Drug deaths involving Fentanyl more than doubled from 2015 to 2016

Fentanyl is rapidly taking a large part of the drug scene, and needs to be understood of its huge potential risk

Drug overdoses are expected to remain the leading cause of death for Americans under 50, as synthetic opioids — primarily fentanyl and its analogues — continue to push the death count higher.

Fentanyl is up to 50 times more potent than heroin and up to 100 times stronger than morphine.

Is there’s an epidemic and is this a “national” public health emergency? About as many Americans are expected to die this year of drug overdoses as died in the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined…

Read :

  • The First Count of Fentanyl Deaths in 2016: Up 540% in Three Years, nytimes, SEPT. 2, 2017.
  • Opioids, a Mass Killer We’re Meeting With a Shrug, nytimes, JUNE 22, 2017.
  • Drug Deaths in America Are Rising Faster Than Ever, nytimes, JUNE 5, 2017.
  • Featured image voicesinbioethics, 2016/04/25.

Estrogen in Our Waters ! ?

Estrogen in lakes feminizes fish

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Hormone Pregnancy Tests in the UK : Joan Ryan MP Talks

There are many, many victims with different levels of deformities due to this drug, said MP Joan Ryan

During a debate on Hormone Pregnancy Tests, Joan Ryan MP said the recent Government review seemed to be set on “discrediting” victims. She called for a public inquiry into the hormone pregnancy test Primodos and its connection to deformities and other birth defects.

House of Commons and House of Lords Debates

There have been growing calls for a public inquiry into the “Report of the Commission on Human Medicines’ Expert Working Group on Hormone Pregnancy Tests” scandal, after MPs debated the Primodos drug’s legacy.

Severals MPs have joined the Primodos campaigners to say that the Expert Working Group review was a complete whitewash.

  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 14 December 2017 – 15:20:54 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 10:40:26 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 17:53:45 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 13 October 2016 – 15:05:52 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 21 January 2016 – 11:06:20 parliamentlive.tv.

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MPs Call for Public Inquiry into Hormone Pregnancy Tests

Judge-led inquiry into pregnancy drug Primodos not “off the table”, the Government confirmed

There have been growing calls for a public inquiry into the “Report of the Commission on Human Medicines’ Expert Working Group on Hormone Pregnancy Tests” scandal, after MPs debated the Primodos drug’s legacy.

Severals MPs have joined the Primodos campaigners to say that the Expert Working Group review was a complete whitewash.

House of Commons and House of Lords Debates

  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 14 December 2017 – 15:20:54 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 10:40:26 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 17:53:45 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 13 October 2016 – 15:05:52 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 21 January 2016 – 11:06:20 parliamentlive.tv.

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Lower-Dose Primodos-like Contraceptives are Still being used Today : is it Safe ?

Primodos EWG Report : Marie Lyon Comments

Marie Lyon, Chair of the Association for Children Damaged by Hormone Pregnancy Tests, speaks live to Jason Farrell, Senior Political Correspondent for Sky News, about the growing anger among MPs over last month’s Government-commissioned report on the pregnancy drug Primodos.

Severals MPs have joined the Primodos campaigners to say that the Expert Working Group review was a complete whitewash.

  • To download the Report of the Commission on Human Medicines’ Expert Working Group on Hormone Pregnancy Testsgov.uk.

House of Commons and House of Lords Debates

  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 14 December 2017 – 15:20:54 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 10:40:26 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 17:53:45 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 13 October 2016 – 15:05:52 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 21 January 2016 – 11:06:20 parliamentlive.tv.

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Primodos EWG Report : I Did Not Endorse it, said Nick Dobrik

Nick Dobrik thinks the committee had no right to reach the conclusion they did

Thalidomide campaigner Nick Dobrik is very angry about his name used to give credibility to the EWG report after its publication.
He told Sky’s Jason Farrell he doesn’t agree with the conclusion the committee reached.

  • To download the Report of the Commission on Human Medicines’ Expert Working Group on Hormone Pregnancy Testsgov.uk.

House of Commons and House of Lords Debates

  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 14 December 2017 – 15:20:54 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 10:40:26 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 17:53:45 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 13 October 2016 – 15:05:52 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 21 January 2016 – 11:06:20 parliamentlive.tv.

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Primodos Inquiry Needed : a Powerful Speech from Sir Edward Davey in Commons

Ed Davey MP – “Mr deputy speaker this is a scandal… They knew!”

Ex-cabinet minister Sir Ed Davey urged the health minister to “stand up to the nonsense of continued obfuscation” over the Primodos drug.

  • To download the Report of the Commission on Human Medicines’ Expert Working Group on Hormone Pregnancy Testsgov.uk.

House of Commons and House of Lords Debates

  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 14 December 2017 – 15:20:54 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 10:40:26 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 17:53:45 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 13 October 2016 – 15:05:52 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 21 January 2016 – 11:06:20 parliamentlive.tv.

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Thalidomide : The Drug that Came Back (in Brazil and in The UK)

Yorkshire Television, First Tuesday, 1993

Decades years after Thalidomide was launched, with devastating results, it was being hailed once again as a wonder drug.

Thalidomide is prescribed in Brazil, where there are a large number of leprosy patients, but children are still being born today in South America with limb defects because of its terrible effects in pregnancy.

Related Press Releases

  • 2011 – Thalidomide returns: scandal-hit drug is now used across NHS Independent.
  • 2004 – It’s backThe Guardian.
  • 1995 – The return of thalidomide Independent.

Not Safe as Prescribed

Lawrence Golbom’s insight on how America’s 21st century opium epidemic started, 2016

Lawrence Golbom’s insight on how America’s 21st century opium epidemic started, 2016

Jeremy Spencer was 23 and graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering in 1993. Within two years he unknowingly was in charge of producing a new miracle pain killer as powerful as heroin. The book follows his twelve year career with the most diabolical pharmaceutical company in history.

Love, loss, deceit, lies, political corruption and murder are intertwined within Jeremy’s twelve years. Not Safe As Prescribed combines a love story with revealing the time line that led to the pharmaceutical masterminds who created the biggest medical hoax since the legal introduction of heroin in 1898.

More Information
  • Customer reviews on Amazon.
  • Interview with the Author of the Pharma Thriller Not Safe As Prescribed, oped, 4/3/2017.
  • The Truth About the Opioid Crisis, newsblaze, April 6, 2017.

How responsible and valuable is the EWG report about Primodos side-effects ?

Sky’s Jason Farrell special report: Primodos revisited – the Government study

Two weeks ago, an Expert Working Group (EWG) of the UK’s Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) has published their report on the use of hormone pregnancy tests (HPTs) and adverse effects relating to pregnancy including possible birth defects.

A lecturer in medical sciences says its not possible for a Government-commissioned study to conclude that Primodos pregnancy drug was safe.

Commission on Human Medicines

  • Report of the Commission on Human Medicines’ Expert Working Group on Hormone Pregnancy Tests, gov.uk.
  • Referral letter for genetic testing, gov.uk.
  • Press coverage, news.google.

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