Cocaine (INN) (benzoylmethylecgonine, an ecgonine derivative) is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. The name comes from "coca" and the alkaloid suffix "-ine", forming "cocaine". It is a stimulant, an appetite suppressant, and a nonspecific voltage gated sodium channel blocker, which in turn causes it to produce anaesthesia at low doses. Biologically, cocaine acts as a serotonin–norepinephrine–dopamine reuptake inhibitor, also known as a triple reuptake inhibitor (TRI). It is addictive due to its effect on the mesolimbic reward pathway.
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  • The Jose Fernandez Estate: Questions, Uncertainty

    … at the time of the crash. Reports suggest that Ms. Gomez Fernandez has petitioned the Court for intestate administration of her son’s estate. This is an initial indication that Fernandez died without a will. Under Florida’s laws of intestate succession Fernandez’s child would be the sole beneficiary of Fernandez’s estate. Several questions and even more…

    Florida Probate, Trust and Estate Blog- 12 readers -
  • NY Pension “Pay to Play” Scheme Examined (FCPA Post)

    … of potential compensation, greed sometimes trumps integrity and common sense. That usually means bribes or kickbacks. If the allegations in this indictment are true, Kang took bribes to a new level. Cash. Prostitutes. Even crack cocaine. The indictment claims that Kang steered $2 billion of public pension monies to brokerage firms FTN Financial and Sterne…

    Due Diligence- 14 readers -
  • Wells Fargo Hits a New Low (Bank Whistleblower Post)

    …, Neglected homes attract crime and depress property values making it harder for those communities to recover. October 2013 Freddie Mac gets in the act. The bank agrees to pay $839 million to repurchase homes that were financed by the bank. Freddie Mac claimed the bank violated underwriting guidelines and tricked the agency as to the quality…

    Due Diligence- 38 readers -
  • Uterine Rupture & Birth Injuries

    … contractions which may lead to tears in the uterus. Uterine scar tissue due to things like fibroids or cancer surgery. Women who have had many previous births, especially if they were done via cesarean section are at a higher risk of experiencing uterine rupture. Abusing drugs such as cocaine can have a detrimental effect on uterine integrity…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 31 readers -
  • What Is a Federal Crime?

    … from Dallas to Houston may be prosecuted at the state level but driving that same car from Houston to Mexico or Arkansas can be handled by the DEA at the federal level. Penalties for Federal Crimes The penalties for federal crimes can vary just as much as the penalties for crimes at the state level. However, because federal crimes typically involve…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 23 readers -
  • When Truck Drivers Turn to Stimulants

    … their drivers to break federal regulations with tight deadlines or overly ambitious distance requirements. When a driver feels pressured to break the rules, he or she may turn to a variety of stimulants, including marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, speed, and prescription or over-the-counter drugs (including Ritalin) to help stay awake and alert. These…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 35 readers -
  • Florida Sentencing Guidelines

    … of the above. Calculating a Hypothetical Scoresheet Primary and Additional Offenses: In the example that I use below, John Smith has been arrested for a fifth DUI and possession of cocaine. Both crimes are felonies. The fifth DUI is the primary offense because it is a level VI offense. The possession of cocaine is an additional offense because…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 73 readers -
  • Drug Trafficking and Distribution Laws in Texas

    … charges can consult with an attorney to attempt to create a strong legal defense in court. If you’ve been accused of a drug-related crime in Houston or the surrounding communities, contact The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp for experienced representation. Photo The National Crime Agency | Used under Creative Commons image attribution license 2.0 …

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 39 readers -
  • What is Flakka? | The Truth About A-PVP

    … such as MDPV, BK-MDMA, Mephedrone, Methylone and even the antidepressant Wellbutrin. Some legal, some not. How Stimulants Work All stimulants work in essentially the same way. Stimulants increase the amount of three neurotransmitters in your brain. Those neurotransmitters are dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine. Dopamine is believed…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 77 readers -
  • Twice as Many Pedestrian and Cyclist Fatalities in 2015

    …, and in another where no citation was issued a 58 year old female was hit by an SUV and killed. In February a man was hit by one car and then run over again by a second vehicle. In early March a 41 year old man was killed by a driver with PCP, cocaine, and marijuana in his system. A day later, a woman and her two children ages four and nine suffered…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 34 readers -
  • E-cigarettes: Tobacco Industry Using Chemicals to Boost Nicotine Addiction

    … that determine tobacco addiction are similar to those that determine addiction to drugs such as heroin and cocaine.” (1988 US Surgeon General Report) The Tobacco Industry, along with other companies entering the e-cigarette market, are apparently using the same strategies and business plans used with tobacco cigarettes. This should concern many people…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 15 readers -
  • Corruption Trial Heats Up for Philly Officers

    … both on the street and in the courtroom by lying on the witness stand to convict the drug dealers they mistreated. He stated police reports were falsified and vague, though the defendants did not complain because the lies were partially in their favor. For example, in one instance, Walker claims they seized four kilos of cocaine and resold three…

    Gabriel Levin/ 12 readers -
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