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Lena Butler

I can give you the basics. My name is Lena Butler. I live in San Diego, California. I work as a customer service representative for TestCountry.com. I enjoy spending time at home, working on my painting and playing with my two pet rabbits, Carl and Lenny. I attended the University of San Diego... Full Bio
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Doctors Aim to Study Marijuana More, Ask Feds to Make it Easier by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The American Epilepsy Society has asked the federal government to strip the dangerous drug label from marijuana so it can be studied more easily.  The society noted that it ... Read on »
HIV Resistant Cells Created from Gene Editing by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Immune cells have been made partly resistant to HIV by having a single gene removed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.  This could be a step toward controllin ... Read on »
UN Releases Report Calling Marijuana Legalization “Grave Danger” by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The United Nations has released a report claiming that marijuana legalization poses a “grave danger to public health and well-being.” The report comes on the heels of moves ... Read on »
Philip Seymour Hoffman Cause Of Death: Heroin, Cocaine, Other Drugs by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The New York City medical examiner confirms that a combination of cocaine, heroin and other illicit drugs caused the death of the critically acclaimed actor, whose lifeless ... Read on »
Opioid Prescriptions Down, But Not as Much as Expected by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Doctors and healthcare providers wrote approximately 11 million fewer prescriptions for narcotic painkillers in 2013 than in 2012.  They wrote about 230 million prescription ... Read on »
Thousands in Washington State at Risk of Losing Addiction Recovery Services by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A glitch in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is threatening outpatient programs for those who are poor and in recovery for alcohol and drugs in Washington.  Under the ACA, the ... Read on »
Colorado Employers Allegedly Discriminating Against Marijuana Users by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Although marijuana is now legal in Colorado for recreational use, many employers still consider it a controlled substance (as it is classified federally) and discriminate ag ... Read on »
Mothers Step to Forefront of Marijuana Legalization Debate by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In past decades, it was the sad stories of mothers who claimed their children had been led astray by marijuana that helped keep the drug illegal. But now, mothers are on the ... Read on »
Study Raises Concerns Over Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Acetaminophen use during pregnancy may be associated with a higher risk of attention-deficity/hyperactivity disorder and hyperkinetic disorder, a new study has found.  The s ... Read on »
Cities Continue Crackdown on Electronic Cigarettes by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine While the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to mull over how to regulate electronic cigarettes, individual cities are going ahead and making up their own rules ... Read on »
Despite Objections from In-House Committee, FDA Approves Powerful New Opiate Painkiller by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Going against the recommendation of its own advisory committee, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the sale of powerful new opiate painkiller Zohydro.  T ... Read on »
Minnesota Police Agencies Stand in the Way of Medical Marijuana Legalization by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Minnesota is considering legalizing the medical use of marijuana, but police agencies in the state are standing in the way of the measure.  A bill in the state House of Repr ... Read on »
New Mexico Man Allegedely Rapes Baby to Death While High on Synthetic Marijuana by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Prepare to have your day made a little worse … A four-month old girl died in Albuquerque, New Mexico after allegedly being sexually and physically abused by her mother’s boy ... Read on »
April Will Mark 28th Annual Alcohol Awareness Month by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Alcohol Awareness Month kicks off in April and this year’s theme is ”Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.” Started by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (N ... Read on »
Red Tape and Concerns About Profits Hampering Adoption of Abuse-Resistant Painkillers by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Although the pharmaceutical industry could easily make all opiate painkillers abuse-resistant, bureaucracy, patent disputes and worries about falling profit margins are hamp ... Read on »
Online Drinking Game NekNominate Piles Up On Alcohol-Related Deaths by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Growth in alcohol-related deaths might continue rapidly, especially with the popularity of the online drinking game Neknominate. Read on »
Teens with Mental Illness More Likely to Become Pregnant by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Young girls with mental illness are much more likely to become teenage mothers than girls without a major mental illness, according to a Canadian study. In the study, publis ... Read on »
Novartis offices raided in Tokyo by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Prosecutors in Tokyo raided the offices of Swiss drug manufacturer Novartis this week. The raid was part of an investigation into the company allegedly using manipulated dat ... Read on »
Ballot Initiative for Pot Legalization in California to Wait Until 2016 by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine California voters who were looking forward to stating their decision about whether to legalize marijuana will have to wait until 2016.  The coalition of investors and strate ... Read on »
Ambien Replaces Roofies As New Date Rape Drug by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Doctors are alerting the public about the dangerous effects of the sleep-inducing drug together with alcohol and other illicit drugs. Read on »