Addressing gun violence through focused deterrence

Incidents of gun violence remain stubbornly high throughout much of the Triad, with homicide numbers in Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem at or near historic levels. Opioids and gangs accounted for much of the crime in the past. But now youth violence and tensions magnified by the pandemic are exacerbating the problem.
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MindMed Successfully Completes Phase 1 Trial Of 18-MC

This article was originally published on Microdose and appears here with permission. MindMed ended its 2021 news cycle on a somewhat mehhh note. In late December we reported that the FDA has put a hold on MindMed’s submission for its Phase 2b trial of LSD for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.

GR Man’s Find Recalls Dark Time In American History

A Grand Rapids man found an old vial from over 100 years ago while renovating his house recently. And while the substance inside had dried up, it was a reminder that America, and the world for that matter, used to have a problem. In fact, we still have a problem...

Stanford VP and professor sue university in fentanyl overdose death of their son

Two parents who have dedicated nearly 30 years of their lives to Stanford University have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the university and the on-campus fraternity where their son died from an accidental fentanyl overdose in 2020. Julia Erwin-Weiner, the associate vice president for Stanford Medical Center Development, and...

They Made the Most of the Opioid Crisis. Until They Didn’t.

The pharmaceutical industry is enjoying a very good crisis. The rapid development of safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines and treatments has turned drug companies into much-feted heroes. Chipper executives are boasting about saving billions of lives. Shareholders are swimming in profits. It is a remarkable turnaround for an industry that...

Norfolk County Sheriff seizes $14k in smuggled Suboxone

The Norfolk County Sheriff’s office announced Wednesday that it intercepted and confiscated what it estimated as $14,000 worth of Suboxone from an unnamed inmate who attempted to smuggle the controlled substance into its facility. Suboxone is the brand name for a pharmaceutical drug to combat opioid addictions and is...

Opioid Addiction Treatment in Jail Could Change Lives

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- No magic bullet exists for ending the U.S. opioid crisis, but there's hopeful news for one high-risk population: Providing addiction medication in jails reduces the odds of addicts being re-arrested after their release, new research shows. "Studies like this provide much-needed evidence and...
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Can someone have hypothyroidism with normal TSH?

Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) tells the thyroid gland to produce hormones. Usually, high TSH levels indicate that the thyroid is underactive and that it needs more stimulation in order to work. Sometimes, however, people with hypothyroidism have normal TSH levels. This can happen for several reasons. For instance, some people...

Applications to host AmeriCorps members now being taken

Marshfield Clinic Health System is providing an opportunity for Wisconsin health improvement organizations to gain additional capacity by hosting an AmeriCorps member. AmeriCorps, a federal program often referred to as a domestic Peace Corps, places individuals in community organizations for a year of service to address critical community needs. Marshfield Clinic Health System manages two AmeriCorps Programs in Wisconsin, Community Corps, and Recovery Corps.