I’m gonna live forever, I’m gonna learn how to fly (high)….

People with higher IQs tend to live longer. A 68-year study proves* it — “Childhood intelligence was inversely associated with all major causes of death.” Science!

* Don’t be picky — let us have this moment

Naloxone-resistant fentanyl is in Georgia

Yay. Meet acrylfentanyl and tetrahydrofuran fentanyl, recently discovered by the good folks at the GBI. Acrylfentanyl is particularly nasty, and both can be absorbed through the skin.

Walgreens and Rite Aid call it quits, sort of

There’s no good marriage analogy: Instead of Walgreens buying all of Rite Aid’s stores, it’s only buying half — that’s 2,186 stores and three distribution centers for a mere $5.175 billion. Fred’s is out of the picture.

There’s a national shortage of bee and wasp venom

That’s bad news because the venom is used for venom immunotherapy by people allergic to stings. The two manufacturers both had contamination problems, so physicians have to ration their remaining supplies.

Bonus water-cooler fact: The venom is gathered by hand.

Place your bets now

What will be the bigger health issue this Fourth of July: fireworks injuries or food-borne illness poisoning?

A modest proposal

One Ohio legislator has a solution to the opioid crisis: Let overdosing addicts die. As in, if someone calls 911 for an ambulance, the dispatcher would say, “No.”

At a council meeting last week, [Middletown City Council Member Dan] Picard proposed a three-strikes-style policy for people who repeatedly overdose: Too many overdoses and authorities wouldn’t send an ambulance to resuscitate them.

The idea is to save the city money.

Get out the Purell

Today is National Handshake Day.