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Nov
2019

Researchers are turning to Reddit drug forums to tackle the opioid crisis

Ryan Le Blanc got his first dose of opioids at three months old, after surgery for a unilateral cleft palate. Now in his late 20s, the English-as-a-second language teacher has gone through about 15 more surgeries of varying severity. With each operation came new painkillers. At 14, while living in New England, Le Blanc started […]

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Aug
2019

Drug deaths soar to highest level on record

Drug deaths rose sharply in England and Wales to reach record numbers last year, official figures show. There were 2,917 deaths from illicit drugs in 2018, the Office of National Statistics said, a rise of 17%. Most deaths were due to opiates such as heroin, but cocaine deaths doubled in three years. A government adviser […]

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Jul
2019

White House drops proposal to eliminate drug rebates. Health stocks soar

The Trump administration has withdrawn its proposal to eliminate rebates from government drug plans, a key component of the president’s blueprint to lower prescription drug prices, a White House spokesman confirmed. “Based on careful analysis and thorough consideration, the President has decided to withdraw the rebate rule,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in an […]

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Jul
2019

Calling e-cigarettes drugs, Centre all set to ban them

New Delhi: E -cigarettes are set to be banned in India on the grounds that they are “drugs”. Recognizing their harmful effects, the health ministry has decided to ban the nicotine inhalers, also known as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), that are popular among smokers. A notification to this effect is likely to be issued soon, […]

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