A month after the California Department of Public Health issued a statewide standing order for naloxone, the emergency antidote for opioid overdoses, the agency has authorized 27 organizations across the state — mostly pharmacies and addiction treatment centers — to distribute and administer the medication without a prescription. The order was issued by agency director Dr. Karen Smith on June 8. Previously, organizations needed a prescription from an individual physician in order to distribute naloxone. Smith’s order functions as a standing prescription for organizations that have a hard time finding such a doctor — a problem in small and rural communities where physician shortages are common, and addiction medicine is outside the purview of many doctors’ practices. “It’s one step in our multifaceted approach to increasing ready access to naloxone,” Smith said in an interview last month about the order. Among those newly authorized to … [Read more...] about More California pharmacies to distribute opioid overdose drug
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Cannabis may be legal in California, but in the eyes of the federal government, a business selling it is just “a giant drug trafficker.” At least that’s what U.S. Tax Court Judge Mark Holmes of Washington, D.C., said in the case of Oakland’s Harborside, one of the country’s oldest and largest dispensaries, as the company tries to figure out how much it should pay in taxes. Nearly two years after legalization in California, cannabis businesses still face costly hurdles because of federal law that criminalizes marijuana possession, use and cultivation. Companies can’t deduct all their business expenses on tax returns, and some can’t use mainstream banks, resorting instead to credit unions or even armored trucks full of cash. Industry reports project the state’s legal cannabis market will grow 19% annually over the next five years. But as state taxes rise and federal barriers remain, experts say higher prices for legal pot could drive buyers … [Read more...] about California pot dispensary fights IRS tax case as costs mount for industry
The San Francisco metro area leads the nation in package theft, according to a new study by Safewise, a company that reviews home security systems. The San Francisco metro area leads the nation in package theft, according to a new study by Safewise, a company that reviews home security systems. Photo: Contributed /Easton Police Department Photo: Contributed /Easton Police Department Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 The San Francisco metro area leads the nation in package theft, according to a new study by Safewise, a company that reviews home security systems. The San Francisco metro area leads the nation in package theft, according to a new study by Safewise, a company that reviews home security systems. Photo: Contributed … [Read more...] about Thieves are looting SF metro porches: Should you get a video doorbell?
Denver Broncos (3-8) vs. Los Angeles Chargers (4-7), Sunday, 2:25 p.m. MT, Empower Field at Mile High, CBS, KCNC-TV 4, 850 AM, 94.1 FM THREE THINGS TO WATCH 1. Drew Lock watch. Since being drafted in the second round (No. 42 overall) out of Missouri this year, fans have been clamoring to see the rookie quarterback in action. That is likely to happen Sunday, when Lock will become the seventh starting quarterback for Denver since Peyton Manning retired after the 2015 season. 2. Courtland Sutton’s impact. Despite being limited to a season-low one catch for 27 yards last Sunday in Buffalo, Sutton is tied for second in the NFL with a dozen big-play receptions (25 yards or more). The Broncos will need him to provide a spark against Los Angeles, especially if Lock ends up making his first NFL start. 3. Chris Harris vs. Keenan Allen. After Harris held Allen to four catches for 18 yards in Week 5, Allen told Los Angeles media that the Broncos cornerback “couldn’t hold my … [Read more...] about Broncos scouting report: How Denver matches up against the Chargers and predictions
A-Trak Alain Macklovitch, better known by his stage name A-Trak, is a Canadian DJ and record producer with his own record label. A-Trak owns the Fool’s Gold record label, founded in 2007. The label is credited with launching the careers of artists like Kid Cudi and Danny Brown. He’s worked with Kanye West, serving as his personal tour DJ in West’s 2004 tour. As a teenager, A-Trak was known as a 90s turntable prodigy who brought home a number of DJ titles, including the 1997 DMC World DJ Championship. For the last 10 years, he has been based in New York and then in Los Angeles and has become one of the first blogging DJs. He is known to regularly contribute to the Huffington Post and owns the travel website Infinite Legroom. He is known for merging rap and electronic sounds through remix work. His work on songs like “Heads Will Roll” has been featured in movies like Project X. A-Trak is also part of the DJ duo Duck Sauce alongside Armand Van Helden. … [Read more...] about GET TO KNOW THE 2018 LINEUP