Public toilet shortage threatens health of the nation, report warns

Chief executive Shirley Cramer said: "Public toilets are no luxury: it's high time we begin to see them as basic and essential parts of the community - just like pavements and street lights - that enable people to benefit from and engage with their surroundings. A Local Government Association spokesman said: "Faced with an £8bn funding gap by 2025 and growing demand pressures on adult social care, children's services and homelessness support, councils have had to make tough choices about how to manage dwindling resources."

Exclusive: JPMorgan cuts ties with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma -...

The move makes JPMorgan, the largest U.S. bank by assets, the most high-profile corporation known to have distanced itself from Purdue and its wealthy owners, the Sackler family, amid thousands of lawsuits alleging the company pushed addictive painkillers while downplaying their abuse and overdose risks. “Purdue is a streamlined organization with an exciting pipeline of new medicines and significant cash reserves,” the company said in a statement. “The company has multiple banking relationships and will not have any interruption to its banking and financial service needs.” U.S. states, counties and cities are seeking billions of dollars in damages to address harm from opioids. Nearly 400,000 people have died after overdosing on opioids between 1999 and 2017, according to the latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than half the deaths resulted from prescription painkillers.

NYPD officer says he inflated charge against Eric Garner

NEW YORK (AP) — After Eric Garner’s death following a confrontation with New York City police five years ago, one officer involved in the struggle wrote up paperwork that exaggerated the seriousness of the dead man’s suspected crime, that officer testified Tuesday.

Officer Justin Damic...

Where The Algorithms Can’t Find You

A man wearing a red flannel shirt and brown suspenders walks into a clearing. His beard is well kempt, the same off-white as the snowmelt behind him. “Good afternoon,” he says to the camera. “It’s Friday, Oct. 12.” Slowly, he extends his arms. Two birds swoop down from the trees, alighting on ...

Mexicans buy fake cellphones to hand over in muggings

Costing 300 to 500 pesos apiece — the equivalent of $15 to $25 — the “dummies” are sophisticated fakes: They have a startup screen and bodies that are dead ringers for the originals, and inside there is a piece of metal to give the phone the heft of the real article.

The scene is repea...

Can Psychedelic Experiences Cure Alcohol Addiction?

Although various therapeutic and pharmacological treatments have been developed to help people with alcohol addiction, in most cases, they fail to achieve a long-term reduction or cessation in patients' drinking. For instance, research suggests that while behavioral therapy combined with FDA-a...

Study finds CBD effective in treating heroin addiction

(CNN)Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety.

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  • Posted to  U.S. opioid overdose deaths quad... -  2 months, 3 weeks ago -  by Lady Dachshund   
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    Ok, yes, treating opioid use disorder should be our top priority But ......... does anyone think that Maybe by restricting prescription opioid painkillers AND increasing supply and availability of lifesaving naloxone Might be causing some to go to heroin use knowing they can be saved???



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    Fascinating!