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Rep. Eric Swalwell Gets Death Threat in Racist, Homophobic Voicemail

Rep. Eric Swalwell got a vile, hateful, racist, homophobic voicemail from a Trump supporter who advocated the beheading of him, his wife and kids. The voicemail embodies the violence being advocated by some people on the far right who have advocated violence and even civil war in the wake of the raid on Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home this week.
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Judge: Walgreens contributed to San Francisco opioid crisis

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Walgreens can be held responsible for contributing to San Francisco’s opioid crisis for over-dispensing highly addictive drugs for years without proper oversight and failing to identify and report suspicious orders as required by law. San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu said the pharmacy chain “continually violated what they were required to do under the federal Controlled Substances Act,” failing to track opioid prescriptions, preventing pharmacists from vetting prescriptions and “nor did they see the many red flags of physicians and others who were dramatically over-prescribing.” “Pharmacists were pressured to fill, fill, fill,” he said, “and as a result, Walgreens filled our streets with opioids.” U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer wrote in his decision that from 2006 to 2020, “Walgreens pharmacies in San Francisco dispensed hundreds of thousands of red flag opioid prescriptions without performing adequate due diligence. Tens of thousands of these prescriptions were written by doctors with suspect prescribing patterns. The evidence showed that Walgreens did not provide its pharmacists with sufficient time, staffing, or resources to perform due diligence on these prescriptions.”

Judge rules against Walgreens in San Francisco opioid lawsuit

Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A federal judge in San Francisco ruled against Walgreens on Wednesday, finding the pharmacy chain guilty of contributing to the opioid crisis. In his ruling, Senior District Judge Charles Breyer said the second-largest pharmacy chain in the country did not take "reasonable steps to prevent the drugs from being diverted and harming the public."

Antioch City Council Tables Vote Aimed at Attracting More Cops

On Tuesday, the Antioch City Council agreed to table its vote on an employee referral and recruitment signing bonus program for the Antioch Police Department. Antioch Police Chief Steve Ford requested a continuance of the item in an effort to come back with a “more complete product”. Councilmember...
San Francisco Examiner

San Francisco wins landmark case against Walgreens over opioid epidemic

In a major blow to drug retailers, a federal judge Wednesday found that Walgreens, the nation’s second largest pharmacy, significantly contributed to San Francisco’s ongoing overdose crisis by failing to flag suspicious prescriptions and over-prescribing opioids in The City. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer...