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City unveils stricter license to combat opioid addictions

City unveils stricter license to combat opioid addictions

By Metro Reporter

November 28, 2016

The City of Chicago is increasing efforts to protect the community from opioid and heroin addiction and related deaths by requiring pharmaceutical representatives to be licensed by the city and be subjec...

Chicago will increase efforts to fight heroin addiction, according to an Oct. 6 city press release.

Chicago proposes new efforts to combat heroin addiction

October 17, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed expanding programs and funding to address heroin addiction, in response to an Oct. 6 report from the Chicago-Cook County Task Force on Heroin. The Task Force report included ...

Students use Facebook to voice college concerns

The closed Facebook group 

By Managing Editor

June 10, 2016

Following the news of multiple staff layoffs at the college, a new Facebook group of concerned students, alumni and faculty titled “Columbia is Falling! Revolution is Beginning!” went live June 1....

Education, prioritization can reduce local heroin abuse

By Editorial Board

October 12, 2015

Chicago’s heroin epidemic received nationwide attention after 74 overdoses were reported Sept. 29–Oct. 2. Generally, heroin addiction is seen as a crime problem, but this incident highlights it as a public health problem as well that requires public health solutions.The overdoses, which were primarily reported on Chicago’s West Side, are being attributed to a batch of heroin cut with the painkiller fentanyl, making the...

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