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Prescription Database Could Help Prevent Opioid Abuse, But State System Still Lags

Prescription Database Could Help Prevent Opioid Abuse, But State System Still Lags

They found that the rates of opioid prescribing in states that had legalized medical marijuana dropped by 5.9 percent annually, on average. Instead, they find evidence that legalization may reduce the prescribing of opioids. Imagine if the $270 million that pharmaceutical companies spent lobbying in 2017 went toward efforts to end the opioid crisis. The studies compared opioid prescription patterns for patients enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare Part D in states that have enacted medical ...


VI fuel rolled out in Delhi ahead of April 2020 nationwide deadline

VI fuel rolled out in Delhi ahead of April 2020 nationwide deadline

He said a mechanism of recovering the cost when the whole country shifts to Euro-VI grade fuel would be worked out. About Rs 183 crore has been spent on Panipat refinery alone for producing cleaner fuel. (RON), which has improved from 88 in BS-II to 91. But auto experts said introducing BS-VI fuels without the vehicles tuned for such fuels will only yield partial benefit since these will be used by vehicles with BS-IV or BS-III engines plying on Delhi's roads.


Scientists Revisit Old Theory Regarding Microbial Life on Venus

Scientists Revisit Old Theory Regarding Microbial Life on Venus

Mysterious dark patches in the clouds absorb light in a similar way to bacteria , previous studies have found. In a new study published in the journal Astrobiology , the researchers theorize that these dark patches may be alien microbial life akin to similar species here on Earth .


Grindr dating app reportedly shares HIV status with third parties

Grindr dating app reportedly shares HIV status with third parties

SINTEF , a Norwegian nonprofit organization, discovered the exchange during a February experiment that analyzed the app for privacy leaks. " The HIV status is linked to all the other information . Localytics , meanwhile, said that it does not "automatically" collect a Grindr user's personal information. "We pay these software vendors to utilise their services".


CU may be under 4 inches of snow when storm ends

CU may be under 4 inches of snow when storm ends

There are still some variables that need to be worked out with this latest winter storm, along with where the heaviest snow could occur. Patchy blowing snow is expected after 2 p.m. Residents say they were surprised at the amount of snow that fell in such a quick period of time. The storm was a very progressive system, which means it moves fast, rocketing through the city, dubbing enough snow to create for a nuisance through the morning commute.