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

    … because it will exceed $50,000. As noted above, there is considerable uncertainty surrounding Fernandez’s estate. We intend to treat this as a live blog and provide continuous coverage of Fernandez’s estate as information becomes available and events unfold. The attorneys of Clark Skatoff handle probate, trust, and guardianship litigation and administration throughout the State of Florida, including all state and federal courts. To discuss a potential case, please contact the firm, at (561) 842-4868 or 888-752-8633. …

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

    … What do the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the recent “pay to play” indictment of a former New York state pension system portfolio manager have in common? Plenty! The details of the indictments offer a window of how public officials can be corrupted and the steps taken to cover up the evidence. This week Manhattan’s US Attorney, Preet…

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

    … with the U.S. Department of Justice that Wachovia Bank (Wells Fargo acquired Wachovia) failed to report suspected money laundering by drug traffickers that used the bank. The government says the laundered money was used to purchase 4 planes that would later ship 22 tons of cocaine. August 2010 A New York federal judge fines the bank for overdraft practices…

    Due Diligence- 34 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?

    … typically fall into the categories listed above, though not always. This list contains some of the most commonly prosecuted federal crimes: Mail fraud Bank robbery Drug smuggling Tax fraud or tax evasion Distributing illegal pornography through the Internet Destroying or defacing federal property Plane hijacking Human trafficking across state lines…

    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- 70 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 -
  • 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 irritation of tobacco smoke.” These additives – pyrazine compounds – served as flavor enhancers for the “light” cigarettes, and are being used in e-cigarettes (e-cigs) today. Alpert and his team discovered that “Pyrazine compounds used as additives in tobacco products appear to enhance addiction by increasing product appeal and making it easier…

    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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