The Daily Buzz: Pot Legalization Leads in Every State Where It's on the Ballot; Economics Drive Drug Problems; Addiction and the Third Reich

Oct 06 2016

The Daily Buzz: Pot Legalization Leads in Every State Where It’s on the Ballot; Economics Drive Drug Problems; Addiction and the Third Reich

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Marijuana Legalization Is Leading in Every State Where It’s on the Ballot This November [The Washington Post]
Legalization advocates are heading into the final weeks of the 2016 campaign with the wind firmly at their backs.

The Economics Driving America’s Devastating Drug Scourge [The Week]
Like all big social changes, part of this story is economic.

Philippines: Drug Raids and Prisons [Al-Jazeera]
A glimpse inside the police operations sweeping the Philippines as part of President Duterte’s drug war.

Pricey Hepatitis C Drugs Can Have Deadly Side-Effect for Some: FDA [NBC News]
The FDA issued a new warning Tuesday for patients who take any of the drugs to treat hepatitis C: If they also have hepatitis B, they need to watch out for flare-ups.

Utica Addiction Doc Predicts Drug Overdoses Will Rise When State Shuts His Practice [Syracuse.com]
Some of his patients worry there aren’t enough addiction specialists in the area to pick up the slack.

History: Addiction and the Reich [Nature]
Norman Ohler’s Blitzed depicts the pervasive drug culture that allegedly developed in the Third Reich.