The Daily Buzz: Trump's Health Care Chaos; What Next for Marijuana in Mass.?; the Art of Naming Drugs

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Nov 28 2016

The Daily Buzz: Trump’s Health Care Chaos; What Next for Marijuana in Mass.?; the Art of Naming Drugs

Monday, November 28th, 2016

The GOP and Health Care Chaos [New York Times]
Trump realizes that to outright repeal the Affordable Care Act would be disastrous, thinks the Times‘ editorial board; introducing  a viable replacement could take years.

Marijuana in Massachusetts, What Happens Now That It’s Legal? [News@Northeastern]
Drug policy expert Leo Beletsky explains what the implementation process will look like, and the obstacles that could be presented by the Trump administration.

Decriminalize Drug Use, Seek Public Health Options [Seattle Times]
Two ACLU representatives spread the word.

Gang of Drunk Mothers Beat Woman Unconscious Outside Nightclub [Metro]
Headline writers can hardly contain their glee.

Born Addicts: The Babies Starting Life in Rehab [BBC]
And the BBC really should know better: No baby is born addicted.

“Creation engineering”: The Art and Science of Naming Drugs [CNN]
As you can imagine, a lot of thought goes into naming pharma products. The results range from the mellifluous to the extra-terrestrial.