Morning Roundup: August 6, 2019

By The Fix staff 08/06/19

Basketball player suspended after drug test reveals pregnancy, 3 vaping-related hospitalizations have occurred in Illinois and NIH cancels alcohol industry funded study.

Morning Roundup: August 6, 2019

States Clash With Cities Over Potential Opioid Settlement Payouts [New York Times]

There are over 2,000 pending opioid lawsuits happening across the US and cities and states are fighting each other over who will ultimately get to take credit for helping to resolve the opioid crisis.

Tennesee Couple's Before And After Meth Addiction, Recovery Photos Go Viral [Knoxville News]

The couple posted their photos online to particpate in the #cleanchallenge and in a matter of hours their photos had been seen by nearly 200,000 people. The couple decided to get clean in December of 2016 and have been sober ever since. 

Basketball Player Suspended After Drug Test Reveals He's Pregnant [Yahoo]

DJ Cooper was suspended by FIFA for 2 years after taking a drug test that revealed that he was pregnant. The urine from the drug test belonged to Cooper's pregnant  girlfriend. The basketball player can return to the league in mid-2020.

Colorado Teens Are Smoking Less Marijuana, Eating More Edibles [Leafly]

A new study revealed that teen edible consumption in the state went from 2% to 10% from 2015-2017. Durign the same timeframe, the number of teens smoking marijuana went from 87% to 78%.

US Health Agency Cancels Study Financed By Alcohol Industry [Voice of America]

Last year, investigative reports from the New York Times, STAT News and Wired revealed that the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism were taking millions from the alcohol industry for a study to explore the health benefits of moderate drinking. Now the National Institutes of Health, which is part of the NIAAA, has decided to  cancel the study, which the agency says was "poorly designed."

More Teens Hospitalized For Vaping [WebMD]

Last week, 11 teens were reportedly hospitalized for vaping-related health issues. Now, three more cases of vaping-related breath issues have been reported in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Public Health said that, "The names and types of vaping products, as well as where they were obtained, are still being investigated."


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