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{FD} U.S. Attorney General Sessions says marijuana still illegal

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday criticized the legalization of marijuana in multiple states and warned that the federal law banning use and sale of the drug “remains in effect,” remarks that could stoke fears of a federal crackdown. Continue reading

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{FD} Dallas sees 177 percent spike in K2-related 911 calls

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Dallas police and firefighters say there has been a dramatic increase in the number of K2-related overdose calls, stressing already thin resources. Continue reading

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{FD} Are energy drinks the new ‘gateway drug’?

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A new study shows that college students who consume a lot of energy drinks are more likely to become addicted to certain drugs or alcohol later. Continue reading

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{FD} Heart benefit of alcohol not seen in people with liver disease

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Light to moderate drinkers may have a lower risk of heart disease than teetotalers, but a new study suggests this doesn’t hold true for people with fatty liver disease. Continue reading

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{FD} NYPD cops overcome by fumes in possible drug lab

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Eight cops were rushed to the hospital in Queens early Friday morning after inhaling fumes while responding to a 911 call about an emotionally disturbed man, sources told The Post. Continue reading

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{FD} Fentanyl drives another record year of Ohio overdose deaths

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An average of 11 people died each day of drug overdoses last year in Ohio, officials said Wednesday as they reported yet another grim milestone in the state’s addictions epidemic. Continue reading

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{FD} Groups seek ban on high-dose opioids citing overdose danger

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Safety advocates and state health officials are formally calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban high-dose opioid painkillers to prevent accidental overdose deaths among patients and people who abuse drugs. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘I’m a 22-year-old recovering alcoholic — this is the one thing that’s helped me stay sober’

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“I was on a downward spiral that everyone could see but me.” Continue reading

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{FD} Beware of drinking alcohol abroad

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Going on vacation is an exciting time, especially if you’ve planned a trip abroad. Continue reading

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{FD} Rapper’s song about mom’s drug addiction goes viral

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An aspiring rapper who turned to music and songwriting as a way to cope with his mother’s drug addiction has reached millions with his inspiring lyrics about her recovery and the relationship they’ve built. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities responding to multiple overdoses near Newark Penn Station, report says

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Emergency crews are responding to multiple drug overdoses near Newark Penn Station, NBC 4 reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Dental professor tackling opioid epidemic in classroom following son’s overdose death

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A long-time professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Dentistry is changing the way students perceive prescribing opioids after his own son died of a heroin overdose in 2014. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspended oral surgeon dies of suspected overdose

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Authorities have identified a suspected overdose victim as a 50-year-old oral surgeon who was temporarily suspended from practicing over patient complaints about care. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom who lost 2 sons in one night to opioids works to spare others from same fate

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Becky Savage, a nurse in Indiana, lost her sons Nick and Jack to opioids in a single night. She’s on a mission now to prevent more such tragedies. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio teacher accused of letting teens consume, sell LSD in her home pleads not guilty

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A fifth-grade teacher in Ohio pleaded not guilty Tuesday to allowing kids to use LSD and marijuana in her home. Her 15-year-old son has also been charged with selling drugs. Continue reading

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{FD} US teen drug overdose deaths increase after years of decline

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After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows. Continue reading

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{FD} 13-year-old had fatal dose of heroin, fentanyl in system, autopsy reveals

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A 13-year-old South Jersey boy who died in June had a lethal mixture of heroin and fentanyl in his system, an autopsy report revealed on Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Police department gets hazmat-like protective gear for overdose calls

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A Massachusetts police chief ordered hazmat-like gear for his officers to help protect them from dangerously powerful drugs that could cause an overdose simply by touching the substance. Continue reading

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{FD} Study: Light drinking may be healthier than abstaining

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Boozing it up heavily has been linked to all manner of ills, from car crashes and broken relationships to cancer, but a daily drink (or two for men) may offer heart and other health benefits that teetotalers are missing out on. Continue reading

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