Category Archives: Drug Laws & Facts

Opioid abuse crisis takes heavy toll on US veterans

Opioid drug abuse has killed more Americans than the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars combined, and U.S. veterans and advocates this Veteran’s Day are focusing on how to help victims of the crisis. Advertisements

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Is it safe to get vaccines when you’re pregnant?

Certain vaccines are actually recommended during pregnancy: the Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), which helps protect against whooping cough, as well as the flu shot.

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Duterte softens stance on drug war after backlash following teen deaths

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte appears to be walking back from his controversial crackdown on drugs in the country, claiming extrajudicial killings have been perpetrated by saboteurs rather than police who actually “follow the law.”

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Philippines’ Duterte to cops: It’s OK to kill ‘idiots’ who resist arrest

Monday Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte  ordered police in his country that it is OK to kill “idiots” who violently resist arrest, just two days after hundreds turned a funeral of a slain teenager into a protest against his deadly war on drugs.

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Maine legislative panel mulls raising 10 percent tax on marijuana

As the legalization of recreational marijuana sales in Maine nears, a legislative panel has spent months pondering the best way to tax pot to bring in state revenue, fund regulatory enforcement and discourage the illicit market.

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Sessions: New Drug Policy ‘Empowers Police and Prosecutors to Save Lives’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the policy he authorized last month to aggressively combat crime due to drug trafficking “empowers police and prosecutors to save lives.”

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FDA approves new drug with a whopping $700,000 price tag

BioMarin estimates that between 1,200 to 1,600 children across the globe have the condition — 85 percent of whom live outside the United States. Though patients won’t actually have to pay that much money for the drug, it adds to the controversy surrounding high prices for rare disease drugs.

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Trump Sends Pharma Stocks Down With New Tweet on Drug Prices

Tuesday President Donald Trump jumped back into the debate over drug pricing sending pharmaceutical stocks down again with a tweet promising to lower medicine costs for American people.

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Marathon Pharmaceuticals to charge $89,000 for muscular dystrophy drug after 70-fold increase

This won’t last long, once Trump gets wind of it. A drug to treat muscular dystrophy will hit the U.S. market with a price tag of $89,000 a year despite being available for decades in Europe at a fraction of that cost. Marathon Pharmaceuticals LLC’s pricing of the drug, which has been available in Europe, is the …

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New York governor requires insurance companies to cover contraception

Like I said before, if they want those pills, buy them themselves. Saturday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that he was requiring health insurance companies to cover medically necessary abortions and most forms of contraception at no cost to women.

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