Morning Roundup: June 21, 2019

By The Fix staff 06/21/19

Non-alcoholic craft beer is booming, HBO partners with non-profit to de-stigmatize mental health, CDC's latest suicide data triggers concern.

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Authorities Seize $1 Billion Worth of Cocaine at Port in Philadelphia [NBC Philadelphia]
Some crew members allegedly brought the cocaine aboard and were paid $50K each, according to a federal complaint. The cocaine cache amounted to more than 15,500 kilos aboard a cargo ship.

Latest Suicide Data Show the Depth of US Mental Health Crisis [Bloomberg]
US suicide rates are at the highest level since World War II, according to the CDC. While "material well-being" has improved, there's something eating away at Americans' psychic well-being.

California Tests a Digital 'Fire Alarm' for Mental Distress [NY Times]
The state is teaming up with Silicon Valley to make mental health services more available. The New York Times reports.

I Will Die Without It: Hamilton County Jail Offers Medication to Addicted Inmates [Cincinnati Enquirer]
At the Hamilton County Jail in Ohio, 52 inmates are taking buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder. The medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program is developing elsewhere in Ohio as well as Washington, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Georgia, Florida and Nevada.

Craft Beers Without the Buzz: Brewing New Options for the 'Sober Curious' [NPR]
"We've actually been totally overwhelmed and shocked by how strong the nationwide demand is." Athletic Brewing Co. has noticed a booming demand for its non-alcoholic craft beer.

Addicted Michigan: Behavioral Changes Signal When Use Becomes Abuse [WWMT]
A look at the signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse. "True addiction is one that impacts your brain and then in fact, impacts your life."

HBO Partners with Social Impact Organization Kindred for Mental Health Event [Deadline]
Kindred has partnered with HBO to plan events to tackle mental health stigma through dialogue, workshops and panels. The goal is to encourage people to have "difficult but necessary conversations."

As Global Markets for Generic Drugs Fail, Poor People Pay the Price [STAT News]
A new reports shows that global markets for generic medicines are failing, leaving the poorest patients without safe and affordable essential medicines.

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