An opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal makes a dynamic case for why prisoners should constitutionally be given medication-assisted treatment to help with their addiction. The piece cites a reason court precedent in Boston where a federal judge ordered a county jail to let an inmate take prescription methadone for his opioid addiction.
The mother of a man who died inside a Bertucci’s restroom is suing the company. The lawsuit alleges that because employees did not check the restrooms prior to closing and the man was left in the stall overnight without a chance to receive medical intervention.
In a statewide effort to help those with opioid addiction, Pennsylvania is handing out free naloxone kits on Thursday. The free kits will be available at about 80 locations across the state, with at least one site per county.
A Massachusetts family’s experience giving marijuana edibles to their dying patriarch is set to kick off a desperately needed investigation into how cannabis might treat some of the more troubling symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, a condition that affects 5.7 million Americans.
The popular Michigan restaurant well-known for their award-winning fries issued a statement about the forthcoming name change. “We chose the name more than 11 years ago as a reference to the addictive quality of the fries and their cracked pepper seasoning, without consideration for those the drug negatively affected. We were wrong. The crack epidemic and the lasting impact on those it affects is not funny and never was.”