Morning Roundup: Sept. 30, 2019

By The Fix staff 09/30/19

Philly bike patrol scans streets for overdose victims. Florida woman accused of killing grandson with overdose. Third man arrested in connection with Mac Miller's fatal overdose.

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Florida Woman Allegedly Killed Her Disabled Son With Overdose, Police Say [CNN]
Lillian Parks is alleged to have "purposely overdosed" her grandson. She was the 30-year-old disabled man's part time caretaker. 

'The Way Universities Are Run Is Making Us Ill': Inside the Student Mental Health Crisis [Guardian]
The state of mental health on UK college campuses. Is it the schools' responsibility to provide mental health support to students?

Staying Mindful in a Digital Age [Search Engine Journal]
A reflection on being mindful in the digital age—including mindfulness tools and techniques. "I couldn't sit in a quiet room, I never sat still and my heart was pounding out of my chest more times than not." 

Officials Tie Vaping-Related Illnesses to 'Dank Vapes' Brand in Illinois, Wisconsin [The Hill]
Patients surveyed in Illinois and Wisconsin most commonly reported having used cartridges sold under the name "Dank Vapes." Experts are scrambling to get to the root of the ever-worsening vaping public health crisis. 

Mac Miller Death Investigation Triggers Third Arrest [AOL]
Stephen Walter was arrested last Monday in connection to the fatal overdose of Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller. Walter allegedly provided pills to Mac Miller's drug dealer, who delivered them to the rapper days before his death. 

New Philadelphia Bike Patrol Hopes to Save Overdose Victims [6abc]
A community bike patrol, Operation Save a Life, was established to revive people who are overdosing and to clear the street of hazardous drug paraphernalia such as syringes.

Tests Show Bootleg Marijuana Vapes Tainted with Hydrogen Cyanide [NBC News]
A 13th vaping-related death was reported on Friday. According to a lab test commissioned by NBC News, all of the products tested contained myclobutanil, a fungicide that can become hydrogen cyanide when burned.

Meet the Woman Who Knows Which Drugs Bay Area Teenagers Are Doing [SF Gate]
Dr. Danielle Ramo is a San Francisco-based clinical psychologist who has observed 20 years of teenage drug use in the Bay Area. She speaks with SF Gate about young people vaping, cannabis use, and more.

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