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Iran, North Korea, Orrin Hatch: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Iran, North Korea, Orrin Hatch: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

A jet stream is shuttling arctic air from northwestern Canada to the eastern U.S., sending temperatures plummeting to record lows and creating dangerous conditions. Above, Niagara Falls. … We’ve been investigating the booming but haphazardly regulated industry of addiction treatment. Read the other …
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Kim Jong-un, Pakistan, Iran: Your Wednesday Briefing

The DealBook team also took a look at key story lines for the next 12 months, from trade fights to Uber to North Korea. • Addiction Inc. Our multipart series examines the booming industry of addiction treatment in the U.S., worth $35 billion a year but haphazardly regulated and poorly understood.
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FDA’s Tobacco Policy Pivot, Five Months Later

(MedPage Today) — Not much movement on making cigarettes non-addictive (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.
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Armed with More Opioid Prescription Data, Justice Department Aims to Stop Fraudulent Doctors

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The pain clinic tucked into the corner of a low-slung suburban strip mall was an open secret.
Patients would travel hundreds of miles to see Dr. Andrzej Zielke, eager for what authorities described as a steady flow of prescriptions for the kinds of powerful painkillers that ushered the nation into its worst drug crisis in history.
At least one of Zielke’s patients died of an ov
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Gaming,’Selfitis’ And Social Media: Are These Virtual Addictions Real?

Screen-based addictions are becoming more acknowledged by the mental health community. Are they legit? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
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