A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a wealthy California political donor on charges he injected gay men with methamphetamine in exchange for sex, leading to two deaths and other overdoses. Ed Buck, 66, was found guilty of all nine felony counts in federal court, which could lead to a life sentence. The verdict came exactly
She screamed and cried, banged on the dashboard, begging her husband to drive faster, faster, faster toward her brother lying face-down on his bedroom floor. Craig Elazer had struggled all his life with anxiety so bad his whole body would shake. But because he was black, he was seen as unruly, she said, not as
The United States just recorded the most overdose deaths ever seen in a 12-month period – a grim milestone that highlights the weight of the coronavirus pandemic on the prolonged opioid epidemic, as well as the need for more solutions. At the federal and state level, policymakers are proposing increased funding for substance use prevention and more
A deadly epidemic has been on the rise this year in Arizona – but this one has drawn scant media attention. With the world focused on COVID-19, local and national experts say a growing number of opioid overdoses and deaths is being overlooked. “COVID-19 has taken up a lot of our space, but oftentimes it’s
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1/4 of Arizona voters say the opioid crisis has become less important to them following the pandemic, reveals survey
Nearly 3 out of 4 admit they do not know the Republican or Democrat position regarding opioid addiction. 70% of respondents believe doctors prescribe opioids too freely. Infographic included. With the coronavirus pandemic still raging on, healthcare continues to be a main concern for many voters in the upcoming U.S. presidential election. In addition to the