Topic: Drugs

Texas has a New Methamphetamine Problem

Aug. 4, 2016

This new methamphetamine epidemic appears intertwined with increases in yet another problem: sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.

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School-to-Prison Pipeline Caused By War on Drugs Policy

April 25, 2016
Jail Cell

Nixon’s drug policies that began in the 1970s seeped into our nation’s education policy 20 years later, and today funnels hundreds of thousands of youths from schools into prison.

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Drug Engineered at UT to Treat Anthrax Gains FDA Approval

April 4, 2016
Colonies of the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, which causes anthrax

Researchers at UT Austin successfully culminated years of work when a drug they engineered for the treatment and prevention of inhalational anthrax, sold as Anthim, received approval from the FDA.

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Why Government Must Do More To Combat Opioid Overdose

March 17, 2016
Heroin & Needles

We need medication-assisted treatment facilities that are culturally competent and can meet the existing demand to help combat the current opioid overdose epidemic plaguing Texas and the rest of the nation.

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Veteran Treatment Courts Prioritize Recovery Over Punishment

March 16, 2016

Texas needs to take more tangible steps to ensure veterans are honored with opportunity to achieve the best quality of life possible. That means supporting and expanding Veterans Treatment Courts.

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