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This balanced view of drug abuse, from Shen Nung to Jimi Hendrix and from Coca Cola to STP, at $2.31 a pound, costs 150 000 times less than heroin and cocaine, 25 times less than marijuana, 7 times less than sedatives, and twice as much as coffee. Passages as entertaining and highly charged as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test separate quotations from the Annals of Internal Medicine and The Village Voice.
The space devoted to tobacco, caffeine, alcohol, and other sedatives is one-third that given opiates, reflecting the amount of objective studies rather than the public health problems of each.
Licit and Illicit Drugs. The Consumers Union Report on Narcotics, Stimulants, Depressants, Inhalants, Hallucinogens, and Marijuana—Including Caffeine, Nicotine, and Alcohol.. Ann Intern Med. ;79:924. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-6-924_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(6):924.
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