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Teenage Vaping on the Rise in Sonoma County

In 2018 the U.S. surgeon general declared teenage vaping a national epidemic. Local publisher Sonoma West published an investigation into the growing problem here in the North Bay. KRCB news partnered with Sonoma West to host a panel discussion at Analy High on May 22nd, to share some of that information. KRCB’s Adia White tells us what advice panelists had for parents. (Image: Health care providers demonstrate vaping devices at Analy High. Credit: Adia White)

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Opioid Maker Insys Admits To Bribing Doctors, Agrees To Pay $225 Million Settlement

GABRIELLE EMANUEL NPR Article Therapeutics, an opioid manufacturer, has agreed to pay $225 million to settle the federal government's criminal and civil investigations into the company's marketing practices. As part of the settlement, Insys Therapeutics admitted to bribing doctors to prescribe…

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Kaiser CEO Tyson Meets with Families on Mental Health

In late April, Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane traveled to Kaiser Permanente headquarters in Oakland. She was there with a group of family members who have, like her, lost loved ones to suicide despite seeking help from Kaiser. The group met with Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson and asked him to…

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Opioid Epidemic in the Bay Area

The opioid epidemic is devastating communities throughout the country. Northern California Public Media partners with regional public health agenies to raise awareness. Learn more about opioid dependency and how to seek help in this Community Health Connections story. WATCH VIDEO

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