Tag Archives: Drugs

06Nov/22

What long-term opioid use does to your body and brain

Rob Poole, Bangor University

In his new autobiography, Matthew Perry reveals that his colon burst as a result of his addiction to opioid painkillers. The 53-year-old actor, who played Chandler Bing in Friends, was in a coma for two weeks following the incident and had to wear a colostomy bag for nine months.

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20Jul/22

Depression is probably not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain – new study

Joanna Moncrieff, UCL and Mark Horowitz, UCL

For three decades, people have been deluged with information suggesting that depression is caused by a “chemical imbalance” in the brain – namely an imbalance of a brain chemical called serotonin. However, our latest research review shows that the evidence does not support it.

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27Jun/22

Cantourage UK brings Together Pharma’s Uganda-grown medical cannabis to the United Kingdom

Cantourage UK and Israeli medical cannabis producer Together Pharma (TASE: TGTR) have brought the first Ugandan medical cannabis to the United Kingdom. From today, patients throughout the UK will have access to two of Together Pharma’s high-THC genetics: Glueberry OG® and Power Plant. Continue reading