Across America, working-class people — including many of our friends — are dying of despair. And we’re still blaming the wrong people. By Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. The New York Times Mr. Kristof is an Opinion columnist. Ms. WuDunn is a business consultant. YAMHILL, Ore. — Chaos reigned daily on the No. 6 school bus, with working-class boys … Continue reading Who Killed the Knapp Family?
Research found 85 percent more deaths among those of prime working age in places where car factories closed compared with where they stayed open. By Niraj Chokshi The New York Times. Dec. 30, 2019 The last two decades have brought both a sharp decline in automaking jobs in the United States and the rise of … Continue reading Opioid Deaths Rise When Auto Plants Close, Study Shows
By Sonja Isger. The Palm Beach Post. Posted Dec 24, 2019 Niki Tartal once lived on the streets of Palm Beach County, hopelessly addicted to drugs and alcohol. The Lake Worth Beach mom shares how her Christmas miracle unfolded, one step at time. Niki Tartal’s Christmas story begins with Christmas past. One in which the twentysomething was sleeping … Continue reading The gift of a sober Christmas
By PHIL DAVIS BALTIMORE SUN |DEC 02, 2019 Growing up in a Cecil County trailer park, Ray Lynn has been shaped by tragedy. Lynn went from seeing drug addiction firsthand in his neighborhood as a child to tackling the problem as a police officer decades later. “I can name you friends that are dead because of it," … Continue reading With dozens of kids orphaned by opioid crisis, this Maryland county has new outlook on trauma services
October 24, 20194:25 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/10/24/773148861/calculating-the-real-costs-of-the-opioid-epidemic SELENA SIMMONS-DUFFIN - NPR There's a reckoning underway in the courts about the damage wrought by the opioid crisis and who should pay for it. Thousands of cities and counties are suing drugmakers and distributors in federal court. One tentative dollar amount floated earlier this week to … Continue reading The Real Cost Of The Opioid Epidemic: An Estimated $179 Billion In Just One Year
West Virginia is a case study in how legal battles against drug companies don’t always balance the scales By Debbie Cenziper, Emily Corio, Kelly Hooper and Douglas Soule Photos by Salwan Georges and video by Whitney Shefte Oct. 18, 2019 The Washington Post CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The ward of the state was barely 16 inches long. He slept in a bassinet with … Continue reading They Looked At Us Like An Easy Target