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Solving America’s painkiller paradox

Here’s how to fix America’s painkiller problem — without leaving pain patients behind.

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Someone holds cannabinoid drugs.
K2/Spice: What to know about these dangerous drugs

A surge in dangerous side effects and overdoses has put the spotlight on cannabinoid drugs that go by names like K2, Spice, Mr. Happy, Scooby Snax, and Kronic.

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Jelena Janjic, a pain researcher at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, is exploring nanotechnology to deliver non-opioid pain medications directly into cells. Jeff Swensen for NPR
Inspired by her own pain, a researcher explores alternatives to opioid treatments

The explosion of deaths related to opioid misuse has underscored a pressing need for better ways of treating pain, especially chronic pain.

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A man vapes using an e-cigarette.
Daily vaping tied to doubling of heart attack risk

People who puff electronic cigarettes every day have twice the risk of heart attack, and the odds increase almost fivefold for those who use them along with traditional cigarettes, a new study suggests.

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Fairbanks celebrates National Recovery Month

Fairbanks, the Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition and the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration kicked off National Recovery Month by hosting a recovery ride and coloring of the Indianapolis Canal on Sept. 2.

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