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Pharma Futility and the American Health System

Felicity had an interesting encounter with our dysfunctional health system recently. If you’re not from the United States, you may be befuddled by this story because it couldn’t possibly be true. If you do live in the U.S., you will probably sigh in commiseration or cynically say, “Well, of course! Everyone is used to this! […]

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Laurel Dewey Interview Part 3: Parents Who Drug Their Children

Our Beyond Chronic interview with Laurel Dewey, author of the new novel Betty’s (Little Basement) Garden, continues as Laurel discusses (not) getting high on medical cannabis, a traveling propaganda circus, and her outrage at parents who give their children truly dangerous drugs. David Fiedler: So we’ve been sitting here for over half an hour talking about […]

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Tylenol: The Synthesized Painkiller That Works Like Medical Marijuana

If you’re into brand names, you call it Tylenol; if you’re into generics, it’s acetaminophen; if you’re from almost anywhere else in the world but North America, it’s called paracetamol. But it’s one of the most widely-selling pain relievers on the market, and (relatively) recently, researchers finally discovered how it works. And it works a […]