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Addicts taking heroin by injecting it through their genitals

In order to inject heroin, or cocaine into the body, one needs a vein. However, some drug addicts in Nairobi have exhausted the veins on their hands.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

U.S. in grip of 'urgent health crisis'

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for greater law enforcement training, as well as access to Naloxone, an overdose-reversal medication used to treat the effects of a heroin overdose, in what he is now calling an "urgent public health crisis."
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

Unlike U.S. law, cannabis and heroin no longer equal in Italy

Italy's constitutional court has declared a law that tripled sentences for selling, cultivating and possessing cannabis "illegitimate" and has overturned it. Antigone, a prison rights group, say the law has caused prison overcrowding.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Op-Ed: Rising suicide rate raises concern in U.S.

Although the failure of the nation’s mental health care system has been getting the most attention because of gun massacres, a far more insidious threat is being reported.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Heroin deaths spike as narcs continue war on marijuana

New York - The Prohibition Industrial Complex has mobilized the hundreds of thousands of workers who depend on enforcing anti-marijuana laws to slow a groundswell of support for legalizing it.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Heroin-Fentanyl mix blamed for 15 deaths in Pittsburgh area

Pittsburgh - A batch of deadly heroin that is mixed with the painkiller fentanyl has killed at least 15 people and resulted in numerous non-fatal overdoses over the last week in Western Pennsylvania.
In the Media by Stephen Pope - 1 comment

McDonald's employee accused of selling heroin in Happy Meals

Pittsburgh - A McDonald's employee in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was arrested Wednesday and charged with selling heroin in the Happy Meals from the drive-thru window.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 5 comments

Former E.R. doctor sentenced for raping, killing pregnant woman

Delaware - Delaware County prosecutors in Ohio contend a former emergency room doctor violated his oath when he murdered a woman and her unborn child.
In the Media by Eric Morales

Colombian vet who planned to smuggle heroin in puppies arrested

Lugo - A Colombian veterinary surgeon, who planned to smuggle liquid heroin implanted inside live Labrador Retriever and Rottweiler puppies, has been arrested in Lugo in northwestern Spain.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Controversial study says Oreos as addictive as heroin, cocaine

New London - Are Oreos as addictive as heroin or cocaine? A new study by a team of undergraduate researchers is creating controversy.
In the Media by Kelly Fetty - 3 comments
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