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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
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 NewsRadio KFBK
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"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 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 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 Mason & Ireland
"That's fact, number one fact number two painkillers are more affected effective when taken with caffeine. So if you take him with coffee or Coca Cola painkillers are more effective when taken with caffeine fact, number three scientists have developed a method of a racing memories emotional memories, like a break-up by administering a series of mild electric, shocks to the person. So let's say you go through a really bad break up with somebody. They can shock you with electricity. You know, make you forget the whole thing a race emotional memories. And fact, number four Iceland, the country of Iceland is so safe that parents routinely leave their babies alone to nap outside in their strollers while they run errands. So again fact number one school buses are yellow because yellow made the school buses distinct in the first ones that were made we're red white blue gray number two painkillers are more effective when taken with caffeine FEC, number three, scientists have developed a method for racing your memories with electrical, shocks and fact, number four, it's so safe and Iceland that parents leave their babies alone to nap outside on the street while they run errands J Corrales. You get the first crack at it. Which one of those is the fake fact, I'm going to go. I think the fake fac has got to be the one with the school buses. Okay. Greg bergman. What's the fake fact, I believe the school buses, I know that Iceland is extremely safe. Although that's bad parenting. No matter how safe it no matter how it is bad parenting. But I think it's true. So it's either the painkillers the scientists. I'm gonna go with jeez, I'm going to go with the painkillers are less effective, actually. Okay. Painkiller. You think it's the opposite. What's your pick? I am also on painkillers with the caffeine. Okay. Well, first of all, let's talk about what you guys got right Iceland. It's true people routinely leave a baby outside alone to nap in their strollers, and Greg you're right. That's bad parenting. You guys were also right to avoid scientists. They have developed a method. I actually thought that would trip one of you up. Yeah. They have developed a method to electrically shock..
"painkillers" Discussed on No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis
"And it was raining so that that was the go was we'll meet with Brel the AD the assistance and and this lonely paparazzi starts taking pictures of me. And I was like, oh my goodness, I think. And I was sitting. I, I think I might have a ride and I was pretending visit a find it rather sort of invasive. But not really. Actually, he like, oh my God. I think I have broken through this man is taking phases of me a wish pointing the go, who was walking with her umbrella, put them prelate down over my face to protect my identity and the and the guy that was taken that the paparazzi. Of course, he was English. Swear on this, are you? It gets bleeped. Okay. So he shouts out? Oh yeah. She's really famous and. So I went from feeling like God. I've arrived to this man abuse me, and I think that's pretty unfair. You can't Pap see someone and then accused him of not being famous like choose seriously. Anyway, I did feel like I arrived for about three seconds when the when the when the guys does it popping me. What is the worst advice you've received. So the west advice I ever received was to be told to not have an EPA Chiro. Darrelle. We're second pregnancy, but my pregnancy I was told by my second pregnancy, I've realized that era of my ways, and I booked in my EPA Chiro with almost before I go pregnant, but for the first pregnancy, yeah, I read these books on on on childbirth and how to have a happy childbirth. And they all told me that I shouldn't have an EPA Chiro. And then I, I am ploy to do lift from Australia who who was very n. t the EPA drill. And so I went for about twenty seven hours of horrific labor without any kind of painkillers and not wanting to disappoint this'll straight in. Do like, it's like, don't let them give you the EPA jewel immigrant's day and not actually what it's all about by the way, not disappointing on it. Yeah, that's. That's all that it was all about anyway. I didn't. I finally had to have an Joe because it was it was looking like I was beginning to have type of C-section, and so they they, they said, you've got to have an EPA July said, I'm so sorry, it's the Australian Dula please forgive me. She looked very, very crestfallen. But anyway, they gave me the EPA Chiro and I've never been happier in my life and I let this statistics that I don't know what I was thinking of. It was loved drugs. Why did why did a choose this moment? Not to take drug when I've never been known to accept one anyway. Yeah, so that that was the worst advice don't have an epidural. I will always have an EPA Chiro from now on my millions more pregnancies. But my the best piece of advice was given to me by my father. He told me that whenever you'll getting rid of a boyfriend, make sure you've lined yourself up with the next one before you do it a night took that's Christ, and I should say that advice to my great, wonderful Emily, Mortimer, thank you so much for joining us. This was lovely. Thank you so much for having me. All right. It is the end of the interview. Thank you again to Emily Mortimer. It's time for our no limits out of the week where we feature. One of you are mazing listeners who's building something of your. Own. And this week's entrepreneur is Nicole Wolcott. She.
"painkillers" Discussed on The Fighter And The Kid
"Great presence i think god says the factor yeah so go back going back to push you in wrestling and all right yeah so in wrestling painkillers are huge deal my brother obviously was was addicted to painkillers i was painkillers but in pro wrestling it seemed like everybody was addicted to painkillers my friend horseshoe was taking ninety pills a day wow and i mean i would be like we'd be a baby blues barbecue and he just pass out on the table and we'd like wake him up when the food we'd get there and he'd like wake up and eat and then go just those right back off you know and we were just used to it like a horseshoe he just does that shit you know and so you know he had gotten sober well he had a massive stroke and it was about five or six years later i'm still friends with him and everything and how's he doing now well he was doing amazing and mike do i don't understand this you're like back to normal you know what i mean yeah you you got a stroke how like i want to say thirty seven at the time maybe for a stroke and so he had this stroke he's about forty five now forty six maybe he had this so more than ten years he had the stroke anyway and he was doing really well afterwards and he's like i think it's the crate him you know and he's like have you tried create them i think you'd really like it you know and i'm like what's crate him and i i had heard of it and actually when i was doing prescription thugs i'd actually tried it but it didn't do anything and my intention when i tried it during prescription thugs was it was during the time that i relapsed so i was actually trying to get it to see if i could get off those pills or to see if it made me hi to see what i felt from right and i i remember getting on my tek seven pills at once like i'm just going to load up this shit's going to be great the extremists that take seven in you know nothing happened so there was only like three laughed i bought like a bottle of ten figured i'll take the whole bottle like i'll take all ten so i take.
"painkillers" Discussed on Part-Time Genius
"In study participants were asked to put their hands into some really hot water now not for long but still very hot water and just before doing this some of them had been given a stack of money to handle and some were just given blank paper to shuffle through and sure enough those who'd handled the money had a higher tolerance that's amazing well you know since you mentioned hot water i'm gonna go with the cold water test and you know i've always envious the scientists who get a conduct studies like the one we heard about earlier where they were testing his swearing actually reduces pain and in this study participants were asked to put their arm in a bucket of ice water and then given certain words say or shout out loud and see how long they can keep their arm and the ice water and it turns out that those were swearing were able to keep their arms in for fifty percent longer but i was curious as to whether the specific curse words had different effects and it turns out the do maybe not surprisingly they found out that the f bomb was much more effective than using the word bum the word i wanna meet these people who scream out the word bum winter all right so he covered handling money and swearing i think we're making parents really happy to do so why don't we do one that's a little bit different and i think we should revisit the meditation thing and i do know we talked a little bit about it earlier but there's this study out of wake forest that i think was pretty interesting in that they found that after just a few days of meditation training you know where they helped participants focus on something soothing instead of their pain those in the study actually saw fifty seven percent reduction in what they described as unpleasantness and they reported that was roughly the equivalent to the effects of morphine.
"painkillers" Discussed on Part-Time Genius
"That is pretty sweet and you know i'm always curious about this i know he mentioned it a little yesterday without viper from brazil but how does toxic venom make for good medicine well this one works actually by blocking calcium channels in this specific nerve cells in that prevents certain pain signals from reaching the brain so this makes it super useful for treating patients with pain that isn't that easily managed by traditional methods i mean we're talking about things people suffering from cancer or aids or you know several types of neurological disorders they've seen positive results with this cease nail painkiller but if scientists have their way this won't be the only venom based pain reliever that's out there currently research is underway to make use of tarantula venom to and if it's successful we could be looking at a whole new kind of painkiller knowing that can treat severe pain without the risk of addiction which is super exciting and the animal kingdom isn't even the only place to find these kinds of breakthroughs because plants are actually doing their part as well both marijuana and salvia are promising candidates for non fictive pain relief and even the pain doling chemical cup sason that's found in chili peppers is on the table as a potential painkiller yeah that's true and and really there's a greater need for treatments with that kind of potential than there ever has been before i was looking at some of the statistics from the institute of medicine and apparently they're over a hundred million americans currently suffering from some form of chronic pain which amounts to as much as six hundred billion dollars a year in medical bills and lost productivity and obviously when dealing with pain that's that severe these over the counter drugs aren't always going to cut it and that's why would currently dealing with things like the opioid crisis in our country now so the best tool for managing high pain levels is highly addictive and debilitating in its own.
"painkillers" Discussed on Part-Time Genius
"Yes so i think it's a smart idea to occasionally take stock of your over the counter drug use like if you're taking something that used daily for the same reason then you should probably consult your doctor about other treatment options like there could be an underlying issue that's just being masked by these painkillers yeah that's good advice for sure and all right well if you don't mind i kind of want to switch gears a little bit you know we've talked a little bit about the medications that that are not helpful for drinking alcohol but there's there's actually a recent study that suggests alcohol itself is a pretty good way to manage pain you know perhaps even better than some of the painkillers we've talked about well i mean you do sometimes hear about alcohol is the way to dolor numb pain especially in country music and sin we've already established that's basically what painkillers do i guess it does make sense of course if you were to regularly use alcohol for pain management you'd run into similar long term problems as with end saids or as in medicine absolutely i mean that's an interesting study and it might be good to know and a pinch but i doubt any medical professional would actually recommend drinking as a way to treat chronic pain and i'm pretty sure that we should not go on the record is suggesting that we're not suggesting that but tell me what the study said all right so researchers at the university of greenwich in london they gathered volunteers for a study on pain and alcohol and they found that the participants reported a reduced sensitivity to pain with every drink consumed and this is actually the interesting part like the effect was cumulative so after three drinks for men and two for women the participants pain thresholds rose from small to moderate slash large according to the researchers this pain relieving affect on alcohol on pain intensity is comparable to opioids and actually more powerful than acetaminophen.
"painkillers" Discussed on Part-Time Genius
"As a trademark term you know kinda like tylenol or some of these others for about twenty years but after that aspirin became a generic word for the asa based medicine in most markets actually still today they are holds the trademark in in some countries so what about another end said like aiba profession is that the actual chemical ingredient or is it just another trademark term that died and went generic now i've appropriate is its own active ingredient which you'll find and brandon versions like advil or motrin and although the chemicals themselves are different ibuprofen works pretty similarly to the asa an aspirin in fact the man who discovered ibuprofen his name was dr stewart adams he did so while he was looking into how aspirin worked this was back in the early nineteen fifties adams was working in the research department at a place called boots pure drug company and this was in england and his goal at the time was the find the new way of treating rheumatoid arthritis that wasn't reliant on steroids and all the side effects that come along with those so i mean at this time aspirin was already in use so we've already said it was non steroidal and it was great for inflammation like why didn't arthritis patients just use that they did but there were drawbacks to any painkiller that will be talking about it in the case of aspirin it usually has to be given fairly high doses and that of course greatly increases the risk of side effects like allergic reaction or indigestion or in some cases even internal bleeding so adamson his team were after an alternative that could be better tolerated if if they were going to be used regularly and it didn't come easily i mean together with a chemist and a technician adams actually tested the potency of more than six hundred chemical compounds over the course of about a ten year period allow and i i mean you do hear about sort of like a ten year cycle for drugs coming to come out but like was it just like trial and error until they figured out this winning compound.
"painkillers" Discussed on Part-Time Genius
"Which you know you might guess is the same system that response to cannabis or marijuana so you know this is according to researchers at lund university in sweden and sediment often activates to ion channels in the brain and spinal cord and these are the two channels that also respond to cannabinoid and the weird thing though is that these ion channels can actually trigger pain and issue responses so it's pretty strange that activating them would actually reduce the pain it is but you know like i said nobody really knows for sure how these all work well you know you mentioned that acetaminophen has been around since the eighteen hundreds so why don't we switch gears and talk a little bit more about the history behind a few of the common painkillers yeah so you know i'm always tempted to start from the beginning and dig into the weird history beyond a topic but with something like pain relievers feels like it might be a tad to emphasise i mean pain is something that humans have had to contend with on a daily basis and at this point we've actually spent millennia like experimenting with different kinds of ways to manage it it's kind of a lot to cover you you know know actually when i was studying abroad to that we went to the valley which haven't had much contact with western civilization and our professor told us that people used to manage their headaches by putting these pieces of tape on the sides of their heads in fact if you give them aspirin or tylenol or whatever it would actually really really affect them and it was kind of funny because marijuana actually grew wild in the fields they're everywhere it was all over the place but noone smoked as pain released they just use these little strips of tape to manage their pain and you know maybe it works i didn't actually try and try some tape we could easily devote a whole episode to bizarre pain management techniques that people have tried in the past you look at everything from like boring holes and people skulls hanging gongs the scare away painful spirits which i know you still do sometime but yeah but those ancient remedies that have the most bearing on painkillers today they're actually the botanical ones so for instance you know you look at the ancient greeks they chewed bark and the leaves of.
"painkillers" Discussed on Part-Time Genius
"Even the most basic facts about the pills that we so readily swallow in fact according to a two thousand one survey from the national council on patient information and education only one third of the public is able to identify the active ingredient in their painkiller of choice and with over the counter pain relievers accounting for over five billion in sales last year that's a big chunk of the population that medicare was something they really don't know that much about so for today's episode russia gonna shine some light on the little known facts behind a few of the world's most commonly taken but least understood medications so we'll try to get an idea of where they come from and what they're best suited for as well as what the future of pain management might look like aren't making so where do you think we should start so i mean this might sound a little basic but i thought it'd be helpful to start with a quick refresher on what pain really is and how a non prescription painkiller actually works to relieve it so for the first part of that pain is really just this early warning system it's our bodies way of letting us know that we're injured or even though we're doing something that we probably should stop doing so for instance if you put your hand on the hot stove special nerve receptors in your skin will actually respond to the damage from the heat and that sensation is then sent as a chemical message to the spinal cord and your brain stem and from there the message travels to the brain which is where the sensation is registered and processed and finally perceived as pain that's a helpful description but it is kind of weird to take a step back and think about like it almost makes it sound kind of bureaucratic.
"painkillers" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One
"The of unique and have an aid package since think want no matter what the sponsor says they can say okay were peruvian here's the p i period but as you can imagine we have respect and responsibility for the developers as well so we always always worked hard with a sponsor of the illusion of versus sufficient i should mention after the fda dance biker went on to work for purdue pharma the maker of oxycontin that package insert damn was talking about oxycontin was approved by the fda in 1995 and it had that sentence we told you about at the beginning of the episode delayed absorption as provided by oxycontin tablets is believed to reduce the abuse liability of a drug it's like both simple and common arrived it's a pretty short sentence right i mean listen its one two three four or five six seven the doctor taleb alexander is going to help us impact that fifteen or sixteen seventeen word sentence he's an epidemiology and medicine professor at johns hopkins university he and the chairman of an fda advisory committee on drug safety for neurologic diseases he knows a lot about regulations and about prescription painkillers we asked him to help make sense of that sentence will catches dr alexander's ear is that word believed verse or caviar here of a sudden says it's boom leave to reduce the abuse liability of a drugs so they're not fading that it does reduce the abuse liability of a drug but but this is a slippery slope oxycontin was the only opioid that had a sentence like this and its label a sentence that suggested it was less abuse both than other opioids based on a belief so this is a pretty unusual sentence and officials at purdue later testified when the sentence was written purdue had not done any clinical studies to test oxycontin is abuse potential studies that would have backed that sentence up i'll just read a little bit from a sworn deposition from two thousand three that we obtained where purdue official is being questioned.
"painkillers" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"When i got off of a painkillers and i finally was able to break the cycle of addiction of six years of painkiller abuse i got off a painkillers my number one problem was physical pain i could not walk like i when i wake up in the morning i'm i'm slouched over on bent over have a really hard time with everything in january i started a ketogenic diet january of last year started a ketogenic diet with lauded journey it's a highfat lara no sugar anarchy it is a anti inflammatory anti inflammatory diet along with the fact that had been taken crate them for the previous couple of months and between the two things they have reduce the inflammation in my body so greatly that like i i do all sorts of shed that i didn't i didn't do for a long long time where did they and i i saw the documentary which is coming out in march this coming march two thousand eighteen um the i saw that their pills but it's not really regulator but fda and then there's seemed to be pierce form they have they cycle bars rediscount that any in that just literally just make the tea as you sit there the pill kinda hard to tell exactly what's in that capsule if somebody wanted to try the cradle what would you say be the safest straight is forward way of doing it to make sure that this didn't have other things in the capsule or other things that were shipped to their house that's really difficult and that's the problem that were having in that's a problem that i'm trying to define where do you get your stash so i i a company called urban ice that it's a company actually made the documentary with and the only reason why i never mentioned one single bran is for one simple reason when i met the guy i asked them hey you know do you guys test this is this legitimate at all we test it three times and baba he show me all the paperwork and i started looking into and said well how many other creidim i'm companies test and his answer was as far as i know i'm the only one i'm like.
"painkillers" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones
"Obviously if you're play would a concussion the injury can definitely be worse like there's no doubt about that would but man it's never going to be easy to get this right but the part that i think that we just got a roll through like it's no big deal we need to pay more attention to is not about the hit injuries it's about the other injuries because the thing you've got to remember about the injuries that are not head injuries a man these dudes getting hooked on painkillers why do they can hotel pankios right like that knee injury that you can just keep all play in with you think those knee pains don't stay we guys right everything else that you do you think the did i got are that their bodies were not running ledgers of everything that it is that they did like that's not something to play around with either no injury that you get on a football field is something that you're supposed to play around with but just about all of whom are injuries that we expect these guys to play through all of the morin odyssey if they don't play through those injuries than his holy cow disorder goes weight so i applaud the nfl for the fact that they're paying more attention to what's going all the guys and head injuries and i think that they become conscientious in a way that they probably should have become conscientious above before i give them credit for that i'm just telling you as long as the basis of this is plate when you're hurt you gotta have a hard time getting guys to be like no no no this hurts different i'm not going to play you you're going to have a hard time getting a lot of people to wrap their minds around that especially when you're talking about an injury that does not necessarily make the worst football players i mean i would think that it would be because i could imagine do a my job with a concussion let alone that one but i think you understand my point.