Efforts by health systems and governments to contain the spread of SARC-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease, have revealed gaping cracks in our nation’s public health and safety net infrastructure. Read More.
Law enforcement in Minnesota has long been responsible for taking drivers off the road when they are impaired by substances. Lately, some officers have been noting an increase in the number of drivers impaired by substances other than alcohol. Read More.
Between 2014 and 2017, the number of opioid deaths per year nearly doubled for Latinx people. With poverty rates at 19 percent in 2018, over double that of whites, the Latinx community is also more prone to being underinsured or uninsured. Read More.
For the first time in 29 years, drug overdose deaths are on the decline, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). But overdose deaths from synthetic opioids were still on the rise. Read More.