Tox Tuesday: As 142 Americans die daily of overdoses, White House commission outlines solutions

The White House’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis recently published its interim report, in which the commission outlined its recommendations to U.S. President Donald Trump regarding actions to halt the country’s ongoing opioid crisis.

“Our nation is in a crisis,” said the open letter to the president. It cites the Centers […]

Tox Tuesday: Gray death

As if heroin and other opioids weren’t dangerous enough, a new drug known as “gray death” has appeared on the scene in several parts of the United States.

The drug — which gets its name from its cement powder-like appearance — is a cocktail of deadly opioids mixed with heroin or fentanyl, a synthetic opioid. […]

Tox Tuesday: Carfentanil blacklisted in China

The United States is facing an increasingly tragic opioid epidemic. In December 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) released a report stating that over 33,000 people had died in 2015 due to opioid overdoses, an increase from the previous year. Of those deaths, 9,580 were because of synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl […]

Monday links

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Animal Science:

Feeding residue milk: A no-go – All About Feed A recent investigation from the European Food Safety Authority showed that dairy calves that are fed milk from cows treated with antimicrobials […]

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How some chickens got striped feathers – Science Daily Birds show an amazing diversity in plumage color and patterning. But what are the genetic mechanisms creating such patterns? Researchers now report that two […]

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Agriculture

Potential of CRISPR-Cas for agriculture – Morning Ag Clips Researchers are reporting the results of scientific studies demonstrating the potential of CRISPR-Cas as an advanced plant breeding technology to increase the […]

Monday links

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Food Safety

Follow practical tips to keep food served at Super Bowl party safe – The Times Tribune Next Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday and according to the USDA, it is the second […]

Tox Tuesday: Virginia’s synthetic drug and heroin problem

Spreading like wildfire from state to state, officials from Virginia are the latest to report an uptick in use of synthetic drugs including synthetic marijuana and other synthetic stimulants like bath salts and gravel. Gravel, also called flakka, has appeared in the state previously, but according to a recent article, is rearing its ugly head […]

Tox Tuesday: Suboxone

Approved by the FDA just over a decade ago, suboxone is prescribed to patients with narcotic dependence and addiction. While the drug’s intended use is to help addicts cope with and end their addiction, ongoing reports of the drug being abused and leading to deadly overdoses have created a debate causing many to weigh the […]