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Bill Would Allow Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for DealeBill Would Allow Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Dealers of Fentanyl-Laced Heroin
A bill introduced in the U.S. House this week would allow federal prosecutors to seek capital punishment or life imprisonment for dealers of fentanyl-laced heroin, The Huffington Post reports. Learn more »
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Telemedicine Could Help Fight Opioid Epidemic, Experts Say
Some health professionals say telemedicine could help fight the opioid epidemic, according to The Washington Post. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has directed $1.4 million to five pilot projects that will use video chat to connect patients with physicians who are trained in treating addiction. Learn more »
States Allege British Drug Company Tried to Keep Generic Suboxone Off the Market
Attorneys general from 35 states and the District of Columbia are suing a British drug company, alleging it tried to keep less expensive generic versions of the opioid addiction treatment Suboxone off the market. Learn more »
Public Health Officials Urge Doctors to Consider Medications to Treat Alcohol Addiction
Public health officials are urging doctors to consider prescribing medications to treat alcohol addiction, NPR reports. The drugs can be used alongside or in place of peer-support programs. Learn more »
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Other Headlines of Interest

For Small-Town Cops, Opioid Scourge Hits Close to Home (The Wall Street Journal)
The 4 Traits That Put Kids at Risk for Addiction (The New York Times)
Blog: School Stress: Raising Resilient, Self-Aware Kids (Partnership for Drug-Free Kids)
How Exercise Helped Me Beat My Addiction to Heroin and Opioids (Shape)
Brad Pitt Voluntarily Took a Drug Test Amid Child Abuse Investigation (US Weekly)
Howard Dean under fire for alleging Trump cocaine use at debate (CNN)
Drug Overdose Deaths Drive Increase in Number of Organ Donations: One Family’s Story of Hope From Despair (ABC News)
Volunteers to make house calls to doctors about opioids ( Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey)
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