actual fact pharmaceutical companies marketed. These drugs aggressively to doctors. They don't wear out. They go on working. They do not have serious. Medical side effects at the there wasn't a lot of limits. On pharmaceutical company is being able to tell doctors that oga. Hassan is a staff writer at the atlantic whose been covering the opioid epidemic for the last seven years. So doctors were kind of like a lot of them unfortunately went with it and now we see the result the result is that more than four hundred and fifty thousand people are dead from overdose in the last twenty years. And what part of the crisis were you most focused on so ridden a million stories about this but one thing that i was really curious about is how you actually went. From having opioids being a thing that existed to having opio being a thing that existed in people's medicine cabinets.
Nevada announces $45M settlement with McKinsey over opioids
"Hard bargaining has paid off in Nevada. The state of struck of $45 million settlement deal with a global consulting firm that advised opioid makers how to sell more prescription painkillers as the nation grappled with an overdose crisis. Last month, McKinsey and company reached a nearly $600 million settlement with 47
Rush Limbaugh, Right-Wing Radio Host, Dead at 70
"And to do of the passing of conservative radio host. Rush limbaugh a champion to conservatives though. He did not get through without lots of controversy over many years. Here's abc's jonathan karl here. We are in new york city. The rush limbaugh program as wildly successful and influential as he was divisive and controversial rush. Limbaugh was the godfather of the offend. Anyone apologize to know on politics that got donald trump elected. President limbaugh been suffering from lung cancer. His wife announced his death at the start of his radio. Show today i like you very much. Wish rush was behind this golden microphone right now. Limbaugh basically invented modern right-wing talk radio spawning an army of bombastic imitators. He boasted a fighting liberals with half his brain tied behind his back and built a massive audience. Twenty million at the peak of his popularity. He derided feminists as feminazi. And when law student sandra fluke testified that health coverage should include contraception limbaugh's attack on her was as savage as it was sexist. She must be paid to have sex. What does that make her. Makes you a slut right. Prostitute he said. Nfl quarterback donovan mcnabb was overrated. Because he was black. The media has been very desirous at a black quarterback do wealth and when barack obama became a national political figure limbaugh promoted the racist birther myth in two thousand and one almost entirely lost his hearing but he learned how to read lips and had special implants placed in his head allowing him to hear again. A couple of years later limbaugh knowledged. He was addicted to painkillers. I am addicted to prescription pain. Medication limbaugh was no fan of donald trump in two thousand sixteen saying he wasn't a true conservative even after he eventually endorsed him. Can somebody point to me. The conservative on the ballot. What do you mean russia. You admitting trump's not a concert. Damn right i am who folks who. When did i ever say that. He was but limbaugh became a staunch trump supporter and last year trump gave him the presidential medal of freedom awarding during his state of the union address. Rush limbaugh. thank you for your tireless devotion to our country like limbaugh himself. News of his death divided the political world. Donald trump remembered him as a patriot. A defender of liberty liberty and a guiding light over at the white house. Joe biden issued no statement at all his press secretary. David simply offering condolences to the limbaugh. Family
India 2020 Voice AI Year in Review with Haptik, Slang Labs, Klove Chef, and Women in Voice
"Aggravates. Welcome to the voice spot. Podcast thanks for having me. I'm excited i'm excited to so the topic. Today is the year in review and we really focus on what's going on in india. You have a very interesting. Let's say a front row seat to what's going on with conversational a more. Broadly you deal with chat and with voice as you look back on twenty twenty and you look back in india and the conversational space. What was the biggest story of the year. What stands out. I think the biggest of the if you look at everything in addition i Chad boys todd bobby platforms use cases gov support if you just look at the broader space end for us like you mentioned right. Rear look on the internet of things over. The biggest breakout story has been whatsapp By that what What i mean is that if you think about the decio. Facebook has genuinely taken a number of steps. do enable what's up to become a platform for businesses to do a lot more with it right the genuinely thinking about this was the first yard where they would enough actions that facebook is accompanied to basically say that look deadened mission with what chapters to become like. Ob chat by web businesses and branch can come on and a conversation experiences to enable commerce engagement. Ben support So far for for us. And for me specifically as i think about the landscape i actually you know. I want to go to the extent and say as far as i think in domes of build adoption of conversation in the seven yards that i've been doing this which is like a lifetime in this business. this is probably the biggest route moment that that's happened because of the simple fact that You know if you if you provide in platform read a hundreds of millions of users can genuinely use. Nlp conversational interfaces dude to businesses to get things done for commerce far support it it probably will be can be a genuine battered. I'm shift that. You know people like you and i have been talking about for many rs. Okay so you work with a lot of big brands. Yeah so when you look at when you look at what's app or these brands interested in what's happ before the new features came along. Yes so there is always been a great Interest from start dating back to two thousand seventeen on more street because of the simple logic that you know most of these bands and more of the bland managers or the c. Suite dr day us. What's up like five hundred times a day for everything right. so then i'd choose expansion. What product on my band on this bag form so the interest is always been dead. It's been it's been the case for like i said the red bottle to your four yards. You know it was just a matter of the features being available the platforming available and more broadly in honesty the features started begging big. Started becoming available about a couple of ers by but really your until the earlier question is whether it was the first show. Facebook obliquely came out multiple times in. I talk about the fact that whatsapp is going to be a platform for engagement with businesses. Right unlimited a lot of things down features actions announcements which gave ams especially large brands a lot of confidence that look this is a good platform for businesses to stay and not just something that was been for like monetization got and so we've seen other moves along these lines as well with google also have business messaging feature. What is the general reaction about those. Are those going to be supported as tier two. Are they going to be supported as enthusiastically. Or is it going to be more Something that if if i have to do it i'm going to do it. But what's abbas where i want to invest. I mean i think you do have a but not like a must have sort of need. I mean it's the classic Vitamin was painkiller sort of analogy read. whatsapp is like is like dope. Incommoded solids of very big problem in terms of engagement. Outreach was Assured the good to have that a check box i need to be on those channels honestly similar a little bit with alexa and google has read what we've seen play out over the last two yards. Which is yeah great. I'd love to. I'd love to be on alexa of beyond will so that we can check it off that a band present debt. But it's not. It's not solving the problem of engagement.
Justice Department Says Walmart Helped To Fuel Ongoing Opioid Crisis
"The justice department is taking on one of the world's biggest companies walmart a civil suit alleges that the retail giant sold huge quantities of highly addictive opioid medications and they did so in a way that violated federal law. Npr's addiction correspondent. Brian man has been investigating walmart and his with me this morning. Hi there bryan morning david. So let's start with exactly what the doj is alleging here about walmart. So federal data shows walmart's pharmacies dispense to billions of opioid pills over the years often in rural communities that have been devastated by this addiction crisis with the doj says now david is that company executives failed to stop a lot of suspicious opioid orders. Hundreds of thousands of them. Walmart also allegedly failed to report potentially illegal opioid orders to the drug enforcement administration during an online regulatory conference last week. Deputy assistant attorney general. Daniel five signaled that this kind of lawsuit was coming. Armistice are the last two s i guess prescription opioid diversion the too many pharmacies for too long abdicated responsibility so now the doj says it plans to hold walmart accountable for allegedly contributing to this addiction. Crisis killed hundreds of thousands of americans will do we know more about these allegedly illegal drug sales at walmart and how how they sort of played out. Yeah been looking at this. And i spoke with his swannee. Sheeran who worked for walmart as a pharmacist in rural michigan in two thousand twelve when the opioid epidemic there was exploding and he says he quickly encountered red flags patients who would come in with. Suspicious prescriptions for huge doses of opioids. Sometimes he saw patients travelling long distances to filter opioid and also talked to patients. Who couldn't explain why they needed these powerful highly addictive. Painkillers visited direct indication. That does prescriptions are not for any genuine medical purpose instead of being abused by the patient and being distributed on this street sheeran alleges that walmart regularly ignored these warning signs and just went ahead and dispense the opioids anyway and the justice department. Alleges walmart did this all over the country. Knowingly filling prescriptions. that weren't for any legitimate medical. Need i mean it's such serious allegations suggesting that a major company like this contributed to such deadly crisis. What what is walmart saying. What is their response here. Yeah they're pushing back hard. They say that they tried in good faith. Over the years to comply with conflicting confusing laws that regulate opioid prescribing. Walmart's attorneys also argued that the justice department has been trying to embarrass the company allegedly part of an effort to squeeze leverage a big financial settlement. I should say the. Doj says that they've handled this investigation by the book. I mean i suppose this is a serious moment for walmart in terms of of both legal risk and potentially financial risk. Yeah yesterday's federal suit. David really up the ante but walmart was already being sued by a bunch of state and local governments that alleged. The company's opioid sales were irresponsible and dangerous. Cases are moving forward in ohio and west virginia and on top of the legal claims that could run into the billions of dollars. Walmart faces months maybe years now of headlines and disclosures about these opioid sales and that means having its name associated with opioid epidemic that continues to kill tens of thousands of americans every year
Walmart sued for allegedly fueling opioid crisis
"The department of justice is suing walmart accusing it of fueling the nation's opioid crisis and a civil complaint filed tuesday. The doj accuses the company of pressuring. Its pharmacies to fill even potentially. Suspicious prescriptions. for powerful painkillers. It also says walmart used inadequate system for detecting and reporting suspicious orders. Walmart fought back in a statement saying that. The justice department's investigation is quote tainted by historical ethics violations. It said the lawsuit invents legal theory that unlawfully forces pharmacists to come between patients and their doctors and is riddled with factual
Justice Department Sues Walmart for Alleged Role in Opioid Crisis
"Retail giant walmart is under fire for its alleged role in fueling the nation's opioid crisis. The justice department has sued. The company alleging created a system that turned. It's five thousand in store. Pharmacies into leading suppliers of highly addictive painkillers. The suit comes after walmart. Preemptively sued the federal government in october to fight. The expected allegations joining me now to talk more about this is washington business reporter. Tim pukekohe hi. Tim thanks for being here. Hi thank you so tell us what specifically is alleged in this lawsuit against walmart. The us government is listing walmart among relatively long list of companies. Now that have some role in the opioid crisis. What the justice department is saying. Is that through the system. That walmart created its pharmacies. It created an environment where doctors and drug abusers could prey on its pharmacies and have invalid. Opioid prescriptions by the thousands filled at walmart pharmacies. Now there were also some allegations within that lawsuit from walmart pharmacists that the company ignored their warnings. And the suit also alleges that. It was difficult for them to reject prescriptions. They found problematic. Can you talk a little bit about how that system worked. The government's lawsuit portrays a company in which pharmacists were under an extreme amount of stress confronted by demands from their own managers to work faster and from a deadly crisis. That was unfolding you right in front of them walmart. Of course it's famous for low prices and book sales and just as a matter of course wanted it's pharmacies to get out. Low cost drugs at a relatively fast clip. Fill the prescription fast. And according to the allegations of the lawsuit the walmart managers believed it would keep customers in the store and shopping and so that was a matter of course for these pharmacists. When you add opioids into the mix then it becomes a lot more dangerous. A lot of these doctors could see. Suspicious prescriptions the same doctors coming back over and over again over prescribing patients. They sought help from compliance managers at the company to do things. Like just you an on. Moss rejection of prescriptions from doctors. Like this and they were told time and again. No you cannot do blanket rejections. You have to do them. Only on a case by case basis and because of their other pressures to get these prescriptions out to get prescriptions. Broadly out very quickly in the end pharmacists felt like they didn't have the time to scrutinize. Each of these prescriptions and ultimately had to end up for filling a lot of prescriptions. That they believe were invalid to begin with now. Walmart had been expecting this lawsuit. The company actually preemptively sued the justice department. Can you tell us more about that suit. And what walmart is saying. Now there's been a broad and at times very aggressive conflict between the federal government and other governments around the country with different major corporations that are alleged to play a role in fueling this crisis. Walmart has taken an aggressive stance in trying to fight allegations before they came. The company filed a lawsuit in october. That said department of justice. Investigators had been looking into the company and had been informing the company of all these pending allegations and there are a lawsuit was a preemptive strike against that. They've said that in their opinion the department of justice and also the. Da had basically been trying to scapegoat walmart for the government's own regulatory failings and they'd said that for example many of the doctors that the department of justice said walmart should have been keeping an eye on are still registered and active with da. And so in walmart's opinion if the government couldn't stop these doctors for making prescriptions. He'll it's not really fair for it to expect walmart to stop at according to walmart's claims and its own lawsuit followed the law to the best of their ability and walmart today. Reiterated many of those same points and added that the lawsuit quote is riddled with factual inaccuracies and cherry-picked documents taken out of context tim. We've seen several drugmakers charged for their role in the opioid crisis as well as some settlements is walmart's lawsuit indicative of a widening of the investigation into the opioid crisis. And who else might bear responsibility. I hate to speculate on other companies that are going to be charged but what i think. It is emblematic for sure. Is that governments. Broadly but especially the federal government are being as aggressive as they can be about finding anyone with culpability in this crisis. President trump back in two thousand eighteen directed. Then attorney general jeff sessions to go out and file a major lawsuit. He was talking then. Spur more specifically about the drug makers. But yes what we've seen since then is a whole litany of lawsuits against not just the drug makers but distributors and now retailers as. Well one other facet to note in this case is that for a time. Walmart was duchess a retailer and the pharmacy for many for many customers but it was also a distributor walmart is is the world's largest retailer in has a huge network five thousand in store pharmacies at all not just at walmart's but at sam's club too and its reach throughout american society goes incredibly far. So what you see. The government here is finding another major players one of the biggest targets that could possibly come across and going after it as aggressively as it has gone against the drugmakers to that's wall street journal washington business reporter. Tim cuco tim. Thanks so much for joining us today so much ravioli
Hip-hop's history with mental health in Black communities
"TV. Here's a conversation you might remember. I think it's important for us to have conversations about, you know, open conversations about mental health, especially with me. Being black because we never had therapists in the black community. We never approached like taking medication with Kanye West on the show, Jimmy Kimmel live. He's talking about how mental health and simply talking about it. Has a stigma in black communities and their numbers to back that up. In one study out of the United States, 63% of black respondents said that talking about mental health was a sign of weakness and You could see the stigma reflected in hip hop and rap. Mark Anthony Neal is the James B. Duke professor of African and African American studies at Duke University. He's also the co editor of That's the Joint the Hip hop Studies. Reader. So before we get going heads up with this conversation includes topics of depression and suicide, which may be triggering to some professor Neill joined me to talk more about hip hop's long history with the topic of mental health and mental illness. Fester. Neil, Thanks so much for making the time today. Thanks for having me It's a pleasure, So I have a whole lot to get with you today. But just let's start very broadly. How would you describe hip hop's overall track record when it comes to mental health and mental illness? You know, I think hip hop reflects where the conversations about mental health are with black communities More broadly, and particularly with black men s 01 of the real breakthrough was in recent years was, you know Jay Z's 444 You know his own kind of bourgeois way. It was a recording that talked about the significance of actually sitting down and talking with a therapist, right toe work through all kinds of notions of trauma. And you know for someone like Jay Z. You know, part of it's because now he's older, right, but it's also a break with the way that black men have often dealt with mental health. You know where we just man up, right? And and instead of, you know, seeking therapy, you know, clinical psychologist, you know, you find all these different moments reflected in hip hop of black men basically inviting. You know marijuana weed Percocet? Of course, there has become kind of the painkiller of choice in recent years, And this is all you know, young black men responding to a mental health crisis that they're having in their daily lives, right? And if I'm reading it correctly, What you're saying is that you know what we see in hip hop. Is ultimately reflective of the larger historical stigma. Mental health has in some black communities, and there's no question right and it is not just mental health, right? I mean, we're having the same conversations with in black communities and definitely within hip hop. About just things like going to the doctor on a regular basis, Right? Regular kind of preventative health care are the kinds of things that you know if you feel pain, you just, you know, Hustle passed, right. You just grind past it because it takes up time, right? And time is money and all these kinds of you know things that we here in Montrose and circulate within, You know, black masculinity. In hip hop culture, right, so mental health becomes, you know on their team Continuing well, part of what we're doing here today is looking back at some of the pivotal rack records that have explored mental health. So take a listen to this me cause I'm close to Doug Etch. I'm try again not to lose my head. So that's a bit of the message from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious five relation 82 Mel Mel, who's rapping in the Verses. Don't push me cause I'm close to the edge. I mean, incredibly legendary, You know, line in hip hop. I have to admit I had never thought about it in the grander context of mental health before. Right, because it's rage, right? You know, how do I control the rage of my experience in the hood and all the things that are going on right that you know that are both continuous and cyclical. And and we can't seem to get out of this cycle if you will, And so the only thing to express their some sort of sense of rage and again. We typically don't think about that in the continuum of mental health or emotional health, right? But the point is, how do you manage what's going on in your life so that you don't You know, I have this moment We have another clip taken. Listen to them, But I go in. Not without a fight. See, Every time I close, I start sweating and blood starts coming out my nose. It's somebody watching the back, but I don't know who it is. So I'm watching my back to get her boys with mind playing tricks on me. Classic rap record back in 1991. Hear paranoia. You hear anxiety, You know? What is it about The ghetto boys take a mental health care that sticks out to you. You know what's important about a song like that, you know, unlike the Grandmaster Flash, and here is a part of example that you played You know what we see this kind of outward expression of what's happening emotionally and mentally. This is one of the first songs I think really dealt with the interiority of mental health crisis, right? It's the stuff that might be there what it's probably not. But it's so internalized that I can't see my way out of it on by think that particularly resonated for many young black men listening to hip hop in that period of time. You know, because of this kind of stoicism. That's that was expected right that you have to keep everything inside. But you can't let people know how you feel right. And what's going on What pain you're going through, You know, So you internalize so much of this, and I think that song does a great job of capturing what's going on in the mind literally of these men in the soul. But let's talk a little bit about treatment. You know, there have been Rap artists who have argued that they don't need professional therapy because the form itself because the music itself is inherently therapeutic. Listen, I'm not here to deny anyone's truth, I'm not here to get in the way of anyone's treatment path. What were. What do you make of that? I understand this on on several levels, right? There has long been a concern, but then black communities about what we see as Western forms of therapy, you know their feet. It's not connected to the live realities of what it means to be black in America, or even you know, black and African In the world. Um so I understand why you have been expressions of suspicion around clinical psychology right in that context, But I think you know I fall down on expertise right folks who were trained Clinically to address whether it be paranoid schizophrenia or or depression or or the whole range of emotionality is that they're contribute to what we think of as as as mental health. On guy think there's no replacing that expertise and where, at a point in time now, you know to the earlier point, you know that their candidate need made about there, not being folks in the community. Well, we know that there are in fact, you know African American therapists, right? In fact, they're thriving in this period of time, largely because you know, because of folks like saying Jay Z and another, you know, producing black woman writers and artists. Who have talked about the significance of finding a therapist, you know in their life, and so I think it has to be more of a both in right, definitely finding a community find folks that you can work the would talk through. You know who can be that first line of intervention? You know if you are suffering through, you know, anxiety or other forms of the mental health crisis, But But there is an expertise there that that folks need to pursue and again. Jay Z was so critical in this moment because, you know, he basically said, I went to see a therapist, right? If I'm going to be the Ogi of hip hop right, then it's OK. Can you elaborate on how a skepticism of psychotherapy could be related to anti black racism in our society? I mean, it's just that right the fact that we have the largest society that has never understood You know the black frame if you will. The Black is first in this country and I have tried to apply normative structures that come outside of the everyday experience of black folks, too. You know how black folks are working through their their mental health? You know, there's also the larger question of the way that that mental health care is connected to generally health care in America and general suspicion right of the medical profession. When it comes to issues of race. We could just think you know the Tuskegee experiments right? And it just think about those men for a second, right to on the one hand are subjected. You know to physical problems because of the experiments, but at the same time, Ah work into all kinds of levels of schizophrenia and depression, you know, based on the physical sense that they're also is not being addressed. You know, in the context of that movement, if you're just tuning in
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case
"The maker of the drug oxycontin pleaded guilty tuesday to criminal charges for its role in the opioid epidemic. World's anna joe brown has more a federal judge in new jersey. Gavelled in virtual. Hearing in the trial of purdue pharma the company made drug oxycontin and prosecutors. It pushed oxy to the public more like a massive corporate drug dealer than a pharmaceutical company on tuesday. Purdue pharma pleaded guilty to criminal charges admitting to its role in the opioid crisis drugmaker confessed to shady practices. Meant to persuade or even pay doctors to overprescribe. It's addictive painkillers. Proof are also acknowledged that it misled the drug enforcement administration and impeded the da's efforts to combat the addiction crisis. The guilty pleas were part of a criminal and civil settlement announced last month with the justice department it includes more than eight billion dollars in penalties and
Stop Overthinking by Ali Cornish
"Stop overthinking by Allie Cornish of ever thrived dot org. I used to spend a lot of time overthinking trapped in that never ending what if loop a stress about how intruders might access my apartment? What if I left the candle burning at home, will the hissing radiator explode while at work? What if I made the wrong impression at dinner last night? What if I talked too much more to little. Sometimes, I'd feel for my wallet or keys three times. In the course of a train commute it made my heart palpitations a little less. Often. Ruminate on nonexistent symptoms. What if I had a terminal illness myself diagnosis skin anomaly on Web MD until concluding that I must immediately seek a specialist I visualize my death cream I will divide up. Among members and plan my ashes to be scattered at sea despite a propensity for seasickness. In this real life scenario Sergei thousand seven. Did consult a specialist who after a physical evaluation told me. There was absolutely nothing wrong with me and then I was worrying too much. At moment I didn't feel relieved instead I felt like an idiot. Does a normal part of life to decipher codes and hidden meanings everywhere doesn't every person do this? Actually. No. At The Times where my worrying reached its peak I wasn't happy with my life. My unhappiness was caused by fear which in turn revealed overwhelming incessant worrying as afraid of being alone afraid of failing and afraid of my future. Through analyzing my own experience others experiences and through research of learned that overthinking is a symptom of the distressed an isolated. I've learned that fear can lead to social anxiety and sometimes even avoidance of social activities altogether. People who were afraid of social interaction have a tendency to self medicate through various outlets such a shopping spending hours on net flicks, social media, or abusing substances or food. These distractions may help for a bit but ultimately mask fear helping it fester within our minds until it explodes when we least expect it destroying relationships and our health. When we feel that life is in disorder, we devote too much time to the negative in fear we overthink things and we cling to solutions to the wrong problems. We dwell on things that didn't go well and constantly think of worst case scenarios. Often as a general lack of confidence that causes us to worry more perhaps it's that we feel that worrying will protect us from harm. Yes back in caveman times when we were hunters and gatherers stress did actually protect us from harm as in death via sabertooth tiger. Fast forward to present day we still get the same stress signals from benign sources that aren't life threatening. Now. At the prospect of failing, let's say the portion of the driver's test at the DMV. Our hearts pump three times our normal speed sending more blood to our limbs. capillaries closed down sending our blood pressure up seven. Theoretically quote sustain a service wounded not bleed to death even our eyes dilate so that we can see better and quote. Our bodies and minds have trouble telling the difference between a counter with a sabertooth tiger. Choice test. There are ways we can help our bodies and minds acknowledge the difference to combat overthinking and overreacting we can practice the following. Number one notice and appreciate our thoughts. If, we take account of the situation and put it into perspective. We might be able to understand the reasons behind her catastrophic thinking patterns. Some might suggest keeping a journal to chart the frequency of our negative thoughts. Once we pinpoint the reasons we can take positive action to ameliorate are thinking behaviors. Number to spend time outside. Nature has a way of soothing us taking his back to Simpler Times. All is well when the birds chirping the streams are flowing an animal's scamper to and fro time spent on trail or camping might increase our confidence to a point where there is no room for worrying. Number three exercise. Studies show that exercise is very effective at increasing alertness and enhancing our brain function by releasing natural endorphins make a painkillers. Physical. Activity can actually trick us into feeling happier making us actually happier. Number four socialize. Seek out your friends and loved ones talk to them make meaningful memories with them. They can help you see pastor worries give you some perspective manned, alleviate your loneliness. Number five breath. Take some time to breathe in and out slowly this naturally reduces your blood pressure and heart rate calming you down so that you can see clearly. And Number Six Oh. That you can only control what you do say or feel you can't control anything that happens at you and you can't control what other people do you are in control of yourself select all of those worries go be grateful for what you have take action to ensure your immediate safety and comfort and no, you will be. Okay.
Vansilli talks about CS and trying out Diabolical
"Our next guest on the centering East sports podcasts has been involved with the scene for a very long time before it was even called E. Sports, believe it or not please welcome to the show van. Silly guys. Thank you so much for having me. It's going great in some kicked in for the past two days. So I'm like a little bit groggy here and there, but still super excited to be part of the show. Thank you so much for having me. You've been. Go ahead tell us about I mean he you've been pretty busy. It's okay to be a little. For sure for I. Think I think as we're GONNA talk about him I'm I'm assuming very soon is. Valerie Valerie has been keeping myself busy, not only just trying to follow the scene, but just trying to rank up as well because I I feel like to this day even though I've been in the scene for such a long time for sports, you still have to prove yourself to the community so I don't want people to go like, oh should caster kick w what a bad castor you know so I I need to bring myself up to the diamond platform at least and then hopefully immortal at some point. It's cool that you mentioned that I wanNA actually touch on that for a second say. been casting for a long time right? Not since what two thousand and three? Thousand two, thousand and three. It was my first ever event I started really dippy my toes into it in two thousand and two with quake three urban terror. So we're we're going way back at that point you know. So we tim and I both played quake three. Urban terrorists. Okay. Okay. What what is urban terror I in another interview you? Yes. So it could actually it was the the MoD for quake three actually helped me transition over to counteracting duty one when those came out because urban terror was kind of like. A similar version of action quake with you guys played quake. quake. But if not, you could compare counterstrike with with some bunny hopping, including stamina and sliding. So it was a lot of. You had to buy weapons. So they were they were actually Actually, had to choose weapons instead of buying. So you're allowed to choose for example, let's say you go end for each one of them had little perks, and if you chose certain perks than it would nullify getting certain type of equipment, she could banish your teammates by budget holding caps lock, and then the the they're able to go off way but the damage internal organs shot in the leg or no body or head has that type of damage. So it has that type of hit. Boxes. So you really have to be good and in terms of aiming for the head to to make sure that you kill Vassar but the the same style is still very counterstrike he where it's like a five five or six six but you bunny hop across the map and plant bombs on onto different sites, and of course, the opponents have to defuse or you have just a regular team survivor. So it's just like within a timer, you have to kill everybody at a certain point. Survivor played coming from that arena shooter world. ANY INTERESTING DIABOLICAL I've been playing diabolical with like the first Beta came out I love it I'm I'm really not good at it. Actually I'm good with the I'm with the the what they call the rocket launcher I forgot what the they have different course but the one that's like the rail gun holy crap. I'm not good with a really be more like when I play to increase I was all about rails but now I just can't hit anything I. Think I got that boom that funny hit me but. The boomer foul yeah one hundred percent I still I still love watching fatality play I still love watching lex play and de can play as well and of course, they're screaming a lot and you see a couple of local tournaments or smaller tournaments with like a Dang and all them playing him to just to be able to see like PS PSB arena ps instead of being quick champions what they tried to do I'm just happy to see a different style or that style comeback with diabolical to what quarter cle the routes used to be for for quick. Do you think the arena shooter will ever come back in a big way. With diabolical I think it will to be honest like because when when you when you used to launch a for example painkiller or quake three, CPA, it was all about how fast people are moving around the map in how good they were in terms of aiming but also predicting where your opponents going to be because you have to control the rail, you had to control the Rock and you have to control the items. There's so much mental timing that goes into playing a repeat that people don't really understand the the whole concept around good you have to be to be top. Notch in arena ps but as a simple spectator, it's so much easier to follow. Because now you know it's a one vs one. You know who you're following your when you're looking at the screen and you know basically the concept of He needs to pick up weapons he needs to the other guy you look at the HP, you look Winter GonNa, pick up armor, and then you know that there's going to be like the whole time or kind of thing what I like about diabolical in the dual into dual range in what the ad is the i? Think it's called Golden Kill or The last kill. Agar's should have something. You have to basically within a ten minute timer. If you're actually destroying the guy that tarmac goes down a little bit faster, and then once it gets to that timer, the wouldn't lead still has to do one more kill to secure the win. So there's still a chance for the second person to to make a comeback into the game and hopefully win a sudden death overtime or something, which is great because back then again, when looking quake three and you're looking at. Painkiller it's like if the guys by five enters two minutes, left users hiding for the rest of the map and he's just GonNa win by time. Even with quake champions just with this last quake con championship like the forget the guys who were in the finals like the guy was up by eight kills and it was like. Yeah. Exactly. It's super boring. So I think that adds a nice concept and a good little changed uranium ps where I think I think I could actually get pretty big I. Mean you have some big names that are still support and behind it like I said like Didi keys in there and and I'm a digi wheat lows playing it similar it from time to time and he has like it i. mean it's it's produced by good studios and two good has been very, very, very much involved with with sports in his in his days. and His career as well. So I think I think they have the right people to try to push into the next level.
"painkillers" Discussed on KFI AM 640
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"painkillers" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"After that swat standoff at a home on the kennedy can over the counter medications be just as offensive controlling pain with so many patients refusing narcotic painkillers now and doctors being pressured not to prescribe opioids new research suggesting that there is an alternative that could be in your medicine cabinet actor tim mcconnell is a surgeon with ortho Oh, cincy orthopedics and sports medicine. better than far less narcotic dr mcconnell and a colleague have developed a protocol that shifts pain relief away from opioids following surgery essentially maximize non opioid treatments with simply i'd be proven and acetaminophen commonly advil motrin and tylenol the result it's dramatic dr mcconnell says they've cut the number of opioid prescriptions by about seventy five to eighty percent we're not prescribing opioids and therefore not managing pain we're not prescribing many opioids and actually doing a better job of managing acute pain i met reese newsradio seven hundred wwl w the fifth year in a row tuition won't go up at u._c. the board of trustees keeping the freeze in effect at eleven thousand dollars reser now a three game losing streak they got beaten california last night by anaheim series with the angels wraps up early this evening airtime here 705 our next update at ten thirty on newsradio wwl times is headed back to michigan with the cannabis cup detroit and august seventeenth eighteenth at the russell industrial center if you missed the last cup you don't wanna miss this it's bigger and better than ever open to everyone twenty one and up at a valid i._d. or eighteen and up with a med cart join us as we indulge under the high times banner this august seventeenth and eighteenth in detroit michigan ticket for tickets and information visit cannabis cup dot com Dot com. real quick fam- honesty cruises up their game if you're thinking about maybe a romantic night out with your lava or maybe he just to go ahead and enjoy the beautiful scenery of d._c. you gotta take out the wavy redesigned their ships from the refinements in lighting and textures to the remodeled dancefloor and bar space i said bar and not to mention minimizing fuel consumption and.
"painkillers" Discussed on KTRH
"Developing natural treatments and remedies or pain, we've been taking your calls, and you know what Dr Paul? We didn't even owe the call before the break was about why do painkillers effect, some in terms of addiction and not others. So I think Frank rates that sort of two issues. One is some people get addicted and others don't and some people were pay medication doesn't work. It just pisses them off. And the Frank sound like he's one of those, so there's a, there's a smaller group of the population where for some reason, opioids don't mimic their own natural endorphin closely enough. All it does tape them. So those, they don't work on at all. Interesting. And there's just no point giving it to them. And the other is what we talked at the top of the hour. One of the things was that there's susceptible person. So not everyone rain is unhappy and they don't get to for your necessarily. There's nothing missing. Not enough missing the brain. Chemistry is being still in by the opioid, and they have no interest. And there's people that just are worried that they've read about. They've heard about the opioid crisis and they're they're guarded and they don't wanna take it. And then they may come on efforts, they may or may not be susceptible, but there's just this understanding I'm not gonna I'm not gonna put myself in that position. Right. There's more and more of that today is like, I'm not I'm not willing to take those. Well, there's a solution that you offered about probiotics and could that actually help with the with inflammation in with pain? Well, that's, that's an amazing revolution, along with the brain revolution now inflammation. So something interesting is opioid. We always thought just worked in the brain. Same with endorphins. We thought endorphins was strictly a brain natural painkiller, and it turns out. It's not true. It turns out the also works throughout the body, and that if you have a pain. Problem going on that the opioids will actually reduce the inflammation in that tissue. Same with your own natural endorphins. They actually get released outside of the brain into the bloodstream, and they do that. So inflammation plays a big role in paint, much more than we thought. And it's the ongoing inflammation, chronic inflammation, that feeding into the spinal cord into the pain, brain network. That's the problem. There's been a lot of research basically shows that bacteria can turn on or off the inflammation here entire body. That's an unbelievable. Is that your own abilities control? The inflammation body is actually under the control of. Well, that is fan. That's great. That's very empowering. Do we get your, your gut by only a healthy concentrations of the different types of bacteria? Turns out, it will lower your inflammation. So what type of probiotics would we take in order to reduce inflammation in pain? We don't know yet. That's the problem it's too early to know that and it seems to be individualized, so we do recommend people go to their house store, wherever they go and good quality probiotics they basically have to try to different brands to find the one that works for their bile the future of medicine..
"painkillers" Discussed on Mark Bell's Power Project
"There's an entire movie on net flicks about combating the opioid epidemic with something that's more one to one like something that makes more sense. Or maybe maybe the answers marijuana and create them together. Maybe there's, there's some synergy there, but to like overlooked crate him would be ridiculous. I mean it literally plugs in the same receptors as the opiates do. But like I said it doesn't create that respiratory depression has it helped you a out of addiction as well. 'cause I know that, that's you know, some of the things that people are using it for I mean you mentioned it, you use it as a transition off of, like Tylenol and Advil and stuff like that were you able to? Transition into that off of painkillers or anything like that. I, I haven't used it for that. So I was already got. So you got sober. I yeah, I got sober. I and then, like a lot of people probably the most important thing for anyone listening that's on pills, or something like that. They gotta get their shit together right before they just think Craig's gonna solve all the problems. So almost everybody that hits me up about crate him. They have a couple of problems and the problems are either addiction or like or pain, you know, and so if a lot of times, like people say, hey, man, I'm addicted to blah, blah, blah, but I can't go to rehab. I don't have time. I don't wanna go to AA you think credible will me and I'd say, no, I don't, I think a will help you. I think rehab will help you. And I think along with those two things that create them will help you a lot of times, people will say that, they, you know, it's like they wanted quit drinking, you know, should they take it. And I'm like, I can't tell you if he should take it or are not I should tell I could tell you that you should quit drinking. You know, the other problem is like a lot of people are in pain, and the hit me up. And they say, hey, look, man, I'm five hundred pounds and my ankles, killing me. Okay. Well, we need you to get on a carnivore diet. I we needed to lose like two hundred pounds and then we'll give you crate him, or we'll do it at the same time, but I'm not gonna just give you the free pass. I never I, I don't think I ever give anybody a free pass. And you know what I think crate him would be perfect for you. Because I feel like that's the easy way out. And I feel like people need to utilize crate him with some sort of health plan. I just unless you're, you know, if you already healthy like insieme few came to me and said, hey, man, my, my jujitsu, who's been hurt my back a little bit lately, like. Yeah. Do try some crate him because you're already healthy in shape so like for you. It could really help you but gimme a break. Most people just want a quick fix. They just want the answer. They want to skip right to the answer, and they want the answer to be found in a pill. And I'm like, no. My answer was much harder to find the net. I answer took years, the fine and took a long long hard road to get there. But now that we have them that pretty simple answers. So unite teamed up, and we created a some mind bullet, nece and, you know, people always ask me like where you live there, always confused, whether you're just hero, all frequently or whether you live here, I live here now but you live here, and you're hustling, some of that mind bullet and you're really passionate about, like getting people to take. I mean not just because we're profiting from it. But you've been that way from the beginning, even when you were, I think I'm more more more that way before we were selling it than women are selling it because it's a little hard for me to be like, hey, and try mind bullet, like I don't, I don't like that at all, you know, and some people say stuff on social media, they'll come, I thought, like some hey, stop trying to sell us stuff and talk about the carnivore diet. And I and I think yeah, but it's like who cares?.
"painkillers" Discussed on KTRH
"Anna look like posted their pictures over on Instagram and Martin the caption. I haven't. Yeah. I'll take a bit. Why wrote their proudly standing in front of the Joe pags or George Noory? Why, why couldn't you put life size? Poster of me. Why can you stand to that? Well, we need to get one we don't have but. Joepags sign. Their man gotta figure that out one eight hundred five zero one seventy to go to my Instagram, which is Joe talk show or my Facebook, which is also at Joe talkshow the phone lines. It's got to be doctor. Roy who is in Pennsylvania. Doctor, what's going on? Hi. Hey, joke. Hey, good to talk to you. Hey, I've had experience treating patients or dick opioids and I had to take issue with what Dr Carson said about pain, and the nature of pain, he mentioned, that opioids reduce the subjective nature of pain. In other words, the caring about the pain how it bothers. All your attention. Well, that is very true. I mean what he said is, is completely true. However, he left out the objective nature of pain. There is a degree to all painkillers actually reducing the actual perception of pain that you cannot, ignore that simply is there it's called the objective component of pain and. The conversation to stop because on the ton of time, but I do want to make sure that I that I represent what he said, exactly as he said, what he said, was opioids are not paying killers. They don't have a great analgesic effect. He says, or Tylenol actually works better. But he said, what would opioids do? And they do it very well is they make your mind not focus on the pain, and they just make you put you in a state where you just simply don't care. Right. And I understand that. But the bottom line is it so addictive that he would much rather. See people not use them and use real pain killers thirty seconds to finish up. Yeah, I only part I disagree with the reduction of the animal of, of analgesics..
"painkillers" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Invented opiates powerful painkillers. And you know, it's created the worst addiction crisis in America has overseen which I think is is a it's an accurate the very strong statement. Yeah. You know, when you're talking about addiction in in creating such a huge problem. And you know, it's one of the big things is a lot of the people had no intention of getting addicted right? As other words, they weren't going out and getting some corner person to sell them some drugs that they knew you know, was going to be a problem for them. Right. These were housewives actually, the number one people who are actually getting addicted are women in their forties and fifties who have some type of pain housewife, probably churchgoing lady who's Dr. Described them an opiate for a migraine headaches or low back pain started to take it. And then found that they couldn't get off. And that is of very common scenario of people who are addicted. I I know a pastor who became addicted to appease, you know, and through no fault of his own. He had some severe pain, prescribe opiates and became addicted. So, you know, this is a crisis of people who are well, meaning who have no tendency towards actually, you know, illicit drug use who are becoming addicted to this and then not being able to get off. Yeah. They title it the price of relief. Why America can't kick? It's painkiller problem. And they tell stories one story. Of a gal who went to a doctor. She.
"painkillers" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"He had an addiction to painkillers and he had dalliances with with women one of whom later turned out to be an east German spy. And so, you know, pillow talk. Drugs. It's all of these a confluence of factors. Perfect storm as they say lady friend of one of them, major dawn's. Yes. Absolutely. Yeah. Not a good situation. Thank you so much for the call Wayne. Let me see we can squeeze in one more here. Let's say hi to Randy in Vancouver, Washington. Randy west of the Rockies, welcome. Hey, this is Randy white. I'm calling out of Vancouver Washington. I just wanna share a story about incident that happened on December thirtieth of two thousand thirteen in Sacramento, California at Sutter General Hospital. I had accidents. You could say poison myself. I woke up in the hospital long story short. I was having a conversation with the doctors about my tattoos. And I have a tattoo of I wrong my neck, and they asked me what does that mean? And I told him that means the pioneer gland. 'cause I got it. Because I thought I knew about the third I. And long story short. There was a situation that happened where I was pretty much going out of life. My life was leaving me. I didn't have a heartbeat. I didn't have a pulse. And the doctors told me that I needed to find a hiding place, and they told me don't tell anyone about it. I found it. Well, when I believe I died I woke up, and I was in a glass box, and there was no openings in this box. And inside of the box was a. Amethyst crystal. And it's like, I was I didn't have thoughts. I didn't have memories. I didn't have a body, but I see myself inside of this box and out of nowhere. It's like someone turned on the electricity and and amethyst crystal started shaking against the glass box. Long story short when I woke up, and I looked they told me to put my clothes on. I looked at my sweatshirt and the tagging my sweatshirt was upside down, and it said. Instead of saying island it said, no lion. And so from that day on from here from that day on I always knew to tell the truth. And that's where I found God. So I just wanna give all the glory to God. Randy. Thank you for that. Wow. That is quite a remarkable peak experience. Imagine waking up in glass box that might just be my worst nightmare. I'm claustrophobic John. Well, not Canadian technically born in East Prussia Germany, but his family moved to Canada in nineteen fifty eight. So I suppose he qualifies paying tribute to my fellow countrymen with our bumper music tonight. More open lines when coast to coast AM continues. Talkradio six eighty WCBS..
"painkillers" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Seven zero C D A L is so the United States has tumbled in the global health rankings, and we are doing that. Well, apparently, we are thirty five out of fifty America what the doctors and the, nurses and the dentist and the end. Paediatricians and the pharmacists and the therapist and the optometry all the fantastic. You know, people we have in medical care. The paramedics the fire fighters the cops the police officers the first responders we are only at thirty five out of fifty. Why? Now, we can't see ObamaCare. We gotta be careful. We can't we can't believe ObamaCare yet. Okay. Because then they're going to say, well, if we stalled ObamaCare, then that's why they say it's because of poor diet and inefficient healthcare. It costs the US lots of points in the Bloomberg healthiest country index. Now, they rake hundred sixty nine countries, and they publish indistinct top fifty. Excuse me, got the hiccups. This year the US fell to thirty fifth place. They were only thirty four last year. But we still dropped. So who's the number one spate? Who's number to Italy? I gotta tell you. I, you know, in both countries they know how to eat. The UK dropped nineteen Canada's sixteen Israel is ten. I do a lot of Israeli food. I'm not really big on philophical. But I do love symbolic. I do love that HAMAs is okay. But it makes me makes me far. So I'm not a big fan of that. Australia made number seven. So the US is really really sink it here. They see for a second year in a row, the US also failed to I guess be Cuba. As that was something that they found Spain is forecast on the longest life expectancy in the world by the two thousand four hundred eighty six years old and Spain was crowned the healthiest country. But currently Spain falls mind, Japan and Switzerland in terms of life expectancy, but they say Spain is going to move up the ranks. So what's going on here? Well, they looked at. How countries focused on preventing disease? Does he screening exercise diets and the US has soaring rates of heart disease because the western diet are western diet has low saturated fats sugar processed me, but the biggest blow came from pink now prescription painkillers. I we we really got to use that term very cautiously. Are we talking about the Lord tab that, you know, a dentist or internists or family doc may prescribe if somebody's got a really bad toothache to give them a few to get them over the week or we're talking about synthetic drugs sentinel. Or illegal heroin? So what we're looking at now heroin street drugs. Obviously that's killing people this in the last eight years where the two hundred thousand Americans have died from drug overdoses, and that took a like expectancy that was supposed to be moving towards the eighties down to seventy eight point six. Now, they say Spain. What are they doing? Right. Well, they have a strong public health workforce accords the Daily Mail. They say they deliver efficient care to women children, and the elderly groups that usually fall through the cracks they have other healthcare systems. This is going to university of Washington Institute for health metrics and evaluation. They say they've also driven down rates of heart disease in the last decade. And it has a younger population. Now, they Spaniards are still Avin meat eaters. But they do conform so Mediterranean diet where they are cutting their saturated fats and have far less sugar. So the top ten or Spain, Italy Iceland, Japan, Switzerland rounded out the top five then came speed in Australia, Singapore, Norway and Israel going to Bloomberg's health these countries now. Macedonia was one of the biggest fallers they dropped twelve places from forty four to fifty six. I don't know if I could see where the most unhealthiest are from what I understand a lot of the countries in sub Saharan Africa. They said made up twenty seven of the thirtieth thirty unhealthiest countries. They say Haiti, Afghanistan and Yemen were also among the worst performing. So what is the Mediterranean diet? Why is it so good? Well, you've got a lot of fruits vegetables. You got legumes nuts? You got seeds. You got a whole grains. You've got fish and meat a lot of mono unsaturated fats, like olive oil. They cut back on their red meat. They cut back on their processed foods. They don't eat a lot of white bread and fruit juice, they cut back on their butter and saturated fats. They don't drink a lot of soda. They cut back on the sugar. They do like the red wine and more fish snack nuts. Those types of things. They swap the sunflower oil or butter for extra virgin olive oil. I wish it was so expensive. And try to get more fruits and vegetables in every meal. But you know, the US really has a lot of splitting to do. But I don't want this to be some sort of a flag for a political campaign that we need to socialize medicine. We need to be very very careful with a lot of this news that comes out because you wonder if there's some underlying agenda, you know, just because Spain. You know, ranked high on this doesn't mean we have to mimic their healthcare system to AT. All right. You know, America's a whole different. It's just a whole different. You know? No country society has a whole different flavor to it. I mean, we have a lot of different topography. We have a lot of different demographics. We don't have a lot of people paying taxes or pay the amount of taxes that they should say half the country pays taxes. It's very difficult to come up with a socialized system that does everything will cost you a once, you know, once when you don't really have everybody putting money into the people that are putting money in, you know, feel like the thirty five percents tax bracket when you know, they shouldn't be there's people saying I thought thirty five percent tax brackets. If you make a certain amount of money people are claiming that they have at least a third taken out of every paycheck. Well, that might not be just the income tax. That might also be, you know, Medicare and social security office stuff, but still whatever you make what a third is.
"painkillers" Discussed on Bulletproof Radio
"Of course. No one can prove anything at this point. But you know, I it just feels like if it's it's such a safe substance cannabis in terms of like, there's no toxicity. There's no risk of overdose. So it is something that feels like there's any chance that this could, you know, make a huge difference in somebody's prognosis or treatment than than why not, you know, reviews kids using CD that was TV free or they using. No, it's whole plant spectrum. So. Oh, in fact, it's high doses of THE in many cases, there's no overdose on risk. I mean, at least in Dulce there's cases where high doses THC do induced. Psychosis effect happened to a great friend of mine who's a grid and a book padded wagon took him away sort of thing kind of had a spiritual experience even though I went clinically crazy for while. I think it was good for me overall. But still like I mean, I I'm plant overdosed in the sense that the body physically can't overdose on cannabis. Whereas a lot of these kids might be obeying Oxycontin, you know, they're taking Viking. I mean, they're taking like heavy heavy duty painkillers that are. Yeah. Respiratory depressants that they could very easily overdose and die, you know, with with cannabis. There's no risk of like death by getting somebody too much. They might be you're right. It might be very uncomfortable or have too much. You know? Absolutely. Just get the munchies like crazy 'cause they're born with them. They'll sleep it off or you know. Yeah. It'll it'll go away. So it's safer profile and a lot of the hard core drugs that they're already been given. And whether it's really cool in the film because you actually have documentary footage of doctors real uncommon doctors in hospitals saying, okay, gives us to the kids because that I do no harm you're saying. Well, okay. Like, you said this is safer than love the hardcore painkillers. Was there a reduction in painkiller usage because? Yes, yes, there you go one child in particular this. I mean, we kinda don't wanna give it away with this teenager. I mean night and day night and day. They had him. They had off all of his opiates within seventy two hours. They they couldn't believe it from a sesame seed size dot of cannabis. Extract, like family was like this isn't going to work. We wasted our money how can this little tiny sesame seed under his tongue literally within three days? They will tell you. He was off every single payment. In this has to do with his eleven hundred Indo can have receptors that we've identified in our brains. One of my concerns understand you guys are filmmakers, not necessarily like scientific people behind if this is outside. I have noticed that different CBD oils work differently on different people. So you also says the other stuff completely just everything is better in the next person takes it doesn't do anything for me. But then they switch gears and try different and and it works. So how did the colleges in in the documentary? And we the people how do they know of this is the right extract us use the full spectrum from sativa versus another strain. How does a a lab coat wearing doctor with a medical license? Make that decision without enough information. To get question. Yeah. I mean, it's it's not everyone's Endo Cavanaugh. It system is completely unique to them. So it's trial and error mean there's so many different strains, there's so many different dosing a major issue because everyone handles differently. I mean for me personally, you know, I'm I'm I use it medicinally recreationally. But it's different every time for me. Whether I food my system, you know, whether I I can't figure it out like I'll take an edible to relax. It gives me this like, it's just it's it's different. And so yeah, I mean, it wasn't the oncologist decision. Right. It was working with Mara working with Dr Colton Damani seen his you know, physician and also cannabis, you know, Dr it's it's pretty much trial and error. Would you say? Yeah, I mean, this is the biggest problem. This is the biggest problem. It's just that the it's all still experimentation, it's trial and error. And unfortunately, it's like they're very few doctors that have dosing protocols. They're in very high demand..
"painkillers" Discussed on Early to Rise Radio
"So, you know, reflecting on things that like I just couldn't justify because of the mind like the way your mind works in just. Like full blown addiction. Like, you just you justify things that aren't justifiable. So. I made the decision that I was going to like I said make everyday count. So at first I sought out trying to get into programs like in the first vicinity, I was at a drug program tried to get into that. They wouldn't let me because I had too many days remaining on my sense. So instead of using that as an excuse, you know, I just I started ordering books. I went to the library. I did everything that I could I spent every day just pouring into my mind trying to find the answers of again, you know, why this happened. How can I not do it? Again. What do I need to do moving forward to make a difference that? Question. What was the physiological process of, you know, you're did the pain killers? And now we're going to prison, and maybe you had you had gotten off before. But if you know, what was that process like because we know that in America right now, this is it an epidemic of young men young women on killers and and being in. How did you of first of all overcome the physical relation one thing with that is like I was on painkillers bad. I mean at the depths of it. I was on eight hundred milligrams of Oxycontin the day, and that that's a lot. And I had started going to a methadone clinic to be able to get off the painkiller because that addiction was costing me three hundred dollars a day in. So even though like. Right. Yes. So I got and this is a process like, wow, it was doing drugs that happened. And then I got on methadone because that was like a fifty dollar week clinic quick fix in. They had made take blood tests and had me on a really high level methadone hundred eighty milligrams of methadone a day, which is glut in go into counseling through them. They told me that because of the high levels of painkillers methadone that I was taking that I would need to stay on it for the rest of my life. Yeah. So whenever I got locked up. You know, they asked NAR you on any medications or anything like that. Now, sit on eight hundred eighty milligrams of methadone a day in their response to that was like, okay. Well, not anymore. Yeah. It's funny now fun to get out. But that's like a scene in the convent knows like sorta. So sir, you your body our time for the first little bit. It was probably I mean two weeks. The first two weeks was pretty bad. And a main like luckily for me, you know, like I went in there. I'm weighing close to three hundred pounds. And I'm not an easy target. But I didn't feel very good. I didn't feel very good in. It was probably about six months until my body started to feel normal again. It's a yet took about six months of me. Just getting my mind clear starting exercise again in just my body starting to feel normal. So three hundred pounds. And what was your body fat percentage for you? You are always very muscular three hundred houses right around that time. Like, yeah. When when things like in my best like peak, physical condition back when I was younger was probably about two sixty five wing chew, stop everything. But from three hundred pounds to where when I got in shape, like just doing body way stuff just being focused mindful got down..
"painkillers" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"Extra and subject to change. Another police department is in mourning last night, a police sergeant in Birmingham, Alabama was shot to death while questioning two suspects who were allegedly trying to break into cars. A second officer was critically hurt. Two suspects are in custody. One of them was shot and hospitalized being remembered in northern California. Davis police officer Natalie corona shot and killed by a bystander during a traffic. Stop. We all morning as well. But also here in support of officer, corona, and we are so grateful for you. All Davis city council member Lucas Fredericks at a candlelight vigil more evidence of the growing opioid crisis. A new study suggests painkillers prescribed to pads could possibly be contributing to the opioid crisis in the US. Researchers looked at trauma doll hydro Kodo Lakota, tablets and fencing all patches prescribed mainly two dogs and cats from two thousand seven till two thousand seventeen the study of the universe. Pennsylvania's Perelman school of medicine and the school of veterinary medicine found the quantity of these prescriptions. Rose by forty one percent while the number of annual visits. Also grew by thirteen percent. Some states now require veterinarians to look into the background of the owner before prescribing opioids to their pets. Tom Graham, Fox News and apparent mass drug overdose. In California has taken the life of one man and has left four other people in critical condition police in Chico believed the dangerous opioid Fenton all was ingested in combination with another substance a total of twelve people were taken to the hospital. There's an upside to not hosting the Oscars actor Kevin Hart has himself. A number one movie you need to prove you're looking for work. Three. Tomorrow or you can tell the judge the upside opening with twenty million dollars in ticket sales..