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Pay drug users for expertise, insight to deal with overdose crisis: B.C. report

Source: Pay drug users for expertise, insight to deal with overdose crisis: B.C. report|lfpress.com VANCOUVER — Drug users are often the first responders to an overdose and should be paid fairly for their contributions to research, service delivery and overdose prevention activities, says a report. The BC Centre for Disease Control ...

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A Closer Look at How the Opioid Epidemic Affects Employment

Source: A Closer Look at How the Opioid Epidemic Affects Employment|HBR.org Originally published August 20th 2018 The toll that the opioid epidemic has taken on the United States is undeniable. On average, 115 Americans die every day from a drug overdose involving an opioid, and even more suffer the debilitating effects of addiction. ...

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The Mother of Canada’s Marijuana Laws Is a Feminist Hero and a Racist Monster

Source: The Mother of Canada’s Marijuana Laws Is a Feminist Hero and a Racist Monster Originally published November 23rd 2017 Emily Murphy, one of Canada’s pioneering feminists, was recently honoured by Justin Trudeau, who left out her dark history. Canada’s yearlong celebration of its history has been consistently sullied by, well, ...

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Capitalism Is to Blame for the Opioid Crisis

Source: Capitalism Is to Blame for the Opioid Crisis| Paste Magazine It has been well-documented that pharmaceutical companies have knowingly inflated the opioid crisis by funneling a truly horrific amount of opioids towards counties suffering from the epidemic. Vox highlighted a disturbing cause and effect relationship that was unearthed by a research letter published in JAMA Internal ...

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