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DARE: The Anti-Drug Program That Never Actually Worked

DARE, the popular drug education program, had no measurable effect on drug use. (me and the sysop) If you went to grade school in the 1980s or 90s, chances are good you were publicly offered drugs at school by a uniformed police officer. “Hey,” he might have said, “Want to meet up behind the gym after school […]

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The Government Knew the War on Drugs Was Doomed from the Start

Photo via National Archives and Records Administration/Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum A 1967 Commission on Law Enforcement report on drugs was way ahead of its time. This story is being co-published with The Appeal, a nonprofit criminal justice news outlet. From the 80s and into the aughts, “drugsandcrime” was one word for politicians. Drugs followed […]

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Opioids’ hidden epidemic—fraudulent drug treatment centers

Thanks to the opioid epidemic, more Americans die from overdoses every year than in car accidents, and the federal government is scrambling to try to get in front of the crisis. The House just passed and sent to the Senate a sweeping, bipartisan package of legislation backed by dozens of advocacy groups. Meanwhile, record numbers of patients […]

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For the First Time Ever, Lawsuit Targets Billionaire OxyContin Family for Causing Opioid Epidemic

A landmark lawsuit is the first in the country to name the actual owners of Purdue Pharma who makes the deadly drug OxyContin for their role in the opioid epidemic. Members of the Sackler family, who’ve made billions pushing their deadly OxyContin drug on the masses are arguably responsible for more deaths than any Mexican […]

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New Hope In Opioid Crisis? Researchers Believe They Are Close To A Non-Addictive Painkiller

New Hope In Opioid Crisis? Researchers Believe They Are Close To A Non-Addictive Painkiller

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (CBS News) – Researchers in Massachusetts believe they may be on the brink of creating a revolutionary non-addictive painkiller. Developed by Blue Therapeutics, Blue-181 could be a big step forward in dealing with the growing opioid crisis . The team there said it wanted to make a drug that is a total replacement […]

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They Shared Drugs. Someone Died. Does That Make Them Killers?

Prosecutors are increasingly treating overdose deaths as homicides, but they aren’t just going after dealers. Friends, family and fellow users are going to prison. Clockwise from top left: Kimberly Elkins, William Tylor Kendall, Amanda Guarneri, Chase Thistle, Misty Dawn Chapman, and Christopher Malcolm were all charged in overdose deaths.CreditClockwise from top left: Minnesota Department of […]

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Allentown’s first medical marijuana dispensary to hold grand opening next week

Mission Pennsylvania will open Allentown’s first medical marijuana dispensary June 7 at the Emmaus Avenue Plaza. (JON HARRIS/THE MORNING CALL) Allentown’s first medical marijuana dispensary will open its doors in June. Mission Pennsylvania will hold three open houses next week at the dispensary, 2733 W. Emmaus Ave., in front of the Emmaus Avenue Plaza in south Allentown. […]

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Big Pharma’s War On Our Children: 1 Million Kids Under Age 6 On Psychiatric Drugs

  In the United States, there are one million children under the age of six on psychiatric drugs. This number is particularly disturbing, considering the horrifying side effects and ineffectiveness of a good number of these types of harmful drugs. One in six Americans overall regularly take some type of medication in this category. However, children are now being swept up […]

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‘Needle exchanges’ can counter drug abuse, disease, N.C. police tell Iowa legislators

A recently released report by the federal government found that needle exchange programs increased significantly over the last decade. Wochit (Photo: John Terhune/Journal & Courier) Veteran North Carolina police commanders urged Iowa legislators Tuesday to set aside drug-war attitudes and do what their state did: Legalize distribution of clean syringes and needles to people who shoot […]

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Judge Rules Insurance Company Must Cover Medical Marijuana

April 23, 2018 Judge Ingrid L. French, a state administrative law judge from New Jersey, has ruled that an Egg Harbor man’s insurance company must cover the costs of medical marijuana. This could theoretically establish a very much-needed precedent for patients. Judge French says Andrew Watson’s insurance company is obligated to cover the costs of his voter-approved medical marijuana. Watson’s case sought […]

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Missouri considers unprecedented addiction help for moms

JEFFERSON CITY • The Missouri Senate is considering a bill that would extend Medicaid for new mothers struggling with addiction, a notable expansion for a state that did not expand Medicaid after the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. Missouri’s Medicaid now covers substance abuse programs for about two months after a woman gives birth. The […]

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Trump Is Freaking Out About the Wrong Border: Killer Fentanyl Is Coming From Canada

While Trump raged about building a wall on the southern border, a lab in Calgary was pumping out 18,000 counterfeit OxyContin per hour. Inside the new threat north of the border. President Donald Trump has made building a wall along the southern border the backbone of his anti-drug policy to keep deadly narcotics like fentanyl from entering the country […]

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