April 8, 2018

Why one addict is hoping for safe injection sites in Philadelphia

Source: CBS News In an effort to combat the crippling opioid crisis, officials in Philadelphia are considering safe injection sites, places where people can shoot up heroin under medical supervision. While the idea has gotten some backlash, we heard from one man who is struggling on the street and says it’s what he needs. Read […]

April 5, 2018

Amid crippling opioid epidemic, Philadelphia considers safe injection sites

Source: CBS News The opioid epidemic has officials in Philadelphia considering establishing safe injection sites, places where addicts can shoot up heroin under supervision of health care workers. It’s already being done in Vancouver, and is under consideration in places like Seattle. But is it legal? CBS News national correspondent Jericka Duncan reports. Read Full […]

March 15, 2018

FDA begins push to drastically cut nicotine in cigarettes

Source: CBS News WASHINGTON — Federal health officials took the first step Thursday to drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes so they aren’t addictive. The Food and Drug Administration estimated that its sweeping anti-smoking plan, first announced last summer, could push the U.S. smoking rate to 1.4 percent. Now about 15 percent of U.S. adults […]

March 15, 2018

Trump’s FDA weighs nicotine limits in cigarettes

Source: Politico Tobacco use, primarily from cigarettes, kills more than 480,000 Americans every year, costing the country nearly $300 billion in direct health care costs and lost productivity, FDA said. | Getty The FDA is considering setting a maximum nicotine level in cigarettes for the first time to make them less addictive and is seeking […]

March 15, 2018

FDA Advances Plan To Slash Nicotine In Cigarettes

Source: NPR The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to cap the amount of nicotine in cigarettes to make them less addictive. Gerald Herbert/AP The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it wants to sharply reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes. The idea is to help wean millions of smokers off their deadly habit […]

March 15, 2018

How Many Opioid Overdoses Are Suicides?

Source: NPR Mady Ohlman, who lives near Boston and has been sober for more than four years, says many drug users hit a point when the disease and the pursuit of illegal drugs crushes the will to live. Jesse Costa/WBUR Mady Ohlman was 22 on the evening some years ago when she stood in a […]