The New York Times – A confidential Justice Department report found the company was aware early on that OxyContin was being crushed and snorted for its powerful narcotic, but continued to promote it as less addictive.
Futurism – An opinion article penned by several experts from the National Institute of Health raises some other doubts about DNA databases and manhunts. Namely: their results shouldn’t be used as evidence.
NPR – In Congress, lawmakers are trying to make it harder to buy fentanyl, in part by forcing the US Postal Service to make it more difficult to send narcotics through the mail. But the measure has been languishing.
The State Journal-Register – The Illinois General Assembly is considering a bill that could vastly expand the number of people qualifying for the state’s medical marijuana pilot program. Senate Bill 336 would allow people who have been or could be prescribed opioids to apply for acceptance into the program.