Morning Roundup: Oct. 7, 2019

By The Fix staff 10/07/19

Joe Rogan does Sober October. Interview: SNL's Darrell Hammond on recovery and PTSD. Six arrested from "Mike's Candyshop" drug delivery ring. 

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Joe Rogan Joins 'Sober October' Campaign with Other Podcast Hosts [HotNewHipHop]
Joe Rogan, Tom Segura, Bert Kreischer and more are teaming up for Sober October. Their progress is being monitored by human performance company WHOOP.

Six Men Arrested for Supplying Cocaine, Heroin in Connection with HQ Trivia CEO Colin Kroll [TMZ]
A New York City drug delivery service, "Mike's Candyshop," was allegedly involved in the death of Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia and Vine. Six men have been charged and face a minimum 10-year prison sentence.

Rugby Players Who Died After Taking Heroin 'Did Not Mean to Buy Drug' [Guardian]
Authorities suspect that two English rugby players who died after taking heroin on a night out in Sri Lanka did not know what they were taking. The men, who were "clearly" not drug users, allegedly sought heroin on the night of the fatal incident.

Virginia Doctor Who Prescribed More Than 500,000 Opioid Doses Sentenced to 40 Years [NBC News]
This week, Dr. Joel Smithers received a 40-year prison sentence after being convicted of more than 800 counts of illegally distributing opioids including oxycodone and oxymorphone.

Arthritis Foundation Releases Guidelines for Patients Who Want to Use CBD to Manage Pain [WBUR]
The Arthritis Foundation has released guidelines to help patients navigate the world of CBD products. CBD (cannabidiol) is said to be effective for pain and inflammation, including arthritis. 

Darrell Hammond on the Pressures of Working at SNL and Getting Sober [KTLA]
Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond shared his experience with recovery, PTSD and working on SNL with Keepin' it Friel: Conversations on Recovery.

One of Midwest's Largest Grocery Chains Plans to End Tobacco Sales in 2020 [Des Moines Register]
Schnuck Markets will stop selling cigarettes, chewing tobacco and other tobacco products starting next year. The grocery chain is one of the largest in the Midwest. 

Ohio Launches New Genetic Study on Addiction and Opioids [WKSU]
Ohio is launching a new study to explore if there is a genetic association that can predict opioid use disorder. The study will collect DNA samples from participants from Ohio emergency rooms.

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