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More California kids are having pot-related health scares, poison control officials warn

Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times

State and local officials say they are alarmed by a spike in calls they have received to report children and teenagers ingesting marijuana products since California legalized cannabis for recreational use by adults in 2016.

To help end mass shootings, the NRA should invest in mental health efforts

C.A. Bailey, San Luis Obispo Tribune

It’s time for the National Rifle Association to step up. Few would disagree that it is the person behind the gun causing individual and mass shootings.

Former Fox News anchor talks about son's opioid overdose. Calls 'not-my-kid syndrome' deadly

Sonja Haller, USA Today

Former Fox New anchor Eric Bolling and wife, Adrienne, were driving home from dinner about 10:30 p.m last year when his cell phone rang.

FDA targets anti-diarrhea pills that Lehigh Valley doctor calls 'poor man's methadone'

Pamela Lehman, San Diego Union-Tribune

An emergency room doctor with Lehigh Valley Health Network last year treated two people who nearly died from taking large quantities daily of an over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medication in an effort to get high or stave off the effects of opioid withdrawal.

US officials seek packaging fix for diarrhea-drug abuse

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press

U.S. health regulators on Tuesday asked makers of popular anti-diarrhea drugs to sell their medications in smaller amounts to make them harder to abuse.

Making opioids harder to abuse led to a spike in heroin overdoses

Caitlin Owens, Axios

A 2010 effort to deter opioid abuse led to a surge in heroin overdoses, according to a new working paper in NBER.

Red flag laws may prevent more suicides than mass shootings

Alice Yin, Associated Press

Before her brother took his own life, Mary Miller-Strobel said she and her father begged every store in town that sold firearms to turn him away.

Amador schools to provide more mental health services

Craig Baracco, Amador Ledger News

School is out, teachers and students are in full vacation mode, but the Amador School Board continued its work in a meeting Wednesday night.

A drug company tried to give away an overdose antidote to schools. But most of them declined the offer.

Dan Vergano, Buzzfeed News

When offered free samples of the overdose-reversing drug Narcan, only about 1 in 14 high schools or colleges nationwide took advantage of the offer, the drug’s manufacturer reports.

Give youth an escape route from addiction

David Kan, California Health Report

Jack, from Northern California, was 12 years old when he began to smoke cannabis and drink alcohol regularly.

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