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Memories of Michael

Photos by Judi Iranyi

Photos by Judi Iranyi

Michael’s complete story is posted on my website in the “Remembering Michael”

Judi Iranyi for Global News Centre

(SAN FRANCISCO)   These 10 images are part of a visual story of my son Michael Paul Stone’s short life.  Michael died of AIDS in 1984, at the beginning of the AIDS crisis.  He was 19.  These images are to celebrate his short life, and to remind us that more than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with AIDS and almost 1 in 8 (12.8%) are unaware of their infection.

The word is “credibility” not “stigma” in the prescription opioid/heroin epidemic!

Anderson Cooper photo courtesy: CNN

Anderson Cooper photo courtesy: CNN

This past week CNN broadcast an Anderson Cooper interview on the prescription opioid/heroin epidemic at a Town Hall Meeting.

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)  CNN has been accused by the U.S. Pain Foundation, a lobbying group for pharma in catering to the needs of chronic pain patients in their use of long term opioids, at stigmatizing the pain patients.  Paul Gileno, Founder and President of the foundation was “deeply troubled and disappointed by the one-sided, biased discussion surrounding pain medication that completely disregarded the voices of people living with debilitating pain” during the broadcast.

Corruption in the FDA worsens as child death toll mounts in drug epidemic

Robert Rappaport, MD,

Robert Rappaport, MD,

The corrupt behavior of the FDA’s employees is begging for an investigation.

Marianne Skolek Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)  On November 10, 2014 I wrote an article for Global News Centre regarding Robert Rappaport, MD, Division Director of Anesthesia, Analgesia and Addiction Products retirement from the FDA http://www.globalnewscentre.com/bob-rappaport-md-division-director-of-anesthesia-analgesia-and-addiction-products-at-fda-retires/#sthash.oHFov3R7.dpbs.  One of Dr. Rappaport’s biggest “contributions” to the American people before the FDA announced his retirement was approval of an opioid called Zohydro ER.  Zohydro ER was the first hydrocodone-only opioid in doses of 5 to 10 times more heroin-like narcotic than Vicodin.  The FDA disregarded their own Advisory Committee who voted 11-2 not to approve the opioid because of the Committee’s concerns about the potential impact on public health. How could the FDA approve Zohydro ER when there is no abuse deterrent built into the drug so when it is crushed, chewed or mixed with alcohol — the high probability of death exists? Didn’t the FDA violate their own directive that opioids would only be approved by them if there were a built-in abuse preventative in the drug?

I have never punished my child Parenting for a Nonviolent World

listening

“Listening” provided by Anahata Giri

Punishment undermines the very basis of parenting: maintaining a safe, clear, loving relationship between parent and child.

Anahata Giri for Global News Centre

(MELBOURNE)  I have never punished my child. This is not because I have some kind of freaky perfect child. My 8 year old son is a normal child who engages with the world with a natural childlike intensity. This means he sometimes challenges boundaries by doing what he wants and upsetting others. At times I am very upset by his actions and I have been stretched beyond my own boundaries many times. This can be really tough.

The Trip

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Memories of an amazing childhood journey in 1938.

William Annett Global News Centre

(DAYTONA BEACH)   My father was born in Baptist Ontario, raised in Hell’s Kitchen near 34th Street in Manhattan, was in the trenches in France while still a boy and, invalided back to England, flew a rickety biplane in the Royal Flying Corps by the time he was 20. He was to see the banks and braes of bonny Scotland and,  de-mobbed in Toronto, he experienced the snows of the American West and the topless towers of Wall Street. By the onset of the Depression he had by some strange default become school principal in a tiny Alberta town in the middle of the Dust Bowl that endured for that most desolate decade, during which the entire western world seemed to hunker down in silent desperation.

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