Skarp kritik fra Grand Prix-vinder Niels ’Noller’ Olsen: Læger udskriver alt for mange stærkt vanedannede nervepiller. Lægerne 'burde skamme sig', siger musikeren
Niels Olsen alias 'Noller', den ene af de to Olsen-brødre, er mest kendt for sine ufarlige popsange om kærlighed. Men den normalt så venlige og smilende popsanger skruer nu bissen på.
Han anklager danske læger for at være alt for rundhåndede, når der skal udskrives recepter på stærkt afhængigheds-skabende nervemedicin, de såkaldte benzodiazepiner. Ja, han kalder ligefrem lægerne for 'pushere', der 'burde skamme sig'.
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Rock climber Matt Samet, 41, former editor-in-chief of Climbing Magazine, didn’t plan on becoming a writer too. During a break from studying geology at the University of Colorado at Boulder in the early ‘90s, a conversation with his father helped point him toward journalism.
“It’s funny. It’s the kind of thing that only a father could say,” said Samet. “My dad was like, ‘Just think about what happens when you’re 40 and your fingers hurt all the time and you’re living in a van at the climbing area. Is that what you really want?’ And even then, I knew that he had a point.”
Samet, a native of Albuquerque, N. M., went on to study journalism and moved to Italy, traveling across Europe to report on the World Cup and sport climbing.
Samet, an accomplished climber himself, has tackled routes that most rock climbers never touch. He redpointed [successfully completing a climb from the ground without ever putting weight on the rope while pinning all of the safety gear as the climber ascends] difficult climbs such as Zulu, at Colorado’s Rifle Mountain Park. He was the first to complete Chewbacca, a bouldering problem [typically climbs done on huge boulders] on West Mountain at Hueco Tanks State Historic Site in Texas. The feat is so challenging and dangerous that no other rock climber has ever successfully repeated it.
But one of the toughest ascents Samet conquered wasn’t on a rock wall. Throughout his traveling, writing and climbing, Samet said he battled an addiction to prescription drugs.
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