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CINCINNATI & DAYTON doctors among 60 charged in pain pill bust acted ‘like drug dealers’

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PLASTIC POLLUTION

Global Citizen  The ‘Attenborough Effect’ is causing plastic pollution to plummet,  5 Plastic alternatives doing more harm than good — and what to use instead, These snorkelers are tackling ocean plastics one straw at a time

OPIOID EPIDEMIC

The Cincinnati Enquirer  Ohio, Kentucky doctors among 60 charged in pain pill bust acted ‘like drug dealers’, Universities in Ohio and Kentucky get $152M to combat opioid epidemic

The Washington Post  Doctors in five states (including OHIO) charged with prescribing pain killers for cash, sex

HEALTH

The Washington Post  Consumers are buying contaminated meat, doctors’ group says in lawsuit

ENVIRONMENT

The New York Times  It all adds up: Changing the planet through small acts of love

PAYDAY LENDING

The Springfield News-Sun, Payday lending reform started in Springfield goes into effect this month

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