The Daily Buzz: Duterte's Slaughter; Record Fine for 2,600 Percent Pharma Hike; Gwyneth Paltrow on Drinking as Much as Her and Still Looking Like Her

Dec 07 2016

The Daily Buzz: Duterte’s Slaughter; Record Fine for 2,600 Percent Pharma Hike; Gwyneth Paltrow on Drinking as Much as Her and Still Looking Like Her

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

“They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals” [New York Times]
Photojournalist Daniel Berehulak’s extraordinary, harrowing documentation of victims of Rodrigo Duterte’s murderous drug war.

Pfizer, Flynn Get Record Fine for 2,600% Price Increase on Drug [Bloomberg]
The two companies abused their dominant position in the UK epilepsy drug market.

It’s Time to Normalize Medical Marijuana in Pro Sports [Forbes]
Demands like this have sprung from Steve Kerr, the Golden State Warriors coach and former five-time NBA champion player, talking publicly about his medical marijuana use after back surgery.

Smoking Alleviates Schizophrenia Symptoms—Study [Radio New Zealand]
Even if true, it doesn’t do much for life expectancy. The relationship between mental health and smoking is controversial and depressing. Widespread availability of e-cigarettes for people with mental illnesses would help.

Inside a Drug Treatment Center That Actually Works [Mother Jones]
Unsurprisingly, since we’re talking opioids, we’re talking buprenorphine.

Gwyneth Paltrow Explains How You Can Drink a Lot and Still Look Like Her [People]
Her answer, we’re sure, is 100 percent not motivated by personal gain.