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Less Executions Executed. Why?

The war on drugs seems to be working too well in one arena. Shortages of sodium thiopental have helped reduce the number of lethal injection executions by 12 percent over the last year. New death sentences are also among the lowest rate since the reinstatement of the law in 1976. A total of 114 death sentences were given in 2010 which is down two-thirds since the peak in 1996. Reuters Read more...


Why our great-grandparents were so happy

Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was sold as a non-addictive substitute for morphine. It was also used to treat children suffering with a strong cough. Coca Wine Mariani wine (1875) was the most famous Coca wine of it’s time. Pope Leo XIII used to carry one bottle with him all the time. He awarded Angelo Mariani (the producer) with a Vatican gold medal. Opium for asthma treatment Cocaine for Toothaches Read more...