Teachers Pause Playground Games to Pick Up Needles

Most soccer games involve time outs. But, coaches usually call them to trade a player, give a pep talk, or help a player recover from a fall. At Boston’s public schools, however, soccer games are paused to remove used syringes from the field. Teachers must stop recess to get dirty needles off the playground. Things…

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States Move to Ban Synthetic Urine 

More and more states are moving to ban an increasingly popular mechanism used to defeat drug tests.  Synthetic urine, otherwise known as fake pee, has come under fire with lawmakers, who say the liquid gives drug users a way to sidestep screening exams administered by police, employers and the court system.     Synthetic urine is essentially water that has been fortified with…

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  • States Move to Ban Synthetic Urine 

    More and more states are moving to ban an increasingly popular mechanism used to defeat drug tests.  Synthetic urine, otherwise known as fake pee, has come under fire with lawmakers, who say the liquid gives drug users a way to sidestep screening exams administered by police, employers and the court system.     Synthetic urine is essentially water that has been fortified with…

  • San Francisco Mayor Proposes Drug Distribution to Homeless

    For San Francisco, the statistics related to opioid abuse are staggering: The Department of Public Health estimates there are 11,000 people addicted to heroin in San Francisco. It is estimated that thousands of these individuals are homeless. The Public Works Department picks up more than 12,500 discarded needles every month at homeless hang-outs. San Francisco’s…

  • Teachers Pause Playground Games to Pick Up Needles

    Most soccer games involve time outs. But, coaches usually call them to trade a player, give a pep talk, or help a player recover from a fall. At Boston’s public schools, however, soccer games are paused to remove used syringes from the field. Teachers must stop recess to get dirty needles off the playground. Things…

  • Buckeye State Goes After Pharmaceutical Giants

    An estimated 200,000 Ohioans are addicted to opioids. State officials lay much of the blame at the feet of Big Pharma. State Attorney General Mike DeWine claims several industry leaders “helped unleash a health care crisis that has had far-reaching financial, social, and deadly consequences in the State of Ohio.” Ohio Sues Big Pharma Ohio…

  • Is Telemedicine the Solution for Addiction in Rural America?

    The closest addiction specialist is three hours away. You don’t have a reliable vehicle. If you arrange for a ride or take public transportation, everyone in town will know where you went and why. If this were your situation, how likely would you be to get help? Now, let’s add a new variable… That specialist…