LOCAL GOV

(sfchronicle.com) SAN FRANSISCO, CA – San Francisco’s mayor wants to create a special medical team — the first of its kind in the nation — to spread out onto the city’s streets and give homeless

(tdn.com) COWLITZ COUNTY, WA –  The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Narcotics Task Force, which faced shutdown in June due to a $150,000 budget shortfall, will likely live to see the end of the year. Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark

(ncpolicywatch.org) North Carolina’s third largest city is joining the state and a number of other municipalities in filing a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers. On Tuesday night the Greensboro City Council passed a resolution saying “the

(latimes.com) The Los Angeles city attorney filed a lawsuit Thursday against nine makers and distributors of prescription painkillers, alleging that they failed to halt suspicious drug sales and engaged in deceptive business practices that contributed

(abc7.com) LOS ANGELES, CA – As the opioid epidemic increases in California, more and more fake facilities are preying on desperate patients. These so-called rehab centers are taking advantage of patients while bilking insurance companies. Former

(meduim.com) Philadelphia PA – All of the statistics shown are from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health Medical Examiner’s Office. 1,217 unintentional drug overdose deaths occurred in Philadelphia during 2017. Fatal drug overdoses increased by