The Daily Buzz: 35 States Sue Suboxone Maker for Profiteering; Kratom in the Balance; "This Is Your Brain on Drugs" Guy Endorses Legal Weed

Oct 21 2016

The Daily Buzz: 35 States Sue Suboxone Maker for Profiteering; Kratom in the Balance; “This Is Your Brain on Drugs” Guy Endorses Legal Weed

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Reckitt Benckiser Sued by 35 US States for “Profiteering” From Opioid Treatment [The Guardian]
The manufacturer of Suboxone is accused of numerous unethical practices, including creating false safety concerns, to keep prices high.

Kratom: Deadly Drug or Herbal Cure for Opioid Epidemic? [Rolling Stone]
The DEA recently backed down on its plan to introduce an emergency ban, but kratom’s future still hangs in the balance.

Colorado Marijuana’s Potency Getting “Higher” [CNN]
But the negative effects of the availability of higher THC levels are debatable.

Bernie Sanders Wants to Know Why This Cancer Drug Costs Nearly $200,000 a Year [Washington Post]
As well he might. The drug in question is Iclusig, a treatment for a rare form of leukemia.

Mistaking Gathering for Trump Rally, Drunk Woman Smears Peanut Butter on Cars [Newsday]
It was in fact of a Wisconsin conservation group, with nothing to do with politics.

“This Is Your Brain on Drugs” Guy Endorses Recreational Marijuana [Gizmodo]
The star of the original PSA is voting “yes.”