Extra Edition: Overdose Deaths Hit Record. (Repeat)
A record 107,000 people died of a drug overdose in the US last year. The overdoses with fentanyl and other opioids are expected to escalate and the nation’s drug epidemic to deepen. As most states passed punitive laws, advocates call on policymakers to move from criminalization and invest in public health, treatment and harm reduction services among Latinos and other communities that are seeing the sharpest rise in overdose deaths. An expert talks about the factors that have spurred the overdose rise durting the pandemic.
Guests: Armando Gudiño, Independent Journalist, Drug Policy Analyst, Los Angeles, CA.
The Baby Formula Crisis. The baby formula shortage in the US is affecting low-income families the most. Parents are growing more desperate. Why the shortage? How long will it last? How is it impacting babies’ health? What are governments and the formula industry doing about it? What can parents do? Also, a leading pediatrician assures parents that most families will not be impacted by the baby formula shortage and warned against making your own formula, watering down the formula and diluting the nutrients. He also shared health-oriented resources with tips for concerned parents.
Guests: Guests: Xóchitl Oseguera, National Vicepresident, MomsRising, Berkeley, CA; Dr. Ilan Shapiro, Pediatrician, Spokesperson, American Academy of Pediatrics, Los Angeles, CA
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