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Life Arts    H4'ed 9/7/19

Nicolas Kristoff: These Newborn Babies Cry for Drugs, Not Milk

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One of the most searing sights I’ve seen recently: A nursery in a West Virginia hospital with newborn babies going through opioid withdrawal. The babies cry and puke, writhe and shriek. They don’t eat or sleep. Volunteer “cuddlers” try to console them, but they are inconsolable. These babies are among 14 percent of West Virginia babies who are a reflection of the failures of America’s drug policy. We can do so much more to address this problem, and that should also involve not just lawsuits against drug companies but also sending some of these executives to prison.

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)

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