African-Americans, Drugs, Race, Social Problems

Opinion: The Opioid Crisis Isn’t White. Contrary to media portrayals, overdose deaths are ravaging communities of color. By Abdullah Shihipar. Mr. Shihipar is a graduate student in public health. Feb. 26, 2019 Image: A heroin user displaying a needle in a South Bronx neighborhood in 2017. The South Bronx had one of New York’s highest rates of opioid-related deaths that year.

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Drugs, Social Problems

Safe Injection Site for Opioid Users Faces Trump Administration Crackdown A Philadelphia group was set to open the facility to help prevent overdose deaths. But the Justice Department says it would “normalize” the use of deadly drugs. Image: Used needles along train tracks in an open air drug market in Philadelphia’s Kensington section. By Abby Goodnough Feb. 6, 2019

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Drugs, Healthcare, Social Problems

Study Links Drug Maker Gifts for Doctors to More Overdose Deaths. Counties where doctors got more meals, trips and consulting fees from opioid makers had higher overdose deaths involving prescription opioids. Family and friends of people who died of opioid overdoses left pill bottles in protest outside the headquarters of Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, in August. Family and friends of people who died of opioid overdoses left pill bottles in protest outside the headquarters of Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, in August. By Abby Goodnough Jan. 18, 2019

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