When substances are legal but dangerous
Jan 12, 2024
Episode 1076

When substances are legal but dangerous

Plus, public domain Mickey Mouse and Stanley tumbler-mania.

Certain dietary supplements with an ingredient that mimics opioids are a bubbling problem for public health officials. Sometimes called “gas station heroin,” they’re sold at run-of-the-mill smoke shops and convenience stores. We’ll get into why health officials are concerned and how under-regulation can muddy our understanding of how safe a substance actually is. Then, a much needed-happy puppy story. Plus, we’ll play a round of Half Full/Half Empty!

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