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Norway will  prescribe free heroin to its most serious addicts to improve their quality of life

Norway will  prescribe free heroin to its most serious addicts to improve their quality of life

Although controversial, supporters of such programmes, which are used elsewhere in Scandinavia, argue they reduce death rates and lower crime. The plan may come in as soon as 2020. (Source: the Mail online | Health)MedWorm Message: If you are looking to buy something in the January Sales please visit TheJanuarySales.com for a directory of all the best sales in the UK. Any income gained via affilia
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Medical News Today: Psychedelic drugs ‘may improve depression, anxiety, and PTSD’

Psychedelic drugs have a bad reputation, but could they be used to enhance psychotherapy? Some researchers argue they may help with anxiety and depression. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
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Four-fold increase in the rate of opioid-addicted pregnant women

A new study from the CDC has found that the rate of mothers giving birth while addicted to opioids has quadrupled between 1999 and 2015 with the highest rates in Vermont and West Virginia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Opioid Addiction at Delivery Quadruples in Pregnant Women Opioid Addiction at Delivery Quadruples in Pregnant Women

The first state-based analysis of trends showed a significant increase between 1999 and 2014 in opioid use disorder in pregnant women at labor and delivery in all 28 states studied, according to the CDC.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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Opioid Addiction Quadruples in Pregnant Women Opioid Addiction Quadruples in Pregnant Women

The first state-based analysis of trends showed a significant increase between 1999 and 2014 in opioid use disorder in pregnant women at labor and delivery in all 28 states studied, according to the CDC.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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