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Congress finally begins to address opioid abuse

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Congress last week passed a bill to address the proliferation and intensification of domestic opioid abuse.
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3D-printed pills are a thing, and could make treatment easier

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3D-printed pills could allow doctors to set customized dosages, reducing the risk of side effects.
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Non-steroidals carry increased risk for heart attacks, strokes and death

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The FDA has issued new warnings against a battery of anti-inflammatory drugs.
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Anti-herpes drug to treat HIV?

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If proven effective, the drug would also be cheaper than current HIV treatments.

Could statins help treat Ebola?

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In other Ebola news, American patient Brantly may be discharged soon.
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MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) update

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Apparently MERS can be transmitted from camels, and there’s good news about possible treatments.
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Could a quarterly injection prevent HIV infection?

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Testing on monkeys has prevented the transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
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New Mexico police anal probe victim wins settlement

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Man who suffered anal search, colonoscopy, and 3 enemas at hands of NM local law enforcement receives justice.
Actual court documents in the "clenched buttocks" lawsuit, courtesy of KOB4.

Man gets anal search, colonoscopy, 3 enemas for rolling through stop with “clenched buttocks”

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They found nothing. He’s suing.
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Krokodil, a “flesh-eating” narcotic from Russia, may finally be in America

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The drug turns your skin leathery and scaly before it rots off your body. Life expectancy of a user is 2-3 yrs.
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Oreos more addictive than cocaine, study finds

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Equally surprising – no joke – the rats preferred to open the Oreos and eat the creamy white filling first.

DEA is using NSA data, then lying about it

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NSA gives data to DEA. DEA uses it to arrest people, then lies in court about its source. What could be wrong?
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Smugglers using cannons to shoot marijuana over US border

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Brings news meaning to the phrase “getting high.”
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