‘Americans are increasingly addicted to opioids. People in poor countries die in agony without them’’
by The Economist
Opioid painkillers stimulate receptors in the brain and elsewhere to produce a powerful pain-numbing effect. They also lessen anxiety and depression — two common side-effects of intense pain.
‘Man from the South’
by Roald Dahl (published in 1948)
It was getting on toward six o’clock so I thought I’d buy myself a beer and go out and sit in a deck chair by the swimming pool and have a little evening sun.