Empire Files: Death & Biostitutes – The US Opioid Crisis

A new phenomenon has emerged in the United States: 64,000 people died in 2016 of a drug overdose—with 80% from opioids—with levels of addiction nearly 500% higher over the last six years. Behind this epidemic is a multi-billion dollar industry, that feeds drug manufacturing giants, distributers and more…

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The God Capsule: Can Psychedelics Prove a Biological Basis for Spirituality?

For a long time in western culture, transcendent consciousness was tightly linked with characters on the spiritual fringe: visionary prophets, ascetic sages, and ecstatic poets. Mystical states were like lightning bolts…

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Opioid Crisis Driven by Shady Drug Company Tactics

Many say the opioid crisis that has killed more than 183,000 Americans since 1999 is driven by crooked pharmaceutical executives who have done just about everything, legal or otherwise, to convince the public that opioid painkillers are safe. Even President Donald Trump, who recently declared the epidemic a public health emergency, said companies that make the…

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Is Healthcare in the U.S. Failing?

Health care costs in the US

Ultimately, we get what we pay for: a system in which many people make money doing the wrong things. The people benefiting from our existing system are not the patients or the doctors who achieve good results, but all the intermediaries, both private and government…

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