Monthly Archives October 2016

The Crime of Addiction in the US

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The statistics surrounding addiction in America are staggering. Over 20 million people over the age of 12 have an addiction that is not tobacco, over 90% of people with addictions started drinking or using illicit drugs before the age of 18, and 2.6 million people living with addictions are addicted to both alcohol and illicit drugs.

The problem is reaching new heights and the pharmaceutical industry in America is in many ways contributing to the problem. Consider the case of OxyContin, a painkiller whose sales benefited Purdue Pharma. In its first year on the market, OxyContin brought in $45 million dollars in revenue. Five years later, the number was over $1.1 billion, which is an increase of over 2000% in a little over four years.

Incredible growth of a product within its market, with a little a

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Are You Distracted by Your Dingy Office? What Interior Designers Want You to Know Right Now

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Are you looking to remodel but aren’t sure if you could afford to hire an interior designer? The best interior designers will work with you to achieve your vision for your home or office: when you meet for the first time, talk to them about the budget that you have in mind. Maybe you can invest in a few conversation pieces but save a little money when it is time to reupholster your furniture. Attractive designs are so varied that you may be surprised how much your interior designer can accomplish on a shoestring.