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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 6, 2018

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Dentist association pushes to curb opioid painkillers The American Dental Association wants dentists to drastically cut back on prescribing opioid painkillers.Learn More   Americans take more pain pills — but not because they’re in more pain Americans consume prescription opioids at a greater rate than any other population in the world, according to research data.Learn More   Here’s how much marijuana you’d need to be eligible for the death penalty under federal law Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo encouraging federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty for certain drug trafficking offenses. Federal law allows for capital punishment in drug trafficking cases involving murder or homicide. But the attorney general also specifically called out one provision that allows for capital punishment in cases involving “extremely large quantities of drugs.” Learn More   Addiction Rehab is Broken. Can Technology Fix It? My time in rehab for an opioid addiction left me...

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