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fentanyl

Latest Product for Sale on the Dark Web: Fentanyl

The shadowy virtual department store known as the “dark web” is emerging as an outlet for sizeable flows of the chemical-based opioid, a study by Australian researchers found.

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drugs

America’s Drug Problem Hits Home for North Carolina’s Cherokee Tribe

An eight-county region in Western North Carolina saw 17.7 unintentional overdose deaths per 100,000 people between 2012 and 2016. The epicenter is the Qualla Boundary, historic home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, where residents have launched a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers.

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opioids

Why Opioids Wreak Havoc on White Communities

A new study of prescribing practices in California found that between 2011 and 2015, residents of neighborhoods with the highest proportions of white people were more than twice as likely to be prescribed an opioid pain reliever than residents of neighborhoods where whites were scarce.

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drug war

White House Opioid Plan: Recycled ‘War on Drugs’?

The “National Drug Control Strategy” report issued by the White House last week contains familiar hardline rhetoric, even while it undercuts claims by President Trump that building a wall is crucial to blocking drug traffickers.

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