David Crosby’s Genes

Besides, it’s probably a vulnerability to addiction that’s in the genes, rather than the disease itself, and that crosses generations.

Here’s a story I found more than a little disappointing.

The US Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas has abruptly resigned, giving no reason other than to ‘pursue other opportunities’. I believe that runs dead even with ‘spend more time with my family’ in the civil servant’s lexicon of popular excuses. It’s often employed to conceal the real reasons behind an uncomfortable departure.

That seems to have been true in this case. Seems that everyone involved knows it was really in response to interference by his bosses at the Department of Justice (DOJ) when his Office attempted to prosecute a principal offender in the dispensing of opoids that fueled the prescription drug epidemic in his community.

Of course, it wasn’t just any offender they wanted to charge. It was Walmart, the world’s largest company. And with criminal instead of civil charges.

Oops. The story from last March:
Walmart Was Almost Charged Criminally Over Opioids. Trump Appointees...

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Perilous Prosecution

In one instance, a Corporate Compliance manager came right out and advised a pharmacist that his role was to drive sales for the company. Meaning to keep pushing opioids, above all.

Perilous Prosecution

In one instance, a Corporate Compliance manager came right out and advised a pharmacist that his role was to drive sales for the company. Meaning to keep pushing opioids, above all.

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Medical Relapse Trap

That is not the doc’s fault, and frankly, it isn't really James’, either. It’s what happens where addiction rules. If not at that moment, then the next.

Medical Relapse Trap

That is not the doc’s fault, and frankly, it isn't really James’, either. It’s what happens where addiction rules. If not at that moment, then the next.

Higher and Higher

Not completely unexpectedly, the research team found that using the more potent forms substantially increased the risk for cannabis use disorders (CUDs in the US),  as well as anxiety disorders.

Bad Timing

And the principle on which his transition plan would have been based is adaptability to the unforeseen.

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Their presence sometimes go unnoticed because it’s the problem children that wind up in the media, the result of an incident or neighborhood complaints.

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