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10-month-old dies, mother and toddler in hospital after carbon monoxide leak inside Barrie home

A 10-month-old boy has died, while his mother and two-year-old sister are in hospital after a carbon monoxide leak in a Barrie home Sunday morning. Barrie Fire information officer Sarah Hoffmann said emergency services were called to the home around 8:30 a.m., by the father who came home from work …

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Trump wants death penalty for drug dealers as part of opioid action plan

President Donald Trump will unveil a plan on Monday to combat the opioid addiction crisis that includes seeking the death penalty for drug dealers and urging Congress to toughen sentencing laws for drug traffickers, White House officials said on Sunday. The White House plan will also seek to cut opioid …

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‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli gets 7 years for defrauding investors

NEW YORK – Martin Shkreli, the smirking “Pharma Bro” vilified for jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug, was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for defrauding investors in two failed hedge funds. The self-promoting pharmaceutical executive notorious for trolling critics online was convicted in a securities fraud …

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‘I don’t hear many calls for prohibition of alcohol:’ the case for legalizing hard drugs

The latest statistics from the BC Coroners Service show that 125 people died of suspected drug overdoses in January, the highest number since last May. That’s renewing the call from some quarters for the government to take drastic action to reduce drug deaths. One of the most radical perspectives: legalize …

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Montreal Children’s Hospital doctor charged with theft of fentanyl

A resident at the Montreal Children’s Hospital was arrested Monday after he was allegedly found to be in possession of several vials of fentanyl. READ MORE: Quebec pharmacists to carry fentanyl antidote naloxone The hospital confirmed Wednesday that Dr. Jacob Kleiman, 28, was a resident at the Children’s. He appeared Tuesday at …

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