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Can safe injection sites curb ongoing opioid crisis?
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In the wake of the opioid epidemic ravaging the United States, cities like San Francisco, Seattle, Denver and New York City are considering to allow supervised injection facility (SIF) for people with addiction to heroin and other opioids. Such safe sites would cater exclusively to individuals hooked on heroin or opioids, providing them with a […]

Mike Tyson to foray into marijuana business
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With the plan of launching a cannabis resort, Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight champion, now joins the list of celebrities like Snoop Dog and Wiz Khalifa who have their own line of pot products. A staunch advocate of therapeutic qualities of cannabis, Tyson along with his business associates and California city Mayor Jennifer Wood, dug […]

Highlights 2017: Tracing Trump administration’s key 2017 health care policy announcements
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The year 2017 was a tumultuous year with regard to health care reforms in the United States. In July 2017, the seven-year Republican endeavor to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) failed in the Senate due to lack of a suitable replacement. Many termed this effort a “skinny repeal.” After numerous failed attempts, in September […]

Couple arrested for using drone to sell fentanyl and meth
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Drug dealers are turning to new and ingenious means for selling their contraband – catapults, narcotic-submarines and banana containers. Lately, drones have emerged as an excellent means of selling drugs to customers. They are handy and can be remotely controlled to deliver drugs to the destination. A Riverside couple, Benjamin Paul Baldassarre (39) and his […]

Abuse of sedatives and tranquilizers a precursor to future drug use, finds study
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Misusing sedatives or tranquilizers could lead to the future abuse of more dangerous substances, suggested a recent study by researchers from the University of Michigan School of Nursing’s Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health. The researchers analyzed national data of more than 35,000 American adults during their first one-year period, referred […]

DEA busts San Fernando Valley-based heroin ring making $250,000 each week
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After a series of raids across several counties in California, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Dec. 13, 2017, busted a multi-million dollar heroin ring that operated out of the San Fernando Valley, earning nearly $250,000 a week. According to authorities, the ring was highly sophisticated and functioned like a pizza delivery business, distributing packages […]

How an Australian became ecstasy manufacturer
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While many might envy Steven Spaliviero’s flamboyant lifestyle – comprising expensive cars, glamorous women and sailing on yachts – only a few would know that the handsome Australian mastered the craft of making ecstasy behind the bars. Locked up in a prison cell in California’s San Joaquin Valley, Spaliviero learnt how to cook huge quantities […]

Teen Mom OG star Ryan Edwards admits using heroin
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Best known for starring in MTV reality show “Teen Mom OG (TMOG),” Ryan Edwards is in the news again. The reality show star is known to have struggled with substance abuse in the past for which he was enrolled in a rehab, but many fans are unaware of his drug of choice. In the latest […]

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Profound feelings of despondency, failure in work, insomnia, insensibility to one’s surroundings and digestive disorders are some of the most common symptoms of depression, which can unleash havoc in any individual’s life. Lack of timely medical intervention could push anyone struggling with chronic depression to self-medicate their agonies. Sadly, in a bid to run away […]

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Pharmacies in the San Diego County area have become soft targets of a spate of armed robberies and late night break-ins. These recent robberies occurring in the pharmacies have left both the owners and the authorities perplexed. Gun-wielding people have often been seen barging into chemist shops and running away with stacks of opioids from […]