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As part of the ongoing federal war on drug, Attorney General Jeff Sessions inaugurated a Department of Justice pilot program in Ohio, one of the states hit hard by the opioid epidemic, on Aug. 3, 2017. The program will focus on investigating the opioid-related scams and frauds in the health care industry across the United […]


In September 2016, baseball players, coaches, members of the Cuban-American community and aficionados of the game mourned the death of the 24-year-old Cuban right-handed pitching ace, Jose Fernandez, who was killed when the boat he was in, crashed into a jetty and capsized off the coast of Miami’s South Beach. The other two unfortunate victims […]

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“Hey there! Fancy a hit of the great Smoochy Woochy Poochy?” whispers a menacing-looking street drug dealer, stepping over used needles in a dingy alleyway. “Or maybe a bit of Purple Rain or some Scooby Snacks,” he says, while attempting to allure passersby. As the sun sets in one of the most notorious neighborhoods of […]

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says that the impact of the opioid crisis cuts across barriers of age, gender, ethnicity, geography and socioeconomic status, claiming 78 victims every day due to an overdose. Today, fatal overdoses exceed deaths by shooting rampages and incidents of road rage across the country. According to […]

Humboldt County model of tracking cannabis may be replicated statewide
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The pilot track-and-trace program launched by California’s Humboldt County to monitor the medical cannabis market ended in February 2017. During the nearly seven-month period of rigorous testing on a micro-scale in partnership with the Swiss company SICPA, the program tracked around 1,800 pounds of marijuana in the county. It was started in August 2016. In […]

Anti-inflammatory drug could help treat alcoholism
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Ibudilast is an anti-inflammatory drug used in Japan to treat asthma. In a study at UCLA, researchers found that after taking the drug for six days, study subjects showed a significant decrease in cravings for alcohol. Study criteria The 17 men and seven women involved in the study regularly drank alcohol at least three weeks […]


Last October, Orange County sheriff’s deputies began carrying naloxone kits. In response to the nationwide increase in opioid overdoses, law enforcement agencies across the country have supplied their officers with these kits. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from 1996 to 2014, civilians saved over 26,000 fellow civilians from overdose fatalities. […]

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In light of the booming trend of substance abuse among attorneys, Sovereign Health’s Chief Clinical Officer Anthony Mele, Psy.D., is launching a presentation about personality traits and substance abuse in the legal profession on Jan. 17 in Costa Mesa, California. “It’s an epidemic among attorneys, a serious problem,” said Dr. Mele, who has 25 years […]

Drug abuse trends in Northern and Southern California

The Community Epidemiology Work Group (CEWG) — a network of local substance abuse experts — reported semiannually on drug trends and emerging issues in major metropolitan areas and several states across the United States, and was supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) from 1976 to 2014. Area representatives reported the most recent […]