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Elvis Presley – On Stage Drug Fueled Rant

Elvis On Drugs

Elvis talks about karate, conspiracies about him, getting his black belt and even Fat Albert from 1974.

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Amitriptyline:  brand name Elavil; tricyclic antidepressant.

Amytal (C-II [Schedule 2]): Amobarbital; sedative, hypnotic.

Chlorpheniramine Maleate:  antihistamine.

Codeine (C-II):  narcotic pain reliever, for moderate pain.

Dalmane:  brand-name for Flurazepam; for insomnia (which includes the sleeping disorders of frequently waking up, difficulty falling asleep, waking up early).

Darvocet-N:  brand-name for Propoxyphene/Acetaminophen combination; for mild to moderate pain.

Demerol (C-II):  brand-name for Meperidine Hydrochloride; narcotic analgesic; for moderate to severe pain.

Dexedrine (C-II): brand-name for Dextroamphetamine; for short-term treatment for obesity.

Dilaudid (C-II): generic name hydromorphone hydrochloride; narcotic analgesic; moderate to severe pain (burns, cancer, surgery).

Empirin with codeine:  aspirin/codeine phosphate; for mild through severe pain.

Ionamin:  brand-name Fastin; appetite suppressant.

Morphine  (C-II): moderate to severe pain.

Nortriptyline:  brand name Pamelor; tricyclic antidepressant.

Pentobarbital (C-II): brand name Nembutal; short-term hypnotic agent, sedative (barbiturate).

Percodan  (C-II):  oxycodone/aspirin; narcotic analgesic; for moderate to severe pain.

Phenobarbital:  barbiturate, used as a sleep aid.

Placidyl (C-IV): brand-name for Ethchlorvynol; sedation.

Valium:  brand-name for Diazepam; benzodiazepine tranquilizer.

Close Encounters Of The Elvis Kind

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Pigeons ‘n Painkillers

    • “We remain very concerned that this proposal is a clear recipe for abuse and will make it that much easier for the government to gain access to our most personal information. Americans should not simply surrender their privacy and other fundamental values in the name of national security.”
    • People for the Preservation of Pigeons is concerned with the protection and preservation of mankind’s oldest domestic bird, the gentle and loyal pigeon. We support pro-pigeonism in order to promote their positive portrayal in society. Pigeons bring joy to millions who appreciate how they animate our cities. Pigeons were routinely used in wartime as airborne couriers flying over rough terrain and behind enemy lines carrying messages strapped to their legs.
    • An 83-year-old doctor from Staten Island has been busted for peddling painkillers out of his home, authorities said. Since April, Felix Lanting has written 3,029 prescriptions for Oxycodone out of his modest, white, two-story house in Grant City, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in Brooklyn Federal Court. The enormous amount of prescribed pills equates to writing 15 prescriptions per day, seven days a week.
    • The police were searching for a fugitive wanted for questioning in a Bronx shooting and other charges on Wednesday, after he escaped from police custody and — using his knees to steer because his hands were cuffed — sped off in an unmarked police car in Fort Lee, N.J.
    • Overall, MCDA modelling showed alcohol was the most harmful drug overall harm score 72 , with heroin 55 and crack 54 in second and third places. Heroin, crack, and crystal meth were the most harmful drugs to the individual, whereas alcohol, heroin, and crack were the most harmful to others. The other drugs assessed followed in this order in terms of overall harm: Crystal meth 33 , cocaine 27 , tobacco 26 , amphetamine/speed 23 , cannabis 20 , GHB 18 , benzodiazepines eg valium 15 , ketamine also 15 , methadone 14 , mephedrone 13 , butane 10 , khat 9 , ecstacy 9 , anabolic steroids 9 , LSD 7 , buprenorphine 6 , mushrooms 5 .

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    When The Big Hand Touches The Little Hand

    • In a filthy Shanghai laboratory, chemists make batches of mephedrone – and a new incarnation of the ‘plant food’ linked to the deaths of British teenagers. Never heard of the drugs Eric-1 and Eric-2? That’s the point.
    • Which brings us to cannabis, the greenest fix of all. The same U.N. report finds that a square meter of marijuana cultivation can support 250 dose units of the drug. About the same amount of land—200,000 hectares—is under cultivation for cannabis, cocaine, and heroin around the world, but the cannabis is getting a heck of a lot more people high. For users in the United States, it also has the relative advantage of being produced in large quantities on American soil. About half of our marijuana supply comes from domestic sources—with minimal “drug miles” and a slimmer carbon footprint.
    • I went to my appointment with “Dr C’ in Los Angeles with a shopping list of the most commonly abused types of drug: pain relievers, tranquillisers, stimulants and sedatives. Beforehand, a local addiction specialist, Bernadine Fried, had briefed me on how to approach your doctor like an addict and still come away with fistfuls of pills. The script went like this: “Say, ‘I just went to my first NA meeting, I’m struggling with my addiction. I’m super anxious, but I also have these pain issues from an old injury.’” Fried stops to think. “Right, what do we have there? He should have given you an opiate [painkiller], Xanax [benzodiazepine tranquilliser, a new-generation Valium] and maybe an antidepressant. Now we just need a stimulant, such as Adderall, and a sleeping pill. Say, ‘I’m having a hard time focusing and my work is so important to me and it’s all that’s keeping me going at this difficult time.’ Oh, and then say, ‘I can’t sleep.’”
    • The kits include condoms, needles, syringes, alcohol swabs, push sticks, plastic tubes and cookers. The kits help reduce the risk of transmitting diseases like HIV, AIDS, and hepatitis C by replacing broken and dirty glass tubes drug users commonly use to inhale drugs.
    • Don MacNeil, a retired Glendale police lieutenant and narcotics expert, explained to the officers how the body reacts to drugs. Oxycontin, a painkiller, can reach the brain the fastest, giving the user an instant high, he said. Smoking a drug is the fastest way to get high, he said. The second quickest way is injecting the drug. “Most drugs of abuse are used by smoking,” MacNeil said. Heroin is the most used drug in Los Angeles County, Lorenz told officers. Certain prescription pills that are opiates are also gaining popularity among drug users. A bottle of certain prescription pills, he said, “might as well be 40 bags or balloons of heroin.”
    • A New York company responsible for accepting billboard ads says it rejected one about New York’s marijuana arrest policies because it “attacks” Mayor Michael Bloomberg. DPA Bloomberg billboard Titan 360 initially said they refused the Drug Policy Alliance billboard (above) due to “politics from the Mayor’s office,” then maintained they don’t accept “personal attack” billboards. “It’s a free country,” the Mayor’s office responded. “People can say what they want.”

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