The Oregon House passed a historic resolution, House Joint Resolution 203, the “Hope Amendment,” authored by Rep. Mitch Greenlick (with many co-sponsors), which would give the Oregon electorate the opportunity to vote on an amendment to the Oregon Constitution declaring health care to be a fundamental right

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Upshot asked 30 experts to think big, but realistically, about solutions. Imagine you had $100 billion to spend over five years — a little less than current federal domestic H.I.V./AIDS spending — to address the opioid crisis. Where would you put that money?

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Breathalyzers and Brain Caps

January 10, 2018

Researchers race to devise a roadside test for driving while high. At Mass. General: Instead of looking for the chemical ghosts of pot on your breath, researchers are using a sensor-studded cap to look for impairment in the brain

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TWO US states are considering using the synthetic painkiller fentanyl as part of the cocktail of drugs used to execute prisoners on death row

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Luis Ramirez has lived in the U.S. without immigration papers for two decades, but he is more worried about deportation now than ever before

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“Strict”, “scrupulous” and “rigid”. These are some of the words that have been used to describe the regulation of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) in the Netherlands. But how closely are doctors actually monitored?

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An estimated 133 billion pounds of food is wasted in the U.S. each year, enough to fill Chicago’s Willis Tower 44 times. Globally, 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted annually

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The Salt Lake City hospital where a police officer roughly arrested a nurse who was protecting her patient’s rights in July will no longer allow law enforcement agents inside its patient care areas. They’ll now have to check in, rather than enter through the emergency room

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