Sam Quinones

Sam Quinones

journalist and independent producer

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Los Angeles-based Sam Quinones is a journalist, and author of three books of narrative nonfiction. He spent 10 years living and reporting from Mexico, where he authored two books about the country and Mexican immigration. He spent another 10 years at the Los Angeles Times, covering immigration, drug trafficking, street gangs and neighborhoods. His most recent book is Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic.

 

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New estimates from the CDC show another increase in overdose deaths last year -- to a record 72,000.

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Overdose deaths from opioid painkillers are epidemic across the country. States and other localities are taking drug companies to court.

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Overdose deaths from opioid painkillers are epidemic across the country. States and other localities are taking drug companies to court.

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At the San Diego-Mexico border yesterday, U.S. federal agents arrested Edgar Veytia, the attorney general for the state of Nayarit in western Mexico.

Mexico's state attorney arrested on drug trafficking charges

At the San Diego-Mexico border yesterday, U.S. federal agents arrested Edgar Veytia, the attorney general for the state of Nayarit in western Mexico.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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