‘The Crime of the Century’ Shows How FDA Approved Language Led to Our Opioid Epidemic

By Gregory Crofton Opioid abuse has America in a death grip, and it’s been that way for decades. Why have we been so slow to respond to this massive public health problem? Money is the shortest answer. But Oscar-winning (Taxi…

‘Everybody’s Everything’ examines short life of Lil Peep, his infectious emo trap rap and fatal drug use

By Gregory Crofton Lil Peep, a once-a-generation superstar in the making, who had “Exit Life” tattooed across his back, died unexpectedly in late 2017 right as he was gaining a broader recognition in pop music and American culture. His fans,…

‘THE TRADE’: Director Matthew Heineman Delivers Addictive Docuseries on Opiates Scourge

By Gregory Crofton Best known for the Oscar-nominated documentary CARTEL LAND (2015), Matthew Heineman has made its sequel in a five-part series that presents the Mexico-to-U.S. drug trade circa 2017. If you were a fan of CARTEL LAND, you’ll like…

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