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Former US drug czar says national focus on opioid epidemic is overlooking real culprit

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William Bennett, the nation’s first drug czar, said Monday that the debate about the opioid overdose epidemic wrongly focuses on prescription drugs.

While the government’s opioid crackdown has involved reducing the supply of legal opioids and reducing painkiller prescription rates, black market opioids such as illicit fentanyl and heroin actually have been the driving force of the epidemic in recent years, said Bennett during an interview on “Fox & Friends.”

“The nature of the problem has changed in the last two or three years,” said Bennett, who served as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George H. W. Bush. “It’s now fentanyl, it’s now heroin” that account for most of the overdoses.

A key reason, Bennett said, is that fentanyl and heroin are cheaper than prescription drugs.

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“When I was up in New Hampshire, they told me you [can pay] $10 for a pill –to get an Oxycontin, [but] two bucks to get heroin, three bucks to get fentanyl.”

“And that’s the nature of the problem,” Bennett said. “You talk to law enforcement people that will tell you they haven’t seen a lot of the other stuff – OxyContin — on the street but they’re loaded with these cases of fentanyl.”

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report last week said that about 70,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2017. Nearly 48,000 involved at least one type of opioid, roughly 30,000 involved fentanyl or some other kind of synthetic opioid, 15,500 involved heroin, and 14,500 involved prescription opioid painkillers. Other government data have indicated that many people who overdosed on prescription opioids stole them or obtained them from the person to whom they were prescribed.

Bennett said he is glad to see pharmaceutical companies prosecuted if they engaged in illegal activities – such as lying about the addictive properties of some painkillers — in order to boost sales of prescription opioids.

Just last week, in the latest of a series of actions against pharmaceutical companies, the founder of a highly addictive legal fentanyl spray was convicted on charges related to paying doctors millions in bribes to prescribe the drug.

The founder, John Kapoor, the 76-year-old former chairman of Insys Therapeutics, was found guilty of racketeering conspiracy after 15 days of jury deliberations.

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“They should be investigated and convicted if they committed a crime,” Bennett said, adding, “What I am concerned about is the emphasis [is] so much on these pharma companies – on OxyContin and Oxycodone—yes, they can be dangerous, yes, people have gotten addicted.”

“But most of the deaths that come from those drugs and where you see deaths from OxyContin, and Oxycodone, prescription drugs, it’s because of illegal diversion.”

The federal crackdown on legal opioids has led many prescribers to forcibly taper down or altogether abandon chronic pain patients who have in many cases responsibly taken painkillers for years in order to function.

Many states have implemented strict regulations as a result of a 2016 CDC guideline on opioid prescribing.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

The CDC has said often that the guideline was not meant to be enforced, and that it was issued to help primary care physicians prescribing opioids to a first-time user.

“Most people, the vast majority of the people, who are prescribed these [painkillers] do not abuse them,” Bennett said. “The CDC had to come back and issue another kind of guidance, saying a lot of people who need pain pills are not getting them.”

Both the CDC and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned doctors last month not to abruptly stop prescribing opioid painkillers to patients who are taking them for chronic debilitating pain, generally lasting more than three months.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Former US drug czar says national focus on opioid epidemic is overlooking real culprit

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William Bennett, the nation’s first drug czar, said Monday that the debate about the opioid overdose epidemic wrongly focuses on prescription drugs.

While the government’s opioid crackdown has involved reducing the supply of legal opioids and reducing painkiller prescription rates, black market opioids such as illicit fentanyl and heroin actually have been the driving force of the epidemic in recent years, said Bennett during an interview on “Fox & Friends.”

“The nature of the problem has changed in the last two or three years,” said Bennett, who served as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George H. W. Bush. “It’s now fentanyl, it’s now heroin” that account for most of the overdoses.

A key reason, Bennett said, is that fentanyl and heroin are cheaper than prescription drugs.

AS DOCTORS TAPER OR END OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS, MANY PATIENTS DRIVEN TO DESPAIR, SUICIDE

“When I was up in New Hampshire, they told me you [can pay] $10 for a pill –to get an Oxycontin, [but] two bucks to get heroin, three bucks to get fentanyl.”

“And that’s the nature of the problem,” Bennett said. “You talk to law enforcement people that will tell you they haven’t seen a lot of the other stuff – OxyContin — on the street but they’re loaded with these cases of fentanyl.”

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report last week said that about 70,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2017. Nearly 48,000 involved at least one type of opioid, roughly 30,000 involved fentanyl or some other kind of synthetic opioid, 15,500 involved heroin, and 14,500 involved prescription opioid painkillers. Other government data have indicated that many people who overdosed on prescription opioids stole them or obtained them from the person to whom they were prescribed.

Bennett said he is glad to see pharmaceutical companies prosecuted if they engaged in illegal activities – such as lying about the addictive properties of some painkillers — in order to boost sales of prescription opioids.

Just last week, in the latest of a series of actions against pharmaceutical companies, the founder of a highly addictive legal fentanyl spray was convicted on charges related to paying doctors millions in bribes to prescribe the drug.

The founder, John Kapoor, the 76-year-old former chairman of Insys Therapeutics, was found guilty of racketeering conspiracy after 15 days of jury deliberations.

TOUGH NEW OPIOID POLICIES LEAVE SOME CANCER AND POST-SURGERY PATIENTS WITHOUT PAINKILLERS

“They should be investigated and convicted if they committed a crime,” Bennett said, adding, “What I am concerned about is the emphasis [is] so much on these pharma companies – on OxyContin and Oxycodone—yes, they can be dangerous, yes, people have gotten addicted.”

“But most of the deaths that come from those drugs and where you see deaths from OxyContin, and Oxycodone, prescription drugs, it’s because of illegal diversion.”

The federal crackdown on legal opioids has led many prescribers to forcibly taper down or altogether abandon chronic pain patients who have in many cases responsibly taken painkillers for years in order to function.

Many states have implemented strict regulations as a result of a 2016 CDC guideline on opioid prescribing.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

The CDC has said often that the guideline was not meant to be enforced, and that it was issued to help primary care physicians prescribing opioids to a first-time user.

“Most people, the vast majority of the people, who are prescribed these [painkillers] do not abuse them,” Bennett said. “The CDC had to come back and issue another kind of guidance, saying a lot of people who need pain pills are not getting them.”

Both the CDC and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned doctors last month not to abruptly stop prescribing opioid painkillers to patients who are taking them for chronic debilitating pain, generally lasting more than three months.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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5 people hospitalized after California shooting: suspect still at large

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A manhunt is currently underway for a gunman who shot multiple people at the Oceano Dunes State Park in San Luis Obispo County, California, on Sunday, according to KSBY.

The San Luis Obispo County Sherriff’s Office (SLO) said the shooting happened just after midnight and no arrests have been made.

The public is asked to stay clear of the area for the time being, KSBY reported.

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Ambulances were called and five people have been transported to the hospital, according to a tweet from CAL Fire SLO.

Sheriff spokesman Grace Norris didn’t have an update on the conditions of the five people shot, but she added there were no fatalities so far.

Norris said there was a gathering in the south end of the dunes on Saturday night around the same time of the shooting and police were called just after midnight.

It’s not clear yet if there was more than one shooter, but Norris doesn’t believe the public is at risk.

Detectives stayed on the scene on Sunday conducting interviews and processing evidence.

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CAL Fire SLO tweeted an update at 9:51 a.m. EST that the SLO Sheriff’s office will be taking over the investigation.

Around the same time, SLO County Sheriff’s Office sent out a Tweet saying further information will be released as the investigation continues.

The Dunes have remained closed since the incident, but the area is expected to re-open soon, reported KSBY.

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Video shows deadly Connecticut police shooting after officer yells ‘show me your hands’

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A set of videos released Friday shows the moment a Connecticut police officer opened fire at an 18-year-old who drove at him after an attempted traffic stop and chase last month that sparked protests by family members and activists.

The police dashcam and surveillance videos show Wethersfield Officer Layau Eulizier shooting through the front windshield of a car being driven at him by Anthony Jose Vega Cruz during an attempted traffic stop on April 20.

Eulizier had run in front of the car, yelling “show me your hands” several times and fired two shots through the windshield of the vehicle when the teenager drove at him.

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Eulizier and another officer were trying to pull over Cruz, whose nickname was Chulo, because the license plates on the car were not registered to that vehicle, officials said. The dashcam video released Friday shows another officer, Peter Salvatore, pull Cruz over shortly before the shooting. Cruz and his 18-year-old girlfriend cannot be seen through the tinted driver and passenger windows.

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This sequential combination of images from police dash camera shows, from top left, Police Officer Layau Eulizier pointing his weapon at a car being driven at him by Anthony Jose Vega Cruz during an attempted traffic stop on April 20 in Wethersfield, Conn. (Hartford State’s Attorney via AP)

As Salvatore approaches the car on foot, Vega Cruz drives off before he loses control about 10 seconds later when Eulizier, driving from the opposite direction, tries to stop him.

After sliding across the road and skidding 180 degrees, Eulizier rams the vehicle head-on with his SUV cruiser. Cruz then put the car in reverse as Eulizier got out of his cruiser and yelled “show me your hands.” As Vega Cruz backs into the street, Salvatore rams the car, and it comes to a stop.

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Police Officer Layau Eulizier shot through the windshield, striking Anthony Jose Vega Cruz , of Wethersfield, who died two days later at a hospital. (Hartford State’s Attorney via AP)

Eulizier then runs in front of the car, still yelling, “show me your hands,” before opening fire as the car comes at him. Cruz died 2 days later at a hospital, while his girlfriend was not injured.

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Hartford State’s Attorney Gail Hardy and Wethersfield officials said they released the videos in the interest of transparency while Hardy determines whether the shooting was justified. Hardy said the investigation is still in its “early stages,” and did not know how long it will take to complete.

“Connecticut State Police continue to gather Wethersfield Police Department policies, evidence and to interview witnesses,” Hardy said in a statement. “I reiterate that this will be a thorough and comprehensive investigation to allow me to determine whether the use of force resulting in the death of Anthony Vega Cruz was justified under the applicable law.”

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Wethersfield Officer Layau Eulizier and another officer were trying to pull over Anthony Jose Vega Cruz because the license plates on the car were not registered to that vehicle, according to officials. (Hartford State’s Attorney via AP)

Wethersfield Mayor Amy Morrin Bello told FOX61 the videos showed “the dangers that our police are involved with every day.”

“We’ve had a lot of public outcry for the video, and I think it is important for people to be able to see it themselves,” she told the television station. “Otherwise there is a lot of misinformation that gets out there.”

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Cruz’s family and activists, however, have questioned whether the use of deadly force was necessary and claim that the officer “acted recklessly” when he shot at the unarmed couple.

“We are devastated, enraged, and continue to demand justice for their son and brother,” the lawyers for Cruz’s family, Ben Crump and Michael Jefferson, said in a statement. “The officer must pay for his actions. We urge the State’s Attorney to bring swift justice for this hurting family and criminally charge the officer who killed Chulo.”

Eulizier was placed on paid leave, pending the investigation by state officials.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Alabama police officer fatally shot; wife charged with murder, authorities say

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An Alabama police officer has died after being shot in a “domestic” incident, police said Friday.

The officer’s wife has been arrested and charged in connection with the death, according to reports.

Officers arrived at the scene in Gardendale, Ala., north of Birmingham, Thursday night and discovered a man “suffering from a gunshot wound,” a news release on Facebook from the Gardendale Police Department said. The man was transported to an emergency room and was pronounced dead early Friday morning.

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“During the initial investigation we discovered the victim was a police officer with the Vestavia Hills Police Department,” police said. “We can tell you the incident was domestic in nature.”

The Vestavia Hills Police Department confirmed the identity of the deceased man as Officer Andrew Kimbrel, 42. He had served as a patrol officer, school resource officer and evidence technician, the department said.

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An Alabama police officer died after he was shot in a “domestic” incident, police said Friday. (Vestavia Hills Police Dept.)

“ANDY was loved by his fellow officers and the community in which he chose to protect. The Vestavia Police Department extends our gratitude to the community for their outpouring of support during this difficult time,” the statement read.

Gardendale police later revealed in a follow-up Facebook post that a warrant was secured for Stephanie Nicole Keller, 43, for murder. She has since been arrested and charged, reports said.

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Stephanie Nicole Keller, 43, has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of her husband, authorities say. (Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

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Keller, who was being held on a $100,000 bond, was Kimbrel’s wife, the Associated Press reported.

The officer is survived by two children, Birmingham FOX affiliate WBRC-TV reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Texas police dept. names 9-year-old boy with liver cancer its honorary captain

A 9-year-old boy fighting liver cancer was sworn in as an honorary police captain on Friday by officers at the Alton Police Department in Texas.

The boy, Brandon Tadeo Alvarez, got a cancer diagnosis last year, then his illness went into remission in September. But the cancer was back again at the start of this year.

Officers of the department visited Brandon on Wednesday after receiving a phone call from a friend of his who’d noted the young boy’s love for law enforcement. Brandon, it became clear, dreamed of one day becoming an officer himself.

“During our visit, Tanya [Brandon’s mom] shared the details of Brandon’s condition and informed us that doctors had stopped all treatment,” Chief Jonathan Flores told Fox News on Saturday.

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Officers visit with Brandon Tadeo Alvarez, a 9-year-old battling cancer.  (Alton Police Department)

“We knew immediately that we needed to make his dream come true,” Flores said.

More than 200 people — family, friends, elected officials, members of the community and officers from neighboring police departments — gathered at City Hall to support him in a ceremony on Friday, at which he was sworn in by Judge Keno Vasquez.

“We had members of law enforcement lining the walls to show their support,” Flores said.

Citizens offered their own form of support to the boy and his family, creating a poster board of messages titled, “Not Going Down Without A Fight.”

“That is truly the essence of law enforcement and the thin blue line family,” Flores said. “When one of us is hurting, we all rally together and step up to the plate to help.”

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Police officers and community members created a board of supportive messages for Brandon Tadeo Alvarez, who was sworn in as an honorary police captain on Friday. (Alton Police Department)

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“In this family, no one fights alone,” Flores said, referring to the camaraderie within the police force. “We will continue to support Brandon and his family, doing whatever we can to lift his spirits and help him to stay motivated and continue to fight this terrible disease.

“Last night captured the true essence of what the city of Alton and our law enforcement community is all about.”

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NYPD rescues man, 83, who took a shortcut through a marsh and got stuck in the mud

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An 83-year-old man who took a shortcut through a marsh he used as a child needed to be rescued after he called police to say he was “stuck and sinking in the mud.”

Video images show an NYPD’s aviation team hoisting the man to safety at the conclusion of an hour-long search on Staten Island Thursday afternoon.

The team’s helicopter was nearly out of fuel when they finally spotted him, WPIX-TV reported.

“All of sudden, I don’t know how, but I caught a little hand movement from him, out of the corner of my eye,” Detective Sean Daly told the station.

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An NYPD aviation team rescued a man, 83, who called to say he was stuck in the mud in a march he was using as a shortcut. (NYPD)

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“He got a little tired, disoriented and ended up falling and couldn’t get back up,” Daly said.

The man was in the water was lying on his back and holding his briefcase when the detective reached him.

Doctors said the man was in good condition.

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“Awesome day, this is why we take this job, to help people,” Daly told the station.

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WATCH: Cop making arrest is kneed, kicked in face by student

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Video from an altercation inside a Florida high school on Thursday shows a student kneeing and then kicking a police officer, both times in the officer’s face, while the officer is apprehending another student.

The student doing the kicking was identified as Shardae Yvonne Pittman, 18, who was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and interfering at an educational institution, the Miami Herald reported. She was being held at Miami-Dade County’s Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on a $5,500 bond, the report said.

Cellphone video of the officer being kicked was posted on a private Instagram account by a user with the handle @onlyindade.

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At the time of the incident, the police officer was arresting a 17-year-old girl who was allegedly involved in a cafeteria fight, the newspaper reported. As a result of the kicks from the 18-year-old, the officer suffered a cut lip and abrasions, the report said.

“It is a shame that while this officer was attempting to break up a fight and maintain a safe learning environment, this adult student acted in a cowardly way rather than fall in line with MDCPS values,” Miami-Dade Schools Police Chief Edwin Lopez wrote on Twitter.

The school district also issued a statement:

“Any behavior that endangers the well-being of students and staff at Miami-Dade County Public Schools will not be tolerated, will be handled swiftly, and result in severe consequences.  When that behavior involves battery on a police officer, as it did today, offenders will be arrested and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.  Students will also be disciplined according to the Code of Student Conduct, up to, and including, expulsion.”

The 17-year-old who was being arrested at the time was charged with resisting arrest with violence, but was later released, Fox affiliate WSVN of Miami reported.

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The teen’s mother told WSVN that she shouldn’t have been charged at all. She claimed that two students “jumped” her daughter, sparking a melee.

“She’s the victim. Of course she’s the victim,” parent Sharnelle Lee said about her daughter. “They just charged her with resisting arrest with officer. She never did anything to the officer. I asked the officer to show me the video. The video was never shown to me. Two girls jumped my daughter, so apparently, she was defending herself.”

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Swarm of bees discovered on car in Virginia, prompting response from fire officials

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A swarm of bees was found covering part of a car in Virginia this week, prompting the response of the local fire department who happened to have a “hobbyist beekeeper” in their midst, officials said Wednesday.

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department shed light on the situation that unfolded a day earlier, tweeting that sometimes the group gets reports when the public “can’t think of who else to call.”

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That’s what happened when a call came in Tuesday to Station 23, West Annandale, C-Shift from someone who said “a bunch of bees” had assembled on a car, Captain David Weand explained in a news release.

Weand, a self-described bee aficionado, said he fielded the report.

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“We went to check on it and confirmed it was a swarm that had used this car as a resting point waiting for their scouts to find them a new home,” he said, adding that the building manager reached out for someone to “collect” the bees.

“This allows the bees to be captured and saved rather than killed,” he continued.

Weand went on to explain that bee swarms such as this are typically “docile” and won’t “sting you.”

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“They are full of honey and saving their energy to build a new home,” he said. “Bees will follow the pheromones of their queen and make a ball around her.”

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A swarm of bees was found covering part of a car in Virginia this week, prompting the response of the local fire department who happened to have a “hobbyist beekeeper” in their midst, officials said Wednesday.

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department shed light on the situation that unfolded a day earlier, tweeting that sometimes the group gets reports when the public “can’t think of who else to call.”

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That’s what happened when a call came in Tuesday to Station 23, West Annandale, C-Shift from someone who said “a bunch of bees” had assembled on a car, Captain David Weand explained in a news release.

Weand, a self-described bee aficionado, said he fielded the report.

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“We went to check on it and confirmed it was a swarm that had used this car as a resting point waiting for their scouts to find them a new home,” he said, adding that the building manager reached out for someone to “collect” the bees.

“This allows the bees to be captured and saved rather than killed,” he continued.

Weand went on to explain that bee swarms such as this are typically “docile” and won’t “sting you.”

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“They are full of honey and saving their energy to build a new home,” he said. “Bees will follow the pheromones of their queen and make a ball around her.”

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