This week’s podcast has good news for Brits wanting to vote in the European elections, bad news for parents with unvaccinated children in The Hague and fake news about Amsterdam’s coffeeshops that generated some home-grown ophef. We also look at why the justice department faced a grilling over a gruesome murder, how Ajax finally got back on top for 24 hours and how much you might have to fork out for the gun that might or might not have killed Van Gogh. In our discussion we ask if the Netherlands is facing a ‘silent epidemic’ of prescription painkiller use and what the government can do about it.
Ophef of the week: DutchNews April Fool’s coffeeshop story puts noses out of joint
Discussion: Is the growing use of prescription drugs a problem?
200,000 Dutch people use painkillers long-term (De Groene Amsterdammer, Dutch)
More than 200,000 long-term opioid users in the Netherlands (Zorgverzekeraars Nederland, Dutch)
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