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[Narco-terroism] Punjab and Haryana High Court rejects bail plea of alleged HAWALA operator, accused of receiving and transferring money at the instance of the kingpin of a racket pushing narcotics from #Pakistan into India.
#punjab #DRUGS #drugcartel
NIA submitted before the court that accused Amit Gambhir had sent an amount of around Rs. 4 cores 20 lakhs, which were proceeds from contraband to Dubai on various occasions.
#Punjab #drugcartel
NIA also informed that a gang in India was engaged in smuggling weapons, ammunition, gold, silver, heroin, smack, other drugs as well as fake currency, having links with Pakistani drug smugglers as well as intelligence agencies of Pakistan.
#Punjab #DRUGS
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FYI: there’s a bad batch of cocaine being sold in #Nashville. Likely has fentanyl in it. I’ve seen 4 ODs tonight so far. Presenting like opiate overdoses but all say they only did coke. #Tennessee #publichealth #drugs
I tested 2 of my patients that were the most affected. Both of them had UDS neg including cocaine. Our drug screens don’t test for fentanyl.
The neg cocaine test plus no other substances plus the opiate overdose presentation (unresponsive, then revived with naloxone) likely means the patients did straight up fentanyl. And likely why they ended up in my emergency department.
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Dear World,

Recently a man of much wealth and so undue power & influence, @elonmusk, made a bizarre, senseless attempt to malign a drug, #BUPROPION (aka Wellbutrin/Zyban), which continues to profoundly benefit the lives, the functioning, of myself & others.

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The potential implications of this must be addressed.

Of all the drugs on the market — some easy to get as candy (alcohol, cigarettes, vaping), others blithely prescribed, often irresponsibly (opioids, broad-spectrum anti-biotics) &

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in some cases even seemingly maliciously (opioids, anti-psychotics) — why would he pick one that´s been in use since the ´80s, never had any controversy, helps a lot of people lose weight, and helps a lot of us THINK, PERCEIVE, COMMUNICATE, LEARN, and MOVE ABOUT.

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#Thread
#Drugs
#DrugsCenterInGujarat

२० सप्टेंबर २०२१ ला गुजरातमधील मुंद्रा पोर्टवर
३ हजार कोटीची #heroine जप्त 👇
११ नोव्हेंबर २०२१ गुजरातमधील द्वारकेत ३५० कोटीच ड्रग्स जप्त 👇👇
१५ नोव्हेंबर २०२१ गुजरात मधील मोरबी जिल्ह्यात ६०० कोटिच ड्रग्स जप्त 👇👇
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I commented on the CDC's rewrite.
For whatever that's worth.
I'm exhausted, angry, & now grieving a loss that no parent should ever have to face.
I've had my health & ability to live stolen and lost far too many people I love and care about to this #OpioidInsanity.
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2- My comment?
You have no intention of ending this atrocity. You have had people in the pain community chasing their tails for years while asking for our input and 'comments'.
#Chronicpain
3-We've explained over and over that we are suffering and dying out here in the real world. That MDs tell us to our faces that they are AFRAID of the DEA, and that we are not worth risking their licenses over.
#Chronicpain
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What’s the deal w/ people in #pain using #opioids? (Read entire thread.) We are not “drug addicts.” We are physically DEPENDENT on our meds, which we need to function w/out pain (i.e, to function). Physical dependence occurs on heart meds & #antidepressants too. #ThisIsUs
And I am not trying to stigmatize #addiction here. But rly, let’s talk; chronic pain patients (#CPPs) have been forced to KILL themselves due to untreated pain, due to bad #policy, due to the #stigma, foolishness & financial incentives of others. This has a name: opiophobia…
If you took me off ALL opioids, I (like most #painpatients) would go through ugly opioid #withdrawals (and make sure to poop/puke on YOU for causing them)! 😂

And even after months of “abstaining,” and withdrawals disappearing, I would be “clean” in the eyes of the world, but…
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1/ New paper out w/ @bnrome @Beatrice__Brown @akesselheim @PORTAL_Research examines how top-performing hospitals mark up prices on clinician-administered drugs.

🧵 below.

jamanetwork.com/journals/jamai…
2/ As of January 1, 2021, hospitals must now post payer-specific prices for all goods and services, including clinician administered drugs.

nejm.org/doi/full/10.10…
3/ Early compliance with the rule has been sluggish. See great work from @suhas_gondi @AdamLBeckman @averyofoje @JMichaelMcW

jamanetwork.com/journals/jamai…
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providers caught up in disciplinary action viewed as “good doctors” practicing within accepted norms of patient care.

physicians never charged with any crimes but could not recover after their practice had
been shut down, records confiscated, or had poor publicity in the media🤯
“They were coming in and busting a lot of docs and then making it so… that we didn't need that law to be
afraid.”

#chronicpain #opioids #WestVirginia #health #healthcare #disability #medtwitter #Pharmacist
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I read somewhere statement by @PawarSpeaks on #IndiraG & her death.

1: Pawar is frustrated with NO one asking him for anything except where is @AnilDeshmukhNCP?

2: He believed that as king of #Baramati he will still have his swag - he is cut short & agencies are too close

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3: His Frustration - with change in Essential Commodities Amendment Act he cannot whip inflation to suit his need.

4: He believes #IndiraG was murdered by Farmers of #Punjab - कौन सा गाँजा फूंकते है यह 🧐

5: Does be mean that everyone in #Punjab is a murderer?

@nstomar

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6: @narendramodi ensured that his daughter remains poor & is NOT able to grow Crores of out of flower pot.

7:In short - @PawarSpeaks is just another #IrrelevantSeekingRelevance

8: It’s just that #LongRope is keeping him away from #Tihar - can’t say about 👇🏼

@praful_patel

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This Sunday is #WorldMentalHealthDay2021, so here is a #BrainStuff thread about one of the less often discussed, and more readily stigmatised, disorders; addiction.

What happens in the brain to make addiction so harmful? Suffice to say, it's not 'just a matter of willpower'

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At present, practically all 'recognised' forms of addiction concern a type of psychoactive chemical substance. Alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, heroin, cocaine, etc.

The only 'official' non-chemical type of addiction so far is gambling.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…

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There's much debate as to whether other types of addiction should be recognised, like shopping, porn/sex addiction, video games or social media etc.

These are all essentially marked 'TBC' right now. They may end up being recognised addictions, they may need a new label

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Very Cool😎
Presenting my 1rst article w/ @reason

Most Opioid Settlement Funds Aren't Going to Addiction Services

It doesn't work that way
reason.com/2021/09/21/mos… #opioids #health #healthcare #drugs #addiction #medicine #disability #opioidcrisis #chronicpain #MedTwitter #news
Americans take at face value the claim opioid settlements will provide justice for victims & necessary funding for addiction treatment

Despite what media & politicians may say,
that isnt how this works
reason.com/2021/09/21/mos… #HarmReduction @maiasz @filth_filler @ZachWritesStuff
A repeat of the largest settlement in US history,

the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement in which 98% of the funds ended up in states general budgets

reason.com/2021/09/21/mos… @CathyYoung63 @GhanaboyPharmd @national_pain @bernybelvedere @brad_polumbo @conor64 @wil_da_beast630
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Of all the diseases, the ONE that is most often thought as something that can be treated with #exercise is, of course, #obesity. But, instead, obesity is commonly treated with #drugs. Who would like to know more about the history of FDA-approved obesity drugs in the US? A thread!
For economy, let's skip the part about the 1st wave of obesity drugs being based on amphetamine & methamphetamine (to speed up metabolic rate), either alone or in combination with a "downer," to balance the stimulatory effect of the meth/amphetamine on the central nervous system.
In 1959, phentermine (an amphetamine analogue, with less addictive potential) was introduced. It stimulates the release of norepinephrine (primarily), and dopamine and serotonin (secondarily) in the brain. Acts as an appetite suppressant.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 06/14/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/06/14/dai…
The Compton Pledge: Guaranteed Income--A Community's Vision for Freedom

comptonpledge.org/about/

#GuaranteedIncome
New discovery shows human cells can write RNA sequences into DNA

phys.org/news/2021-06-d…

#RNASequencing #dna #HumanCells #PolymeraseBehavior
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2. Stew Peters' interviews #DrJaneRuby, outs the CDC for "lies" -- confirms a "well known" but experimental ("not for humans") technology called #magnetofection that magnetizes cells (for the purpose destabilizing the cells; enabling changes to mRNA):

rumble.com/vi6vfp-exposed…
... I will attempt to keep this thread updated of news re: people becoming magnetized as a result of AT LEAST the #Moderna toxins.

more news soon...
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#OperationTrojanShield

Wow! Big news!!

With this operation, #Encrochat #Sky #MPC & other encrypted networks being infiltrated, does this mean the end of #Drugs #Corruption #OrganisedCrime ?🤔

Hmmm!

It's a brilliant operation BUT may have unintended consequences

A #Thread
I got sucked into doing some amateur study of the economy of drug trafficking because of brilliant TV shows.

When you study the numbers, understand the geo-politics, social, criminal & financial elements behind the global industry... you realise just how powerful it really is!🎬
If you trace the industry from;
- Areas of production
- Transit routes
- End Markets

Then look at the money flows;
-Peso exchange
-Hawala networks
-Offshore
-Trade based money laundering
etc

Then the operational groups🧐

It's mind blowing in scale & influence @InSightCrime 🤯
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“Violence,” you say, “is the last refuge of the incompetent.”
I can only agree. It’s a great saying. Whose is it?
“Isaac Asimov, I think. I’m not sure.”
The science fiction writer?
“Yes.”
I love the guy. He said a lot of great stuff. Have spacesuit. Will travel.

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#violence
“No, that was Heinlein.”
Ah. Right-wing libertarian Heinlein. I loved a lot of his stuff, too. Starship Troopers. Stranger In A Strange Land. Shame he was a right-wing libertarian.

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#violence
“He was probably ok with violence, too.”
Shifting back to the topic of violence….
“Shall we?”
Why not? I agree with you.
“With me or Isaac Asimov?”
Either. Both.

3/31
#violence
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#Thread about #racism #Police #Right #UnitedNations #city #Crime #drugs :

America's most dangerous city is fighting crime with a radical plan
Baltimore has the highest murder rate of any major American city.

Source: nzz.ch/pro-global/usa…
Now the responsible public prosecutor no longer wants to prosecute a number of crimes - in order to have more resources for solving serious crimes.
In 2020, in Baltimore, the largest city in the state of Maryland, an average of one person fell victim to a crime almost every day: 335 people died in a city with 615,000 inhabitants.
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This tweet thread is about the #Covid_19: Updates from Singapore webinar on 26 Feb 2021

I've been busy so this is ~ a month after

It will be followed by a tweet thread documenting a more recent episode that was last week
#Covid_19 : Updates from Singapore is a webinar organised by @WHOGOARN and @NUSMedicine

And moderated by @profdalefisher, Prof. David Allen, and Dr. Louisa Sun
We are joined tonight by Dr. Peter Karim Ben Embarek
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11 common ways men damage their #sperm without knowing

1. Tight underwears
2. Hot baths
3. Infections
4. Varicoceles
5. Laptops
6. Drugs
7. Mobile phones
8. Smoking
9. Marijuana
10. Heavy drinking
11. Steroids

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Wear boxers instead of tight pants, & go to bed naked if you want to become a father!

Wearing tight #underwears like pants or shorts keep your testicles closer to the body, leading to warmer temperatures that may kill sperm & lower your sperm count.
Bathing with #hotwater frequently exposes your testicles to heat, which can reduce your sperm count.

Same thing happens to men who use saunas often.

In fact, if you're worried about infertility, it's best to bath with normal or lukewarm water.

Avoid hot water baths!
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9 causes of low sperm count/quality you should know

1. Infections
2. Varicocele
3. Heat & Stress
4. Drugs
5. Being too fat
6. Hormones
7. Other medical issues
8. Alcohol & smoking
9. Chemicals

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Please RT for awareness
Low sperm count or #oligospermia means the semen a man ejaculates during an orgasm contains fewer sperm than normal. Medically, it means having less than 15 million sperm in 1ml of your semen.

If there's no sperm at all in your semen, it is called #azoospermia.
Having low sperm count significantly lowers your chances of being able to impregnate a woman.

Many families have been torn apart because of the resulting infertility.

Unfortunately, in some cases, people erroneously think the cause of the infertility is the woman.
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Listen to this story of #tuberculosis
Real, not fiction. Even though may sound like super fiction. Of a patient now admitted under me.

56 yr man. Prior #smoker No #alcohol use, no #DRUGS. Family guy. Starts havin cough. Nagging no sputum
Keeps him awake at night
#MedTwitter
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He goes 2 a GP. Clinical examination and blood tests done. Says some chest infection. Puts him on antibiotics for a week. Asks for review. 1wk later some change in symptoms, but not fully ok. GP extends antibiotic course 7 more days. C, no fever and no signs of infection yet.
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After 14d course, no change. Patient chucks the GP. Goes for a senior GP. Senior GP does clinical exam,blood tests AND chest X ray. X ray comes back as "not looking normal" 🙄 But no diagnosis. So he says. Let's try a short course of #antibiotics AND antifungal. Again 14 days
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#Paraguay #Brazil #Asunción #drugs #PrisonBreak

After a failed attempt at liberation, Paraguay deported an influential drug trafficker to his home country, Brazil.
Earlier, alleged members of the Brazilian crime syndicate Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC) tried to free their imprisoned leader Giovanni Barbosa da Silva from police custody. However, the officers were able to thwart the release of the prisoners.
According to media reports, he was flown to the border town of Ciudad del Este, where he was to be expelled. The Primeiro Comando da Capital is one of the most powerful criminal organizations in Brazil and is involved in drug trafficking, contract killings and robberies.
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