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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 26, 2019

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FDA threatens to fine Walmart, Kroger and convenience store chains for selling tobacco to minors The Federal Drug Administration threatened to fine Walmart, Kroger, Family Dollar and more than a half dozen convenience store and gas station chains for illegally selling tobacco products to minors. Learn More   Southern States Slowly Embracing Harm Reduction to Curb Opioid Epidemic As a top agent with North Carolina’s Bureau of Investigation, Donnie Varnell had tried everything to stop people from fatally overdosing on opioids, from arresting more low-level drug users to talking with doctors. Nothing worked. Learn More   A dangerous fentanyl myth lives on Consciousness returned as a small break in the darkness, a tiny opening through which light and sound slowly filtered through. Learn More   Addiction and Nursing - How the epidemic affects nurses When my buddy Jason first got into his nursing program, I was excited for him. Nursing is...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 12, 2019

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Senators' scathing letter to Juul demands answers about tactics targeting youth, ties to Big Tobacco Leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs is under the microscope again, with 11 senators demanding answers from the company at the center of the youth vaping "epidemic" whose business practices have been shrouded in "immense secrecy," the senators said in a letter to Juul on Monday. Learn More   Anti-vaping advocates push to raise minimum age for nicotine "The addicted mind justifies some crazy things," said Matt Murphy. The 19-year-old got hooked on nicotine in high school, and what began as experimentation with vaping turned into an addiction. Learn More   Bipartisan Bill Would Give States Control Over Marijuana Laws The measure would effectively grant states total control over marijuana legalization. Learn More   How Do Illegal Drugs Cross The U.S.-Mexico Border? NPR's Michel Martin talks to Gil Kerlikowske, former commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection,...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 5, 2018

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US to end policy that let legal pot flourish Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized marijuana. Sessions is rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal intervention across the country. Learn More   As Colorado’s rural sheriffs struggle on front lines of mental health care, they will stop throwing mentally ill in jail without charges Rural sheriffs, stretched thin by long distances and small staffs, pushed for the change in state law Learn More Drug and Alcohol Deaths at U.S. Workplaces Soar Deaths jumped more than 30% in 2016, as the struggle with a deadly opioid epidemic migrates to the workplace Learn More   University president: We know your kids are drinking and we need your help This is the time of year when many college students return home to see family and friends, and to face nosy but well-meaning questions about school. Just as everyone...
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