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Experts Point Out Increasing Overdose Concerns in Santa Cruz County

2020 was a terrible year for most people. Although it’s looking as if 2021 will be a better year in terms of COVID-19, the details emerging that concern the ‘standard’ health issues we all have to face make for grim reading. In Santa Cruz in 2019 there were, thankfully, only three overdoses from fentanyl – …

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New Laws in California Aimed at Curbing Opioid Crisis

According to figures released by the California Department of Public Health, around 2,000 California residents die each year from opioid overdoses. In order to help curb those numbers, former governor Jerry Brown has signed several pieces of legislation into law. Here is a quick rundown of some of those new laws. Reducing Painkiller Prescriptions Fraudulent …

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To Combat Opioid Crisis San Francisco Testing Safe Injection Sites to Better Protect Addicts From Overdoses

With thousands of people dying each year in California, Democrats in the state government recently proposed legislation that is extremely controversial. This new bill aims to provide a small number of safe injection sites to help combat the opioid crisis that’s plaguing San Francisco, as well as the entire country. What are Safe Injection Sites? …

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