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"Code Blue" by Mike Magee; Atlantic Monthly Press (368 pages, $27) ___ Although an opioid-abuse epidemic was raging, doctors who had access to the addictive drugs were brazenly selling them to addicts with no pretense of medical treatment, including one case in which a Memphis physician was doling out thousands of scripts in exchange for cash. One "patient" crossed state lines and got 10 ...

State Sen. Van Wanggaard, R-Racine, has applauded the Federal Drug Administration for approving Epidiolex to treat four forms of epilepsy. The active ingredient in Epidiolex is cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in marijuana plants. This is the first time the FDA has approved a cannabis-based drug.

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