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Skaggs’ Autopsy, and the Language of Addiction

On July 1, Major League Baseball player Tyler Skaggs, 27, a starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, was found dead in his hotel room in Southlake, Texas.   In the following weeks, Tyler Skaggs’ death made ripples through Major League Baseball.  Teammates and players from other teams paid tribute to the pitcher, including a July…

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What’s Really in Your Drugs?

Drug dealers have taken on a new role as a chef, creating concoctions of multiple deadly drugs. Drug dealers have been marketing what they sell on the street as pills, heroin or cocaine. But in reality it is likely a product of fentanyl cutting. Creating counterfeit drugs in this way allows dealers to make more…