Monday, December 12th, 2016
Study Reveals How Many US Adults Are Taking Psychiatric Drugs [CBS]
About one in six of us do each year.
Heroin-Related Deaths Rise As Heroin Use Falls [Reason]
The divergence shows that the manner of use and other factors are crucial; as Jacob Sullum notes, it reinforces the case for harm reduction.
Pilot Took Seven Drugs—Including Valium—Before the Deadliest Balloon Crash in US History [Washington Post]
Sixteen people lost their lives.
In a Smoky Haze, Turks Cling to Their Cigarettes [New York Times]
The government is trying hard to reduce smoking, but meeting resistance.
How Risky Is the Contraceptive Pill? [BBC]
Claims that it causes depression are questionable.
Drunk Passenger Shouted “I Deserve More Champagne” Before Forcing Jet to Divert [Daily Telegraph]
Maybe he didn’t.