Tag Archives: Crisis

Opioid Crisis Study Finds Number Of Fatal Overdoses Actually Higher Than Officially Reported

The nation’s current opioid crisis may be worse than previously thought. According to a researcher at the University of Virginia, the number of overdose deaths from opioids is likely much higher than what is being reported. After reviewing thousands of death certificates issued between 2008 and 2014, Dr. Christopher Ruhm discovered deaths from opioids are 24 percent higher than current ...

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Opioid Overdose Crisis: Ohio Sheriff Bans Narcan From Officers, Can Legal Marijuana Solve State’s Epidemic?

As the opioid overdose crisis overwhelms emergency responders and law enforcement nationwide, one Ohio lawman is taking an unusual approach to the fight. Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones will not allow his deputies to carry Narcan, a drug which could save the lives of opioid addicts. Citing safety reasons, Sheriff Jones says first responders are more equipped to handle ...

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Opioid Overdose Crisis: Ohio Sheriff Bans Narcan From Officers, Can Legal Marijuana Solve State’s Epidemic?

As the opioid overdose crisis overwhelms emergency responders and law enforcement nationwide, one Ohio lawman is taking an unusual approach to the fight. Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones will not allow his deputies to carry Narcan, a drug which could save the lives of opioid addicts. Citing safety reasons, Sheriff Jones says first responders are more equipped to handle ...

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Trumpcare Will Make Deadly Fentanyl Crisis Worse And Trump Knows It [Opinion]

The Daily Mail reports that the United Nations declared fentanyl one the most dangerous drugs on the planet. Fentanyl is 100 times more powerful than morphine and is one of the opioids that is responsible for the current overdose crisis in the United States. The UN’s Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted to ‘schedule’ two fentanyl precursors and a fentanyl-like substance ...

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‘Adulting’ Program Launched At East Carolina University – Students Seeking Crisis Counselling Taught How To Act Like An Adult

A university has begun offering courses on how to take on adult life and its challenges. The course meant to prepare students to accept failure as part of adult life was introduced after realizing an alarming number of students were signing up for crisis counseling. East Carolina University (ECU) has begun offering “Adulting” classes to help students deal with the ...

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Aris Messinis: Lesbos migrant crisis photos win French award

A Greek photographer has won the Visa d’Or news photography prize for his coverage of the mass arrival of migrants on the island of Lesbos last year. Aris Messinis worked for the French news agency AFP and has won prizes before for images taken in war zones. He said he never thought he would cover this in his own country. ...

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Migrant crisis: Hungary police recruit 'border-hunters'

The Hungarian police are advertising for 3,000 “border-hunters”, who will reinforce up to 10,000 police and soldiers patrolling a razor-wire fence built to keep migrants out. The new recruits, like existing officers, will carry pistols with live ammunition, and have pepper spray, batons, handcuffs and protective kit. The number of migrants reaching Hungary’s southern border with Serbia has stagnated, at ...

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Europe migrant crisis: Germany expects 'up to 300,000' this year

Germany expects up to 300,000 migrants to arrive in the country, according to the head of Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. Frank-Juergen Weise told the Bild am Sonntag paper (in German) his office would struggle if more people came. But he said he was confident the number of new arrivals would remain within the estimate. More than one ...

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Yemen crisis: Oxfam critical of UK-Saudi arms deals

The aid agency Oxfam has accused UK ministers of “denial and disarray” over an agreement to sell arms to Saudi Arabia, which could be used in Yemen. The Saudi-backed Yemeni government is fighting against Shia rebels. The UK government has faced repeated calls to ban weapons sales to Saudi Arabia amid concerns over international humanitarian law breaches in that war. ...

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Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna — Reality Show In Crisis

Rob Kardashian is going back in his shell … and his reality show is now on the ropes. Production sources for his new reality show with fiancee Blac Chyna tell TMZ … Rob has been skipping filming over the last month, complaining that the show is compromising their relationship. We’re told Rob believes ‘KUWTK’ has destroyed his family, and he fears ...

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