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Last week, we discussed the cowardly terrorist act toward UCLA’s Dr Edythe London which was then expanded upon quite forcefully by Mark Hoofnagle at his denialism blog. While we spend a fair bit of time around these parts questioning the leadership of the US national health agency, this statement of response from NIH is quite…

Die, you gravy-sucking pigs*

. . .that’s the message from Dr Bertha Madras, deputy director of the White House Office on National Drug Control Policy, to heroin and morphine users whose lives might be saved in the overdose situation by public distribution of “overdose rescue kits” comprised of a $9.50 nasal spray containing Narcan. Narcan is the brand name…

First anniversary of DrugMonkey

We’re a little bit late here in wishing the DrugMonkey blog a happy 1st blogiversary. Contributors DrugMonkey, BikeMonkey, and PhysioProf have had a very productive year of offering valuable career advice for graduate and postgraduate trainees in the biomedical sciences, general discussions on NIH grant funding, and various topics in neuroscience. The sci/med blogosphere is…

The first 2008 issue of New England Journal of Medicine came yesterday in the snailmail box and I read the following story with such great interest that I nearly walked into a tree. Bear with me but the news lately has taken me on a neuroscience streak without my having specific professional expertise in the…