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IN THE NEWS: Olympic Economics

IN THE NEWS: Professor Timothy Taylor discusses the Olympic Economics of this years winter Olympics in South Korea. Read more on The Great Courses Daily […]

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Health & Fitness

The Science of Addiction: Why Are Opioids So Addictive?

The opioid crisis is very real, and very deadly. And if we want to stop it, or at least reduce the damage, we need to understand how these drugs work at a biological and neural level. What Are Opioids? How do they produce the effects that they produce? Why are they so addictive? And is there anything we can do to counteract their effects? […]

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The Opioid Crisis: Fentanyl and The Dangers of Synthetic Opioids

Drug overdose deaths have skyrocketed in the United States over the last few decades, creating what we now know as the opioid crisis. For example, in 1968, a little over 5,000 people died from a drug overdose in the US. In 1990, that number had grown to about 8400. But why are opioids, like fentanyl, so dangerous? […]

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