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Mexico just legalized medical marijuana 22.6.2017 Washington Post: World
But don't expect dispensaries on every corner.
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The Daily 202: Democrats despondent, Trump emboldened after GOP victory in Georgia special election 21.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Nancy Pelosi was a real drag on Jon Ossoff and other takeaways from last night’s results in Atlanta.
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Summit County questions Vail Resorts’ commitment to workforce housing 20.6.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Summit County officials are questioning Vail Resorts’ commitment to building workforce housing after the resort company declined to pay $150,000 to help develop the Village at Wintergreen in Keystone. Vail Resorts previously announced it had $30 million to spend for employee housing projects.
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Carrie Fisher opened up about her demons — and knew she wouldn't have a Hollywood ending 20.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Carrie Fisher never said she had conquered her problems. The quintessential child of Tinseltown never expected a Hollywood ending. She talked openly and often about her 45-year-long fight with bipolar disorder, alcoholism and drug addiction, explaining how opioids in particular "dialed down" her...

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Highland Park man's home doubled as an unlicensed day care center and cocaine den 20.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A Highland Park man is facing charges of not only trafficking drugs out of his home, but doing so while running an unlicensed day care center, federal and civil documents show.

In a federal complaint, Felipe Talamante, 48, is accused of trying to sell 20 kilograms of cocaine “direct from Mexico”...

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Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin and other opiates in her system when she died, autopsy shows 20.6.2017 Washington Post
It’s unclear what role the drugs played in her death, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, which listed her official cause of death as undetermined.
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Carrie Fisher's autopsy reveals cocktail of drugs, including cocaine, opiates and ecstasy 19.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A Los Angeles County coroner’s report released on Monday revealed a mixture of drugs that were in actress Carrie Fisher’s system when she went into cardiac arrest on an L.A.-bound flight and later died.

Fisher’s toxicology review found evidence of cocaine, methadone, MDMA (better known as ecstasy),...

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EPA chief vows to speed up the cleaning of toxic Superfund sites. Communities wonder how. 19.6.2017 Washington Post
In a St. Louis suburb that is home to a nuclear waste dump, residents are skeptical of Scott Pruitt’s promise to prioritize the federal cleanup program, which the Trump administration has proposed slashing funding for by 30 percent. “My biggest fear is he’s just going to put a Band-Aid on it,” one said.
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Carrie Fisher died of sleep apnea and other causes, coroner concludes; 'drug use' also cited 17.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office on Friday listed the cause of death for “Star Wars” star Carrie Fisher as “sleep apnea and other undetermined factors.”

The coroner’s office released a short summary of its findings, but officials declined to make any additional comments. The statement said...

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Philly and Conrail reach deal to address heroin hellscape 15.6.2017 Philly.com News
The half-mile gorge in Kensington and Fairhill that is cut by a Conrail line has been home to scores of heroin users and hundreds of thousands of needles for nearly three decades.
The Daily 202: Jeff Sessions’s grilling highlights tension between chumminess of Senate, seriousness of Russia probe 14.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Attorney General loses temper, as no love is lost on either side
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The Health 202: Trump's health care evolution can be traced in his tweets 14.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Three weeks is a long time in the president's Twitter feed.
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Supreme Court speeds up generic biotech drug approval 14.6.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court is speeding up the time for generic biotech drugs to become available to the public in a ruling that means a loss of billions in sales to the makers of original versions. The justices ruled this week in favor of generic drug maker Sandoz in its dispute with rival Amgen over a near-copy of Amgen’s cancer drug Neupogen. The drugs help boost red blood cells in cancer patients. Amgen, which has its headquarters in Thousand Oaks (Ventura County), filed a patent infringement lawsuit claiming that Sandoz violated the 2010 Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act. A federal appeals court sided with Amgen in 2015, ruling that the notice can’t take place until after biosimilar makers gain approval from federal regulators.
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Agreement would speed treatment for Utah inmates deemed mentally incompetent to stand trial 14.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Mentally-ill inmates in Utah found incompetent to stand trial on criminal charges may soon get relief if a federal court approves an agreement that would reduce significantly the time they wait without treatment. On Monday, the Disability Law Center entered into a settlement agreement with the Utah Department of Human Services to resolve a class action lawsuit filed in September 2015 alleging that mentally-ill inmates were waiting months in jail without treatment, and therefore were denied speed... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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A drugmaker tries to cash in on the opioid epidemic, one state law at a time 12.6.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The maker of one medical treatment for opioid abuse has successfully lobbied statehouses around the country to pass policies that tilt addiction treatment practices in favor of the company's drug.
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High court ruling speeds up generic biotech drug approval 12.6.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is speeding up the time for generic biotech drugs to become available to the public. The court’s unanimous ruling Monday means a loss of billions in sales to makers of original versions. The justices ruled in favor of generic drug maker Sandoz in its dispute with rival Amgen over […]
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A Drugmaker Tries To Cash In On The Opioid Epidemic, One State Law At A Time 12.6.2017 NPR: Healthcare
The maker of one medical treatment for opioid abuse has successfully lobbied statehouses around the country to pass policies that tilt addiction treatment practices in favor of the company's drug.
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Why We Should Say Someone Is A 'Person With An Addiction,' Not An Addict 11.6.2017 NPR: Healthcare
Journalists should quit calling a person who uses drugs an "addict," according to The Associated Press Stylebook. This follows a trend toward "person first" descriptions of people with diseases.
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The Senate’s three tools on health care: Sabotage, speed and secrecy 11.6.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The Senate majority leader could have tried to create an effective, bipartisan overhaul of Obamacare. He chose a different approach.
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What the rise in overdose deaths looks like relative to other causes 10.6.2017 Washington Post
What the rise in overdose deaths looks like relative to other causes
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