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Fentanyl surpasses heroin as drug most often involved in deadly overdoses 13.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
When fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, infiltrated the drug supply in the U.S. it had an immediate, dramatic effect on the overdose rate.
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In northern Wisconsin, fighting addiction started with recruiting the right doctor 9.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
While opioids get all the attention, rural communities struggle with substances like meth and alcohol, too. One clinic in northern Wisconsin is building up capacity to treat all of them, using both medicine and counseling.
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Minnesota OKs medical marijuana to treat Alzheimer's 4.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
People suffering from the crippling neurological disease will be eligible for treatment under the state's medical cannabis program starting in August, state officials said Monday.
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Another drug crisis: Methamphetamine use by pregnant women 30.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
As illegal meth use has made a comeback across the U.S., pregnant women have not been spared, doctors say. New research shows rural areas in the South, Midwest and West have been hit hardest.
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A rural community decided to treat its opioid problem like a natural disaster 28.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
A rural county in Washington declared the opioid epidemic a life-threatening emergency. They use a multi-agency coordination group straight out of FEMA's playbook to respond to the crisis.
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How fentanyl, the deadly synthetic opioid, took over Pennsylvania 24.10.2018 News
A new report from the DEA shows how fentanyl contaminated the Pa.'s heroin supply and overwhelmed county morgues with overdose victims.
In one New Jersey county, courtrooms will become a new front in the opioid battle 20.10.2018 News
Social work professionals will provide early intervention services to non-violent drug offenders in municipal courtrooms as part of a Camden County pilot program to fight the opioid use economic.
Minnesota voter guide: Where the 6th District candidates stand on the issues 17.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer is campaigning for re-election in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District, with Democrat Ian Todd aiming to flip the district for the DFL. Here are the candidates' positions on major issues.
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Growing hemp and CBD oil industry face legal uncertainty 17.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
A supplement called CBD oil is being touted as a treatment for conditions like anxiety, but farmers and manufacturers are hoping for legal clarifications of its status from the federal and state governments.
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Minnesota voter guide: Where the 7th District candidates stand on the issues 16.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
For the second time, incumbent Democrat Rep. Collin Peterson will face off with Republican candidate Dave Hughes for the 7th District seat.
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Minnesota voter guide: Where the 4th District candidates stand on the issues 16.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Democrat Rep. Betty McCollum, who's been in Congress for 18 years, faces the same challengers she did in 2016: Republican Greg Ryan and Susan Pendergast Sindt with the Legal Marijuana Now party. Here's where they stand on the issues.
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Who'll replace Franken? Minn. special Senate race voter guide 16.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Democrat Sen. Tina Smith, appointed to fill Al Franken's vacated seat, is facing a challenge from Republican Karin Housley and two minor party candidates.
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Voter guide: Minnesota attorney general candidates on the issues 13.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Three candidates are running in Minnesota's open attorney general race: Democrat Keith Ellison, Republican Doug Wardlow and Noah Johnson of the Grassroots-Legal Cannabis Now party.
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Can 'Nova' showing us what brains really look like on drugs change the way we see addiction? 13.10.2018 News
PBS series tries to fight stigma with science with a hard but hopeful look at addiction and how to treat it.
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Minnesota voter guide: Where the U.S. Senate candidates stand on the issues 13.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Incumbent Sen. Amy Klobuchar is running for re-election against state Rep. Jim Newberger, the Republican-endorsed candidate, Green Party candidate Paula Overby and Dennis Schuller of the Legal Marijuana Now Party. Here's where they stand on the issues.
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Minnesota voter guide: 8th District congressional candidates on the issues 11.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Minnesota's 8th District is one of the most hotly contested congressional races in the country. Here's where the candidates stand on the issues.
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Here's how Safehouse, Philly's proposed safe-injection site, will operate 8.10.2018 News
With the incorporation of Safehouse, a new non-profit whose aim is to open the city's first safe-injection site, here's what you need to know about how a site might work here in Philly.
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Marijuana dispensary opens next week in Elkins Park 29.9.2018 News
In Elkins Park, owner Steve O has refurbished a former marketing business at 8003 Old York Road, refaced the building, updated the interior to create a spa-like environment, and installed a mural by Philadelphia graffiti artist GlossBlack in the new waiting room.
Two dead, dozens sickened from weekend overdoses in Philly 24.9.2018 News
While test results are pending, officials believe a combination of heroin or fentanyl and the synthetic cannabinoid K2 were involved, according to an email alert from the Department of Health.
'Why not me?' Great-grandmas in New Jersey are getting on board with medical marijuana. 19.9.2018 News
Great-grandmas and grandpas who use cannabis as medicine are few, but their numbers are rising. Most of their peers are skeptical, making it a difficult choice.
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