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Ohio prosecutors going after heroin providers

Source : http://www.13abc.com/home/headlines/OH-prosecutors-going-after-heroin-providers-364753721.html With heroin overdoses killing more young people in Ohio than car crashes, prosecutors are turning up the heat on dealers, friends and others who unknowingly provide the doses that end up sending drug users to the morgue. Going after suppliers in drug-induced deaths isn’t a new idea – ...

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Mandatory minimum sentencing for drug offences unconstitutional say rights advocates

Source : http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/mandatory-minimum-sentencing-for-drug-offences-unconstitutional-say-rights-advocates-1.3402252 Nation’s highest court hears oral arguments on constitutionality of widely criticized 2012 law Rights advocates made oral arguments today in the Supreme Court of Canada in a case that challenges the country’s mandatory minimum sentencing laws for drug offences. The case centres on Joseph Ryan Lloyd, an addict ...

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News Release : Province creates new task force to address fentanyl, opioid drug abuse

Manitoba to Invest More than $500,000, Provide New Information, Resources for Manitobans: Ministers The Manitoba government is investing more than $500,000 and has created a task force to lead a co-ordinated provincewide response to growing concerns over the illegal use of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid narcotic, Health Minister Sharon ...

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E-Cigs’ Inconvenient Truth: It’s Much Safer to Vape

Source : http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/e-cigs-inconvenient-truth-its-much-safer-to-vape-20151221 In applying the same tactics used to demonize tobacco, are anti-smoking advocates and regulators missing out on a chance to save millions of lives? Daniel Walsh was first drawn to electronic cigarettes for the same reason millions of smokers have taken up the devices. « I was a guy ...

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