Of seduction and drug-objects

I love receiving parcels in the mail. I consider it one of the little joys of life. I love finding them in my mailbox, the sound and smell of the paper envelope when I open them. I especially love when they arrive from far away places, with exotic stamps and foreign alphabets on the return… Continue reading Of seduction and drug-objects

Summer is for research: a report from the field

Montreal in the summer is uniquely beautiful, as in this photograph of the city landscape I took when crossing Jacques Cartier Bridge. Summer is also the season for writing and getting research done before the start of the new academic school year, and for me it will be an especially busy one, as I am nearing… Continue reading Summer is for research: a report from the field

So…. so what?

So... I'm undertaking this research... so what? What is the endpoint? Why am I doing this? That is one of the first questions my research directors asked me... I'll attempt an answer: drugs permeate almost every aspect of our lives, exploring how and why we use them can give us important insights into the contemporary human experience;… Continue reading So…. so what?

The many lives of amphetamine

When I first started my PhD, I had only a vague idea of what I wanted to study. As a clinical pharmacist in an emergency department of a university teaching hospital, part of my job was asking patients what medications they were taking, so that we could get the correct information in the chart, firstly, and… Continue reading The many lives of amphetamine