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Trump may support bipartisan bill to end federal marijuana prohibition
06-13-18 Category: Marijuana

In a development that will dilute U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ stance on marijuana enforcement, President Donald Trump has said he may support a bipartisan bill, seeking an end to the federal ban on cannabis. The move could redefine the marijuana industry and put a stop to the threat of a crackdown by the Justice […]

Anthony Bourdain’s death highlights high rates of depression among culinary professionals
06-13-18 Category: Addiction

The sudden demise of chef, author and television personality Anthony Bourdain has shook the entire restaurant industry. He was reportedly found hanging in his hotel room in France on June 8, 2018. An inspiration to the culinary professionals, Bourdain never shied away from talking about his struggles with addiction and mental illness that is common […]

Overdose deaths: NY doctor charged with multiple accounts of manslaughter
06-12-18 Category: Opioid

Stringent measures adopted by authorities to put an end to over prescriptions is not helping much in this area. In one such incident, a 65-year-old New York doctor has been charged with homicide and other grave offenses for overprescribing opioid painkillers and other drugs. Dr. Lawrence Choy has been charged with 231counts, including charges of […]

Federal cases for marijuana-related crimes see sharp decline, says report
06-11-18 Category: Marijuana

Federal cases for drug-related crimes have been falling since 2013. Over the past five years, federal criminal cases involving marijuana have witnessed the biggest decline, according to data released by the U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC) on June 5, 2018. Since fiscal year 2013, cannabis-related criminal cases recorded a decline of 45.8 percent. As per the […]

Psychedelics lessen violent behavior in men by improving emotional regulation, says study
06-08-18 Category: Addiction

Men with prior experience with psychedelic drugs have a lower probability of engaging in violent activities towards their intimate partners said a recent study, published in in the Journal of Psychopharmacology in May 2018. Though, the use of drugs, like methamphetamine or cocaine, was linked with greater aggression and intimate partner violence (IPV), the researchers […]

Rare allergies to soar in Canada with cannabis legalization, warn doctors
06-06-18 Category: Addiction

Canada is all set to legalize cannabis later this year. However, doctors in the country are already anticipating a negative consequence out of it. They believe that a rare form of cannabis allergy is likely to trouble people with symptoms like sniffles or hives, which are also seen in case of pollen allergy. Dr. Eddy […]

Recent federal actions not toeing the line of Trump administration to tackle opioid epidemic
06-05-18 Category: Opioid

Over the past few months, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have been in the news for taking stringent actions against those facilitating opioid abuse and addiction across the United States. But some industry observers are strongly opposed to this belief and feel that a number of federal actions taken in […]

Air Force records show airmen guarding American nukes used LSD off duty
06-04-18 Category: Drug Abuse

Some Air Force service members at F.E. Warren Air Force Base have been accused of using lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) or acid off duty, according to the records obtained by the Associated Press (AP). What led to the discovery was a slip up on the social media by one of the airmen – in March […]

Settlement allows Health Net CA members to seek refund for out-of-network claims of 2014
06-01-18 Category: Addiction

California state residents registered for an individual or family Health Net Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) health plan in 2014 and still bore out-of-pocket expenses during the year for medical services provided by an out-of-network medical professional due to inaccurate information received from the insurer can submit a claim to seek reimbursements. The development comes following […]

FDA’s innovation challenge to combat national opioid epidemic
06-01-18 Category: Opioid

In an attempt to tackle the burgeoning opioid epidemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a drive to collaborate with public health-minded innovators in developing groundbreaking medical devices to provide new solutions to detect, treat and prevent drug addiction. Through this, the FDA plans to support product developers to design and develop […]

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