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Promising New Pain Killer Not Addictive Like Opioids

Scientists have developed a new drug that promises the pain-numbing effects of opioids without their addictive characteristics. An article last week in MIT Technology Review… 1,150 more words

Health Issues/Risks

Official: Pills found at Prince's estate contained powerful opioid

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Several pills taken from Prince’s estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl – a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, an official close to the investigation said Sunday. 568 more words


The Lotus Eaters

Time escapes the mind softened by brain inhibitors meant to ease pain or render a restless people into mindless oblivion. It is easier to let decisions be made for you, easier to go along because, what the hell, there’s shopping to be done, bills to be paid, a vacation to take and appetites to be fed. 948 more words


Drug Court, Anthony’s Act highlighted at drug epidemic hearing in Bucks

This month, members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives held five joint policy hearings across the state to hear testimony regarding the epidemic of opioid abuse and overdoses in recent years. 630 more words


Overdose crisis prompts longer hours at Insite

VANCOUVER – Vancouver’s supervised injection site is expanding its hours to deal with the crisis of overdose deaths.

Vancouver Coastal Health, which operates Insite, says a pilot project begins next Wednesday and will continue for up to six months. 188 more words


1989 Revisited

The first time I ever smoked pot in 1989 I was terrified. Here I am almost 30 years later and I feel the exact same way. 285 more words

Medical Marijuana

County commissioners talk budget, opioids, social services and Zika virus

Commissioner Charlie Martin sees no reason to make Bucks County great again.

“The county is already great and continues to be great,” he said to members of the Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce during a breakfast meeting at Cairn University this morning. 668 more words

Bucks County