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Overprescribing Is a Key Component of the Opioid Crisis — Here’s How to Stop It

By DAVE CHASE  Today’s opioid crisis is one of the most dire side effects driven by our dysfunctional U.S. healthcare system. A recent JAMA Surgery report found that many surgeons prescribe four times more opioids than their patients use. This opens the door for misuse and abuse later on. In fact, the total combined cost… Read More »

Elusive parolee given opioid overdose medicine during high-risk stop – The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Officers gave a wanted parolee, who had eluded police for several days, an opioid overdose-blocking medication on Wednesday afternoon after stopping a car he was in on southbound Highway 101 near downtown Santa Rosa, the Santa Rosa Police Department said. The life-saving spray was used on Cristian Zaragoza Bahena, 24, after he showed signs of… Read More »