January 21st, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The rise in use of prescription sedatives such as Valium have led to claims in the UK that doctors are inappropriately prescribing the meds and causing patients to become addicted, cites a report issued by the nation’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Drug Misuse.
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February 17th, 2009 - Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese
It’s a kooky world. Just when you think you’ve seen it all—WHAM—this news comes over the wire.
After being stabbed, a Canadian man went back to the bar to finish his beer, instead of seeking medical attention!
And in a Sweden, a woman convinced the court to let her enter an addiction program, for Coca-Cola.
When police arrived they found the man drinking a beer despite a minor “poke” to his chest. And he was uncooperative and wouldn’t talk.
So, since the stabbed man was cool with it, the police weren’t all that concerned and so far no suspects have been named; The Edmonton Sun reports.
Wow, I guess it was a great beer.
Now, in Malmo, Sweden a court of appeals overturned an earlier decision and will allow a woman, who has been deaf since childhood, to check into a facility for addictions to Coca-Cola and food.
The new court order is in response to the woman saying her eating and drinking habits have led to emergency hospitalization for diabetes and high blood pressure; via The United Press International.
I weep for our species.
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