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Psychedelic Drugs Are Finally Being Used to Treat Depression in US Hospitals

By Elias Marat As the country increasingly sheds its prohibitionist stereotypes and misconceptions about psychedelic drugs, scientists and psychiatrists are increasingly embracing their potent qualities as “game-changers” in the fight to treat mental health disorders. The new trend unfolding across the U.S. has converted drugs…

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Virtual Reality Shows Promise for Pain Patients; This is Exactly Why It Should Not Be Used in Schools

By Patricia Burke Many groups are promoting the use of Virtual Reality as a treatment strategy for pain patients.  For example, VR is promoted as an alternative to opiates, “because it’s very powerful with no side effects.” According to Uploadvr.com, More than 11 percent of…

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New Jersey Expands Medical Marijuana Program Despite Federal Prohibition

By Mike Maharrey TRENTON, N.J. (July 10, 2019) –  Last week, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill expanding the state’s medical marijuana program despite federal prohibition. A bipartisan coalition of 17 legislators sponsored Assembly Bill 20 (A20). Titled the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis…

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Biotech, Pharma, And Healthcare Firms Report High Levels of Cybersecurity Incidents and Fraud

By Sofia Adamson As documented in an international study for the 2017-18, Kroll Annual Global Fraud & Risk Report, cyber security and fraud threats continue to achieve high levels in the biotechnology, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals industry. 78% of respondents reported that their companies had encountered…

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