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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 minorsThe 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 EpidemicAs 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 onConsciousness 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 nursesWhen my buddy Jason first got into his nursing program, I was excited for him. Nursing is an honorable profession, one that is constantly in demand and provides certain...
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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 TobaccoLeading 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 LawsThe 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, about how illicit drugs end up in the United States. Learn More Marijuana...
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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 flourishAttorney 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 chargesRural sheriffs, stretched thin by long distances and small staffs, pushed for the change in state lawLearn MoreDrug and Alcohol Deaths at U.S. Workplaces SoarDeaths 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 helpThis 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 at the holiday table will press them for information, students...
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