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By end of August, CVS will offer Narcan without prescription to counter opiate overdoses

Source : http://www.providencejournal.com/news/health/overdose/20140823-by-end-of-august-cvs-will-offer-narcan-without-prescription-to-counter-opiate-overdoses.ece CVS Pharmacy announced that it would offer the opiate antidote Narcan without a prescription at all of its 60 pharmacies in Rhode Island by the end of month. Narcan, also known as naloxone, offers immediate help for anyone overdosing from an opiate such as heroin or a ...

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Vermont Quits War on Drugs to Treat Heroin Abuse as Health Issue

Source : http://mobile.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-21/vermont-quits-war-on-drugs-to-treat-heroin-abuse-as-health-issue Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin devoted his entire State of the State address in January to what he called Vermont’s “full-blown heroin crisis.” Since 2000, he said, the state had seen a 250 percent increase in addicts receiving treatment. The courts were swamped with heroin-related cases. In 2013 the ...

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Le Black Crack en Iran

Source : http://www.talkingdrugs.org/fr/le-black-crack-en-iran Depuis des dizaines d’années, l’usage de drogues est devenu un problème de santé publique majeure en Iran, notamment dans sa capitale Téhéran. En 2006, le Bureau du Département d’État pour les affaires internationales de stupéfiants et de maintien de l’ordre déclarait dans son « Rapport sur la ...

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Poll: Two-Thirds Of Americans Say Private Consumption Of Cannabis Should Be Legal

Source : http://norml.org/news/2014/08/21/poll-two-thirds-of-americans-say-private-consumption-of-cannabis-should-be-legal Sixty-six percent of Americans believe that an adult ought to legally be able to consume cannabis in the privacy of one’s own home, according to results of a newly released nationwide HuffingtonPost/YouGov survey. Seventy-two percent of self-identified Democrats and 70 percent of Independents said that the private consumption of ...

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Survey Says: Alcohol Still the Deadliest Drug

Source : http://www.thefix.com/content/alcohol-still-deadliest-drug The most dangerous drug is still the most popular—and the most legal. Despite messages in the media and laws that suggest otherwise, alcohol remains the most deadly drug available. In fact, alcohol has been involved in more homicides than all other drugs combined. Surveys of those in prison have found ...

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Hazy Outlook: The Struggle Between Employer Drug Testing and Legalized Marijuana

Source : http://www.thefix.com/content/hazy-outlook-struggle-between-employer-drug-testing-and-legalized-marijuana If you legally use medical marijuana on your own time, should your employer be able to fire you for a failed drug test? The New York Times found itself in the headlines when the newspaper threw its weight behind the legalization of marijuana. Unfortunately, the decision also cast ...

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