Hagenow: State efforts aim to protect Iowans from opioids – DesMoinesRegister.com

Posted by - June 27, 2017

This post was originally published on this site Chris Hagenow(Photo: Charlie Neibergall) America’s opioid epidemic continues to worsen, and is spreading rapidly across the country. Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, the majority of which come from heroin and other opioids. While Iowa’s prescription drug abuse

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Prescription Abuse Drops When States Adopt Mandatory Monitoring – Bloomberg

Posted by - June 27, 2017

This post was originally published on this sitePrograms that monitor doctor prescribing and pharmacist dispensing could help to fight against drug addiction, new research shows, and with and especially strong effect for young adults.  America’s raging opioid epidemic sprung from the over-prescription of painkillers,  and it’s causing a heavy and climbing death doll and impairing labor-market readiness, so it’s important

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What Jeff Sessions Gets Wrong About Marijuana – Bloomberg

Posted by - June 27, 2017

This post was originally published on this site Clinical use. Drug abuse is devastating American society. Opioid overdose alone killed more than 33,000 people in 2015. But rather than address this public-health crisis, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has declared a new war on drugs. He has re-introduced mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes and has

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