After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts
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The Probuphine implant delivers medication for six months. It helps reduce cravings for people with opioid use disorder. Courtesy of Braeburn Pharmaceuticals hide caption

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Long-Acting Opioid Treatment Could Be Available In A Month
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Asking Mom: 'Did You Know I Was Depressed In High School?'
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This prototype built by MIT researchers can be reconfigured to manufacture different types of pharmaceuticals. Courtesy of the Allan Myerson lab hide caption

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Inventing A Machine That Spits Out Drugs In A Whole New Way
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The FDA is is expected to decide by May 27 whether a long-acting, implantable version of this anti-addiction drug, buprinorphine, will be available in the United States. The implant is more convenient, proponents say, and less likely to be abused. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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FDA Considering Pricey Implant As Treatment For Opioid Addiction
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Gerald Franklin, who was diagnosed with autism as a child, is now lead developer for a website that matches workers with prospective employers. Job-related videos, he says, can help people with special needs showcase their talent. Courtesy of Gerald Franklin hide caption

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Autism Can Be An Asset In The Workplace, Employers And Workers Find
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Ron Nielsen, a retired airline pilot, tells his class of fearful fliers in Southern California that crying can be a useful emotional release. If that's what they need to do, he tells them, "let 'er rip!" Courtesy of Air Hollywood hide caption

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Hollywood Jet Gives Fearful Fliers The Courage To Soar
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A farmer steers his cart through land that was a dam brimming with water just a few years ago which fed the district of Beed in the parched state of Maharashtra. After two years of drought it is among India's hardest-hit. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Amid India's Drought Crisis, Suicides Increase Among Farmers Deep In Debt
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Courtney Griffin died at age 20 from an overdose of heroin and fentanyl. She was turned away from a treatment center less than two months earlier when her insurance was declined. Courtesy of the Griffin family hide caption

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Politics In Real Life: Dying From Overdose While Waiting For Treatment
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Suicides Cast A Pall Over Marine Reunions
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Notorious FDA? Feds Turn To Hip-Hop To Tamp Down Teen Smoking
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Special Needs Teacher Comes To The Rescue On Flight
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"In all, optimism has lots of benefits. But the question that was really confusing to me was, how do we maintain optimism in the face of reality?" James Duncan Davidson/James Duncan Davidson / TED hide caption

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Are We Natural Optimists?
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People in their mid-40s to mid-60s are more likely than any other group to be prescribed opioids with benzodiazepines. Both kinds of drugs can hamper breathing and mixing them is especially risky. Erwin Wodicka/iStock hide caption

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In Prince's Age Group, Risk Of Opioid Overdose Climbs
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We Found Joy: An Addict Struggles To Get Treatment
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A Starbucks in Santa Monica, Calif. With no other place to go, many of Los Angeles' homeless end up at the chain's outlets — to the consternation of some employees. Denise Taylor/Moment Editorial/Getty Images hide caption

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How Starbucks Got Tangled Up In LA's Homelessness Crisis
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Imodium is a popular brand of the drug loperamide. Because loperamide is increasingly being abused by opioid users, some toxicologists think it should have the same sales restrictions as pseudoephedrine. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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What's Good For The Heart Is Good For The Brain
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