Morning Roundup: June 19, 2019

San Francisco wants ‘CEO tax’ to pay for free mental health care, Zendaya warns Euphoria‘s ‘raw portrait of addiction’ may be triggering, pharma companies sue over requirement to reveal drug prices.

Germans Thirsty for Alcohol-Free Beer as Brewers Boost Taste [Guardian]
Alcohol-free beer is gaining popularity in Germany. Thanks to more variety and better quality non-alcoholic alternatives, it’s easier than ever to be sober without putting the bottle down.

Zendaya Issues Warning to Fans About Her New TV Show ‘Euphoria’ [Today]
Disney Channel alum Zendaya’s new show Euphoria is graphic and potentially triggering, the actress said. “It’s a raw and honest portrait of addiction, anxiety and the difficulties of navigating life today… Please only watch if you feel you can handle it.”

Floridians Are Suing a Cop Fired for Planting Drugs in Their Vehicles [The Appeal]
Thanks to the diligence of one assistant state attorney, 119 cases were thrown out and the officer is under state investigation.

San Francisco Wants to Force CEOs to Pay for Free Mental Health Care Program [Reason]
A proposed “CEO tax” would draw funding for a citywide mental health program from “disproportionate executive pay.” The issue will be up for a vote in San Francisco in November.

Hit Hard By Opioids, West Virginia Hoping Athletics Can Be a Game Changer [Ohio Valley Resource]
An upcoming Opioid Awareness Summit will play on West Virginia’s passion for sports to reach high schoolers across the state. West Virginia had the country’s highest rate of fatal drug overdose in 2017.  

Sobriety Is Having a Moment. Here Come the Influencers. [Vox]
The “sober curious” movement hasn’t waned yet. This newest report profiles the emergence of sober-focused social media influencers, and how they are shaping people’s experience with sobriety.

Amgen, Merck, Eli Lilly Sue Over Trump Policy to Require Drug Prices in TV Ads [STAT News]
Pharmaceutical companies are seeking to overturn a new policy requiring them to include prescription drug prices in their advertising.  The rule is set to go into effect this summer.

Nurse Tells Police He Stole Drugs, Injected Himself and Replaced Vials to Use on Patients [San Antonio Current]
Kyle Evans is facing multiple felonies for allegedly stealing drugs while working as a nurse. Evans is HIV positive and may have exposed patients to the virus, though this has not been confirmed.

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