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Stop The "War on Drugs"

The national "War on Drugs" does more damage than good. A top 10 "OpenGov" best idea. http://bit.ly/72OxwY

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Detect Drug Epidemics Via Community Urinalysis

Researchers can sample water at sewage treatment plants to detect drug epidemics and monitor progress in treatment - all anonymously. A NYTimes "best idea 2007" winner. http://bit.ly/4YgWr0

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Distribute Naloxone Kits

Heroin overdose deaths would be greatly reduced if Naloxone were more widely available. NY Times http://nyti.ms/1fZBeaS

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End the War on Drugs

Five Nobel laureates argue for alternative, "non-militarized and enforcement led" approaches to addressing drug use. LSE Expert Group http://osf.to/1m82SX4

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To identify drug side effects, track Google

Researchers use search engine data to identify drug side effects more quickly than the FDA. http://nyti.ms/YcTG3V

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Pharmaceuticals for Intelligence

Technology can make us smarter (think Google). Some futurists argue that pharmaceuticals can and will serve the same purpose. The Atlantic http://bit.ly/9hvryy

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Use Twitter to Monitor Adverse Drug Reactions

Analysis of Twitter offers imperfect but useful information for pharmaceutical surveillance. Springer Link http://bit.ly/1oeLRKQ

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Government should pay for opioid treatments

Opioids kill more people in the US than any other drug, and cost society about $55 billion. Society would save money by offering free treatment options. NY Times http://nyti.ms/UPvOJf

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