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Overdose total hits 76 in Connecticut park 16.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The number of overdose victims linked to a suspected bad batch of synthetic marijuana has risen to 76 in New Haven, Conn., as officials try to determine exactly what sickened people.
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Deaths from kratom, sold as an herbal supplement, are rising. But no one knows how much. 16.8.2018 News
The exact number of U.S. deaths related to kratom is not known; national, state and local authorities may not be testing for the product.
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This Pa. dispensary was selling medical marijuana for $1, then the state slapped them 14.8.2018 News
Weed hadn't been that cheap since 1979. And for putting it on sale at the rock-bottom price of $1 gram, a medical marijuana dispensary in Pennsylvania earned a stern rebuke from the state Department of Health.
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Electric scooters on collision course with pedestrians and lawmakers 3.8.2018
As the electrification of rideables speeds ahead, there are still a few road bumps for public health and safety.
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'Historic' day for medical marijuana in Pa. as 'flower' goes on sale 2.8.2018 News
"I was a little premature, but this day is kinda historic," said Thom Shannon, a burly former executive chef. "I thought this day would never come."
13 more marijuana growers OK'd; 'flower' on sale tomorrow 31.7.2018 News
Two growers were approved for the southeast section of the state. Philadelphia, once again, was shut out.
Public faith in marijuana outpaces medical research, study finds 25.7.2018 News
"We don't have enough studies that demonstrate the benefits of medical cannabis," says a Pitt expert on addiction. "And the perceptions about the risks related to cannabis are going down, particularly among adolescents."
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Drug overdose toll rises in Philadelphia as heroin prized for 'purity' turns out to be contaminated 24.7.2018 News
The weekend's overdose cluster drove home a fact that advocates, law enforcement officials, and drug users have known for months: Philadelphia's heroin supply, long noted for its purity and cheapness, is almost entirely contaminated.
DFL governor candidate Erin Murphy shares her views 24.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
As governor, DFL-endorsed candidate Erin Murphy said she would support moving the state to a single payer healthcare system, legalizing recreational marijuana and raising taxes or fees to pay for transportation infrastructure.
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Health officials report significant overdose spike in Philadelphia 22.7.2018 News
Non-fatal overdoses were unusually high around the city over the weekend, health officials said.
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St. Paul syringe exchange aims to stem tide of hepatitis C and HIV 19.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
National health officials have called for local governments to embrace syringe exchanges in the face of rising hepatitis C and HIV rates for people who inject drugs.
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Second Philly marijuana retailer opens, transforming a Wawa into a spa-like setting 17.7.2018 News
Under a simple sign reading "Liberty," the city's second medical marijuana dispensary opened to little fanfare Monday after a $1 million renovation. The vibe was more health spa than 70's-era headshop. "Our store smells like a Gucci or an Apple store," the CEO claimed.
With more opioid use, people are more likely to get caught up in the justice system 6.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
A new study shows Americans with opioid addiction are more likely to have been arrested or convicted of a crime, suggesting a need to involve cops, courts and jails in treating addiction.
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Could marijuana help treat opioid addiction? Pennsylvania may soon find out 6.7.2018 News
A young mother of two. A country doctor. These are two of the pioneers in the search for new tools to slay the opioid dragon.
UK police investigating 2 new cases of deadly nerve agent poisoning 5.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Police in Britain say two people have been exposed to Novichok, the same nerve agent that poisoned former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March.
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West Philadelphia nervously watches as fentanyl kills the unsuspecting 5.7.2018 News
Heroin users, though they're also at risk of overdosing on fentanyl, at least have some opioid tolerance built up. Cocaine users typically have almost none.
Pa. court dismisses another challenge to medical marijuana program 29.6.2018 News
The Commonwealth Court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Elemental Health Group LLC against the Health Department and permit winner Terrapin Investment Fund 1 LLC.
Two people die in rash of crack-fentanyl overdoses in West Philadelphia 27.6.2018 News
The victims were mostly African-American, officials said, and between the ages of 40 and 50. Two-thirds were men. Many told health providers that they thought they were taking crack cocaine, but their overdose symptoms did not fit the profile of crack intoxication.
With Gov. Wolf's signature, Pa. marijuana research proceeds 26.6.2018 News
The bill had moved through the state House and Senate with uncharacteristic speed last week before landing on Wolf's desk.
Medical milestone: U.S. OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures 26.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use.
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