Or we could buy magic beans

‘Use that money wisely’: Coalition urges governments to spend opioid settlement funds on evidence-based efforts… By ED SILVERMAN @Pharmalot JANUARY 27, 2021 “As states, counties, and municipalities begin receiving funds from entities that exacerbated America’s opioid overdose crisis, it will be critical for decision makers to use that money wisely,” said Paul Earley, president of the American…

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Alert for Coalitions on Federal Alcohol Tax Cuts

May be useful for informing and raising awareness… US Alcohol Policy Alliance Federal Alcohol Tax Cuts Are At Risk of Becoming Permanent This Month   We need your help to stand against special interests that will stop at nothing in their pursuit of alcohol tax cuts that harm Americans.   The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform…

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Four out of Five Oncologists recommend…

Less than half of Americans know that alcohol is a carcinogen. Big Booze wants to keep it that way. In retrospect, researchers Erin Hobin and Timothy Stockwell shouldn’t have been surprised that their first-of-its-kind experiment placing cancer warnings on 47,000 bottles of booze—funded by the Canadian government to the tune of $1 million (CDN)—got yanked. Designed…

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Just remember, it’s not a lie if you believe it

McKinsey Proposed Paying Pharmacy Companies Rebates for OxyContin Overdoses Court filings reveal consultants’ talk of a records purge during the opioid crisis, and shed new light on sales advice given to the billionaire Sackler family and their drug company, Purdue Pharma. …In a 2017 presentation, according to the records, which were filed in court on…

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Strengthening Resiliency and Preventing Suicide During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Conversation with Experts

Our 9/29/20 event recording and presenter slides have been posted to the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia (SPAN) website. Please find them here: https://www.suicidepreventionnva.org/ Join Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia (SPAN)  in a conversation on how we can all strengthen emotional wellbeing and resilience in these unprecedented times. The pandemic’s economic and health impact…

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We have met the enemy and he is us.

SAMHSA Remains Committed to the Nation’s Mental Health [no author cited] Tuesday, September 29, 2020 SAMHSA stands by its commitment to fostering and protecting the mental health of all Americans. It is vastly disappointing that the mere reference to mental health is seen as a political ploy by members of the media and even other…

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Everyone’s got a podcast.

EXCLUSIVE Top health official echoes Trump’s Covid-19 views, drawing accusations of politicizing U.S. mental health agency By ALISON INSINGER SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 Reopen the schools, diminish the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic, and the economy comes first. President Trump and White House aides have been pushing these views for months. Now a top public health official…

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Physician, heal thyself.

Reopen schools and let parents decide how to educate their children in the COVID pandemic Children can be harmed by lack of education, nutrition and mental health care. We cannot ignore the casualties of all other conditions to contain COVID. Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz Opinion contributor

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