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Kentucky Attorney General files fifth opioid lawsuit
Andy Beshear says he has filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and two of its subsidiaries. Beshear says the companies claimed its opioid drugs were "rarely addictive" when used for chronic pain. Beshear says the companies violated the state's Consumer Protection Act and the Kentucky Medicaid and Kentucky Assistance Program fraud statutes. more

Study: 1 In 8 People Have Cocaine On Their Hands, Even If They’re Drug-Free
Sober? That doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll pass a drug test, a new study finds. That’s because one in every eight people are walking around with traces of cocaine on their hands — and there’s a good chance they have no idea where it came from. more

Canada's Liberal party considers decriminalization of all illicit drugs
With months left before Canada becomes the first country in the G7 to fully legalise marijuana, members of the country’s Liberal party, led federally by Justin Trudeau, are calling on their government to go one step further and decriminalise the possession and consumption of all illicit drugs. more

Exploring addiction and the opioid crisis
On this episode of "Take Care" we're exploring addiction and the opioid crisis. It's a topic on the minds of health professionals, community leaders, elected officials and citizens across the country. Some cities and states have been hit particularly hard, others are working proactively to give their residents options for recovery. It's a complicated issue that we're looking at from a few different angles. more

3 dead, more than 100 with severe bleeding from synthetic pot: Illinois health officials
A third person who experienced severe bleeding after using synthetic marijuana has died in Illinois, health officials confirmed. There are now 107 people in central Illinois and the Chicago area who experienced severe bleeding after using the synthetic pot, often called spice, K2 or fake weed, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. more (Video)

Surgeon General's advisory: More should carry antidote to counter opioid overdoses
The U.S. Surgeon General issued an advisory Thursday urging more Americans to carry naloxone, which can reverse the opioid overdoses that kill a person every 12½ minutes in this country. more

Poll: Most Americans View Addiction As Disease, But Stigmatizing Views Persist

A new survey revealed that about 32% of participants view opioid addiction as a character flaw. Despite nationwide efforts to destigmatize drug use disorders, a new survey has found that some Americans remain skeptical of those struggling with dependency. more

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