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Passed in a sweeping bipartisan 92-to-2 vote, the "Opioids Bill" is the first ever drug addiction legislation to support long-term treatment and recovery. But there's no funding in the bill to pay for any of the forward-looking measures. The U.S. Senate has approved a new "opioids bill" which…

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Two major drugstore chains, CVS and Walgreens, will be offering the opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone to the public without the need for a prescription in at least 35 states and DC by the end of this year. Under physician-approved protocols, CVS has already established the program in…

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Two synthetic “designer drugs” are killing people, or driving them to insane behavior, or both, according to reports in the media and from federal law enforcement. But instead of scaring people off because of their unpredictable and dangerous effects, the drugs are gaining in popularity among…

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There is little or no reliable scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of long-term opioid use to treat chronic pain. In fact such use raises the risk of dependence, addiction and overdose, and new alternative treatments are needed, says a landmark study of prescribing habits and results…

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A law in Tennessee that can send mothers to prison for giving birth to a drug-dependent baby has claimed its first victim. Jamillah Falls, a 30-year-old heroin addict, is now in jail and her infant daughter is a ward of the state. Falls was arrested a week after giving birth to a heroin-dependent…

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The New Jersey State Supreme Court has acquitted a young mother of child abuse and neglect after her newborn infant exhibited symptoms of methadone withdrawal. The unanimous ruling by the State's six Supreme Court Justices has reversed an earlier appellate court decision that the mother was guilty…

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It's been 6 months since Tennessee rolled out its controversial drug testing program for welfare applicants, and the results were, like the whole program itself, controversial. Out of 16,017 applicants for the state's Families First cash assistance program, 279 people were chosen to be drug…

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Back in the 1990s, David Crosby, a founding member of the band Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, got a lucky second chance at living. The long-time heavy drinker was facing death from alcohol-related liver failure, until a successful liver transplant saved his life. Crosby’s good luck typifies the…

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A recent drug bust at a mid-state middle school is shedding light on the growing problem of prescription drug abuse among teens. Seven students at Stewarts Creek Middle School of Rutherford County in Tennessee were expelled after a teacher caught them with prescription pills on campus. Rutherford…

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In recent years there has been a growing debate about marijuana—legalize it or not? Is it harmless or not? Is it addictive? Why is alcohol legal and marijuana illegal? Both sides cite “scientific” evidence to support their position. Both sides have noted medical professionals supporting…

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