White House Opioid Commission Releases Its First Report

Prescription Botttle

This is just so scary how many people are effected by misuse of prescription drugs. 

"The White House Opioid Commission wants President Trump to declare a federal state of emergency in light of the opioid epidemic. In the commission's first report, the urgent recommendation it makes is to declare a national emergency. The commission, chaired by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, defends this move by saying the declaration will spur the President's cabinet to take bold steps and would encourage Congress to focus on the issue as well.

The documents also recommended mandating prescriber education initiatives; establishing and funding a federal incentive to increase access to treatment; and providing model legislation for states to allow dispensing an opioid overdose reversal medication. The commission confirmed more recommendations will be released in the fall.

A new study seems to back up the commission and was also released today. It reveals one in three Americans used prescription opioid painkillers in 2015. "

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Los Angeles Wins Its Bid For The 2028 Summer Olympics

After two weeks of bidding it looks like the 2028 Summer Olympics are going to held in Los Angeles with the 2024 games being hosted in Paris. The summer games have not been held in the U.S. since Atlanta hosted 21 years ago. Apparently the Olympics os a super expensive production. It costs $5.3 BILLION to pull of the games. Dang.

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Move Over, Unicorn Frapp: Starbucks Is Serving Beef Jerky-Topped Coffee Now

Barf.

"Pepper Nitro with a Jerky Twist takes freshly ground Congo coffee, slow-steeped as cold brew and served on draft through a nitro tap, then infused with a sweet and savory malted fennel black pepper syrup. The beverage is topped with a layer of honey cold foam and finished with a sprinkling of cracked pink peppercorn and a bamboo skewer of natural beef jerky made with grass-fed beef."

Nope. I'm good.

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MTV Changing VMA Moonman to Gender-Neutral Award

2013 MTV Video Music Awards - Press Conference

Bravo MTV! BRAVO!

In addition to some modified categories at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, the MTV announced a major change to their iconic trophy. In a new interview, MTV president Chris McCarthy said the iconic "Moonman" is out, and the "Moon Person" is in.

"Why should it be a man? It could be a man, it could be a woman, it could be transgender, it could be nonconformist."

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Disney Launches Its Own Lyft Service

These are SO CUTE!

The "Minnie Van" has arrived! The service is literally Lyft, but with a Disney twist. Currently, it is only being run out of two EPCOT resorts, the Yacht & Beach Club, and the Boardwalk Resort, and guests staying at these hotels can request a car to take them to and from their destination. 

Currently, calling a Minnie Van is a flat-rate fee of $20 and if you’ve got a little one, a fee of $10 will be applied to install a car seat.

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