The Daily Populous

Sunday September 30th, 2018 morning edition

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Buprenorphine is an alternative to methadone that reduces the symptoms of withdrawal and lessens the desire to use heroin.

It is estimated that more than 30,000 people in England use the drug, which offers a reduced risk of overdose compared with methadone.

A clinic run by the rehabilitation charity Addaction saw the price it was paying for of the drug rise by 745%.

It said providers of substance misuse treatment were now having to work out whether they could afford to prescribe buprenorphine.

It warned that any move to switch recovering addicts from buprenorphine could result in disengagement in treatment and increases in drug-related deaths.

“We already have record deaths from drug misuse, while treatment services have been slashed by millions in recent years,” he said.

We should not be in a situation where this kind of generic medicine is subject to supply problems. »

Former ‘Miss Baghdad’ Shot Dead as She Drove Through Iraqi Capital in Latest of Series of Attacks on Women

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Iraqi social media star and model Tara Fares has been shot dead in Baghdad, security officials confirmed to CNN.

Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Saad Maan told an Iraqi TV station that two motorcyclists shot Fares while she was inside a vehicle.

The 22-year-old, a Christian whose father was Iraqi and mother Lebanese, was living in Erbil, but visited the capital occasionally. »

Unique underwater sculpture in the Maldives destroyed after deemed un-Islamic

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A unique underwater sculpture exhibit at a Maldives resort was destroyed on order of the country's president after it was deemed to violate Islamic beliefs.

President Abdulla Yameen said the country’s religious leaders had complained that the sculpture represented idols, which are banned by Islam.

Night visits to the Coralarium, when the sculptures were illuminated with underwater lights, were popular with visitors to the country. »

How a thoughtful Christmas present helped Harper Lee write 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

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Titled "Go Set a Watchman," the novel is a sequel to her Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, though it was actually written before "To Kill a Mockingbird.".

Lee has not published any new works for more than half a century, so naturally, book lovers and fans are thrilled.

Lee took that time to write "To Kill A Mockingbird," which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and is still read in classrooms around the country. »

New Draconian Policy Affects Books & Mail in PA Prisons

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Some staff members were administered naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, in the field after exposure, a medication which reverses opiate overdoses.

We can no more punish our way to drug-free prisons than we can imprison our way to a drugless nation.

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