Pharmaceutical Corporations

Before 1920, all narcotics were legal; cocaine could even be bought in a Sears Roebuck catalog.

Concealed alcohol in drugs. (JAMA 100 Years Ago) Drugs - Composition Alcohol - Usage Magazine Collection: - Massachusetts Health Board and the examination of State chemists in different parts of the country. His paper appeared in the Journal of Inebriety for January, 1890, and the second paper on this subject will be found in the July issue of that journal. These papers bring out the fact, not well known, that nearly all the more prominent proprietary drugs on the market contain large quantities of alcohol.

MARIJUANA is for the BIRDS Outdoor Life June 1971 p.53 - Midwest game has gone to "pot" --for both cover and food. Problem: spraying could devastate game populations - The pot that the game is going to is marijuana or wild hemp, is classified as a dangerous plant by the federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, a subagency of the U.S. Department of Justice. Nine out of 10 hunters probably couldn't care less whether marijuana lives or dies. However, marijuana is one of the Midwest's most valuable cover plants for upland game, and some of the proposals for eradicating it could have terribly damaging effect on all other upland-game cover. - Gamebirds also feed on its seed, but the food aspect is less important than its value as cover.)

Sunday Sept 6, 1992 - The Wichita Eagle Beacon - By Frank Greve - Eagle Washington bureau - QUAYLE INTERVENTIONS FOR DRUG INDUSTRY PUZZLE MANY WHO SAY HELP NOT NEEDED. - Washington - The U.S. drug industry has gained regulatory relief worth billions of dollars from recent interventions by the White House Council on Competitiveness, headed by Vice President Dan Quayle. - It is unclear to industry experts why the financially robust drug industry needs the council’s help. In addition, critics assert that some of the council’s actions will raise costs of drugs to consumers, reduce

Frank Greve - The Wichita Eagle - Wichita, KS, - September 14, 1992 - Dear Mr. Greve: - Sunday, September 6, 1992, you had an article published, QUAYLE INTERVENTIONS FOR DRUG INDUSTRY PUZZLE MANY WHO SAY HEMP NOT NEEDED. Please reference President George Bush’s 1979 tax financial disclosure statmeent. - President George Bush, former Director of the CIA under Gerald Ford (1975 - 1977) and past director of President Reagan’s “Drug Task Force” (1981 - 1988). - After leaving the CIA in 1977, by none other than Dan Quayle’s father and family, who owned controlling interest in the Lilly company and the Indianapolis Stay. Dan

TEST ON TRIAL - DRUG-TESTING PATCH IS SUSPECT, AS IS ITS MAIN PROPONENT - The Band-Aid-like patch was introduced with a $1.5 million marketing effort in the mid-1990s by - PharmChem, a major Silicon Valley-based drug-testing company. - Fortner, 44, holds well over $100,000 worth of PharmChem stock options -- giving him an obvious interest in the success of his employer’s products. By his own count, he has testified in "most" of the two-dozen-odd court challenges to the patch’s accuracy -- sometimes as the only expert witness. - But in letters sent early this year to Nevada federal public defenders, officials at both universities declare that Fortner has never been enrolled in any of their doctoral programs. Cleveland State doesn’t even have a neurochemistry Ph.D. program. The closest Fortner got to a doctorate was starting a master’s program, which he has yet to finish, at Cleveland State in the late ’80s.

3,Apr 1998 - Drug-Testing Industry Urges Prohibition of Legal Hemp Products - A leading drug-testing industry trade journal is calling on Congress to amend federal law to prohibit the possession and sale of currently legal hemp products -- despite the fact that those products are endorsed by health experts and have no mind-altering qualities. The call is in response to mounting scientific evidence demonstrating that standard drug tests cannot distinguish whether an individual has smoked marijuana or consumed legal hemp products such as hemp oil.

May 1998 Section: Volume XX No. 5 p. 75 Author: Peggy Eastman - NEW, IMPROVED MEDICAL MARIJUANA DRUG READIED FOR TESTING - Washington, DC - The company that makes Marinol - the only medicinal marijuana drug approved in the US - hopes to be in Phase I clinical trials of a new pharmaceutical form of marijuana by the second quarter of this year."We are keenly interested in a new formulation for THC," said Robert E. Dudley, PhD, Senior Vice - President of Unimed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in Buffalo Grove, IL, speaking here at the last of three information-gathering workshops sponsored by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

May 03 1998 - Human Rights and the Drug War by Mikki Norris - For six weeks beginning May 7, The San Francisco Public Library will host "Human Rights and the Drug War," - The exhibit coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, a document intended to set a standard for the policies of all nations. - the war on drugs is found to be a source of serious human rights abuse within our own borders:

Wed, 6 May 1998 - A Leading Aberdeen academic is to urge Parliament to legalise cannabis as a medicine which doctors can prescribe. - Dr. Roger Pertwee of Aberdeen University is to tell a House of Lords committee a strong case can be made out on the grounds of "commonsense and compassion" for allowing cannabis derivatives to treat muscle spasm. - He has submitted written evidence to the Science and Technology Committee, studying the medical use of the banned drug, that there is sufficient evidence to warrant additional clinical studies with cannabis-derived medicines for the management of several disorders including multiple sclerosis, spinal injury, glaucoma, bronchial asthma and pain.

June 1998 World Health Organization (WHO) to establish the common-sense principle that people should matter more than profits when it comes to access to essential drugs. - WHO's governing hody, the World Health Assembly, had before it a proposal to urge countries to "ensure that public-health interests rather than commercial interests have primacy' in pharmaceutical and health policies."

July 4, 1998 Extracts from cannabis could help reduce brain damage in stroke victims, according to new research.- US National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland, - The report is likely to lead to increased pressure to make marijuana and its derivatives more widely available for use on prescription. We have found that cannaboids are very powerful anti-oxidants. In fact they appear to be more powerful than vitamin C or vitamin E."

HEALING HAZE? - As Politicians Debate The Potential Merits Of Medical Marijuana, Scientists Search For New Ways To Deliver This Old Drug-June 2001-Synthetic vs Natural-

April 12, 2001( NIDA ) has confirmed for the first time in people that chemically blocking the brain's cannabinoid receptors -- cuts the intoxicating effects of smoked marijuana.