The Pill – Is Depo http://isdepo.com/ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 20:29:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://isdepo.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/isdepo-150x150.png The Pill – Is Depo http://isdepo.com/ 32 32 110,000 fentanyl pills seized from Denver warehouses; 19 indicted in human trafficking ring https://isdepo.com/110000-fentanyl-pills-seized-from-denver-warehouses-19-indicted-in-human-trafficking-ring/ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 01:30:47 +0000 https://isdepo.com/110000-fentanyl-pills-seized-from-denver-warehouses-19-indicted-in-human-trafficking-ring/ An eight-month investigation into a Denver-based drug trafficking ring resulted in law enforcement officers seizing 110,000 fentanyl pills, 13 pounds of meth, 8 pounds of heroin, 24 pounds of cocaine and $ 450,000 in cash from homes, apartments and secret lockers. Colorado law enforcement officials announced Wednesday that the 18th district grand jury charged 19 […]]]>

An eight-month investigation into a Denver-based drug trafficking ring resulted in law enforcement officers seizing 110,000 fentanyl pills, 13 pounds of meth, 8 pounds of heroin, 24 pounds of cocaine and $ 450,000 in cash from homes, apartments and secret lockers.

Colorado law enforcement officials announced Wednesday that the 18th district grand jury charged 19 people with 20 crimes related to the multi-state drug trafficking ring.

The indictment outlines the extensive investigation by a coalition of Denver area agencies working with the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area in the human trafficking ring. Investigators said they used confidential informants, undercover agents, surveillance and phone tapping to track the movements of those involved and the drugs that carried them across state lines and on the Denver subway.

Law enforcement allegedly linked the trafficking in human beings to seven residences spread across the subway area, including apartments in East Denver, Commerce City and Thornton.

“It was about greed and making money,” said David Olesky, acting special agent for the Denver Field Division of the US Drug Enforcement Administration.

The charges are brought because the death rate from drug overdose in Colorado has risen to appalling highs. The rate of 25 deaths per 100,000 population in 2020 is 39% higher than the rate recorded in 2019, tripling the rate of 2000.

Authorities and public health institutions point to the proliferation of illicit fentanyl – an extremely potent synthetic opioid often disguised as prescription pills – as the leading cause of the increase in deaths in Colorado.

42 percent of the illegal fentanyl pills tested by the DEA nationwide contain at least 2 mg of fentanyl, which is considered a potentially lethal dose. Using these statistics, Colorado law enforcement officials estimated that the 110,000 pills seized could have contained more than 46,000 deadly pills.

Andy Cross, The Denver Post

Photos of fentanyl and other drugs seized during a major investigation are on display for a news conference at the Drug Enforcement Administration, Denver Division, on December 1, 2021.

“What I hope you take away from the indictment of 19 people selling poison in our community today is that one pill alone can kill,” said the 18th.

Defendants are charged with extortion, distribution of controlled substances and money laundering, among other charges. Investigators said at a press conference Wednesday that they linked the weapons seized in the homes to violent crimes, although the defendants are not charged with violent crimes.

DEA agents began the investigation in April by focusing on a single person, Samuel Padilla Romo. They then used a confidential source to make recorded calls with Romo and make a $ 1,600 controlled purchase of methamphetamine.

Agents set up a bug on Romo’s phone and followed his calls for months. Some of the people, according to the charges, discussed working with people in Mexico to source the purchases.

Undercover agents have made two purchases from one of Romo’s employees, Saul Ramon Rivera Beltran, including heroin, fentanyl and meth, according to the indictment. Agents identified Beltran as the leader of the group.

Along with the drugs, police officers seized 28 firearms, ballistic body armor, 100-round drum magazines, armor-piercing ammunition and three hand grenades from houses.


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New Zealand is the first country to permanently legalize pill testing at events such as concerts https://isdepo.com/new-zealand-is-the-first-country-to-permanently-legalize-pill-testing-at-events-such-as-concerts/ Mon, 29 Nov 2021 04:39:00 +0000 https://isdepo.com/new-zealand-is-the-first-country-to-permanently-legalize-pill-testing-at-events-such-as-concerts/ New Zealand permanently legalized pill testing at events such as concerts and music festivals a year after they were tentatively introduced. Pill testing services are not available in any Australian jurisdiction but were tested twice in the ACT in 2018 and 2019. New Zealand law was passed by 87 votes to 33, with only National […]]]>

New Zealand permanently legalized pill testing at events such as concerts and music festivals a year after they were tentatively introduced.

Pill testing services are not available in any Australian jurisdiction but were tested twice in the ACT in 2018 and 2019.

New Zealand law was passed by 87 votes to 33, with only National – the main opposition party – voting against the law.

After a year of testing, New Zealand passed the Permanent Pills Testing Act (pictured)

Health Secretary Andrew Little said evidence had shown pill testing helped keep people safe by identifying potentially dangerous substances before they were ingested.

“Research from Victoria University, commissioned by the Department of Health, showed that 68 percent of festival goers who underwent drug controls said they had changed their behavior when they saw the results,” Little said.

Three organizations – the Drug Foundation, Needle Exchange, and the Institute of Environmental Science and Research – have been approved to run the tests at events across the country.

The government announced in October that it would allocate $ 800,000 to training drug control officers and providing information on drug harm.

Although it did not have the votes to stop the law, it met strong opposition from the National Party.

National justice spokesman Simon Bridges said Victoria University’s research was not reliable and that Australian and UK studies had found increased use of tests.

“The only message that really prevents deaths is that no pill is safe. There is no such thing as safe ecstasy or a safe dose of some of the other drugs that can potentially be tested over time. That’s exactly what the coroner said recently, ”he said.

What is a pill test?

Pill testing is a harm reduction strategy that allows a person who is already in possession of a drug to test it in a facility or booth to find out what is actually in it.

Testing services are set up in places with frequent drug use, such as music festivals, clubs, or dance parties.

They can also be set up in community health centers or treatment services.

Source: Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Mr Bridges said drugs are not only a health problem but also a criminal justice problem.

“Andrew Little especially, when he first came to this house he said it was only for festivals. It then grew and there were pill tests everywhere that we legalize, ”he said.

“It then turned out that not only are we testing the pills, but taxpayers everywhere are going to pay for them.”

However, Drug Foundation executive director Sarah Helm said the law marked the most significant advance in the field since the introduction of needle exchange in the late 1980s.

“Many of our communities that are most at risk of an overdose would benefit tremendously from this health service, such as people who use injected drugs and people who are homeless. This health service shouldn’t be just for festival goers, ”she said Radio New Zealand.

“We want drug controls to become more widespread through needle exchanges and social services as soon as possible – next year.”

Mr Little said the law is about keeping people safe.

“The drug control services we operate have detected and intercepted potentially lethal substances circulating in the community.

“Last summer, it was found that 40 percent of the MDMA (ecstasy) tested was eutylon, a potentially dangerous synthetic cathinone also known as bath salts that has been linked to death and hospitalization.”

Pill testing at music and festival events was legalized in New Zealand after a year of testing

Pill testing at music and festival events was legalized in New Zealand after a year of testing

The ACT is the only Australian state or territory that has tested pill testing. Both times it was at the Canberra Groovin the Moo Festival.

At the last trial in April 2019, it is said to have saved the lives of seven young people.

After their MDMA capsules were tested, it was found that they were contaminated with a deadly toxin that has claimed the lives of other young people.

After being told what the pills actually contained, they left the medication in an amnesty container and went to the event with no chemicals.

The pill testing facilities during a media visit prior to the Groovin the Moo 2019 festival on April 27, 2019 in Canberra.  Festival goers were able to have their illegal drugs screened for dangerous substances after the ACT government agreed to a trial outside the gates of the festival

The pill testing facilities during a media visit prior to the Groovin the Moo 2019 festival on April 27, 2019 in Canberra. Festival goers were able to have their illegal drugs screened for dangerous substances after the ACT government agreed to a trial outside the gates of the festival

The area is Health department, however, warns on its website that “No pill testing services operate solely on a harm reduction basis.

“Illegal drugs, including MDMA, are inherently unsafe and tests cannot confirm that you will not experience side effects from taking them.”

The new law is due to come into force in New Zealand on December 7th.


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I’m a teen mom after getting pregnant with a boy from one night on the pill https://isdepo.com/im-a-teen-mom-after-getting-pregnant-with-a-boy-from-one-night-on-the-pill/ Sat, 27 Nov 2021 18:35:00 +0000 https://isdepo.com/im-a-teen-mom-after-getting-pregnant-with-a-boy-from-one-night-on-the-pill/ A TEEN mom revealed how she got pregnant while on the pill with a man she had only known for a few months. Little did she know she was pregnant until she was five months pregnant and she still wore skimpy outfits six months since her bump was barely noticeable. 4th A TikTok mom has […]]]>

A TEEN mom revealed how she got pregnant while on the pill with a man she had only known for a few months.

Little did she know she was pregnant until she was five months pregnant and she still wore skimpy outfits six months since her bump was barely noticeable.

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She was on birth control but still managed to get pregnant

TikToker said in a video that she took the contraception correctly, but still managed to get pregnant.

She added that due to the pill and other health issues, she hadn’t had a proper period in years, so she didn’t think anything was any different – until she got a positive pregnancy test.

She wrote: “When I had to tell my family that I had just found out that I was 26 weeks pregnant when I was 18 years old.”

The mother said that she is still with her daughter’s father and two years later they now have a house together and are happier than ever.

In a video she praised him as “the best father and friend a girl could ever ask for”.

She added, “When you found each other, when you weren’t looking for a relationship, but now you have a house, baby and dog together.”

People were quick to comment on their videos and one said, “Girls, the same. After 4 months I became pregnant, almost five years later with a son, a house, a cat and a dog. “

Another added: “I got pregnant after 2 years and it didn’t work out. Time means nothing. “

The teenager said that by the age of six months she no longer showed any bumps

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The teenager said that by the age of six months she no longer showed any bumps
Mom said that she is still with her daughter's father and two years later they now have a house together and are happier than ever

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Mom said that she is still with her daughter’s father and two years later they now have a house together and are happier than ever

Meanwhile, a woman had no idea she was pregnant, she didn’t even realize she had given birth until nurses discovered a baby in her jeans.

And a size 8 teen who didn’t know she was 8 months pregnant was shocked by her “sudden” bump when doctors twisted her baby in the womb.

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I am having trouble getting pregnant after years of pill https://isdepo.com/i-am-having-trouble-getting-pregnant-after-years-of-pill/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 15:36:00 +0000 https://isdepo.com/i-am-having-trouble-getting-pregnant-after-years-of-pill/ Laura Anderson of LOVE Island has said that she is struggling to get pregnant after years of taking the pill. The 31-year-old Love Island star reconciled her relationship with singer and DJ Dane Bowers, 41, over the summer, three years after the split. 2 Dane Bowers and Laura Anderson are trying to have a babyPhoto […]]]>

Laura Anderson of LOVE Island has said that she is struggling to get pregnant after years of taking the pill.

The 31-year-old Love Island star reconciled her relationship with singer and DJ Dane Bowers, 41, over the summer, three years after the split.

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Dane Bowers and Laura Anderson are trying to have a babyPhoto credit: Rex

She told Vicky Pattison’s podcast, The Secret To, “We started trying very quickly. I’ve been taking the pill for years – just long enough to take the pill – and I thought, guess what, this is probably not that good? for my body. ”And I just thought,“ Should I just get away with it and we won’t try 100% ”.

“But I got the app, so I kept track of when I ovulated. And he said, ‘If you come off the pill, we might as well track it down and get it right’. And I said, ‘Okay, ok’. He thinks it will probably take forever. “

Laura admitted that the path ahead could be littered with problems and said she would approach it with a positive attitude.

And while IVF is one of the options available to them, she is not yet interested in going that route.

She continued, “Dane says we need to do IVF and I’m like I don’t really want to. I just never really thought that something like this would have to happen to me or whatever …

“We’re not there yet. He needs a few more checks and all, but you can’t really plan these things.”

The couple wasted no time talking about babies and marriage after they reunited.

They also admitted to New magazine that they were quick to say “I love you” and that they were interested in “moving on” from the past.

Former stewardess Laura ditched Dane in 2018 when she discovered he was with another woman behind her back.

She found out about his secret life when his other friend discovered leisurely snapshots of them online and contacted them.

Gemma Warboys, mother of two, broke the news that she had seen Dane for 18 months, and the couple bonded over their shared grief.

They had a plan to drop it at the same time, and Laura marched into the Zero Gravity club in Dubai to drop it.

In addition to his singing career, Dane is known for dating Katie Price from 1998 to 2000.

Laura broke up with ex-boyfriend Tom Brazier during lockdown last year and decided to leave the UK for good.

Laura says she's struggling to get pregnant after taking the pill for so long

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The Ohio jury blames CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart pharmacies for the opioid crisis https://isdepo.com/the-ohio-jury-blames-cvs-walgreens-and-walmart-pharmacies-for-the-opioid-crisis/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 12:03:00 +0000 https://isdepo.com/the-ohio-jury-blames-cvs-walgreens-and-walmart-pharmacies-for-the-opioid-crisis/ In a first case, a federal jury held three pharmacies responsible for their role in the distribution of opioids – a ruling that could set the tone for U.S. city and county governments wanting to hold pharmacies accountable for their contribution the opioid crisis. CVS, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies ruthlessly distributed huge amounts of pain […]]]>

In a first case, a federal jury held three pharmacies responsible for their role in the distribution of opioids – a ruling that could set the tone for U.S. city and county governments wanting to hold pharmacies accountable for their contribution the opioid crisis.

CVS, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies ruthlessly distributed huge amounts of pain relievers in two Ohio counties, a federal jury said Tuesday. Lake and Trumbull counties blamed the three pharmacy chains for dispensing a spate of pills that caused hundreds of overdose deaths and cost each of the counties more than $ 1 billion, their attorney said.

In the next phase of the process, which is due to take place in the spring, a federal judge will decide how much compensation the pharmacies will have to pay.

“This is a landmark decision as it is the first time that these national chain pharmacies will address the opioid epidemic issues,” said Mark Lanier, a district attorney, during a news conference Tuesday. “The jury was able to evaluate the national measures taken by these pharmaceutical chains and to shout ‘inadequate’ from the rooftops,” added Lanier.

The ruling will pave the way for remedial action to address the ongoing crisis in the two Ohio counties.

It was the first time that pharmacy company completed an attempt to defend oneself in a drug crisis that killed half a million Americans in the past two decades.

The counties were able to convince the jury that the pharmacies played an oversized role in the public harassment by not sufficiently restricting the dispensing of painkillers.

“The law requires pharmacies to be conscientious when handling medication. This case should be a wake up call that failure will not be accepted, ”Lanier said.


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“The jury has rung a bell that can be heard in all pharmacies in America,” added Lanier.

Attorneys for the three pharmacy chains claimed they had guidelines to curb the flow of pills if their pharmacists had concerns and they would notify authorities of suspicious orders from doctors controlling the amount of pills prescribed for legitimate medical needs.

CVSHealth and Walgreen Co. spokespersons said the companies disagreed with the ruling and would appeal.

“As the plaintiffs’ experts themselves testified, many factors contributed to the opioid abuse problem and solving this problem requires the involvement of all stakeholders in our health care system and all members of our community,” CVS spokesman Mike DeAngelis said in a statement.

“We will appeal this flawed judgment, which reflects a process that was designed to favor the plaintiffs’ attorneys and that was riddled with notable legal and factual errors,” Walmart said in a statement. Among these issues, one juror broke court rules by “doing her own research and sharing it with other jurors,” the company added.

“Flawed Legal Theory”

Walgreen spokesman Fraser Engerman said the company believed the court made a mistake “in allowing the case to be judged on grounds of flawed legal theory incompatible with Ohio law”.

“As we said during that process, we did not manufacture, market, or distribute opioids to the ‘pill factories’ and internet pharmacies that fueled this crisis,” Engerman said in a statement. “Plaintiffs’ attempt to resolve the opioid crisis with an unprecedented expansion of the Public Harassment Act is misguided and unsustainable.”

Two other chains – Ritual aid and giant eagle – had already settled legal disputes with the two Ohio counties.

Lanier accused the pharmacies of putting the blame on other parties during the trial.

The opioid crisis has overwhelmed courts, social services and law enforcement agencies in Ohio’s working class corner east of Cleveland, leaving heartbroken families and babies born to addicted mothers, Lanier told jurors.


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400 tablets per inhabitant

Between 2012 and 2016, about 80 million prescription pain relievers – or 400 tablets per inhabitant – were distributed in Trumbull County.

Around 61 million pills were distributed in Lake County during the same period.

Doctors increasingly began to prescribe pain relievers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone as medical groups began to recognize patients’ right to receive pain management, said Walgreens attorney Kaspar Stoffelmayr, at the opening of the study.

The problem is that “pharmaceutical manufacturers mislead doctors into writing way too many pills”.

The counties argued that pharmacies were the last line of defense to keep the pills from falling into the wrong hands.

They haven’t hired enough pharmacists and technicians or adequately trained them to prevent abuse and failed to implement systems that could report suspicious orders, Lanier said.

The trial before US District Judge Dan Polster in Cleveland was part of a broader constellation of some 3,000 state opioid lawsuits that were consolidated under the judge’s supervision. Other cases continue before state courts.

“A milestone victory”

Kevin Roy, chief public policy officer at Shatterproof, an addiction solutions organization, said the ruling could lead pharmacies to follow the path of large distributors and drug manufacturers that have settled national opioid cases for billions of dollars.

So far, no pharmacy has reached a nationwide agreement.

“It is a signal that the public, at least in select locations, feels that there has been exposure and needs to be addressed,” said Roy.

The plaintiffs’ attorneys called Tuesday’s ruling “a milestone victory”.

“For decades, pharmacy chains have watched the pills pouring out their doors cause damage and have failed to take the action required by law,” plaintiffs’ board of directors said in a statement. Instead, these companies responded by opening more locations, flooding communities with pills, and facilitating the flow of opioids into an illegal secondary market. Today’s verdict against Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS is overdue reckoning for their complicity in creating a public sphere. “Harassment.”


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Other attempts are in progress

Lawsuits are currently pending against drug manufacturers in New York and distributors in Washington State. A lawsuit against distribution companies in West Virginia has been completed, but the judge has not yet passed a verdict.

In early November, a Californian judge sided with leading drug manufacturers in a lawsuit involving three counties and the city of Oakland. The judge said the governments had failed to prove that the drug companies used fraudulent marketing to increase unnecessary opioid prescriptions and create a public nuisance.

Also in November, the Oklahoma Supreme Court overturned a 2019 ruling of $ 465 million in a state lawsuit against drug maker Johnson & Johnson.

The Cleveland jury’s decision has barely moved pharmacy stock prices. All three companies’ shares rose Tuesday. CVS and Walgreens stocks are up 36% and 19% respectively this year.


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Woman mistakenly swallows AirPod thinking it’s a painkiller, now she’s fine https://isdepo.com/woman-mistakenly-swallows-airpod-thinking-its-a-painkiller-now-shes-fine/ Mon, 22 Nov 2021 11:32:46 +0000 https://isdepo.com/woman-mistakenly-swallows-airpod-thinking-its-a-painkiller-now-shes-fine/ A 27-year-old TikToker has now risen to fame after revealing in several posts that she accidentally swallowed her Apple AirPod instead of taking her pain medication, according to a report by The independent one. @Iamcarliib Also read: Apple has unveiled Apple AirPods 3, HomePod Mini, and a new voice plan for Apple Music A professional […]]]>

A 27-year-old TikToker has now risen to fame after revealing in several posts that she accidentally swallowed her Apple AirPod instead of taking her pain medication, according to a report by The independent one.

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A professional podcaster named Carli Bellmer said, “Well, I ate my damn left AirPod. I crawled into bed with an Ibuprofen 800 in one hand and my damn AirPod in the other – my left earbud. “

She revealed to her followers that after swallowing, she realized it didn’t feel like the pill and even tried to puke it up, but it didn’t work. She decided to share this with the world “for educational purposes” as she felt she definitely isn’t the first to do this and she won’t be the last.

In this series of posts, which she shared with her now over 3,200 followers, she also sent a clip that she had also shared with her friend, which recorded the noises of her stomach wirelessly. “It’s weird now, but very scary then,” she said

Shortly afterwards, the AirPod went seamlessly out of her stomach. She revealed this with an X-ray copy and said, “An X-ray showed that I passed. I felt like I passed it. I didn’t get it, but I know it passed. I know that it was in my stomach and is no longer. “

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Also read: Apple introduces new AirPods Max headphones with active noise cancellation for Rs 60k. before

There have been numerous cases of ingesting AirPods in the past – a few months ago in February, Brad Gauthier of Massachusetts swallowed his AirPod in his sleep and when he woke up he was unable to breathe properly. Doctors eventually had to do an emergency endoscopy to remove the tube from his esophagus. Brad did not suffer any major or life-threatening injuries, however.

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Trying to test for mushrooms, Chinese herbs, COVID. can handle https://isdepo.com/trying-to-test-for-mushrooms-chinese-herbs-covid-can-handle/ Mon, 15 Nov 2021 21:08:49 +0000 https://isdepo.com/trying-to-test-for-mushrooms-chinese-herbs-covid-can-handle/ A medical staff mixes the Chinese herbs at a traditional Chinese hospital in Beijing, China, Thursday July 23, 2009. California researchers are conducting three clinical studies to test whether ancient mushrooms and Chinese herbs that have been used for centuries to treat infectious diseases Can be used to help moderate COVID-19 patients from progression to […]]]>

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A medical staff mixes the Chinese herbs at a traditional Chinese hospital in Beijing, China, Thursday July 23, 2009. California researchers are conducting three clinical studies to test whether ancient mushrooms and Chinese herbs that have been used for centuries to treat infectious diseases Can be used to help moderate COVID-19 patients from progression to more severe disease.

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California researchers are conducting three clinical studies to test whether ancient mushrooms and Chinese herbs, which have been used to treat infectious diseases for centuries, can help prevent moderate COVID-19 patients from becoming more severe.

The studies, led by experts from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles, are among the first to explore medical approaches that differ from traditional Western techniques in randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies – the gold standard for understanding the effectiveness of medical interventions.

It is only until recently that some integrative medical techniques have gained popularity and acceptance in the medical community, such as acupuncture, researchers said, although natural therapies have been used to fight epidemics for centuries.

“Like the population as a whole, they are [Food and Drug Administration] has strengthened and shown for integrative, complementary medicine in recent years rather the willingness to find ways to study these approaches,“Said Dr. Gordon Saxe, chief investigator for the Centers for Integrative Health at UC San Diego, the principal investigator of the clinical trials, in a press release. “If we can demonstrate success, it can spark interest in looking at other botanical formulas and approaches.”

The FDA did a drug approved to treat COVID-19 from November 15th. The antiviral drug called Remdesivir was approved on October 22 for hospitalized patients 12 years and older. There are a handful of different monoclonal antibodies that have received emergency approval, but none have been approved as a COVID-19 treatment.

Mushrooms as a COVID-19 Treatment?

One of clinical trials A total of 66 volunteers will take either placebo pills with organic brown rice or experimental tablets with a 50/50 mixture of agaricon and turkey tail mushrooms for two weeks.

The study began in December 2020 and is expected to run through December 2022. Participants should be COVID-19 positive with mild to moderate symptoms. Researchers will study how the mushroom pill affects the severity of the disease.

The specific mushrooms were chosen because of their long history of antiviral and “immune boosting” properties, the researchers said.

In particular, Agarikon has been shown to block the replication of influenza A and herpes viruses. Researchers also point out that the Greek pharmacologist Pedanius Dioscorides prescribed Agarikon to his patients with lung infections 2,300 years ago.

The name of the Agarikon mushroom is attributed to Dioscurides.Elixir ad longam vitam“, Which translates as the elixir of long life.

“Mushrooms have the advantage that they developed together with us,” says Saxe. “Bacteria, viruses and other fungi hunt fungi just like humans do. And fungi have developed excellent defenses against these pests, and we believe they can transmit them to us if we eat them. “

The same mushrooms are in a separate clinical study with 45 participants who test whether the pill administered at the time of the COVID-19 vaccination can increase antibody levels and other immune reactions. The process began in June and is expected to be completed in June 2022.

“Vaccines lead to the production of antibodies that can destroy the virus in the blood. Fungi can not only increase the number of these antibodies, but also strengthen T-cell immunity against virally infected cells, ”said Saxe in the press release.

“Because fungi also bind to receptors on human immune cells, they can modulate our immunity – strengthen it in one way and calm it down in others. And this property of mushrooms can also reduce vaccine-related side effects, ”he added.

Chinese herbs as a COVID-19 treatment?

Other clinical study, which started in July and is still recruiting volunteers, is testing whether a blend of 21 Chinese herbs in tablet form from Taiwan called “Qing Fei Pai Du Tang” can treat mild to moderate COVID-19 over two weeks.

The formula is already used as a coronavirus agent in China.

Blood tests will be done on the first and last days of treatment to determine the viral load of the coronavirus or the amount of virus in the participants’ blood. The team will also look at how the mixture affects disease severity among the 66 participants in total.

Chinese herbs have been studied as medicinal treatments for stroke, heart disease, mental disorders, and respiratory diseases, but many “were of poor quality“Says the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

This means that “no firm conclusions can be drawn about their effectiveness”.

Still, a survey showed that around 20% of Americans use Chinese herbs for health reasons.

The NCCIH, part of the National Institutes of Health, said Chinese herbal products have historically been contaminated with “undeclared plant or animal material,” drugs like blood thinners, heavy metals like lead and arsenic, and pesticides.

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Katie Camero is a reporter for McClatchy National Real-Time Science. She is a graduate of Boston University and has reported for the Wall Street Journal, Science, and The Boston Globe.


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Man Makes Plea Deal in Mac Miller Drug Supply Case | entertainment https://isdepo.com/man-makes-plea-deal-in-mac-miller-drug-supply-case-entertainment/ https://isdepo.com/man-makes-plea-deal-in-mac-miller-drug-supply-case-entertainment/#respond Thu, 11 Nov 2021 09:00:00 +0000 https://isdepo.com/man-makes-plea-deal-in-mac-miller-drug-supply-case-entertainment/ A second man has signed a plea deal for the delivery of the drugs that led to Mac Miller’s fatal overdose. The ‘Self Care’ hit maker – real name Malcolm McCormick – died of an accidental overdose in September 2018 as part of his role in the supply chain. The Justice Department said, “On the […]]]>

A second man has signed a plea deal for the delivery of the drugs that led to Mac Miller’s fatal overdose.

The ‘Self Care’ hit maker – real name Malcolm McCormick – died of an accidental overdose in September 2018 as part of his role in the supply chain.

The Justice Department said, “On the instructions of Co-Defendant Stephen Andrew Walter … Reavis knowingly distributed counterfeit oxycodone pills to Co-Defendant Cameron James Pettit.”

The case against Pettit is pending, and he is due to go on trial in March 2022, while Walter agreed last month to plead guilty to the distribution of fentanyl.

In his informed consent form, Reavis admitted knowing that the pills he had supplied “contained fentanyl or some other controlled substance”.

The Justice Department has claimed, “Shortly after Reavis distributed the fentanyl-tipped pills to Pettit, Pettit distributed the pills” to the rapper ‘Circles’.

Mac later ingested the counterfeit pills along with alcohol and cocaine, which resulted in his tragic death.

On September 4, 2018, it was announced that Walter “knowingly and intentionally instructed Ryan Michael Reavis to distribute fentanyl in the form of counterfeit oxycodone pills to Cameron James Pettit”.

Documents relating to Walter’s plea deal stated that he “knew that the pills he had directed Reavis to give Pettit contained fentanyl or some other state-controlled substance and were intended for Reavis at all relevant times to deliver the pills Pettit to distribute. “

They added: “Later that evening, Reavis delivered the pills to Pettit on the orders of the defendant. Shortly afterwards, Pettit distributed this fentanyl-containing pill to MM. “

According to prosecutors, Mac “would not have died from an overdose” had it not been for the fentanyl in the pills.

It is not yet known what possible sentence Reavis will receive, but Walter faces between 17 and 21 years in prison and a $ 1 million fine.


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Latest News Updates: US to Buy More Merck Covid Pills for $ 1 Billion https://isdepo.com/latest-news-updates-us-to-buy-more-merck-covid-pills-for-1-billion/ https://isdepo.com/latest-news-updates-us-to-buy-more-merck-covid-pills-for-1-billion/#respond Tue, 09 Nov 2021 17:56:30 +0000 https://isdepo.com/latest-news-updates-us-to-buy-more-merck-covid-pills-for-1-billion/ European stock and Wall Street stock futures drifted Tuesday as caution over US inflation data weakened a long winning streak for stocks. The Stoxx Europe 600, which closed higher in 13 of the last 15 trading sessions and hit its latest all-time high on Monday, remained unchanged in the early trading hours. Futures contracts on […]]]>

European stock and Wall Street stock futures drifted Tuesday as caution over US inflation data weakened a long winning streak for stocks.

The Stoxx Europe 600, which closed higher in 13 of the last 15 trading sessions and hit its latest all-time high on Monday, remained unchanged in the early trading hours.

Futures contracts on the US blue-chip stock index S&P 500, which on Monday closed its longest uninterrupted record series since 1997, lost 0.1 percent. Elsewhere, London’s FTSE 100 fell 0.3 percent, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.2 percent. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 closed 0.8 percent lower.

Equity markets in Europe and the US rebounded during a better-than-expected earnings season in the third quarter. The US Federal Reserve, the most influential central bank in the world, has signaled that it will keep borrowing costs at record low despite high inflation, which brings another boon to the markets.

Economists expect data released Wednesday to show US consumer price growth accelerated to 5.8 percent in October year-over-year, its highest level since 1990.

The rate of price increases in the US has been over 5 percent since May, well above the average interest rate targeted by the Fed of 2 percent.

The government bond markets were stable. The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond, which runs counter to the bond price and underpins the cost of debt and equity valuations worldwide, fell 0.02 percentage points to 1.481 percent.

Germany’s corresponding Bund yield remained unchanged at minus 0.252 percent, near its lowest level in a month after a few volatile weeks during which traders debated when the European Central Bank and the Bank of England could tighten their monetary policy.

The yield on 10-year Bunds was quoted at around minus 0.8 percent at the beginning of the month, while the yield on 10-year Treasuries was around 1.6 percent.

The pound sterling was stable against the dollar at $ 1.356. The dollar index, which measures the US currency against six others, was flat. Brent crude, the oil benchmark, rose 0.4 percent to $ 83.85 a barrel.


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Shinsei Bank’s poison pill defense wins the support of another proxy advisor https://isdepo.com/shinsei-banks-poison-pill-defense-wins-the-support-of-another-proxy-advisor/ https://isdepo.com/shinsei-banks-poison-pill-defense-wins-the-support-of-another-proxy-advisor/#respond Mon, 08 Nov 2021 02:16:35 +0000 https://isdepo.com/shinsei-banks-poison-pill-defense-wins-the-support-of-another-proxy-advisor/ Adds foreign ownership, context TOKYO, November 8 (Reuters) – The US proxy consulting firm ISS, together with Glass Lewis & Co, recommends the shareholders of the Japanese Shinsei Bank Ltd 8303.T Vote for the lender’s plan for a poison pill defense against an unsolicited $ 1.1 billion offer from SBI Holdings Inc 8473.T. In a […]]]>

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TOKYO, November 8 (Reuters)The US proxy consulting firm ISS, together with Glass Lewis & Co, recommends the shareholders of the Japanese Shinsei Bank Ltd 8303.T Vote for the lender’s plan for a poison pill defense against an unsolicited $ 1.1 billion offer from SBI Holdings Inc 8473.T.

In a November 7 statement, ISS said the takeover defense was partially justified because Shinsei Bank “appears to be trying to use the pill as a negotiating tool with SBI Holdings to achieve better terms by attaching two reasonable terms, from which shareholders should benefit “. . “

Recommendations from ISS and Glass Lewis usually affect the coordination of foreign investors. These investors make up nearly 30% of Shinsei’s registered shareholders.

Midsize bank Shinsei defied SBI’s approach last month, saying the offer could harm the interests of minority shareholders and that the offer price was too low. SBI, which owns an online broker and bank, owns around 20% of Shinsei and plans to increase that to up to 48%.

SBI, which said it could overtake the midsize lender, has promised to make every effort to repay the 350 billion yen ($ 3.09 billion) in public money that Shinsei received during a banking crisis two decades ago.

On Friday, Glass Lewis said SBI had “not offered a reasonable plan to address this issue” to investors.

Shinsei’s shares were down nearly 3% in Monday morning trading, compared with a 0.2% decline in the benchmark Nikkei index .N225.

($ 1 = 113,3500 yen)

(Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki; writing by Christopher Cushing; editing by Chang-Ran Kim and Muralikumar Anantharaman)

((ran.kim@thomsonreuters.com; + 81-3-4520-1228))

The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


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