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Explained: Amount of drug that can attract capital punishment under federal law

03-28   Explained: Amount of drug that can attract capital punishment under federal law

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“How much is enough?” would now be the catchphrase heard not only in the dingy alleys of localities dotted with notorious drug dens, but also among federal law enforcement agencies. Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions urged federal prosecutors to seek capital punishment for drug trafficking crimes. In the wake of the unprecedented opioid epidemic […]


Citing Keene’s heroin addiction, The Faceless band members quit

03-26   Citing Keene’s heroin addiction, The Faceless band members quit

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The Faceless band has been going through difficult times in 2018, with all the members except the vocalist and guitarist Michael Keene quitting the band. In addition, it seems that the split hasn’t been on positive terms, with heroin and drugs playing a key role in the entire incident. Keene announced on the band’s Facebook […]


AIDS researcher Robert Redfield set to become new CDC director

03-22   AIDS researcher Robert Redfield set to become new CDC director

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A well-known researcher in the field of AIDS, Dr. Robert R. Redfield Jr. (66), has been appointed as the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by the Donald Trump administration. The announcement was made by Alex Azar, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on March 21, […]


Trump administration considers death penalties and strategic PR effort to fight opioid epidemic

03-20   Trump administration considers death penalties and strategic PR effort to fight opioid epidemic

In the wake of the dreaded opioid epidemic killing millions of people in the United States, the Donald Trump administration is planning stringent punishments for drug offenders in the country. Unveiling the plan in New Hampshire (one of the hardest hit states by the opioid onslaught), on March 19, 2018, President Trump urged the Congress […]


Indiscriminate prescribing of opioids was lucrative for doctors, CNN analysis

03-12   Indiscriminate prescribing of opioids was lucrative for doctors, CNN analysis

At a time when the entire nation is reeling under the deluge of an opioid epidemic, something, which the United States had never witnessed before, a recent analysis by CNN and the Harvard University revealed the nexus between doctors and opioid manufacturing companies in driving the crisis. The analysis revealed how the doctors have been […]


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