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Coroner Report Reveals Brian Nestande’s Accidental Overdose Death

Former Palm Desert Assemblyman Brian Nestande passed away suddenly on March 6, 2024. His cause of death was disclosed by the coroner this week, shedding light on the current fentanyl epidemic and hitting close to home for many legislators. Nestande, age 60, succumbed to an accidental drug overdose, as per reports released last Tuesday. The

Opioid Abuse Spiking Among Veterans

The use of opioids like heroin and fentanyl among Veterans is a growing concern that requires immediate attention. That’s because U.S Veterans experience unique challenges that put them at heightened risk of an opioid addiction or opioid use disorder (OUD). Understanding the causes for opioid use among former military service people is the first step

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Campus Opioid Safety Act Will Help Save Lives from Fentanyl

California's new Campus Opioid Safety Act goes into effect on January 1, 2023. Officials call it a bold measure that will save lives, providing fentanyl and addiction education, information, and Narcan, the FDA-approved opioid overdose reversal drug, on all college campuses in California. What Is the Campus Opioid Safety Act? The Act was recently passed

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Insys Found Guilty of Criminal Charges: Now What?

Last week, a federal jury found executives at a large opioid manufacturer, Insys Therapeutics guilty of bribing doctors to prescribe their fentanyl-based painkiller, Subsys, among other crimes including criminal racketeering. John Kapoor, the company’s founder, was found guilty alongside four other executives. Richard Simon, the former national director of sales; Sunrise Lee, former regional sales

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Fentanyl Often Arrives in US via Regular Mail Service

A congressional report revealed that many illegal shipments of fentanyl, a powerful and dangerous opioid drug, slip undetected as they arrive via the United State Postal Service. Most of the drug dealers selling this drug do so right under the nose of regulators via China. Congress says that the U.S. Postal Service must take measures