Drug Overdoses

San Francisco Hits Death Record for Drug Overdoses

San Francisco hit its record for accidental drug overdoses last month, according to city data.

New York City Unveils Vending Machines Offering Free Crack Pipes

Unveiled on Monday, these vending machines are a part of the city's apparent efforts to combat the surge in drug overdoses.

Whole Foods’ San Francisco Store Closed After Only One Year Amid City’s Crime, Drug Problem

"To ensure the safety of our Team Members, we have made the difficult decision to close the Trinity store for the time being," a company spokesperson said.

Progressive Democrat Brandon Johnson Wins Chicago Mayoral Race, Replaces Lori Lightfoot

Progressive Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson defeated his opponent, former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas, in Chicago's mayoral race Tuesday.

U.S. Military Admits to Overdose Epidemic Among Troops: Over 15,000 Overdoses in the Last Five Years

The US military has reported more than 15,000 service members overdosing on illicit drugs in the past five years, with 332 deaths, as Fentanyl overdose deaths have doubled since 2017, particularly among white male soldiers under 33 years old, and military bases hosting elite soldiers bore higher concentrations of overdoses, with the need for greater attention and resources to address the overdose crisis in the military becoming more pressing.

Top Republican Senator Says China Is ‘Intentionally Poisoning’ The U.S. With Fentanyl

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) said during an interview Friday that communist China is conducting warfare against the United States by intentionally flooding the U.S. with fentanyl.

21 States Call on Biden to Label Mexican Drug Cartels Terrorist Organizations

The attorneys general for 21 states sent a letter to President Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday to ask the administration to declare Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations.

Biden to Visit Southern Border for First Time

Biden travels to US-Mexico border to discuss migration, opioid trafficking, and meet with officials, non-profits, and religious groups; later attends North American leaders summit with Mexico and Canada to address immigration.

What Shrinking U.S. Life Expectancy May Be Telling Us About the Pandemic Response

Life expectancy in the US dropped for the second consecutive year in 2021, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

106,699 Drug Overdose Deaths in 2021: CDC

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report noting overdose deaths increased 14% in 2021, for a total of 106,699 deaths.

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