During the 16th century in the southern part of Mexico, a mysterious illness killed some 18 million indigenous Mixtec people. The disease, which was referred to by the name cocoliztli in historic records, caused headaches, fever, liver damage, and bleeding from the eyes, nose, and mouth. Historically, cocoliztli was believed to be a disease brought over by European settlers, although scientists were never sure what could have caused these symptoms.
Tamper-resistant or “abuse-deterrent” opioids have been held up by the pharmaceutical industry, government health agencies, state lawmakers, and health professionals as a potential solution to the opioid epidemic growing in the US. The problem is there’s little to no evidence abuse-deterrent pills actually deter abuse. Opioid users often crush prescription pills because it disables the time-release mechanism of the drugs, giving users a quicker, bigger high.
Advil, Motrin, Propinal—whatever the brand name, all these versions of ibuprofen sold over the counter are pretty much ubiquitous for an easy ache-and-pain remedy. Part of the reason these drugs are a painkiller of choice is because in low doses, they don’t typically have side effects. Nor do they interact strongly with other medications or supplements. Most of us don’t think twice when popping a few pills to ease a headache or cramp.
When I called the lead anthropologist on this study to ask her some follow up questions about her work, she answered all of them thoroughly and understandably while bouncing a gurgling six-week old baby on her lap 💪
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".