Critics fight against Zohydro’s release in March

As America’s newest prescription painkiller Zohydro prepares to hit the markets in March, critics have embarked in one final effort to halt its release. Just earlier this week, more than 40 prominent health care, consumer and addiction treatment groups—including CASAColumbia, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Hazelden—signed a letter to the FDA to repeal Zohydro. “In Read more…

Breaking News: New Hampshire Legalizes Medical Marijuana

New Hampshire governor Maggie Hassan signed a bill Tuesday making New Hampshire the 19th state and the last remaining state in New England to legalize medical marijuana. Qualified patients—such as patients with cancer or multiple sclerosis—are allowed to obtain up to two ounces of marijuana from state-sanctioned dispensaries, though they are not allowed to grow Read more…

Carnival Cruise Seeks to Become Alcoholic Factory

The nation’s well-known Carnival Cruise line is using a new incentive to lure customers: an “all-you-can-drink” alcohol package. This package is now available to four of its ships. The $50 per day package will give buyers access to nearly unlimited wine, beer and spirits, as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Talk about a strategic marketing technique! Read more…

Heroin Addiction Can Be Blocked. Not.

“Heroin Addiction Blocked Via Immune System” screams one headline. “Breakthrough research shows heroin addiction can be blocked with new drug” shouts New York Daily News. It’s official: the world was informed on August 16, 2012, that scientists have found a way to de-addict the world’s most addictive substance. If you’ve read the article, you’re undoubtedly Read more…

For Real: Alcohol That Tastes Like Water

Consumers love to drink alcohol that has a little flavor, but what about alcohol with no flavor? That’s right. We’re talking about beer that tastes like water. A Real Novelty Created by the Mckenzie River Corporation, AIR (Alcohol Inspired Refresher), will be the first tasteless, colorless and odorless alcoholic drink to hit the shelves. Although, Read more…