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Amazon has been a massively disruptive force in the retail industry and has changed the way that people shop online. Prime members get free video streaming and free two-day shipping on many items making Amazon one of the top shopping destination online. It seems that soon Amazon could be expanding its offerings with pharmacy items, as it has now gained wholesale pharmacy licenses in what is seemingly preparation in multiple states for a push into the drug industry; something that was first mentioned earlier this month.Amazon has yet to confirm that it will be entering the prescription drug market, but public records show it has gained wholesale pharmacy licenses and there is no other clear reason... Read more...
Amazon has been an incredibly disruptive force as the world’s most dominant online retailer. Not only has Amazon crushed other online retailers that have attempted to compete with it, but brick and mortar retailers have also come under immense pressure (or folded completely) due to the company's ever-growing footprint. Most recently, Amazon expanded its presence in the grocery market with the purchase of Whole Foods, and now the company is reportedly eyeing another adjacent leap into online prescription drug sales. According to a report from CNBC, Amazon will make a decision before Thanksgiving as to whether it will establish its first beachhead in the highly lucrative prescription drug market.... Read more...
If HBO's Silicon Valley portrays anything, it's that competition in the Bay Area is fierce. And if you follow the tech scene at all, it's easy to observe the cut-throat atmosphere of the technical arena. This is so much the case, that it can lead to obvious detrimental effects in competitively charged company circles as a result of the level of stress present and the focus that is required to perform. For reasons like these, some tech workers in Silicon Valley have started a trend of taking "micro-doses" of the illegal drug LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide). This drug, when used normally, can cause hallucinations, which clearly isn't ideal for being productive. But when taken at micro-dose levels... Read more...
It's the second such "pocket dialing leads to arrest" story in less than a month, and you have to admit, it makes one wonder a) what kind of cell phones these criminals are using, and b) why they don't use a belt holster. Authorities say a Georgia man "pocket-dialed" 911. The dispatcher on the other end of the line overheard people discussing a drug deal. The call was made around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Col. Jeff Strickland said the dispatcher could overhear several people speaking about a drug deal involving prescription drugs. A deputy was sent to a Gainesville Waffle House restaurant, from where the police determined the call originated. The deputy eventually found the cell phone in... Read more...
Parents More Comfortable Talking Drugs than Science Intel Survey Reveals Majority of Parents of Teens Find it Difficult to Help their Kids with Math and Science The News: A recent Intel Corporation survey found that parents feel more equipped to talk about drug abuse than math and science with their children.  The Context: Despite a perceived importance of math and science for success, and an overwhelming willingness to be involved, the survey results reveal that parents, particularly those of teenagers, often find themselves with little more understanding of these subjects than their children and without the necessary resources to bridge this gap.  Why It Matters: A strong background... Read more...