Overdose Reversal Drug Now Available To Every U.S. High School Free Of Charge

Source : The Clinton Foundation has partnered with pharmaceutical company Adapt Pharma to provide complimentary overdose reversal kits to high schools around the nation. Any high school in the U.S. that wants to carry an emergency opioid overdose reversal kit will now be able to get one free of charge, thanks to ...

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How the Epidemic of Drug Overdose Deaths Ripples Across America

Source : Deaths from drug overdoses have jumped in nearly every county across the United States, driven largely by an explosion in addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin. Some of the largest concentrations of overdose deaths were in Appalachia and the Southwest, according to new county-level estimates released by the ...

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Marijuana in Montreal: How legalization could shake up black market

Source : In the final instalment of Daybreak‘s « Montreal 420 » series, a retired Montreal police officer discusses how legalization could change the city’s illicit drug trade. Philippe Paul spent 28 years with the Montreal Police force, most of that working on the drug and anti-gang squad. Paul is also an ...

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Ohio prosecutors going after heroin providers

Source : 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 : 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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