Blog Posts in October, 2016

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  • Elephant tranquilizer could be latest dangerous synthetic opioid
    Elephant tranquilizer could be latest dangerous synthetic opioid

    Yet another type of opioid is gaining popularity here in Connecticut -- so much so that the Department of Public Health has distributed a fact sheet from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to ...

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  • Adderall use without a prescription is increasing among students
    Adderall use without a prescription is increasing among students

    Prescription drugs that used to be chiefly prescribed to children for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are increasingly be used and abused by adults. They've become especially popular amount ...

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  • New law aims to prevent rape kits from languishing untested
    New law aims to prevent rape kits from languishing untested

    Rape kits include forensic evidence collected from alleged victims of sexual assault via a medical examination. However, many of these kits have sat dormant in crime labs and police warehouses, ...

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  • Why do non-alcoholic energy drinks lead to more drunk driving?
    Why do non-alcoholic energy drinks lead to more drunk driving?

    Energy drinks have become ubiquitous on college campuses — not just to help students stay up all night to study or finish papers, but to help decrease the sedative effects of alcohol. Theoretically, ...

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