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Trump administration’s new rule rolls back ACA protections
06-21-18 Category: Mental Health

A new comprehensive rule by the Donald Trump administration will make it easier for millions of small businesses and self-employed people to purchase health insurance plans that bypass several requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by not only reducing the costs, but also the benefits to the policy holders. The new rule, issued on […]

Canada’s nationwide marijuana legalization likely to impact US
06-21-18 Category: Marijuana

To cut down the black marketing for cannabis and arrests for illegal possession of small amounts of the drug, Canada recently legalized marijuana possession, home growing and sales for adults. The statute was announced following the recommendations made by a federal task force on marijuana legalization. Although the reform is in violation of the international […]

Actress Rose McGowan to face trial for cocaine possession charges
06-19-18 Category: cocaine

Actress, model, and activist Rose McGowan has been indicted by a grand jury on a felony charge of cocaine possession. Now, she will face trial on Jan. 15, 2018 for the charges in Virginia. According to the court documents, authorities found cocaine in her wallet after she left it on a United flight at Dulles […]

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 […]

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