Richard Friedman writes “Recently, out of curiosity, I typed into Google the terms “synthetic opioid and Chinese pharmacy.” Within minutes, I found a website where I could purchase the synthetic opioid carfentanil. For just $750, I could buy 100 grams of the drug, which would be shipped to me “overnight by discreet courier.””

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The Last Resort

March 27, 2018

Private clinics in Germany sell cancer patients hope — and mixed results — at exorbitant prices. Some, like the Hallwang Clinic, cater primarily to foreigners

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On March 19, an Uber self-driving vehicle being tested in Arizona struck and killed Elaine Herzberg, who was walking her bike across the street. This is the first time a self-driving vehicle has killed a pedestrian, and it raises questions about the ethics of developing and testing emerging technologies. What’s good enough? 3 questions answered

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A group of eight senators on Tuesday unveiled bipartisan legislation that would increase funding for addiction treatment and prevention by roughly $1 billion and impose a sweeping three-day limit on opioid prescriptions for initial pain treatment

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According to a new study, states that give midwives a greater role in patient care achieve better results on key measures of maternal and neonatal health

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“Can I get it?” His tiny hands are outstretched, his feet firmly planted in the Target toy aisle. He is holding up another Lego set. Rowan is 6 years old, and his admiration for Lego building blocks is unending

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Highly accurate strips could unlock a life-saving public health approach to the overdose crisis

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Here’s why that’s a good thing. A new algorithm could ease critically ill patients’ final days.

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