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Marijuana Legalization Could Help Offset Opioid Epidemic, Studies Find

Marijuana Legalization Could Help Offset Opioid Epidemic, Studies Find

A new study has reported that states' implementation of medical and adult-use marijuana laws is associated with an approximate 6% reduction in opioid prescribing. For instance, according to data published last month by the Minnesota Department of Health, among patients known to be taking opiate painkillers upon their enrollment into the program, 63 percent "were able to reduce or eliminate opioid usage after six months".


FDA issues mandatory recall on kratom products

FDA issues mandatory recall on kratom products

Triangle Pharmanaturals refused to cooperate with FDA despite repeated attempts to encourage voluntary recall . It is widely promoted for treating pain and symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Kratom is a plant supplement sold to treat pain, to help people stop using opioids or as a stimulant. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continued to step up its aggressive stance against kratom on Tuesday, employing-for the first time-a relatively new power to order mandatory recalls.


Kindergarten Teacher Sentenced to Prison for Producing Child Pornography

Kindergarten Teacher Sentenced to Prison for Producing Child Pornography

While executing a search warrant, officers discovered that he had made two films and taken two pictures of himself molesting a 10-year-old child. Louisiana State Detectives launched an online undercover investigation in November 2017 to eliminate human trafficking and child pornography.


Four Marines presumed dead after California helicopter crash

Four Marines presumed dead after California helicopter crash

Four U.S. Marines were presumed dead, after a chopper went down in California . "Four crew members were aboard the aircraft", the Marines said in a news release. Last October, a CH-53E helicopter crashed and burned in Okinawa but nobody was injured. "There are no reports of injuries to personnel on the ground nor damage to infrastructure at the airport".


Another flu death reported in Monroe Co. as season winds down

Another flu death reported in Monroe Co. as season winds down

At ULHT a total of 4,702 out of 5,756 eligible frontline staff received their injections from dedicated vaccinators across the Trust's various departments and wards - an uptake of 81.7 per cent, and one of the best flu jab uptake performances in the country.


Red Devils' win streak climbs to 18 games

Red Devils' win streak climbs to 18 games

The Golden Tigers were just better. "I think it was maybe the realization that this could really be it", said Letzer-Spoor. "That's how solid they are". That kind of focus is a big reason for the team's success . Shibley and Williams continued to hit off of him, but that was it as he had a good outing once he got settled in, Harris said.