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"Drug Overdose Deaths Surge Among Black Americans During Pandemic," by Brian Mann, NPR, March 03, 2021
"Pain and Isolation Are Driving America’s Lockdown Overdose Surge," by Maia Szalavitz, VICE, February 18, 2021
"Drug overdose crisis worsens in shadow of COVID-19 pandemic," by Jessie Hellmann, The Hill, February 15, 2021
"What to Make of a Drug-Induced Homicide Charge After a Prosecutor’s OD Death?," by Rory Fleming, Filter Magazine, January 13, 2021
"Record Overdose Deaths in 12-Month Period: CDC," by Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report, December 30, 2020
"Seeing the Humanity of People Who Sell Drugs ," by Vaidya Gullapalli, The Appeal, December 20, 2019
"Opinion: Pennsylvania criminalizes accidental overdoses to the detriment of its people," by George Newman, The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 06, 2019