A new study offers some of the strongest evidence yet of the connection between the marketing of opioids to doctors and the nation’s addiction epidemic.
It found that counties where opioid manufacturers offered a large number of gifts and payments to doctors had more overdose deaths involving the drugs than counties where direct-to-physician marketing was less aggressive.
The study, published Friday in JAMA Network Open, said the industry spent about $40 million promoting opioid medications to nearly 68,000 doctors from 2013 through 2015, including by paying for meals, trips and consulting fees. And it found that for every three additional payments that companies made to doctors per 100,000 people in a county, overdose deaths involving prescription opioids there a year later were 18 percent higher.
Exactly one year ago (Think Mirror), Q posted the following:
Q !UW.yye1fxo No.24
Jan 18 2018 21:09:31 (EST)
Are you following the news today?
WHAT A BIG NEWS DAY.
These people are REALLY stupid.
This will be the END of the D party.
This will be the path forward (w/ public outrage) to JAIL many so-called 'untouchables'.
You, THE PEOPLE, have the POWER.
DOWN SHE GOES.
Q !UW.yye1fxo No.39
Jan 19 2018 00:45:08 (EST)
Timing is everything.
Q !UW.yye1fxo No.43
Jan 19 2018 16:02:49 (EST)
Remember THIS DAY.
@LauraWBush and I are grateful to our Secret Service personnel and the thousands of Federal employees who are working hard for our country without a paycheck. And we thank our fellow citizens who are supporting them,” Bush said. “It’s time for leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown.”
Intentionally manipulating kids to have emotional problems so you can have more vulnerable consumers for your advertisers to better micro target. That would be pretty damaging. Like parents of children who have committed suicide shooting up Facebook HQ kinda damaging.
Basically, Facebook has done research in the past to manipulate the emotions of people using it. Facebook has the ability to determine when people are experiencing certain emotions as they are using it, and can use this info for advertising.
Output at U.S. factories grew 1.1 percent last month, the Federal Reserve said Friday. Economists had expected industrial production to be flat to barely rising. Compared with a year ago, industrial production rose 4 percent in December.
The December industrial production numbers indicate that earlier anecdotal reports and surveys that suggested a manufacturing slowdown were offbase.
...he told Alisyn Camerota that he has "not personally" seen the evidence he cited in the report. But, he said, “the folks we have talked to — two officials we have spoken to are fully, 100 percent read into that aspect of the Special Counsel’s investigation.”
A U.S. Bitcoin ATM company has teamed up with international coin counter Coinstar to offer Bitcoin purchasing facilities in “thousands” of new locations.
The exact extent of the rollout remains undisclosed, but executives referenced “thousands” of U.S. locations currently served by Coinstar, which allows consumers to count loose change. Coinstar itself lists 20,000 ‘kiosks.’
IN A FEW nights, sky-watchers across the Americas will have a front-row seat to a rare cosmic event, as three lunar phenomena converge to give rise to what some people are calling a super blood wolf moon.
While that may sound like a song straight out of a 1970s rock opera, it’s actually a term for a type of total lunar eclipse.
Sky-watchers across the entire Western Hemisphere will be able to see all or part of the eclipse. North America, Central America, and South America will get to see all the phases of this special sky show, as the moon rides high in the eastern sky.
Unlike solar eclipses, lunar ones are safe to watch with the naked eye.
And, after finding that the rings have a fairly low mass, they came to the conclusion that the planet’s rings are only 10 to 100 million years old. This is much younger than the planet itself, which is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old.
Border Patrol Agents seized more than 700 pounds of cocaine along the US-Mexico border this week; confirming federal law enforcement found the “bundles of narcotics” along the banks of the Rio Grande river.
“Customs and Border Protection said the suspects were seen loading ‘bundles of narcotics’ into an off-road-style utility vehicle outside of Garciasville, a city in Texas up against the river. The suspects, apparently aware they had been seen, were able to ‘abruptly’ drive the vehicle into the river and escape into Mexico,”
Big Blue’s IBM Q System One is an integrated quantum computing system that the company says is optimized for commercial clients to access the burgeoning technology.
The Q System, IBM says, is "designed to one day tackle problems that are currently seen as too complex and exponential in nature for classical systems to handle.”
American Steve Bannon , a former campaign strategist for US President Donald Trump , met Thursday night with philosopher Olavo de Carvalho . The meeting took place at the home of the Brazilian, who lives in the State of Virginia, in the United States, and lasted about three hours.
One of Carvalho's books was on Bolsonaro's desk in the broadcast after the electoral victory in October. Besides the president and his sons have admiration for the philosopher, at least two ministers of the current government were nominated by the writer...
He also left carrying a copy of a book with the debate between Olavo de Carvalho and the Russian Alexandre Duguin.
You might be asking what the significance of this meeting is. Mr Olavo de Carvalho is a philosopher that's highly influential in Brazil's new government and with parallel ideas about the threats to western civilization. As you know Bannon is really responsible for setting up most - if not all - successfully, populist governments around the world that are currently making head-way. He's the Thomas Paine of our generation, but on a global scale. If anyone is interested, please see the video we are hosting on our YouTube channel. Lots of information regarding behind-the-scenes strategies is revealed by Bannon there. A must see.
Defined as being born after 1996, more than half of Generation Z Republicans believe government should play a more active role in solving problems, the Pew Research Center found in a study released on Thursday. Researchers, however, cautioned that Generation Z's views could change.
The Generation Z figure can be compared to more than one-third of millennial Republicans, born between 1981 and 1996; almost three-in-10 of Gen X Republicans, born between 1965 and 1980; less than a quarter of baby boomer Republicans, born between 1946 to 1964; and only a handful of silent generation Republicans, born between 1928 and 1945.
She is far from alone in changing her views on redefining marriage and other issues. But it is clear to me from her sad appearance in the apology video posted yesterday that she realizes that this is a mortal issue for her national political aspirations, so she needs to go with a full-throated endorsement of positions her religious teachings condemn.
On Thursday, the Travis County District Court ruled that the City of Austin, Texas, violated the law by barring handguns in City Hall and assessed a nine million dollar penalty against the city for the violation.
Ranchers and farmers near the U.S.-Mexico border have been finding prayer rugs on their properties in recent months, according to one rancher who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation by cartels who move the individuals.
The mats are pieces of carpet that those of the Muslim faith kneel on as they worship
Border Patrol and its parent agency, Customs and Border Protection, did not respond to multiple interview requests. But CBP's Arizona region issued a statement on Twitter Wednesday that said agents had arrested people from across the world over the past five days.
The largest single group of asylum seekers ever to cross into the U.S. tunneled beneath the border wall near San Luis, Arizona, on Monday, voluntarily turning themselves into Customs and Border Protection, according to the agency.
Migrants can be seen marching toward Border Patrol agents by the hundreds, according to video obtained by ABC News. Smugglers dug a series of seven holes, only a few feet long beneath the steel border fence, with hundreds going beneath the wall and a smaller number clambering over it, according to CBP.
The agency says 179 of the record 376 people who crossed were children, including over 30 unaccompanied minors -- children under 18 traveling on their own.
It's called "Project Alias" - a new user-driven project aimed at helping prevent our virtual assistants from hearing everything we say. The team behind it refers to "Alias" as a teachable parasite, because of the way it sits on top of the speaker section of your virtual assistant, like Google Home or Amazon Echo, and lets you be in control of more than just what it can hear.
For now, "Alias" is a home-grown product. You build the device yourself, then 3-D print the case so it sits perfectly over the speaker of your virtual assistant. "Alias" is open source, meaning easy-to-follow directions for both the device and the case are available online now for free. Once the device is on the speaker, it plays white noise, so the virtual assistant can't hear you...
A New Jersey woman has sued T-Mobile in state court last week for sexual harassment, invasion of privacy, and other counts. She claims that, when she went to trade in her iPhone 7 at a store, two male employees rifled through her photos without her consent.
The men allegedly quickly found a private naked video of the woman, referred to in the complaint as "N.E.," and played it for themselves. The woman was mortified.
A study by researchers from Sweden and Hungary shows that white, painted stripes on the body protect skin from insect bites. It is the first time researchers have successfully shown that body-painting has this effect. Among indigenous peoples who wear body-paint, the markings thus provide a certain protection against insect-borne diseases.
The research team has previously observed that the zebra’s stripes act as protection against horseflies. It is also known that pale fur, on horses for example, can provide protection, in contrast to dark fur. The discovery won the IgNobel Prize in Physics in 2016. In the new study, the team has taken the research a step further and examined plastic models that are the same size as adult humans.
Perdue Foods, LLC, a Perry, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 68,244 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically wood, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The ready-to-eat chicken nugget items were produced on Oct. 25, 2018... 22-oz. plastic bag packages of frozen “PERDUE SimplySmart ORGANICS BREADED CHICKEN BREAST NUGGETS GLUTEN FREE” with “Best By: Date 10/25/19” and UPC Bar Code “72745-80656” represented on the label.
A woman is dead and a second person was injured when gunfire erupted in the parking lot of a Cypress church.
Authorities have identified the shooter as Arthur Edigin, 62, the victim's estranged husband, and the person injured is his daughter, according to a source from law enforcement.
A law enforcement source tells ABC13 Edigin opened fire on her and their daughter outside Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church on Huffmeister just after 7 p.m. Thursday. His daughter survived the shooting.
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