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How Big Tobacco Preys on the Mentally Ill

This article was originally published by The Influence, a news site that covers the full spectrum of human relationships with drugs. Follow The Influence on Facebook or Twitter.

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Addyi: Not the Women's Sex Pill You've Been Waiting For

There’s a new sex pill in town, the very first for women. Too bad for sufferers of “low desire” that the story of Addyi (flibanserin) is looking so shady. Questions persist about the quality of the drug and also the process behind its FDA approval in August. 

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Why the World's Remaining Hunter-Gatherer Societies Are Some of the Biggest Pot Smokers

What if it were marijuana’s medicinal qualities that originally inspired humans to light up, instead of the urge to get high? That’s the theory of some Washington State bioanthropologists just back from studying one of the world’s last hunter-gatherer societies—nomadic Africans in the Congo Basin who also happen to be among the world’s biggest pot smokers.

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