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Psychedelic Drug Use Should Not Be Legalized
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Psychedelic Drug Use Should Not Be Legalized

Although it upsets my libertarian-minded friends, I oppose the legalization of recreational drugs, including psychedelic drugs like ketamine and psilocybin. Removing all controls over addictive and potentially harmful substances will make society worse, not better. And although I'm sympathetic to the view that the individual has the right...

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Fat? Ditch the Ozempic

Fat? Ditch the Ozempic

One in eight Americans is on Ozempic, a drug developed to treat diabetes by lowering blood sugar, or one of its cousin GLP-1 agonists. Nearly half of these patients, though, are using it primarily for weight loss. This is a huge mistake. I tell all my patients to avoid Ozempic,...

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Oral Ketamine Treatment for Depression and Anxiety

Oral Ketamine Treatment for Depression and Anxiety

At the medical conference I attended recently, a colleague told me that ketamine saved his life. He suffered a concussive traumatic brain injury four years ago that plunged him into a two-year long depression. After exhausting every conventional treatment, he decided to try ketamine. "It brought me back to...

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Natural Body Products

Natural Body Products

I went to the local pharmacy to buy new deodorant recently and discovered the price had tripled since just last year. One stick now costs nearly $10. If you choose the combination deodorant+antiperspirant version, you can save a few dollars, but then you're left with additional problems,...

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We Need Mass Deportations Now
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We Need Mass Deportations Now

“Death to Israel! Death to America!” These are the chants heard every day now on college campuses throughout the United States. Encampments have been built. Administrative buildings have been occupied. Multiple universities have officially closed for the remainder of the semester, as school officials admit they cannot (or will not)...

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