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Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:44:49 -0700

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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.

US NY: OPED: Sentences Full Of Errors

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 14 Aug 2016 - Washington - As a college student in Virginia, Corey Jacobs started selling drugs with the help of a group of friends to make some extra money. A Bronx native, Mr. Jacobs was no kingpin, and no aspect of their drug conspiracy involved violence. Now age 46, Mr. Jacobs has served 16 years of a sentence of life without parole in the federal system. No question, Corey Jacobs should have gone to prison for his felony. But does he deserve to die there?

US CA: Editorial: Treatment, Empathy Vital to Halt Painkiller

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Chico Enterprise-Record, 24 Jul 2016 - We now know the scope of the prescription painkiller and heroin problem in Butte County. It's imperative that we do more to address it. A seven-part series by reporter Ashiah Scharaga that ended Saturday, "Overdose Nation," studied the issue in depth. The use of opioids is a problem nationwide but it's more pronounced locally. Of California's 58 counties, Butte has the third-highest rate of drug-induced deaths. More than half of those drug-induced deaths are from opioids.

CN BC: Editorial: Little Mercy For Dealers

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Now, 21 Jul 2016 - We've been reporting a lot about the chaos fentanyl has brought to our nation's streets and alleyways, particularly here in Surrey where overdoses are happening daily. A Surrey judge noted that in the first three months of 2016 there have been more than 200 fentanyl-related overdose deaths in B.C. Illegal drug users are playing pharmaceutical Russian Roulette with heroin these days as it might be cut with fentanyl. Three tiny grains of the stuff is enough to kill.