Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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How Oregon is turning the page on America’s disastrous drug war

“Our immediate focus is to ensure every Oregonian knows these critical harm reduction and recovery services are being invested in and expanded so that they will be available to anyone who wants and needs them, and that they can feel comfortable and safe accessing them.”

State trooper charged with stealing heroin from evidence room

Brian Rickard allegedly stole heroin from the Troop R, Honesdale evidence room before ingesting the narcotic at work and at home.

Why the Taliban’s promise to stop the opium trade rings hollow

Uncertainty abounds over what the Taliban’s opium policy will actually look like. In the meantime, the farmers are planting the seeds for next year’s crop right now.

The shame of the Sacklers

As Paul Hanly, a leading attorney in the case, told the Guardian, “this is essentially a crime family … drug dealers in nice suits and dresses.”

50 years later, end the War on Drugs

Nixon’s War on Drugs turned out to be a war on people. President Biden should end it once and for all.

Former correctional officer sentenced to 10 years in federal prison

“As a correctional officer, Lakesia Harden knew what she was doing when she engaged in drug trafficking and associated with Tremayne Linder, a convicted felon."

Medicating isolation

Drug use in the COVID-19 moment.

Drugs touted by Trump for COVID-19 increase heart risks, studies find

"In a better world, if we weren't so panicked about this virus, we would wait and see if this drug had some value other than the President declaring that it has some value."

Gilead Sciences asks FDA to rescind ‘orphan’ status for possible coronavirus...

"We are committed to making the medicine both accessible and affordable to governments and patients around the world."

Ex-pharma lobbyist embedded in White House tanked drug pricing bill, while...

Trump’s top healthcare adviser, former Gilead Sciences lobbyist Joe Grogan, strenuously lobbied within the White House and on Capitol Hill against price negotiations.

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3 cops face manslaughter charges after killing 8-year-old girl

“The Bility family thanks District Attorney Stollsteimer and his staff of investigators and prosecutors for following the evidence and the law in bringing forth these charges today.”

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