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…deal… opioid lawsuits

The distributors and Johnson & Johnson released statements… noting… not an admission of wrongdoing and that they strongly dispute the allegations. McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen – and drug maker Johnson & Johnson announced [2/25/22] that they had… Original Article (New York Times & Stop the Drug War):J&J and drug distributors settle opioid lawsuits &…

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Drug arrests stayed high… imprisonment fell…

Pew Charitable Trusts: These trends indicate both an ongoing reliance on the criminal legal system to address drug misuse and that this strategy is costly and ineffective. Meaningful reductions in total drug arrests and drug-related deaths may not be achieved without shifting to a public health response that prioritizes evidence-based treatment approaches… The decline in…

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Compass… updates on [synthetic polymorph] psilocybin…

Compass sinks after depression therapy results… the net loss for the year [2021] was $71.7 million…  …Compass doesn’t have any meaningful revenue… continues to explore… indications and therapeutic approaches… there were 12 people in the [synthetic psilocybin polymorph] study… who exhibited suicidal behavior or thoughts, or who showed intent to harm themselves. Original Article (Green Market…

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Apple… joined Amazon in advancing commercial cannabis reform

For years, large tech companies, including Facebook and Google, have refused to acknowledge the legality of industrial hemp, let alone the legality of medical or recreational marijuana. Finally, Apple bucked that trend. Unlike the big headlines we’ve seen recently from Amazon, Uber, the NFL, and other mainstream, institutional businesses, showing a positively changing attitude toward…

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…Senators propose free psychedelics for veterans with PTSD

A group of 10… Senators is co-sponsoring a new bill proposing to establish a state fund to provide military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) free access. The full title of the legislation is the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Alternative Therapies Fund – Establishment… (End 22 a Day), referring to the fact that an estimated 22…

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…spends big on Oregon politics

The Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board is considering adding conflict-of-interest disclosure requirements to its bylaws… at least two board members have formed LLCs related to psilocybin use. …the board will discuss two proposed amendments: one that would require members of the board and its subcommittees to disclose conflicts of interest more generally, and another that specifically…

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