Radio NZ News 30 January 2019Family First Comment: And they think they can ‘regulate’ the marijuana industry!Not when Big Marijuana sees the dollars.#PeopleBeforeProfitwww.VoteNO.nzWhen two pharmacies in a tiny town of less than 3 thousand people fill prescriptions for more than 21 million opiod pills, you’d think red flags would go up somewhere. But for nearly two long decades, and after the deaths of tens of thousands of people, dodgy doctors continued to write scripts while regulators, lawmakers and medical professionals were either frozen with inertia or worse, looked the other way.Chris McGreal is a senior journalist at The Guardian. He identifies the problems with corporate interest, and the American medical, political and financial systems that allowed the worst drug epidemic in American history to happen. His book is called American Overdose: the Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts.https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/2018680394/america-s-opioid-crisisLISTEN https://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018680394Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
Knicks address missing out on Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving: ‘We continue to be upbeat and confident’ They’ll also send Memphis a 2024 protected first-round pick, which will be unprotected if it’s not conveyed by 2026, the report says.Golden State is trading Andre Iguodala to the Memphis Grizzlies, league source tells ESPN. Warriors are sending a 2024 protected first-round pick in the 2024 (protected 1-4), 2025 (protected 1) and 2026 unprotected.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019The Warriors needed to clear cap space after they agreed to acquire D’Angelo Russell from the Nets in a sign-and-trade, according to the report. The guard will sign a four-year, $117 million contract with Golden State. Related News Golden State and Brooklyn have agreed on a sign-and-trade, sending D’Angelo Russell to the Warriors on a four-year, $117M maximum contract, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019Iguodala joined the Warriors in 2013-14 and was an integral member of their rotation during their run of five straight finals appearances. He was named Finals MVP when the team took home its first championship of the era in 2014-15.Iguodala took a step back offensively this season, averaging 5.7 points and 3.7 rebounds while shooting 33.3% from 3-point range. Iguodala, however, was still a solid defender and secondary playmaker. Kevin Durant free agency: Star signing with Nets weeks after potential career-changing injury That was unexpected.The Warriors have traded Andre Iguodala to the Grizzlies, according to a report from ESPN, which cites unidentified league sources. Kevin Durant left the Warriors for the Nets, he announced on his company’s Twitter account. He ruptured his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals and is expected to miss most of, if not all, of 2019-20.pic.twitter.com/ir4E0dOW9r— The Boardroom (@boardroom) June 30, 2019Klay Thompson also suffered a torn ACL in the Finals and will be out for a good portion of next season. He’s reportedly planning to re-sign with the Warriors.