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With Hundreds Dying Each Week, A Panel To Study Opioid Crisis Is Just Waste Of Time, Experts Say

KHN Morning Briefing

President Donald Trump’s special commission will hold its first meeting Friday, but experts say it’s not necessary. “What we need is an enormous federal investment in expanding access to addiction treatment, and for the different federal agencies that have a piece of this problem to be working in a coordinated fashion,” said Dr. Andrew Kolodny, of Brandeis University.

‘Brain Hackers’ Turning To Smart Drug To Enhance Cognitive Abilities

KHN Morning Briefing

These drugs — nootropics — are said to improve memory, attention, creativity and motivation. But researchers say there is no evidence that the drugs help in the long-run. In other public health news: baby boxes, genital mutilation, day passes at psychiatric hospitals, gene editing, and cancer.

State Lawmakers Contemplate Abortion Measures, Range Of Other Health-Related Proposals

KHN Morning Briefing

Delaware approves legislation to protect abortion rights while Texas’ governor included an anti-abortion bill on his special-session wishlist. Meanwhile, an Ohio measure would keep mentally ill people off of death row and Colorado approves PTSD as a qualifying condition for the use of medical marijuana. News outlets also report on additional stated-based developments.

Dozens Hospitalized As Wave Of Overdoses Sweeps Through Central, South Georgia

KHN Morning Briefing

The substance, which people bought thinking it was Percocet, has not been identified, but officials said the street drug is “extremely potent and has required massive doses of naloxone to counteract its effects.’’ Media outlets report on the crisis out of Florida, Connecticut and California as well.