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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    … 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- 13 readers -
  • Wells Fargo Hits a New Low (Bank Whistleblower Post)

    …” of the settlement. July 2012 Wells Fargo agrees to pay $175 million to settle Justice Department charges of discrimination against African American and Hispanic borrowers. August 2012 The bank agrees to pay $6.5 million to settle SEC charges. January 2013 Less than one year after agreeing to pay $5.35 billion to settle foreclosure abuse claims as part…

    Due Diligence- 36 readers -
  • Uterine Rupture & Birth Injuries

    … on the mother’s part. Nurses should also be monitoring fetal distress signals at all times in order to detect abnormalities such as fetal bradycardia. How a birth injury lawyer may be able to help. Birth injuries often lead to chronic issues and developmental challenges which may require physical therapy, mobility devices, a caregiver, and even multiple…

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

    … There are many other types of federal crimes but these represent some of the ones that are most frequently prosecuted in federal courts. Some of the crimes listed here are also crimes at the state level. Typically, the facts of the crime will determine if it is prosecuted federally or at the state level. For example, driving a car full of cocaine…

    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- 71 readers -
  • Drug Trafficking and Distribution Laws in Texas

    … trafficking as the act of transporting, importing or selling of controlled substances. The law is meant to target drug dealers as well as drug manufacturers of substances like marijuana, cocaine, heroin and prescription drugs. Drug trafficking laws are applied in cases involving people who are found to be in possession of a certain amount…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 37 readers -
  • What is Flakka? | The Truth About A-PVP

    … stories that you hear on the news are the truly bizarre incidents. So keep in mind that the local news only shows stories that sensationalize the topic. You will never hear “BREAKING NEWS AT 6 O’CLOCK! High School Student Kevin Smokes Flakka and Says it was Pretty Cool, but Wouldn’t do it Again!” Instead you will hear “BREAKING NEWS AT 6 O’CLOCK! MAN…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 75 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

    … and Drug Administration. “We conducted this study to better understand tobacco manufacturers’ research and development of the use of nonnicotine additives and ingredients that contribute to the increased appeal, attractiveness, and addictiveness of products.” “Flavor additives such as pyrazines have chemosensory and pharmacological effects and may…

    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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