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US effort to curb fentanyl behind brief arrest of El Chapos son, says minister

Ovidio Guzmn was wanted on allegations of smuggling drug as Sinaloa cartel appears to have moved into production of fentanyl US efforts to curb the opioid fentanyl were behind the brief arrest of a son of imprisoned kingpin reed by outnumbered officials who feared a bloody confrontation with cartel henchmen. Mexicos security minister, Alfonso Durazo, said Guzmn was wanted on allegations of smuggling fentanyl, the potent fentanyl production and smuggling across the US-Mexico border. The Sinaloa cartel is probably one of Mexicos top fentanyl traffickers to the US, according to…

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Mother Shares Photos Of Her Oldest Son, Showing What Heroin And Meth Addiction Can Do In 7 Months

Addiction ruins lives. Those of the addicted, as well as those of their loved ones. Fortunately, however difficult life might get, there are people out there who care about us and do their darndest to help us in our hour of need. Jennifer Salfen-Tracy turned to Facebook to share with everyone how her oldest son Cody Bishop, who is suffering from heroin and meth addiction, is doing. According to his mom, Cody is homeless and she hasn’t heard from him in weeks. The photos she shared of him are shocking,…

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The hard truth about back pain: dont rely on drugs, scans or quick fixes | Ann Robinson

Most treatment is wasteful, wanton and wrong, says the Lancet. The key is to try to keep walking and working, says the GP Ann Robinson Back pain is the biggest cause of disability globally, and most of us will have at least one nasty bout of it. But papers in the Lancet . Worldwide, overuse of inappropriate tests and treatments such as imaging, opioids and surgery means patients are not receiving the right care, and resources are wasted, it says. Its perfectly understandable to want a quick-fix solution to make…

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Artist Nan Goldin stages opioids protest in Metropolitan Museum Sackler Wing

New York Big Pharma demonstration sees activists dump specially made bottles in moat around Egyptian Temple of Dendur The artist Nan Goldin and around 100 fellow demonstrators threw pill bottles into the moat surrounding an ancient Egyptian temple at the Metropolitan Museum in New York on Saturday, to protest sponsorship by the family that owns one of the largest makers of opioids. The pill bottles had been labeled by the protesters to say prescribed to you by the Sackler Family. The Sackler family Temple of Dendur stands. Goldin, who recently…

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Tom Petty died from an accidental overdose’ of opioids, family confirms

Tom Petty died in October 2017.Image: Michael Putland/Getty Images) Tom Petty’s family confirmed the musician’s death was caused by an accidental drug overdose in a statement on Friday. News broke on Oct. 2 last year that the iconic guitarist had suffered from cardiac arrest in the early morning hours in his home in Malibu. Petty was then rushed to UCLA Medical Center, but was unable to be revived. He was 66-years-old. SEE ALSO: John Oliver gets real on America’s crippling opioid epidemic Friday’s letter, which was posted to the official…

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