Presidential candidates will have to answer to drug policy in more ways than one.
November 13, 2023
Just over two years after the fentanyl-related overdose death of “The Wire” actor Michael K. Williams, three of the four men accused of helping provide Williams the drugs have been sentenced to their own individual stints in federal prison, the most recent of which was a five year sentence for a man named Luis Cruz.
October 12, 2023
New research out of Japan found that overdoses stemming from over-the-counter drugs are overwhelmingly affecting women and the young.
September 7, 2023
Half a Million Fentanyl Pills Disguised as Oxycodone Confiscated by San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office in One Week
The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department announced they scooped up 517,500 tablets during the past week’s haul.
August 31, 2023
Thamir Jifri, 30, died August 1 while in police custody for MDMA possession. A postmortem examination led to eight officers being suspended while an investigation is conducted re: alleged torture and beating.
August 18, 2023
FAIR Health analyzed privately insured patients over the last five years, noting the changes in substance abuse and overdose diagnoses.
September 27, 2022
Deaths caused by drug overdoses spiked to more than 107,000 in 2021, a year marked by the continuation of the coronavirus pandemic and a rise in fatal overdoses linked to synthetic opioids such as fentanyl.
May 12, 2022
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported that over 100,000 people died from drug overdoses in the U.S. over a one-year period.
November 19, 2021