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This is the only safe way to treat opioid users 18.8.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Detox without medication-assisted treatment is a death sentence.
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U.S. teen drug overdose deaths inch up after years of decline 16.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The overdose death rate rose to 3.7 per 100,000 teens in 2015, from 3.1 the previous year. Most of the deaths were accidental and were mainly caused by heroin, researchers found.
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The Daily 202: False moral equivalency is not a bug of Trumpism. It’s a feature. 16.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
From the alt-right to Putin and the Clintons, Trump’s “both sides” conceit is nothing new.
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Thousands of urban overdose deaths linked to shocking increase of fentanyl in drug supply 16.8.2017 Washington Post
Thousands of urban overdose deaths linked to shocking increase of fentanyl in drug supply
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When All the World's a War -- And All the Men and Women Merely Soldiers 15.8.2017 Truthout.com
When we declare war on phenomena like crime, drugs, or terror, instantly militarizing such problems, we severely limit our means for understanding and dealing with them. (Photo: Pixabay ) Since September 11, 2001, the United States has been fighting a "war on terror." Real soldiers have been deployed to distant lands; real cluster bombs and white phosphorus have been used; real cruise missiles have been launched; the first  MOAB , the largest non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal, has been dropped; and real cities have been  reduced to rubble . In revenge for the deaths of  2,977 civilians  that day, real people --  in the millions  -- have died and millions more have  become refugees . But is the war on terror actually a war at all -- or is it only a metaphor? In a real war, nations or organized non-state actors square off against each other. A metaphorical war is like a real war -- after all, that's what a metaphor is, a way of saying that one thing is like something else -- but the enemy isn't a country ...
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Politicians line up against proposed Philly marijuana dispensary 15.8.2017 Philly.com News
Political opposition could derail a medical marijuana dispensary slated to open early next year in Philadelphia's East Mt. Airy neighborhood.
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Another grim milestone for Yemen: Cholera infections jump to half a million 15.8.2017 L.A. Times - World News

The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen this year hit 500,000 on Sunday, marking a grim milestone in the spread of the disease across this war-ravaged country. Almost 2,000 people have died since April, when the disease’s spread began to accelerate, according to the World Health Organization.

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An Obamacare insurer flees another state, blaming Trump and the GOP for sabotage 14.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The effort by congressional Republicans and the Trump White House to sabotage the Affordable Care Act reached another milestone Friday when the big insurer Anthem announced it will be pulling out of Virginia’s ACA marketplace next year.

Anthem has been the biggest insurer in the Virginia individual...

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Marijuana products sending more French kids to ERs 14.8.2017 Reuters Health
(Reuters Health) - Increased availability of potent marijuana products in France may be driving an increase in emergency room visits by intoxicated toddlers, a new study suggests.
Pregnant women addicted to opioids face tough choices seeking treatment 14.8.2017 Washington Post
Many fear that getting help to break their addiction could lead to trouble with law enforcement, harm to their baby, or loss of custody.
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Puerto Rico betting on medical marijuana 12.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

Puerto Rico is facing billions of dollars in budget cuts, a public debt load of more than $70 billion and a declining population as people flee to the mainland seeking better opportunities. But people are betting that the new cannabis industry can revert the situation.
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Please Mr. President, don't criminalize opioid addicts as part of emergency response 12.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Opioid addiction is officially a national emergency. Or it at least it will be once the paperwork gets done, President Trump said Thursday.

This is a notable departure from just two days earlier when, during a “major briefing” (his words) on the opioid crisis, the president conspicuously said nothing...

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From Alaska To Florida, States Respond To Opioid Crisis With Emergency Declarations 12.8.2017 NPR: All Things Considered
President Trump announced Thursday that his administration plans to declare a national emergency to deal with the opioid epidemic. Six states have already taken this step.
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A 'Vaccine For Addiction' Is No Simple Fix 11.8.2017 NPR News
Scientists are trying to develop a vaccine to block the euphoria of heroin without interfering with other pain relief. The Trump administration hopes the approach might help with the opioid epidemic.
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Will Jeff Sessions come after legalized marijuana, a drug 'only slightly less awful' than heroin? 10.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

With thousands of jobs and billions of dollars at stake, it’s a burning question: Is Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions preparing to mess with voter-approved sales of recreational marijuana?

It’s a question of prime importance in six Western and two New England states that have legalized marijuana use despite...

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Pope Francis to Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia 10.8.2017 AP Top News
LONDON (AP) -- Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals....
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Americans think opioid addiction is a crisis. They're not sure federal dollars will solve it. 10.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The public remains divided on how much the federal government should spend on fighting opioids.
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Sessions says he has 'serious concerns' about legal marijuana. Now states wonder what's next 10.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

With thousands of jobs and billions of dollars at stake, it’s a burning question: Is Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions preparing to mess with voter-approved sales of recreational marijuana?

It’s a question of prime importance in six Western and two New England states that have legalized marijuana use despite...

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The Health 202: Trump doesn't need to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency 9.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The drug crisis is different than other situations that have triggered the label.
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Bellevue bans safe-injection sites for heroin users 9.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Bellevue voted to ban safe injection sites, although none has been proposed for King County’s second-largest city. The prospect of hosting an injection site is causing political ripples across the county, and resistance seems to have stalled the sites.
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