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Navy veteran charged with giving teen fatal heroin injection accused of dosing second teen


ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Navy veteran who served as a medic in Afghanistan is accused of injecting two Alaska teens with drugs on separate occasions, giving one of them a fatal dose.Sean Warner initially was charged with injecting only one girl — a 14-year-old from Anchorage who authorities say died from the heroin dose almost [...]

Remote reserves say Ottawa’s response to OxyContin crisis inadequate


While the world was distracted by Attawapiskat, another desperate cry for help was getting little notice in remote northern Ontario, where addiction to the prescription drug OxyContin is devastating reserves. Although the federal government is well aware of the spiralling drug crisis in the North — it provides health care on reserves — First Nations [...]

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