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Published: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:00:04 -0800

Last Build Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:10:02 GMT

 



US NJ: Editorial: Opioid Addiction Is A National Emergency

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Herald News, 09 Aug 2017 - On Tuesday, President Donald Trump met with Cabinet members and senior staff at his golf club in Bedminster to discuss the opioid crisis. Missing at the meeting was Gov. Chris Christie, the chairman of the president's commission charged with studying the national rise of heroin and opioid addiction. Christie is on vacation. While the governor missed the meeting, the president is missing the message Christie has been sending for several years: treatment over incarceration will save lives. Long before his approval rating tanked at 15 percent, Christie used his then sizable political capital to focus on treatment and rehabilitation. He did it when he pushed for drug courts. He did it when he eloquently spoke of a law student friend who died because of addiction. And during his presidential bid, Christie resonated most effectively with voters when talking about drug addiction.



CN ON: Column: Buy Low And Sell High

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Sault Star, 17 Apr 2017 - In the bull-bear world of stock-market traders, the smell of fear ultimately tightens sphincter muscles and triggers sell-offs. Within minutes of Justin Trudeau's Liberals tabling their pot legislation, for example, the TSX began dumping some of its publicly traded marijuana stocks.



CN AB: Column: Legit Weed's Price Point

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 16 Apr 2017 - Buy low, sell high, and other dope on legalized pot In the bull-bear world of stock-market traders, the smell of fear ultimately tightens sphincter muscles and triggers sell-offs. Within minutes of Justin Trudeau's Liberals tabling their pot legislation, for example, the TSX began dumping some of its publicly traded marijuana stocks.



US: OPED: How To Treat An Opioid Epidemic

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Wall Street Journal, 14 Jan 2017 - Addiction isn't an illness like any other. Patients need not just the right medicines but therapy, support and, in some cases, tough supervision The grim faces of the nation's opioid epidemic -- an overdosing parent slumped in the front seat of a car, mouth agape, with a neglected child in the rear seat -- have become too familiar in recent years. More babies are now being born with narcotics in their systems, foster care is strained, and growing numbers of grandparents are raising the children of their own addicted children.



US NJ: Christie Shines Light On N.J. Fight Against Addiction

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Herald News, 11 Jan 2017 - Christie this week reaffirmed his public commitment to making N.J. a national leader in fighting drug addiction. [photo] Governor Christie speaks about drug addiction at a Walgreens in East Brunswick on Dec. 22, 2016.(Photo: Nicholas Pugliese/STATE HOUSE BUREAU)



US MA: Opioid Death Toll Again Hits Triple Digits In Worcester

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 10 Jan 2017 - WORCESTER - Last year was another rough year in the fight against opioid addiction, and Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. had some numbers to prove it at a forum Monday night at Worcester Technical High School. The district attorney said there were 148 overdose deaths in Worcester County last year, and he cautioned that as toxicology test results come back, that number could still rise. He said for four years that number has been in the triple digits, and said it has impacted the cities and the suburbs. He said that in nearly three quarters of those overdose deaths, the powerful drug fentanyl played a role.



US TN: Agriculture Secretary Wants 'aggressive' Solutions To

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 30 Dec 2016 - Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, left, talks with US Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack and audience members during a town hall meeting on how to deal with the opioid addiction in Appalachia on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center on in Abingdon, VA. (SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL) Tom Vilsack, US Secretary of Agriculture talks about opioid addiction during a town hall meeting with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center on Thursday, June 30, 2016 in Abingdon, VA.(SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL)



US DC: Will Decriminalization Solve The Drug Scourge?

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Washington Post, 13 Oct 2016 - Illegal drug use and trafficking have led to a multitude of ills in the United States, sometimes because of racially infected law enforcement, particularly in black neighborhoods. But is decriminalizing small amounts of narcotics at least part of the answer to the scourge?



CN MB: Youth Fuel Meth-Use Hike In City

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 15 Sep 2016 - Price, availability, addictiveness appeal to young people, police say THE city's youth are fuelling a surge in methamphetamine use because it's a cheaper way to get a long-lasting high. In fact, "because of its affordability, addictive nature and accessibility, the methamphetamine user base in Winnipeg has increased significantly over a few short years, allowing traffickers to prosper," the Winnipeg Police Service said in a statement.